Moderator, Office of Catholic Education
and Superintendent of Schools
The Department of Catholic Schools serves as a liaison to all parish and diocesan schools ensuring the opportunity for a 21st century education rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Department of Evangelization & Catechesis assists the bishop in proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the diocese through evangelization, catechesis, and faith formation programs for children, youth, and adults.
The ministry of the “New Evangelization” seeks to initiate a joyful, faithful, and fervent re-proclamation of the saving message of the Gospel to the world. Through on-going prayer, training, and catechesis, the lay faithful are equipped with the means necessary to live vibrant lives as disciples of Jesus Christ and become witnesses to the ends of the earth.
The ministry of Catechesis promotes knowledge of the faith, liturgical education, moral formation, education in prayer, education for community life and missionary initiation in the church through its catechetical ministry in parish religious education programs, Catholic schools, and training and formation of Catechetical Leaders.
The ministry of Adult Faith Formation serves to foster further conversion, catechesis, and discipleship for adult Catholics through various formation, training, and catechetical programs and events. Through Adult Faith Formation, the lay faithful discover the importance and joy of an ongoing life of prayer and faithfulness to the Gospel, a discovery that will enable lay adults to become the salt and light of the earth.
Whether you are seeking Baptism in the Catholic Church, or entrance into the Church from another Christian tradition, the RCIA helps you respond more deeply to the movement of God in your life and prepares you to take your place in the Catholic community. The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is designed to form disciples of Jesus into the fullness of Christian Life.
Through the Scholarship Fund, those who currently work (salaried or volunteer) in a parish will be supported financially in their efforts to attain postgraduate degrees in Theology or Religious Education, or practical certificates in undergraduate and graduate certificate programs, such as for Parish Business Administrators.
The Holy Innocents Society is a Diocesan Society consisting of a federation of the six Centers in the Diocese of Trenton.
Holy Innocents Centers throughout the Diocese provide those persons age seven or above with intellectual, cognitive and/or developmental disabilities, with religious education geared to their individual learning ability.