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Couples in Diocese to receive marriage ministry tools to take back to parishes
A couple holds hands at the annual Anniversray Blesings Mass celebrated by Bishop O'Connell. Craig Pittelli photo
A couple holds hands at the annual Anniversray Blesings Mass celebrated by Bishop O'Connell. Craig Pittelli photo
A daylong diocesan Cana Marriage Retreat, the first of its kind in the Diocese of Trenton, will offer an opportunity for couples serving in ministry together to learn more about the significance of the Wedding Feast of Cana and take the lessons back to their home parishes. More ...
Monday, January 21, 2019

Two new books give parents ideas to help raise kids Catholic
Throughout his papacy, St. John Paul II called on parents to recommit themselves to the vows they made in matrimony and again during their children’s Baptisms: to raise their children in the faith. He called parents “the first and foremost educators of their children.” More ...
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Advent, Christmas a good time for families to reflect on how to live like Mary

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.”

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
St. Anselm families join forces to honor veterans at luncheon
Families and members of the junior youth group in St. Anselm Parish, Wayside, took time to thank the parish’s veterans following Mass Nov. 4, hosting its first Veterans Day Luncheon for what they called their “true heroes.” More ...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Hamilton priest asks all to encourage the young Church
Children, teens, young adults, parents and grandparents in St. Gregory the Great Parish, Hamilton Square, heard a personal account Oct. 14 from their parochial vicar, Father Augusto Gamalo, when he told the story of his journey to the priesthood, and how the older generations can encourage the young in the life of the Church, particularly during this Year of Youth for the Diocese. More ...
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Sunday night Masses becoming new tradition for many in Diocese
Sunday morning has long been the traditional time for Mass attendance, with the addition of Saturday vigil Masses allowed to fulfill the Sunday obligation following the Second Vatican Council. However, the latest trend is growing in popularity – Sunday evening Masses. More ...
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Marriages to be blessed by Bishop at annual Masses in October
Couples celebrating their milestone first, 25th, 50th anniversaries and higher in 2018 will have their marriages blessed by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., celebrant and homilist for the annual diocesan Anniversary Blessing Masses. More ...
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Middletown parish to present workshop on chastity
Parents, guardians and their children are being encouraged to attend a workshop on chastity being offered in St. Mary Parish, Middletown. The program – “Pure Freedom: What’s Love Got to do with it?” – is open to parents and teens ages 13 and older. More ...
Thursday, September 20, 2018
CYO 'World Cup' program blends soccer, learning, teamwork
Following a favorite summer tradition, the CYO of Mercer County’s Broad Street Center again hosted its own World Cup soccer program, which blends an athletic competition with a challenge to learn about different countries. More ...
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Faithful discuss prophetic nature of 'Humanae Vitae'
Exactly 50 years to the day since Pope Paul VI issued the encyclical “Humanae Vitae,” faithful from around the Diocese gathered to celebrate and learn more about the 15-page document that continues to influence today’s society. More ...
Friday, August 3, 2018



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