Just like the Holy Women at the Tomb whose depiction graces the cover of The Monitor Magazine’s April issue we find ourselves eagerly awaiting the Promise of Easter after a time of darkness and fear.  In this newly posted issue, the magazine highlights some of the ways that the Church and her people have adapted and thrived since last Holy Week and Easter at the start of the pandemic crisis. Look for stories on how our parishes have been working hard to connect with more of their community with great results.

We encourage you to spend some time during this Easter season reading over the Easter message of Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., as well as the Scripture reflections from Father Garry Koch.

The April issue also delivers news updates on efforts to combat COVID-19 through a Church-led vaccination awareness program and gives a birds-eye view of what really is happening at the U.S. southern border with the influx of migrants, many of them unaccompanied minors.

Join us in celebrating the final winning season for Trenton Catholic Academy’s girls basketball team; the 101 years of service and solidarity provided by Mount Carmel Guild in Trenton; 10 years of shepherding young mothers in crisis by Good Counsel Homes in Riverside, and the 105-year-old lifelong Catholic who beat COVID! 

We continue to follow some of our many programs and events highlighting the Year of St. Joseph and Year of the Family. Look for those stories and much more in this latest issue, including our Spanish-language section, El Anzuelo

The print magazine has been mailed to subscribers; if you are not yet a subscriber, click here to learn more! NOTE: Due to ongoing restrictions in our churches, we are providing temporary open access to our digital edition. Just click HERE for a sneak peek of the April issue.

Also, remember to check in throughout the month at TrentonMonitor.com because news happens every day. Have questions?  Reach out to us via Monitor-Subscriptions@DioceseofTrenton.org

On behalf of our publisher, Bishop O’Connell, and our entire team here at The Monitor, I wish you and your loved ones a truly blessed Holy Week and an Easter season full of promise!

Rayanne Bennett, Associate Publisher, on behalf of The Monitor Team