Bishop O'ConnellMost Rev. David M. O'Connell, C.M.
10th Bishop of Trenton

Holy Hours for Families coming up in Diocese of Trenton

OurDioceseTodayThe Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy continues, calling the Church to experience and re-commit itself to being conduits of God’s unfathomable mercy.

As part of the celebration of the Holy Year in the Diocese of Trenton, the Office of Pastoral Life and Mission is continuing its sponsorship of Holy Hours for Families, including three opportunities this week and next. [continue reading...]

Faith in Our Future
Update | March 2016

DoT_FaithInOurFuture_FN_nl2 (1)This is a report from the Diocese of Trenton on Faith in Our Future, the pastoral planning process to strengthen parishes. [continue reading...]

Episcopal appointments announced for 2016

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has announced the following clergy appointments for 2016. All appointments are effective July 1, 2016, unless otherwise noted.
Rev. Msgr. Ralph W. Stansley retiring as pastor, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, West Trenton.

Rev. Ronald J. Cioffi retiring as pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Keyport.

Diocesan Chancery:
Rev. Michael T. McClane to adjutant judicial vicar, in addition to current assignment as pastor, St. Gregory the Great Parish, Hamilton Square. [MORE...]

Bishop calls Amoris Laetitia rich with scripture, tradition

A message from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., Bishop of Trenton:
The Holy Father Pope Francis has issued his long awaited apostolic exhortation, following the two Synods of Bishops held in Rome during the past two years. Entitled “Amoris Laetitia,” or “The Joy of Love,” Pope Francis takes this opportunity to summarize his thoughts and reflections about the deliberations of both Synods, especially the gathering of 2015. As Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, I would like to share some of my own thoughts with you. [continue reading ...]

A PDF of "Amoris Laetitia" ("The Joy of Love") is available here.

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The Diocese of Trenton is committed to the initiatives outlined in the U.S. Bishop's Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in regard to the reporting and investigation of sexual abuse allegations involving minors.
If you have been sexually abused as a minor by a member of the clergy or anyone representing the Catholic Church, or if you know of someone who was, you can report that abuse through the diocesan Abuse Hotline.

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