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

Faith in Our Future consultation process
draws response
from parishioners
OurDioceseTodayThe results of weeks of work and consultation are set to emerge during the final days of September, as the Cohorts submit their official responses to the Diocese in preparation for the Oct. 18-20 Diocesan Planning Commission retreat. During the retreat, the Commission will review all the input it receives from the Cohorts. [Continue reading ...]
Faith in Our Future
September update
Summertime in the parishes of the Diocese of Trenton had a decidedly different look and feel this year.

The typically quieter months of July and August were instead quite busy as parishioners, lay leaders and clergy worked to fully digest and respond to preliminary recommendations that had been made about the future of their faith communities. [Continue reading ...]

God’s gift of life deserves the greatest of respect

A Message from Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M.

Throughout the past year, the Catholic Church throughout the world has celebrated “The Year of Mercy,” an extraordinary Holy Year proclaimed by Our Holy Father Pope Francis. As this jubilee draws to a close, the month of October, once again, urges us, “moved by mercy,” to respect life.

There is no value as important, as fundamental, as essentially merciful as the protection of human life – from conception to natural death – and, yet, we are surrounded by a culture that does not share that value, a “throwaway culture (Pope Francis),” a “culture of death (St. John Paul II).”

It begins in the womb with abortion and can be seen and felt in the way we fail to respect the inherent, sacred dignity of human life in all its subsequent stages. [Continue reading ...]

Diocese's statement on upcoming election


In election season each year, people write the Diocese requesting clarification of Church teachings and answers on other questions about exercising their right to vote.

People who would like to register to vote may do so by going HERE or by calling their county Board of Elections.

Catholics interested in reviewing Church teachings on important issues are directed to any of the resources available at the following link: FAITHFUL CITIZENSHIP.

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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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