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Have a Blessed Easter!
The Diocesan Pastoral Center will be closed so employees from the Chancery may spend time with their families during Holy Week and Easter. Offices will be closed from Thursday, April 17 to Monday, April 21. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, April 22 at 9 a.m.
Bishop O'Connell

Making the Easter Journey with Bishop O'Connell 

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., will be present in the following parish communities for the celebration of liturgies during Holy Week and the Paschal Triduum:

Palm Sunday, April 13, Noon, Holy Innocents Parish, Neptune

Chrism Mass, April 14, 7:30 p.m., St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton

Holy Thursday, April 17, 7 p.m., St. John Parish, Allentown

Good Friday, April 18, 3 p.m., Sacred Heart Parish, Trenton

Stations of the Cross, 8 p.m., St. Barnabas Parish, Bayville

Holy Saturday, April 19, 7:30 p.m., Easter Vigil Mass, St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton

Easter Sunday, April 20, 8:30 a.m., Mass, New Jersey State Prison, Trenton

I TOLD YOU SO: An Easter greeting from Bishop O'Connell

There are four words that most people dislike hearing from others: “I told you so.” They usually follow some prediction that we don’t expect to come true.  It’s a very human reaction.  After all, who wants to be proved wrong?

There is no question that the disciples were devastated by the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday.  He foretold it many times, as the Scriptures attest.  But they either didn’t understand or, perhaps, believe his prediction.  Recall these words in the four Gospels: [continued reading...]

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