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Faithful around Diocese celebrate Risen Lord on Easter Sunday
Faithful of New Egypt’s St. Isidore the Farmer Parish pray during Easter Sunday Mass April 21 in Assumption Church. John Blaine photo

Faithful of New Egypt’s St. Isidore the Farmer Parish pray during Easter Sunday Mass April 21 in Assumption Church. John Blaine photo

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.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Easter Sunday: The Resurrection of the Lord
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Easter Sunday: The Resurrection of the Lord

Recent Galleries, Videos

4/22/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Easter Sunday in St. Isidore the Farmer Parish, New Egypt

4/21/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Easter Vigil in St. Aloysius Church, Jackson 

4/21/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop celebrates Easter Vigil in Cathedral

4/20/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Blessing of the Baskets in St. Mary of the Lake Church, Lakewood

4/19/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Living Stations of the Cross, St. Ann Parish, Browns Mills

4/19/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop commemorates Good Friday in Sacred Heart Parish, Trenton

4/18/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Mass of the Lord's Supper in St. David the King Church, Princeton Junction

4/18/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Mass of the Lord's Supper in St. Catherine Laboure Church, Middletown

4/18/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Tenebrae

4/16/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Chrism Mass 2019

4/15/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Notre Dame Cathedral fire in Paris

4/15/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Palm Sunday in St. Ann Church, Keansburg

4/15/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop celebrates Palm Sunday Mass in St. Paul, Princeton

4/12/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- 2019 Pride In our Priests Dinner

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Saturday, April 21, 2018
Our Diocese | Our Church | World & Nation
Justices lean toward including citizenship question in next census
WASHINGTON – During April 23 oral arguments before the Supreme Court, the majority of justices seemed in favor of an added question about U.S. citizenship on the 2020 census questionnaire. More ...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Sri Lanka Easter bombings traced to little-known group
BANGKOK – The Sri Lankan government blamed little-known Islamic group National Thowheeth Jama'ath for the Easter suicide bombings that targeted three churches and three luxury hotels across the country. More ...

Monday, April 22, 2019
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
New book by Father Bausch offers fresh look at why Mass matters

For decades, Father William F. Bausch has been a noted homilist, storyteller and prolific author of more than 30 books, sharing his experiences and observations as a parish pastor and as a retired priest.

In his new book, “Mass Matters: Reflections of a Parish Priest,” Father Bausch revisits topics he has often written about – the Sacraments, the liturgical year, organizations and activities at the center of parish life – in a 21st century framework.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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. More ...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
April 28 - Eternal truths are often harder to see
Some people are incapable of seeing beyond what is immediately evident. Perhaps they lack what contemporary psychology now calls EQ (emotional intelligence), or they have a limited capacity for formal operational thinking. More ...

Monday, April 22, 2019
FAITH ALIVE: Easter and redemption: The call to pay it forward
Near the end of "Jesus of Nazareth," the acclaimed 1977 miniseries, those who put Jesus to death are alarmed, to say the least, at the news his tomb has been emptied – and that maybe, just maybe, Jesus has done exactly what he said he would do: rise from the dead. More ...

Saturday, April 20, 2019
Community Roundup
School's Math Club earns Gold Level Status
Holy Cross School, Rumson, recently achieved Gold Level Status in the National Math Club. More ...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Pope Francis
Jesus replaced law of revenge with law of love, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – The scales of justice cannot solve everything, especially when it comes to stopping a cycle of evil vengeance, Pope Francis said. More ...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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Monday, April 22, 2013
From the Bishop
A Message From Bishop O'Connell: Late arrival does not diminish the life-giving power of Easter
This year, 2019, Easter Sunday falls on April 21.  That will not happen again until 2030.  More ...

Thursday, April 11, 2019
My Monitor
Log-In | E-Edition | Subscriber Exclusives
SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: Volunteer gardener at crisis maternity home provides balm for the wounded
WASHINGTON – Outside of a week or two in the darkest days of winter, it's always gardening season for Jana Hukriede. More ...

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Child Protection
Our Promise to Protect
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.

To read more about Child Protection efforts in the Trenton Diocese, click here.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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Columns | Op/Ed | Readers' Letters
Ascending, descending and just keeping steady

Where should we be casting our eyes? Upward, downward, or just on the road that we’re walking?

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Appreciating the gift of Holy Communion

Holy Communion is the most precious gift that Jesus gave us.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019
What's Happening
One Week Snapshot

4/29/2019  - Mondays With Merton Series
4/29/2019  - Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers
4/29/2019  - The Artist's Way, Discovering & Recovering Your Creative Self
4/29/2019  - April Discussion Series - Medicare & You
4/30/2019  - Diocesan Blue Mass & Luncheon
4/30/2019  - Finding God In Creation
5/1/2019  - Personal Retreat Days
5/2/2019  - Honoring Your Contemplative Soul, Thomas Keating & The Cloud of Unknowing
5/2/2019  - Study of St. John of the Cross
5/3/2019  - Mindfulness and Contemplation
5/3/2019  - Teilhard Reading Group
5/3/2019  - Retreat at San Alfonso Retreat House-Replenishing the Minister: A Day Away for Those who Serve


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Friday, April 5, 2019
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