Bishop O'Connell poses for a photo with faithful from the Diocese and beyond during the Our Lady of Guadalupe pilgrimage in Mexico Dec. 2-7. John Batkowski photo
When Maria Arriola, parishioner of St. Joseph, Trenton, visited the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, she had a specific mission – to dedicate her son to the Blessed Mother, keeping a promise she had made many years ago.
“I asked for a miracle to have a child … But my son was born early and was very small,” she explained. “I asked for a miracle of health, and promised to present him when he turned 15 to the Blessed Mother in Guadalupe. Unfortunately when he was 15, I did not have the funds to take him. So when my son told me about the pilgrimage, I knew I had to go to keep my promise."
It is why a special luncheon was held Dec. 8 to honor Major for her 50 years as head coach of the Notre Dame High School varsity field hockey team. Let that sink in for a moment – a half-century of coaching the same sport at the same school. More ...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Vatican publishes Pope's Christmas schedule VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has a full schedule of Christmastime liturgies planned for December and January, including the customary baptism of newborn babies Jan. 13, the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. More ...
Jessica Donohue, parish catechetical leader in Sacred Heart Parish, Mount Holly, believes that thriving during Advent and Christmas begins with family relationships.
“With the hectic nature of the holiday season, it is unfortunately sometimes too easy to neglect that,” she noted. “But caring for our ‘domestic Church’ is so important and really affects our other relationships as well.”
Sharing Christmas Spirit in Washington Two priests ordained from the Diocese of Trenton who are currently living in the residence for priests on the campus of The Catholic University of America, Washington, enjoy fellowship during a Christmas party in early December. More ...
An Advent message from Bishop O'Connell: The 'both/and' nature of our spiritual preparation I confess, I’m guilty. Once Thanksgiving is over, my thoughts turn to Christmas. I put up my tree and decorate the house for that “most wonderful time of the year.” I pull out my Christmas CDs and watch all those great Christmas specials and movies on TV. All these preparations – admittedly, secular – put me in a happy frame of mind and give me a good feeling to welcome my favorite holiday. I don’t want to miss a minute! More ...
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.
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