As Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, I offer my heartfelt thanks, on behalf of the retired, elderly and infirm priests of the Diocese, to the pastors and par­ishes who conducted the first annual collection for the newly established “Retired, Elderly and Infirm Priest Fund” on the weekend of July 23-24, 2022, “Grandparents and Elderly Weekend.”

Although some of our priests choose to live in their own retirement residences, this annual collection will help the Diocese begin to establish additional suitable and digni­fied residences for retired and elderly diocesan priests as their number increases. Plans are currently underway to restore St. Denis Convent in Manasquan for that purpose. Other, additional sites are also being considered as well, given the increasing future need. Such efforts are incredibly expensive, and I am so grateful for the tremendous generosity of the faithful of our Diocese. You never let me down. May God bless you.

Below are the parish totals.

Respectfully yours in the Lord,

Most Reverend David M. O’Connell, C.M., J.C.D.

Bishop of Trenton

 

Diocesan Retired, Elderly and Infirm Priests Fund Parish Contributions as of August 31, 2022

ST. ROSE CHURCH, Belmar, $11,392.00

ST. JOSEPH CHURCH, Millstone Township, $8,234.00

ST. DAVID THE KING, Princeton Junction, $5,825.00

ST. GREGORY THE GREAT, Hamilton Square, $5,501.00

ST. JOSEPH CHURCH, Toms River, $5,251.00

ST. CATHARINE CHURCH, Holmdel, $5,002.00

SACRED HEART CHURCH, Riverton, $4,206.00

ST. MARK CHURCH, Sea Girt, $4,130.00

ST. VERONICA CHURCH, Howell, $4,110.00

ST. LEO THE GREAT CHURCH, Lincroft, $3,800.00

ST. JAMES CHURCH, Red Bank, $3,768.00

CHURCH OF CHRIST THE KING, Long Branch, $3,761.00

ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA, Hightstown, $3,619.00

ST. MARY OF THE LAKES, Medford, $3,529.27

ST. CLEMENT CHURCH, Matawan, $3,524.00

ST. CHARLES BORROMEO, Cinnaminson, $3,459.00

HOLY EUCHARIST CHURCH, Tabernacle, $3,336.00

ST. MICHAEL CHURCH, Long Branch, $3,079.00

ST. JUSTIN CHURCH, Toms River, $3,069.00

ST. THERESA CHURCH, Little Egg Harbor, $2,872.00

ST. BARNABAS CHURCH, Bayville, 2,827.00

ST. MARY CHURCH, Barnegat, $2,770.00

ST. DENIS CHURCH, Manasquan, $.2,735.00

ST. MARY CHURCH, Middletown, $2,702.05

ST. PAUL CHURCH, Princeton, $2,607.00

ST. ALOYSIUS CHURCH, Jackson, $2,553.00

MARY MOTHER OF THE CHURCH PARISH, Bordentown, $2,529.00

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON, Whiting, $2,450.00

CORPUS CHRISTI CHURCH, Willingboro, $2,334.00

ST. JAMES CHURCH, Pennington, $2,259.00

ST. JUNIPERO SERRA PARISH, Seaside Park, $2,240.00

CHURCH OF ST. ANN, Lawrenceville, $2,240.00

CHURCH OF THE NATIVITY, Fair Haven, $2,225.00

CHURCH OF ST. RAPHAEL-HOLY ANGELS, Hamilton, $2,185.00

ST. THOMAS MORE CHURCH, Manalapan, $2,130.00

OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP-ST. AGNES PARISH, Atlantic Highlands, $2,112.00

ST. JOAN OF ARC CHURCH, Marlton, $2,100.00

ST. CATHERINE CHURCH, Middletown, $2,043.50

ST. MARY CATHEDRAL, Trenton, $2,000.00

ST. GEORGE CHURCH, Titusville, $1,967.00

ST. BENEDICT CHURCH, Holmdel, $1,934.00

SACRED HEART CHURCH, Mount Holly, $1,917.00

HOLY INNOCENTS CHURCH, Neptune, $1,840.00

HOLY FAMILY CHURCH, Keyport, $1,805.00

CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF SORROWS-ST. ANTHONY, Hamilton, $1,800.00

ST. JOHN CHURCH, Lakehurst, $1,798.00

SACRED HEART PARISH, Trenton, $1,735.00

ST. PIUS X CHURCH, Forked River, $1,623.00

CHURCH OF THE RESURRECTION, Delran, $1,601.00

ST. JOHN CHURCH, Allentown, $1,500.00

ST. MARTHA CHURCH, Point Pleasant, $1,452.00

ST. ANSELM PARISH, Wayside, $1,274.00

ST. CATHERINE CHURCH, Farmingdale, $1,250.00

OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL, West Trenton, $1,216.00

OUR LADY OF GOOD COUNSEL, Moorestown, $1,216.00

ST. ALPHONSUS CHURCH, Hopewell, $1,168.00

ST. ANN CHURCH, Browns Mills, $1,087.00

ST. KATHARINE DREXEL PARISH, Burlington, $1,074.00

ST. WILLIAM THE ABBOT, Howell, $1,024.00

CHURCH OF INCARNATION-ST. JAMES, Trenton, $1,000.00

OUR LADY OF FATIMA PARISH, Keyport, $ 911.00

CHURCH OF THE VISITATION, Brick, $826.00

CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS, Trenton, $800.00

ST. ANN CHURCH, Keansburg, $699.00

ST. ISIDORE THE FARMER PARISH, New Egypt, $672.00

ST. DOROTHEA CHURCH, Eatontown, $650.00

ST. HEDWIG CHURCH, Trenton, $525.00

CHURCH OF PRECIOUS BLOOD, $450.00

CHURCH OF THE KOREAN MARTYRS, Trenton, $313.00

ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON, Whiting, $180.00

ST. CHARLES BORROMEO, Cinnaminson, $160.00

REV. THOMAS F. MAHER, $100.00

CHURCH OF THE EPIPHANY, Brick, $99.00

ST. BENEDICT CHURCH, Holmdel, $50.00