Trenton Monitor News Updates


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Bishop's Corner
World Day of the Sick: Sisters and Brothers, All
Today, February 11, is the 29th annual World Day of the Sick, established by Pope St. John Paul II on May 13, 1992.
'We are still here for you,' Bishop stresses in 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal
With February comes the launch of the 2021 Annual Catholic Appeal, and in asking for support, the Diocese of Trenton's shepherd recognizes that the past year has been unlike any other.
New interactive vocations website invites men to explore priestly calling
When it comes to discerning a call to the priesthood, Rev. Mr. Rjoy Ballacillo has some advice.


Stream the Stations with Bishop O'Connell this Lent
Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., will lead a special, multimedia experience of the Way of the Cross, which will be available for streaming on the Diocese of Trenton's YouTube channel beginning Friday, Feb. 19.
Youth / Young Adults
Teens at virtual DYC urged to search for God
Though they may not have been standing shoulder to shoulder inside a school gymnasium as in years past, the teens attending the 2021 Diocesan Youth Conference bridged the distance on social media.
Lack of practice time doesn't deter Donovan Catholic girls basketball team
While cohesiveness is always important in basketball, talent can often be a difference-maker.


World & Nation
Bill would block taxpayer funding of abortion, make Hyde Amendment permanent
U.S. Rep. Chris Smith has introduced a bill to prohibit use of federal taxpayer dollars to fund abortions.
RBC's new Pathways initiative to help develop students' career interests
Red Bank Catholic High School announced a new program Feb. 3 that seeks to give students both flexibility and pre-college preparation in one of several subject areas.
Teachers, students find new ways to mark Catholic Schools Week
As Catholic schools across the Diocese of Trenton joined the 2021 national observance of Catholic Schools Week, three took time to visit with The Monitor about how their school was marking a rewarding, though different, year in Catholic education.