Bishop O'Connell consecrates the Eucharist during Christmas Eve Mass 2020 in St. Gregory the Great Church, Hamilton Square. Joe Moore photo
Bishop O'Connell consecrates the Eucharist during Christmas Eve Mass 2020 in St. Gregory the Great Church, Hamilton Square. Joe Moore photo
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Every year at this time, I reach out to the faithful of the Diocese of Trenton to ask for your help and support of the Annual Catholic Appeal.

I am mindful that I am coming to you during a time that has been and remains very challenging. The toll that the coronavirus pandemic has had on so many of our families over this last year has been immeasurable. In times of need, I often think of St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who committed her whole life to serving the most dire needs of the poor, the homeless, the sick she found in the streets. She was known to have said: “I can do things you cannot; you can do things I cannot; but together we can do great things.”

Since this pandemic last March, the Diocese and our parishes have remained steadfast in serving our communities in spite of the challenges, perhaps even more so.

And so I come to you, again, during these extraordinary days, and ask you to give what you can to the Annual Catholic Appeal.

I am profoundly grateful for your past generosity and for whatever support you can provide for the significant work that lies ahead. I need your help.

Know that I pray each day for you, the faithful, for your health, safety and well being.

May God bless you always.

 

Most Rev. David M. O’Connell, C.M.

Bishop of Trenton