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Diocese's faithful travel to Washington for March for Life
In this image from video, social media coordinator Katie Cerni speaks with Father Daniel Swift, pastor in St. Mary of the Lakes, Medford, during the trip to the March for Life in Washington. Watch the video on The Monitor's Facebook page.
In this image from video, social media coordinator Katie Cerni speaks with Father Daniel Swift, pastor in St. Mary of the Lakes, Medford, during the trip to the March for Life in Washington. Watch the video on The Monitor's Facebook page.

Dedicated faithful departed buses from all four counties of the Diocese Jan. 18 to take part in the annual March for Life in Washington.

“I’m always excited and energized about this event. There are so many diverse people from young to old, Catholic and non-Catholic. In that unity, I see a ‘glimmer of God’ speaking to them [the participants],” Deacon Frank Golazeski of Incarnation-St. James Parish, Ewing, said as the bus carrying congregants from numerous parishes set out.

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Building a Culture of Life Video 2019
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Recent Galleries, Videos

1/17/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Preparatory Mass for Life in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold

1/6/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Mass for the Feast of the Epiphany in Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Trenton

1/1/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- New Year's Eve Midnight Mass in Creole in Asbury Park

12/26/2018 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Christmas Scenes in Our Parishes

12/25/2018 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop celebrates Midnight Mass in Co-Cathedral

12/25/2018 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Christmas Eve Mass in St. George Church, Titusville

12/25/2018 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Christmastime Around the World 

12/24/2018 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter Parish, Point Pleasant Beach

12/23/2018 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Decorating for Christmas in St. Justin the Martyr Church, Toms River

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Monday, April 2, 2018
Our Diocese | Our Church | World & Nation
Report says accurate number of children separated at border is unknown
WASHINGTON – A report published Jan. 17 says the number of immigrant children separated from their parents at the border last year is unknown and the number given out by government officials at the end of 2018, saying that 2,737 children were separated, is not accurate. The number may be much higher. More ...

Saturday, January 19, 2019
Marchers urged to stand strong, fight for life with 'compassion, hope'

WASHINGTON – Those who stand up for the dignity of life in all its stages and want to see this respect for all life enshrined once again in U.S. law have a friend in the Pence family and the Trump Administration, Vice President Mike Pence told the March for Life crowd on the National Mall Jan. 18.

Pence and second lady Karen Pence were a surprise addition to the roster of speakers at the rally, and after his remarks, the vice president introduced a videotaped message by President Donald Trump, which also was unexpected.

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Friday, January 18, 2019
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
Catholic Schools Week happenings around the Diocese
The following schools have announced events to which the public is invited during Catholic Schools Week Jan. 27 to Feb. 2. More ...

Friday, January 18, 2019
The Kid Who Would Be King
NEW YORK – The Arthurian legend gets an inventive updating in "The Kid Who Would Be King" (Fox), a thrilling adventure that casts schoolchildren as latter-day Knights of the Round Table, destined to save the world. More ...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
FAITH ALIVE: Mass Series Part 2: Parishioners prepare for Sunday worship
With so much of our lives concentrated on work, personal and family responsibilities, and the inevitable detours to our carefully planned calendars, the arrival of Sunday Mass can sometimes find us breathless and far from spiritually or otherwise prepared to deeply participate in the liturgy. More ...

Friday, January 18, 2019
Jan. 20 - The Wedding Feast at Cana shows us the promise of a new covenant
A sign always points us to something. It can offer us direction or give instruction.  More ...

Monday, January 14, 2019
Community Roundup
CBA adopts new 'device-free zone' in cafeteria
Face-to-face conversation has returned to the Christian Brothers Academy cafeteria this school year as the Lincroft secondary school has banned the use of computers, tablets and smartphones during its lunch periods. More ...

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Pope Francis
Lord's Prayer is reaching out for father's loving embrace, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – To pray well, people need to have the heart of a child – a child who feels safe and loved in a father's tender embrace, Pope Francis said. More ...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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Monday, April 22, 2013
From the Bishop
A Message from Bishop O'Connell: We must always bring 'life to light'
I have said it before and I say it again.  There is one thing we all have in common, my brothers and sisters.  Regardless of our race or place of natural origin; regardless of our religion or absence of it; regardless of our age or status or station in life: God gave us the gift of life which our mothers carried until the day of our birth. We were allowed to live! More ...

Friday, January 11, 2019
My Monitor
Log-In | E-Edition | Subscriber Exclusives
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: Julliard-trained violinist returns to N.J. roots to record first album
CAMDEN, N.J. – In recent months, violinist Alana Youssefian has performed at New York City's Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Yale University and venues in Texas, California, Washington and Canada. More ...

Thursday, January 17, 2019
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Thursday, January 10, 2019
Child Protection
Our Promise to Protect
The Diocese of Trenton is committed to the initiatives outlined in the U.S. Bishop's Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in regard to the reporting and investigation of sexual abuse allegations involving minors.

If you have been sexually abused as a minor by a member of the clergy or anyone representing the Catholic Church, or if you know of someone who was, you can report that abuse through the diocesan Abuse Hotline.

To report the sexual abuse of minors call our hotline 1-888-296-2965 or email us at

Please note: The Diocese of Trenton reports any allegations of sexual abuse to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. Anyone with an allegation is also encouraged to provide that information to local law enforcement authorities.

To read more about Child Protection efforts in the Trenton Diocese, click here.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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Columns | Op/Ed | Readers' Letters
Blind football player transcends the game
Toward the end of college football’s regular season, the Walter Camp Foundation announced that blind long-snapper Jake Olson (that’s right, he’s blind) was the recipient of their 2018 Award of Perseverance. More ...

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Taking anger by the horns
Wherever we look, anger is on the rise and is calling for a deeper look at its anatomy. More ...

Thursday, January 17, 2019
What's Happening
One Week Snapshot

1/26/2019 - Winter Art Exhibit
1/26/2019 - 
March for Life Mass
1/26/2019 - 
New Year, New You Retreat
1/28/2019 - 
Mondays With Merton Series
1/28/2019 - 
The Artist's Way, Discovering & Recovering Your Creative Self
1/28/2019 - 
January Discussion Series - Getting Health: Mind, Body & Spirit
1/28/2019 - 
12 Step Spirituality for Every Day Life
1/29/2019 - 
God Beyond All Names
1/29/2019 - 
Workshop on Forgiveness
1/30/2019 - 
1/31/2019 - 
Catholic Schools Week (at the State House)
1/31/2019 - 
New Bereavement Support Group
2/1/2019  - 
Teilhard Reading Group
2/1/2019  - 
Silent Retreat

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Friday, January 18, 2019
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