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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
News
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
Features
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
Fair Haven parish's Year of Marriage initiative yields affirming results

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

That something was a Year of Marriage initiative, instituted in Nativity Parish, Fair Haven, by its pastor, Father James Grogan, in December 2017. For the next 12 months, he dedicated homilies, essays and recognition to the vocation of marriage, hoping to support and strengthen the “remote preparation” for marriage.

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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
FAITH ALIVE: (Mass series): The Eucharistic prayer - mystery made manifest
Stage plays are broken down in acts. Sporting events are separated into quarters, innings, possessions, drives and plays. Similarly, the Mass can be broken down into parts. More ...

Friday, February 22, 2019
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
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
From the Bishop
A message from Bishop O'Connell: The season of Lent: A time for 'both/and'
As with so many traditions in the Church, Lent has evolved over the years.  People began to emphasize more “giving” rather than “giving up.” More ...

Friday, February 22, 2019
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Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Wednesday, February 20, 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 abuseline@dioceseoftrenton.org

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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Commentary
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It's Catholic Press Month: How well do you know your diocesan newspaper?

The arrival each February of Catholic Press Month gives us the opportunity to focus on the ministry of the diocesan newspaper and all that goes with it. 

For those who may not be regular readers of The Monitor, we are happy to welcome you to this publication, which, as you can see, brings you a comprehensive collection of stories and features to form, inform and inspire you in your faith.

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Friday, February 22, 2019
An honorable defeat
In 1970, the famed British writer, Iris Murdoch, wrote a novel entitled, “A Fairly Honorable Defeat.” More ...

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

3/2/2019  - Technology Free Weekend
3/2/2019  - 
Winter Art Exhibit
3/2/2019  - 
Living Contemplatively
3/3/2019  - 
Annual Respect Life Mass and Contest Awards
3/3/2019  - 
Blood Drive
3/3/2019  - 
'Catholic Refresher Course'
3/3/2019  - 
Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible
3/3/2019  - 
St.Catharine's Music Program Concert Series
3/3/2019  - 
Images of God in the Bible
3/4/2019  - 
Bereavement Ministry Program
3/5/2019  - 
Winter Art Exhibit
3/5/2019  - 
Centering Prayer and Lectio Divina
3/5/2019  - 
Classics on Contemplative Prayer Series
3/6/2019  - 
Day of Prayer
3/6/2019  - 
Ash Wednesday Retreat
3/6/2019  - 
Lent Series
3/6/2019  - 
Lent Series -- Who Does He Say You Are? Part 2
3/7/2019  - 
Biblical Walk-Through The Mass
3/7/2019  - 
'The Prophets, Messengers of God's Mercy'
3/7/2019  - 
Honoring Your Contemplative Soul, Thomas Keating & The Cloud of Unknowing
3/7/2019  - 
New Bereavement Support Group
3/7/2019  - 
Study of St. John of the Cross
3/7/2019  - 
Nursing schools plan open house
3/7/2019  - 
Walking The Sacred Lenten Path -- Your Own Lenten Retreat
3/8/2019  - 
Stations of the Cross on Lenten Fridays
3/8/2019  - 
AA Weekend -- Spirituality and Recovery

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Friday, February 22, 2019
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