Trenton Monitor News Updates


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Bishop's Corner
Patient suffering and sacrifice are what the Lord asks of us
The temporary closure of churches to the faithful in the Diocese of Trenton and its effects on the public celebration of Mass and Sacraments in their usual ritual form were the most difficult and painful decisions I have ever made.
Bishop O’Connell on Divine Mercy Sunday: ‘Jesus, I Trust in You'
“Mercy is the love freely shown to us by God, who first reveals himself to us and makes his presence known and felt.”
Bishop O’Connell to celebrate Mass for workers, join others in reconsecrating nation to Mary
May 1, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, will be a special day of prayer in the Diocese of Trenton, as Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has announced a Mass for all workers, followed by a prayer service to reconsecrate the United States to the Blessed Mother.  

Diocesan PTA responds to COVID, shines in national award
Paula Pangilinan knows exactly where she would have been April 14 if it hadn’t been for the COVID-19 pandemic – in Baltimore, accepting the National Catholic Educational Association “Lead, Learn, Proclaim” Award.
Diocese creates weekly resource to help families foster faith at home
Three diocesan departments have collaborated on an online resource that helps foster faith conversations ...
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Pope prays for teachers, students adapting to online learning
Pope Francis prayed for teachers and students who are trying to adapt and to do their work online during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pope on Earth Day: Creation a sacred gift deserving respect, care
Humanity has failed to take care of the earth and its inhabitants, sinning against God and his gift of creation, Pope Francis said.
Catholic app helps people pray, be less anxious, cope in pandemic
Catholic app helps faithful through anxiety and build a stronger prayer life. 
Catholic schools in Diocese to remain closed through May 15
Parents of Catholic school students in the Diocese of Trenton are being notified this week that all parish and diocesan schools will remain closed along with their public school counterparts through May 15.