Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., will be celebrating Holy Week and Easter Masses and services this year at the following locations:

April 2 – Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Mass at 10:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, West Trenton

April 3 – Chrism Mass at 7:30 p.m. in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold (The Chrism Mass will be LIVESTREAMED on diocesan social media platforms and on YouTube in English and Spanish)

April 5 – Mass and Confirmation at 8:30 a.m. in Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville

April 6 – Holy Thursday Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7 p.m. in Sacred Heart Church, Trenton

April 7 – Good Friday Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion at noon in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, and at 3 p.m. in St. James Church, Pennington

April 8 – Easter Vigil Mass at 7:30 p.m. in St. Anthony Church of Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony Parish, Hamilton

April 9 – Easter Sunday Mass at 8:30 a.m. in New Jersey State Prison, Trenton

For guidance on the celebrations of Holy Week in the Catholic Church, here is a snapshot of what is unique about each Mass or service and why it is important to our faith tradition:

Looking for a Mass or service in your area during Holy Week or Easter? The Monitor has compiled a digital list of Holy Week and Easter schedules that have been shared by parishes on their websites and social media throughout Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean Counties. The parish links are listed below by county.


Corpus Christi, Willingboro

St. Katherine Drexel, Burlington

Sacred Heart Parish, Mount Holly

Sacred Heart Parish, Riverton

Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Moorestown

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Maple Shade

Resurrection Parish, Delran

Holy Eucharist, Tabernacle

Jesus the Good Shepherd Parish, Beverly

Our Lady of Queen Peace, Hainesport

Mary Mother of the Church, Bordentown

St Charles Borromeo Parish, Cinnaminson

St. John Neumann, Mt. Laurel

St. Mary of the Lakes, Medford

St. Ann, Browns Mills

St. Joan of Arc, Marlton (on mosaic)

St. Isaac Jogues, Marlton


The Catholic Community of Hopewell (St George, Titusville, St Alphonsus, Hopewell and St. James, Pennington)

Incarnation -Saint James Parish

Our Lady of Good Counsel, West Trenton

Our Lady of the Angels Parish

Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony

Sacred Heart Parish, Trenton

St Hedwig Parish, Trenton

St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton

St. David the King, Princeton Junction

St. Paul, Princeton

St. Anthony of Padua, Hightstown

St. Gregory the Great, Hamilton Square

St. Ann, Lawrenceville

St Raphael-Holy Angels Parish, Hamilton


Christ the King Parish, Long Branch

Church of The Nativity Parish, Fair Haven

Church of St Ann, Keansburg

Church of St. Anselm, Wayside

Holy Cross Parish, Rumson

Holy Family Parish, Union Beach

Mother of Mercy, Asbury Park

Our Lady of Hope Parish, West Long Branch

Our Lady of Perpetual Help- St. Agnes, Atlantic Highlands

St. Anthony of Padua Church, Red Bank

St. Benedict, Holmdel

St. Catharine, Holmdel

St Catherine Laboure, North Middletown

St. Catherine of Siena, Farmingdale

St. Catherine-St. Margaret, Spring Lake

St. Clement, Matawan

St. Denis, Manasquan

St. Gabriel, Holmdel

St. James, Red Bank

St John the Baptist R.C. Church, Allentown

St. Joseph, Millstone

St. Leo the Great, Lincroft

St. Mark, Sea Girt

St. Mary Parish, Colts Neck

St. Mary R.C. Parish, Middletown

St Michael's Church, Long Branch

St Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold

St. Rose, Belmar

St. Rose of Lima, Freehold

St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Bradley Beach

St Thomas More, Manalapan

St. Veronica, Howell

St William the Abbot Parish, Howell


Church of the Epiphany, Brick 

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Lakewood

St. Aloysius, Jackson

St. Barnabas, Bayville

St. Dominic, Brick

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Whiting

St. Francis, Long Beach

St. Isidore the Farmer parish, New Egypt

St. John, Lakehurst

St. Joseph, Toms River

St Junipero Serra Parish, Seaside Park

St. Justin, Toms River

St. Martha, Point Pleasant

St. Maximillian Kolbe, Toms River

St. Monica, Jackson

St. Puis X, Forked River

St. Theresa, Little Egg Harbor