A look back at the ordination of Bishop O’Connell
JULY 30, 2015 – Five years ago today, history was made in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, when Coadjutor Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., was ordained to the episcopacy for the Diocese of Trenton. Nearly 1,500 loved ones, friends and well-wishers filled the cathedral to capacity and spilled out into the streets as the man who would become the 10th Bishop of Trenton was consecrated by Bishop John M. Smith, 9th Bishop of Trenton, along with Archbishop John J. Myers of Newark, and Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C.
Revisit the Ordination of Bishop O’Connell in this extraordinary retrospective package compiled by The Monitor, including articles, photo galleries and video.
THE ICING ON THE CAKE
A message from Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M.
The Catholic Church's Code of Canon Law has this to say about bishops:
Bishops, who by divine institution succeed to the place of the Apostles through the Holy Spirit who has been given to them, are constituted pastors in the Church, so that they are teachers of doctrine, priests of sacred worship, and ministers of governance (canon 375.1). [continue reading...]