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

Bishop joins seminarians for Mass, dinner; will appear on final ‘Shepherd’s Voice’ for 2016


Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., took part in a Mass and Rector’s Dinner Nov. 30 with seminarians of the Diocese who attend St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pa. At the invitation of Bishop Timothy Senior, seminary rector, Bishop O’Connell served as principal celebrant and homilist for the Mass, which was attended by scores of representatives of the seminary community.

The Diocese of Trenton currently has seven men studying at the Philadelphia-based seminary, as well as Father Joel Wilson, a priest of the Diocese, who serves on the seminary faculty. [Continue reading ...]

Some Thoughts on Advent

O'Connell-DoT-Coat-of-Arms_UpdatedJan2014A message from Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M.

It is a wonderful coincidence that our celebration of Thanksgiving occurred before the First Sunday of Advent. Although not a liturgical feast, it is appropriate on Thanksgiving that we bowed our heads in grateful prayer to God before beginning a new Church year. It is not without significance that part of our Thanksgiving this year included gratitude to God and to so many of our fellow parishioners for our efforts in the Diocese to embark upon a thoughtful process to renew our Diocese through the “Faith In Our Future” initiative. [Continue reading ...]

All welcome to celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe pilgrimage Dec. 3 in Trenton

Here's what you need to know to take part:

As churches in each county of the Diocese continue to celebrate Las Antorchas Guadalupanas – a series of traveling torch lightings leading up to the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe – many are gearing up for the Diocese-wide pilgrimage Dec. 3 in Trenton that will bring the torches together. [Continue reading ...]

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