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

Special collection slated in response to ‘emergency situation’ in Middle East

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – In response to the ongoing crisis in the Middle East, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., is asking parishes to participate in a special collection during Masses Sept. 6 and 7.

In a letter sent to parishes, Bishop O’Connell urged those that have not yet held a voluntary, special collection for the cause to participate in the larger collection being coordinated by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and directly supporting the work of Catholic Relief Services.

Describing the scheduling of the collection as an “emergency situation,” Bishop O’Connell explained that it was a response to the call for action from the Holy See and the USCCB for “all dioceses to express solidarity with Christians and other minorities in the Middle East in the face of ongoing violence and persecution.” [continue reading...]

Understanding the meaning, promise of Baptism

OurDioceseTodayThe Baptism of a child is a joyful, but pivotal time in which the relationship between the Catholic family and their practice of the faith can either be positively or negatively impacted. [continue reading...]

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New school year a time for introspection

M_29JoAnn Tier, Superintendent of Catholic Schools

While summer may appear to be a time off, in actuality, it is a time “on” for administrators and teachers. It provides the space to delve into and discover more about the artistry of teaching and learning. It is a time for professional reading. It is time to ponder changes in delivery that will engage students. It is time to think about how students learn, to reflect on the application of instructional strategies that will create interest, ensure academic rigor and promote continuous learning. [continue reading...]

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