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

To the Clergy, Religious and Faithful of the Diocese of Trenton

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

WMF_logo2015As a diocese neighboring the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, we are very excited about the news of Pope Francis’ visit during the September 22-27, 2015 World Meeting of Families there. The incredible, world-wide popularity of the Holy Father will make his attendance and celebration of Mass on the Parkway on September 26 a big draw for Catholics and non-Catholics alike from all over our region. [continue reading...]

There is always something to be grateful for…

A Thanksgiving message from Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M.

As we look to Thanksgiving, many of us will gather with our dear loved ones, and sometimes people we do not know, to celebrate God’s abundant blessings in our lives.

When we sit down at our holiday tables, whether we are surrounded by many or a few or no one else; whether there is loud laughter and conversation or none at all; [continue reading...]

Statement from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., on the passage of the New Jersey Aid in Dying Act

As we witness the slow but steady erosion in our society of the conviction that all human life is sacred and worth preserving at every moment from conception through natural death, I call upon all Catholics within the Diocese of Trenton, indeed, upon all people of good will, to recommit themselves to the belief that God is the only... [continue reading...]

Vote “No” on S382 the Aid in dying for the Terminally Ill

New Jersey assisted suicide bill passes in state assembly. Click HERE to read the story on

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