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  • For third year, parishes to uphold 24 Hours for the Lord tradition
    Faithful can benefit spiritually by attending 24 Hours for the Lord during Lent, say pastors of parishes around the Diocese.
  • Recording artist Dana headlines Lenten program on Great Catholic Music
    Great Catholic Music is partnering with Irish Catholic recording artist Dana to bring listeners the hourlong program "The Stations of the Cross," airing every Friday of Lent.
  • Slideshow shows beauty, reverence of Holy Week, Easter around Diocese
    The Monitor was on location in more than a dozen churches throughout Holy Week and Easter, photographing the faithful movements of its parishes and people. 

    See how the beauty of Holy Week was celebrated by faithful around the Diocese through our hundreds of photos.
  • Blessing of the Baskets in Lakewood helps keep faith in the Easter feast
    Hours would pass before Kasia Pawka, her husband, Jacek and their daughters Marta and Ula could breakfast on the culinary treasures that filled the woven reed basket sitting tucked between them on a pew in Lakewood’s St. Mary of the Lake Church.
  • Faithful around Diocese celebrate Risen Lord on Easter Sunday

    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.

  • 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.

    Pope Francis had already condemned the bombings and offered prayers April 21 after celebrating Easter morning Mass.

  • Only risen Christ can bring peace to world at war, Pope says at Easter
    ROME – As the machine of warfare continues to churn out more dangerous weaponry, only the power and joy of Christ's resurrection can fill hearts with comfort and peace, Pope Francis said before giving his Easter blessing.
  • Faithful filled with anticipation of the Risen Christ during Easter Vigil

    Churches across the Diocese assumed the look of a starry night during Easter Vigil Masses April 20 as candles held by thousands of faithful shone in the dark.

    “This is the night,” faithful in Trenton’s nearly filled St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral heard as the “Exsultet,” or Easter Proclamation, was chanted. Only moments before, Bishop David O’Connell, C.M., had lit and blessed a new fire from which the newly marked Paschal candle, symbolizing Christ, the Light of the World, would process down the aisle, lighting parishioners’ candles along the way.

  • At Easter, the stones of sin, despair, are rolled away, Pope says at vigil
    VATICAN CITY – As individuals and as a Church, it can be tempting to dwell on mistakes, failures and sins that block the fullness of life, but Easter is the proclamation that the Lord is victorious and his love will triumph, Pope Francis said.

    "Easter is the feast of tombstones taken away, rocks rolled aside," the Pope said in his homily April 20 during the Easter Vigil.
  • On Good Friday, Bishop speaks of Crucifix as central symbol of faith
    Following the Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion April 19 in Holy Cross Church, Trenton, Maritza Williams said she gained a new perspective on the meaning of the Cross from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.

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.