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  • Epiphany observed with love for tradition

    The word “epiphany” is a big word that means revelation.

    “But [it’s] not any revelation,” Father Caesar Rubiano, pastor of Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Trenton, said Jan. 5 during the Mass he celebrated in St. Joachim Church. Epiphany, he said, is the revelation of God who comes to this world through the Incarnation and in human form. God was born of the flesh, he said, and “this revelation gave us the new beginning, the new life, the new joy.”

  • Bishop urges faithful: Celebrate the difference Christmas makes all year long
    There is something distinctly different about Christmas Day, when peace, joy and love reign for 24 hours.
  • Christmas photo galleries from around the Diocese!
    From Christmas choirs and Masses to churches being decorated, see how faithful around the Diocese of Trenton celebrated Christmastime. Check back as there’s more to come, too!
  • In Christmas message, Pope prays for peace, brotherhood
    VATICAN CITY – Delivering his formal Christmas message and blessing, Pope Francis prayed for a world where all people would recognize that they are brothers and sisters and would work for justice and for peace.
  • Bishop O'Connell: Allow Christmas in your heart every day of the year

    In my Christmas Message to the Diocese this year, I wrote, “The whole world becomes different at Christmas.”  Those are my words, yes, but they are not my idea. 

    The prophet Isaiah – 800 years before the birth of Christ – expressed the idea this way, as we heard in our First Reading tonight, “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.”  Light makes the dark world “different.”  It enables people to see.  And what do we see at Christmas?  “A child is born for us,” Isaiah explains, “A son is given us.  Upon his shoulders dominion rests.” 

    This is what we see; this is whom we see at Christmas.  A Child.  A Son. 

  • Christmas Eve marks 200th anniversary of beloved carol 'Silent Night'
    WASHINGTON – Exactly 200 years ago this Christmas Eve – Dec. 24, 1818 – in a little Church in what is now Austria, the world heard for the first time a poem set to music that eventually would be hailed as one of the most popular and beloved Christmas carols of all time.
  • Catholic experts in nutrition, ethics offer holiday temperance ideas
    PHILADELPHIA – Parties, cookie exchanges, family get-togethers and that bowl of Christmas candy on your co-worker's desk can all weigh heavily on the scale at this time of year.
  • Belmar schools have 'spectacular' time coming together at Christmas
    Belmar’s St. Rose High School started what is hoped to become a new tradition to usher in the Advent and Christmas seasons.
  • Brick parish abuzz with Christmastime activities - are you?

    Epiphany Parish, Brick, is keeping busy this Advent and Christmas season! Frist there was a “Night in Bethlehem” and live Nativity. Then there was the Magi Christmas Lunch as well as the annual junior youth gingerbread house-making contest.

    Is your parish busy with activities for Christmastime? Send your news and photos to The Monitor!
  • 'Everything changes' with Christ's birth, Pope says
    VATICAN CITY – The Annunciation – the Angel Gabriel announcing to Mary that she will bear God's son – was such a tremendous, history-changing event that preaching about it is extremely difficult, Pope Francis said.

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.