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Faithful around Diocese celebrate Risen Lord on Easter Sunday
Faithful of New Egypt’s St. Isidore the Farmer Parish pray during Easter Sunday Mass April 21 in Assumption Church. John Blaine photo

Faithful of New Egypt’s St. Isidore the Farmer Parish pray during Easter Sunday Mass April 21 in Assumption Church. John Blaine photo

The sun shone brightly on faithful from around the Diocese as thousands gathered on Easter Sunday to celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord.

In two of the Diocese’s parishes – St. Joan of Arc, Marlton, and St. Isidore the Farmer, New Egypt – faith, new life and a sense of community was at the forefront of Easter messages.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Easter Sunday: The Resurrection of the Lord
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Easter Sunday: The Resurrection of the Lord

Recent Galleries, Videos

4/22/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Easter Sunday in St. Isidore the Farmer Parish, New Egypt

4/21/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Easter Vigil in St. Aloysius Church, Jackson 

4/21/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop celebrates Easter Vigil in Cathedral

4/20/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Blessing of the Baskets in St. Mary of the Lake Church, Lakewood

4/19/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Living Stations of the Cross, St. Ann Parish, Browns Mills

4/19/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop commemorates Good Friday in Sacred Heart Parish, Trenton

4/18/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Mass of the Lord's Supper in St. David the King Church, Princeton Junction

4/18/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Mass of the Lord's Supper in St. Catherine Laboure Church, Middletown

4/18/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Tenebrae

4/16/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Chrism Mass 2019

4/15/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Notre Dame Cathedral fire in Paris

4/15/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Palm Sunday in St. Ann Church, Keansburg

4/15/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in St. Paul, Princeton

4/12/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- 2019 Pride In our Priests Dinner

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Saturday, April 21, 2018
Our Diocese | Our Church | World & Nation
Sri Lanka Easter bombings traced to little-known group
BANGKOK – The Sri Lankan government blamed little-known Islamic group National Thowheeth Jama'ath for the Easter suicide bombings that targeted three churches and three luxury hotels across the country. More ...

Monday, April 22, 2019
President of U.S. bishops asks for prayers for victims of Easter morning Sri Lanka bombings
WASHINGTON – Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, condemned the coordinated attacks carried out by terrorists April 21 on multiple churches and hotels in Sri Lanka. More ...

Sunday, April 21, 2019
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
'Remember his words,' Bishop preaches during Easter Vigil Mass
As thousands of faithful across the Diocese joyfully anticipated the Light of Jesus’ return, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., reminded those gathered in Trenton’s Cathedral of the powerful message in Jesus’ Death and Resurrection for his earliest followers and those today.

“It often takes a moment or two for things to sink in. When we find ourselves in situations we did not expect, our minds rarely grasp what has happened right away,” Bishop O’Connell preached during the Easter Vigil Mass.
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Sunday, April 21, 2019
Penguins, a movie for all ages
NEW YORK – At once the profile of a plucky 5-year-old Adelie penguin the filmmakers dub "Steve" and an introduction to his species as a whole, "Penguins" (Disneynature) is a winning documentary. More ...

Friday, April 19, 2019
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
April 28 - Eternal truths are often harder to see
Some people are incapable of seeing beyond what is immediately evident. Perhaps they lack what contemporary psychology now calls EQ (emotional intelligence), or they have a limited capacity for formal operational thinking. More ...

Monday, April 22, 2019
FAITH ALIVE: Easter and redemption: The call to pay it forward
Near the end of "Jesus of Nazareth," the acclaimed 1977 miniseries, those who put Jesus to death are alarmed, to say the least, at the news his tomb has been emptied – and that maybe, just maybe, Jesus has done exactly what he said he would do: rise from the dead. More ...

Saturday, April 20, 2019
Community Roundup
Grant-ing a Wish
PNC Bank employees presented the CYO of Mercer County with a $3,000 grant from the bank’s “Grow Up Great Program” during a recent visit to the organization’s Broad Street Center.  More ...

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Pope Francis
Continuing Easter celebrations, Pope again prays for Sri Lanka
VATICAN CITY – On Easter Monday, Pope Francis led thousands of people in St. Peter's Square in praying for the hundreds of people who died or were injured in bomb blasts the previous day in Sri Lanka. More ...

Monday, April 22, 2019
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Monday, April 22, 2013
From the Bishop
A Message From Bishop O'Connell: Late arrival does not diminish the life-giving power of Easter
This year, 2019, Easter Sunday falls on April 21.  That will not happen again until 2030.  More ...

Thursday, April 11, 2019
My Monitor
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SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: Comprehensive biography provides many insights on first American saint
Most Catholics have probably heard of or read about St. Elizabeth Seton, the first American-born citizen to be declared a saint, as following her canonization in 1975, it was not uncommon for new or merged parishes and schools to be named in her honor. More ...

Monday, April 22, 2019
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Wednesday, April 17, 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
'Alleluia is our Song'
St. Augustine once said, “We are an Easter people and alleluia is our song!” What a beautiful reminder of the joy that accompanies this season of resurrection and redemption. More ...

Monday, April 22, 2019
An African refugee family that has much to teach us
My Easter column is about a Nigerian Christian refugee family – father, mother and two sons – that fled northern Nigeria in 2017 in fear of attacks on Christians by Boko Haram terrorists. More ...

Monday, April 22, 2019
What's Happening
One Week Snapshot

4/29/2019  - Mondays With Merton Series
4/29/2019  - Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers
4/29/2019  - The Artist's Way, Discovering & Recovering Your Creative Self
4/29/2019  - April Discussion Series - Medicare & You
4/30/2019  - Diocesan Blue Mass & Luncheon
4/30/2019  - Finding God In Creation
5/1/2019  - Personal Retreat Days
5/2/2019  - Honoring Your Contemplative Soul, Thomas Keating & The Cloud of Unknowing
5/2/2019  - Study of St. John of the Cross
5/3/2019  - Mindfulness and Contemplation
5/3/2019  - Teilhard Reading Group
5/3/2019  - Retreat at San Alfonso Retreat House-Replenishing the Minister: A Day Away for Those who Serve


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Friday, April 5, 2019
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