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2019 Annual Catholic Appeal, set to launch Feb. 23-24, adopts instruction of St. Paul VI

Faithful in parishes across the Diocese of Trenton will be asked to reflect on the teaching of St. Paul VI as the 2019 Annual Catholic Appeal is introduced at Masses Feb. 23 and 24. 

As related in a message for the Appeal from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., St. Paul VI once said, “Never REACH OUT your hand unless you are willing to EXTEND AN ARM.” 

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

2019 Annual Catholic Appeal
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2/2/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop presides over Rite of Institution of Lectors, Acolytes

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Monday, April 2, 2018
Our Diocese | Our Church | World & Nation
Farm to School Day takes root in Hamilton Square
Isaiah Dunn, an eighth grader in St. Gregory the Great Academy, Hamilton Square, said he always enjoyed school visits to area farms in nearby West Windsor and Howell. But the special Farm to School Day, in which the farms were brought to his school Feb. 13, was something he found to be quite impressive. More ...

Sunday, February 17, 2019
Youngsters from Brick parish delight seniors with sweet, musical Valentines treat
The reviews after a Valentine’s Eve concert by the Visitation Parish Children’s and Youth Choirs Feb. 13 at Shorrock Gardens Care Center were phenomenal. More ...

Saturday, February 16, 2019
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
Fair Haven parish's Year of Marriage initiative yields affirming results

W hen a parish sees a nearly seven-fold increase in couples preparing for marriage in the span of 12 months, something unique is happening.

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Thursday, February 21, 2019
What we teach says much about us
“Some years ago – never mind how long precisely,” I attended a board of education meeting as a journalist, covering a story about the use of R-rated films in class lessons at a local high school. More ...

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
Feb. 24 - Jesus' teaching message on the Sermon on the Plain
As we continue with the Sermon on the Plain in Luke’s Gospel, Jesus gets to the heart of the matter of discipleship.  More ...

Sunday, February 17, 2019
FAITH ALIVE: Mass Series: Ancient Creed's contemporary impact

Do I know what I truly believe? I hope so. For what people believe shapes their thinking and decisions, especially in key, consequential moments.

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Friday, February 15, 2019
Community Roundup
Mater Dei Prep draws record crowd for Seraph Strong Gala
On Feb. 9, Mater Dei Prep held its signature fundraising event, the Seraph Strong Gala, in the Sheraton Eatontown Hotel.  More ...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Pope Francis
To know God is to know love, Pope says at audience
VATICAN CITY – When speaking to God as a father, Christians experience a love that goes beyond human love and affection, which can be unpredictable and mired by selfishness, Pope Francis said. More ...

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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Monday, April 22, 2013
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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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Thursday, February 7, 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
An honorable defeat
In 1970, the famed British writer, Iris Murdoch, wrote a novel entitled, “A Fairly Honorable Defeat.” More ...

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Send in the clowns
For a few weeks during the Christmas season, items that I had ordered online were either ransacked or stolen. I'd come home to find my packages shredded and some, if not all, of their contents removed. More ...

Thursday, February 21, 2019
What's Happening
One Week Snapshot

2/23/2019  - Winter Art Exhibit
2/23/2019  - 
Formation Day Presentation of Living the Mass: How One Hour a Week Can Change Your Life
2/23/2019  - 
Retreat with Brother Mickey McGrath in Princeton
2/23/2019  - 
Benefit for Good Counsel Homes-South Jersey
2/23/2019  - 
Catholic Men for Jesus Christ Conference
2/23/2019  - 
Comedy Night
2/24/2019  - 
Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible
2/25/2019  - 
February Discussion Series - Love & Marriage
2/25/2019  - 
Bereavement Ministry Program
2/25/2019  - 
Mondays With Merton Series
2/25/2019  - 
The Artist's Way, Discovering & Recovering Your Creative Self
2/25/2019  - 
New social skills group
2/25/2019  - 
12 Step Spirituality for Every Day Life
2/28/2019  - 
Biblical Walk-Through The Mass
2/28/2019  - 
'The Prophets, Messengers of God's Mercy'
2/28/2019  - 
New Bereavement Support Group
3/1/2019   - 
Rachel's Vineyard Retreat
3/1/2019   - 
Teilhard Reading Group
3/1/2019   - 
Technology Free Weekend
3/1/2019   - 
Screening of the film Paul, the Apostle of Christ movie, and discussion with ODB Films', Doug Tooke

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Friday, February 8, 2019
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