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Church's teaching on fertility, family highlighted during Natural Planning Awareness Week

“Being co-creators with God is the crowning gift of marriage.”

So says Peg Hensler, diocesan associate director of Marriage Ministry and NFP, reflecting on this year’s Natural Planning Awareness Week, July 21-27.

“NFP enables couples to live a moral life,” Hensler said. “It gives couples every opportunity to make the right choice and live by Church teaching.”

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Monastery: An Encounter With Christ
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Recent Galleries, Videos

7/18/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop visits students in Summer Religious Education -- St. Benedict Parish, Holmdel

7/11/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Bishop visits students in Summer Religious Education – St. Joseph Parish, Toms River

7/8/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Parish Carnivals/Festivals Around the Diocese

7/3/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Retired 9-11 NYPD Det. Luis Alvarez funeral

7/1/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Msgr. Cullen 50th Anniversary Mass

6/30/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Father Mick Lambeth 25th Anniversary Mass 

6/30/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Father Patrick McDonnell Mass of Thanksgiving

6/30/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Father Martin O'Reilly 25th Anniversary Mass of Thanksgiving

6/24/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- St. James, Red Bank, 125th anniversary celebration

6/23/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- St. James, Pennington, Corpus Christi celebration

6/21/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Year of Youth Mass of Thanksgiving

6/17/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- Mass On Top Of The Mountain, Delaware Water Gap

6/13/2019 -- PHOTO GALLERY -- 2019 High School Baccalaureate Masses and Commencement Exercises

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Our Diocese | Our Church | World & Nation
Pray the Rosary on the Seaside Heights boardwalk
All are invited to join in a public display of life in faith as a public recitation of the Rosary will be held July 26 on the Seaside Heights boardwalk. More ...

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Holmdel parish's Summer Academy welcomes visit from Bishop O'Connell
Bright and early the morning of July 18, the 140 youngsters who gathered for the 9 a.m. Mass in St. Benedict Church were very eager to answer questions such as “What is the Old Testament?” and “What is the New Testament?” More ...

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Feature Stories | Youth / Young Adults | Arts & Media
Action, creative use of imagery are highlights of 'The Lion King'
NEW YORK – Advances in moviemaking technology allow a story that could only previously be told as a cartoon to be enacted, so to speak, by animals. And so we get "The Lion King" (Disney). More ...

Friday, July 19, 2019
Co-Cathedral benefit raises more than $6K for three sisters
“Beats for Bartone,” a coffeehouse talent show dedicated to assist three sisters in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral whose parents recently died, inspired generosity to the tune of more than $6,000. More ...

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Our Faith
Faith Alive | The Word | Readers' Prayer Circle
FAITH ALIVE: Catechesis and person with disabilities
The 2017 "Guidelines for the Celebration of the Sacraments with Person with Disabilities" say that "pastors are responsible to provide evangelization, catechetical formation and sacramental preparation for parishioners with disabilities. More ...

Friday, July 19, 2019
July 21 - Hospitality takes on different meaning when your guest is Jesus
Mary, the sister of Martha, sits at the feet of Jesus listening to him speaking. More ...

Monday, July 15, 2019
Community Roundup
New field hockey coach for Mater Dei Prep
Krista Portelli has been named the new head field hockey coach for Mater Dei Prep, Middletown. More ...

Friday, July 19, 2019
Pope Francis
Love of God, love of neighbor are tied together, Pope says
VATICAN CITY – Praying that Catholics would understand and act on "the inseparable bond" between love of God and love of neighbor, Pope Francis again appealed for a solution to the crisis in Venezuela. More ...

Monday, July 15, 2019
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Monday, April 22, 2013
My Monitor
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SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE: Faith is no trick up this magician's sleeve
WASHINGTON – For Giancarlo Bernini, a recent graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, things are not always as they appear and that's a good thing because it is how he plans to make a living. More ...

Friday, July 19, 2019
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Wednesday, June 26, 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
Father Augustus Tolton: A sign for today
I recently participated in a conference that explored the church's sexual abuse crisis and the effect the crisis has had on the church's witness in the public square.  More ...

Friday, July 19, 2019
Parables are stories from the heart
Stories have power. Instead of telling us how to think or act, they engage our natural human curiosity to show us the results of thinking or acting a certain way – and let us ponder how that applies to our own lives. More ...

Friday, July 19, 2019
What's Happening
One Week Snapshot

7/28/2019  - Mission: Jersey 2019 5-Night Mission
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Mass and Healing Service
8/2/2019   - 
Digital Mammography


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Friday, July 19, 2019
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