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Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M.

Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.

Editor’s Note: Following is Bishop O’Connell’s homily for Catholic Schools Week, which is Jan. 31-Feb. 6. The Mass was celebrated by Bishop O’Connell in the diocesan Chancery, Lawrenceville, and pre-recorded amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It was streamed Feb. 1 across all diocesan media, including the diocesan YouTube channel.

Just a little over one month ago, all Catholics and Christians celebrated the Birth of Jesus in Bethlehem on Christmas Day.

Most families have figures of Mary and Joseph and baby Jesus in the manger in their homes.  These are not just Christmas decorations … they represent and show something that really happened: God sent his Son born of Mary into our world to save the world and to teach us how God wants us to live.[…continue reading]

Diocese to support effort for independent Catholic school following TCA closure

Trenton Catholic Academy to close in June; Diocese to offer resources for students to continue Catholic educationSince the establishment of Trenton Catholic Academy in Hamilton more than 15 years ago, the Diocese of Trenton has provided substantial support to make this Catholic educational experience available to students who live in and around the wider Trenton area.  However, the growing cost of providing this experience has consistently outpaced tuition and other revenue, requiring diocesan subsidy of more than $20 million over the last 12 years.  No other school in the Diocese of Trenton has received such substantial support.

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