Bishop O'Connell

Our Diocese Today

Please Pray for Peace

I ask all members of the Diocese of Trenton and all people of good will to join in daily prayer for peace in the world and an end to senseless violence, especially in the Mid-east, mindful of the words of Our Holy Father:
"Everything is lost with war! Nothing is lost with peace!"

Bishop David O'Connell, C.M., Bishop of Trenton

Our current realities shape our future

OurDioceseTodayAs Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, I always find demographic information not only interesting but critically important for future planning. There are approximately 850,000 baptized Catholics in the 107 parishes of the four counties of the Diocese of Trenton. 267,592 families/households are registered in our 107 parishes. Our largest parish is St. Mary Church in Barnegat, NJ, Ocean County, with approximately 7800 families/households. Our smallest parish is St. Michael Church, Trenton, NJ, Mercer County, with approximately 102 families. The average parish size in the Diocese of Trenton is 2400 families. [continue reading...]

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Diocese realigns responsibility for ethnic ministries

Terry GintherTerry Ginther,
Executive Director, Office of Pastoral Life and Mission

When Catholics pray the Creed we profess belief in a Church that is one, holy, catholic and apostolic. We have always understood “catholic” to mean that the Church is universal, a community of believers of every race and ethnicity in every nation on Earth. The faithful of the Diocese of Trenton, however, are increasingly experiencing this catholicity as diversity within their own parishes. Catholics native to the Diocese, and those from other parts of the United States, are worshiping side-by-side with Catholics born on every continent. [continue reading...]

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photo1058The 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.

To report the sexual abuse of minors call our hotline 1-888-296-2965 or email us at abuseline@dioceseoftrenton.org

Please note: The Diocese of Trenton reports any allegations of sexual abuse to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. Anyone with an allegation is also encouraged to provide that information to local law enforcement authorities.
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