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Diocese's Spanish-language TV show wins prestigious media award
Yanci Merkel, host for the current season of “Cristo Para Todos,” guides viewers through Scripture passages in the show’s “La Bibliateca” segment. This episode of “Cristo Para Todos,” the Diocese’s Spanish-language television show, won a second-place Gabriel Award. Photos courtesy of the diocesan Department of Multimedia Production
Yanci Merkel, host for the current season of “Cristo Para Todos,” guides viewers through Scripture passages in the show’s “La Bibliateca” segment. This episode of “Cristo Para Todos,” the Diocese’s Spanish-language television show, won a second-place Gabriel Award. Photos courtesy of the diocesan Department of Multimedia Production
Recognizing excellence in film, broadcast and cross-platform media productions released in the United States and Canada, the Catholic Press Association has selected an episode of the Diocese’s Spanish-language television show for a prestigious Gabriel Award – for the fourth time. More ...

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Mass on Top of the Mountain
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Mass on Top of the Mountain

Recent Galleries, Videos

7/11/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop visits students in Summer Religious Education – St. Joseph Parish, Toms River

7/8/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Parish Carnivals/Festivals Around the Diocese

7/3/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Retired 9-11 NYPD Det. Luis Alvarez funeral

7/1/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Msgr. Cullen 50th Anniversary Mass

6/30/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Father Mick Lambeth 25th Anniversary Mass 

6/30/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Father Patrick McDonnell Mass of Thanksgiving

6/30/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Father Martin O'Reilly 25th Anniversary Mass of Thanksgiving

6/24/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- St. James, Red Bank, 125th anniversary celebration

6/23/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- St. James, Pennington, Corpus Christi celebration

6/21/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Year of Youth Mass of Thanksgiving

6/17/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Mass On Top Of The Mountain, Delaware Water Gap

6/13/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- 2019 High School Baccalaureate Masses and Commencement Exercises

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Our Diocese | Our Church | World & Nation
Appeals court says Title X rule can take effect while abortion lawsuits proceed
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced July 15 it would begin implementing the Trump Administration's "Protect Life Rule" to bar Title X funds from being used for promoting or providing abortion as family planning. More ...

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Bishop visits summer religious education students in Toms River
Students in summer religious education programs in St. Joseph Parish, Toms River, were all smiles July 11 as Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., joined the children and parish catechists for Mass. More ...

Thursday, July 11, 2019
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
Vatican Museums loan Leonardo da Vinci work for special anniversary
WASHINGTON – The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is marking the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci with a painting by the artist that will draw crowds but also pay solemn tribute to the larger-than-life Italian Renaissance painter, architect and inventor. More ...

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
'Great Catholic Music' makes streaming debut
WASHINGTON – Catholics hear hymns in church, but hardly ever on the radio. Now they can augment their weekly diet of hymnody through a new audio web streaming service called Great Catholic Music. More ...

Monday, July 15, 2019
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
July 21 - Hospitality takes on different meaning when your guest is Jesus
Mary, the sister of Martha, sits at the feet of Jesus listening to him speaking. More ...

Monday, July 15, 2019
FAITH ALIVE: Grief work and the local parish
When my friend Tom lost his wife to cancer, he grieved more than anyone I had known. Along with a few close friends, I tried to reach out to him. Some days he was open to our offers; other times he buried himself in his work. More ...

Friday, July 12, 2019
Community Roundup
New director of guidance for RBC
Red Bank Catholic High School announced that Patricia Hendricks has been named the school’s new director of guidance. More ...

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Pope Francis
Love of God, love of neighbor are tied together, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – Praying that Catholics would understand and act on "the inseparable bond" between love of God and love of neighbor, Pope Francis again appealed for a solution to the crisis in Venezuela. More ...

Monday, July 15, 2019
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Monday, April 22, 2013
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SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: 'Dad-vocate' for Down syndrome children offers powerful pro-life example
CHARLESTON, S.C. – While most of the country was winding down from its Independence Day festivities, another type of celebration was underway at the National Right to Life Convention July 5-6 in Charleston. More ...

Monday, July 15, 2019
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Wednesday, June 26, 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
Is peace the piece that is missing from our hearts?
As children, there is something powerful about the stories told to us by our fathers. More ...

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Our awesome body
Leonardo da Vinci was a genus in understanding the human body.  More ...

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
What's Happening
One Week Snapshot

7/20/2019   - Cancer Awareness Walk
7/20/2019  - 
Handicapped Citizens Fundraiser
7/22/2019  - 
Silent Directed/Private Retreat
7/22/2019  - 
Discussion Series: Positive Aging
7/23/2019  - 
Upper Room Spiritual Center presents Dorothy Day: Becoming a Saint – Little by Little.
7/24/2019  - 
Senior Spirituality & So Much More Day

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Friday, July 12, 2019
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