In the OCTOBER issue of The Monitor Magazine:

It seems that prayer, as a concept, has become a fixture in our everyday communication.  People are regularly promising to pray for someone or something. But it isn’t too often that we actually talk about our practice of prayer publicly. 

And so we have chosen the topic of PRAYER as our In Focus package for this first issue of The Monitor Magazine.  We are pleased to present to our readers the insight and inspiration so generously shared by people from all over the Diocese of Trenton about their prayer lives, starting with our own Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.   It is our hope to offer something for everyone – those looking to deepen already active prayer lives as well as those who may need help making prayer a regular part of their day or week.

There is much more in this inaugural issue of the magazine.  Be sure to look for the special report on World Missions, and our annual HIGH SCHOOL SHOWCASE.  Another regular section, El Anzuelo, provides coverage of our Spanish-speaking community. We also encourage everyone to go to the website,, where you will find diocesan and other Church-based news, reported in real time.

We will continue to refine this magazine and look for new features to bring you with each and every one of our 14 issues this coming year.  We encourage you to share your feedback, either by email at Monitor-News@DioceseofTrenton, or on our social media sites.