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Bishop O'Connell's Pastoral
Letter On the Presence of God


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 U.S. Bishops' Statement on Moral Concerns with
Using the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine


The U.S. Conference of Catholice Bishops (USCCB) issued a Statement on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 regarding moral concerns with using the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine. The Statement may be accessed by clicking below. The Statement says in part, "if one has the ability to choose a vaccine, Pfizer or Moderna’s vaccines should be chosen over Johnson & Johnson’s." The moral concern arises because the Johnson & Johnson vaccine was developed and tested and is produced with abortion-derived cell lines. The USCCB Statement also quotes the judgment of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at the Vatican that "when ethically irreproachable Covid-19 vaccines are not available... it is morally acceptable to receive Covid19 vaccines that have used cell lines from aborted fetuses in their research and production process."


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Bishop O’Connell issued the following Letter on March 20

Office of the Bishop
Diocese of Trenton

March 20, 2020

To All the Faithful of the Diocese of Trenton,

The Holy See has issued a decree regarding the celebrations of the upcoming Palm Sunday and Holy Week/Easter for implementation by Diocesan Bishops throughout the world.  I have issued a decree for the Diocese of Trenton, implementing the directives of the Holy See.

These unprecedented measures have been deemed necessary, given the best information we have received from federal, state and local public health authorities.

Although COVID-19 has dramatically affected all of us in so many ways, I want to reach out to you with pastoral care and affection.  Our public Holy Week and Easter celebrations will be quite different this year but the underlying mysteries of our faith in the Lord’s passion, death and resurrection have not changed.  They continue to be the source and support of our faith and we should celebrate them this year, even though in a different way.

Permit me please, as your Bishop, to encourage you to use all the means available, to sustain and nurture your faith.  Follow Masses and other liturgical celebrations reverently on-line or via televised broadcast.  Read the liturgical readings in your missals, other publications or on the internet.  Pray your devotions privately or as families, especially the rosary, Stations of the Cross, and other beloved traditional devotions.  Where it is possible and permitted, stop in church to visit and adore the Blessed Sacrament.  If this is not possible, make a spiritual communion at home or wherever you may be.  The great saints in our Church’s history followed that practice.  Keep your faith and prayer life alive until things in our public practice of the faith is restored.

Please stay as calm as possible.  Faith and patience are good companions in the spiritual life.  They become the source of charity in our genuine witness to the Lord Jesus and his Good News.  Be kind and attentive to others —- your own families, neighbors, friends and those who are elderly and alone.  Reach out in the best ways possible.  Be grateful to/for those who are working to address COVID-19 in so many different venues.  Be generous.  The pandemic is and will continue take its toll on families and on our parishes.  Keep the needs of others in mind.

Above all, please remember that the Lord Jesus is in our midst, now and always.  As he touched lives, healed the sick and ministered with love and merciful compassion throughout the Gospels, know that he will continue to do so for us.  Have no doubt about that.  “Be joyful in hope, persevere in hardship, keep praying regularly (Romans 12:12).”

God bless us all and protect us.  O Mary, Mother of Divine Love, protect and lead us to the heart of your Son.

Sincerely yours in the Lord,
Bishop O’Connell

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• 4/11/2021 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
4/10/2021 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
• 4/10/2021 | Saturday Mass of Remembrance | 10:00 a.m.
4/4/2021 | Easter Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
4/3/2021 | Holy Saturday Great Easter Vigil | 8:00 p.m.
4/2/2021 | Good Friday Passion of the Lord | 3:00 p.m.
4/1/2021 | Mass of the Lord's Supper | 7:00 p.m.
3/28/2021 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
3/27/2021 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
3/21/2021 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
3/20/2021 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
3/14/2021 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
3/13/2021 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
3/7/2021 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
3/6/2021 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
3/4/2021 | Confirmation
2/28/2021 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
2/27/2021 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
2/21/2021 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
2/20/2021 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
2/17/2021 | Ash Wednesday Mass | 4:00 p.m.
2/14/2021 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
2/7/2021 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
2/6/2021 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
1/31/2021 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
1/30/2021 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
1/24/2021 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
1/23/2021 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
1/22/2021 | Friday Mass | 12:05 p.m.
1/17/2021 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
1/16/2021 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
1/10/2021 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
1/9/2021 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
1/3/2021 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
1/2/2021 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
12/27/2020 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
12/26/2020 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
12/25/2020 | Christmas Mass | 11:00 a.m.
12/24/2020 | Christmas Eve Mass | 6:00 p.m.
12/24/2020 | Christmas Eve Mass | 4:00 p.m.
12/19/2020 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
12/13/2020 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
12/11/2020 | Mass on Friday of Advent | 5:30 p.m.
12/11/2020 | Eucharistic Adoration
CCD Musical Moment - December 2020 - Grades 5-8
CCD Musical Moment - December 2020 - Grades 1-4
12/6/2020 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
12/5/2020 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
11/29/2020 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
11/28/2020 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
11/22/2020 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
11/21/2020 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
11/15/2020 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
11/14/2020 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
11/8/2020 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
11/7/2020 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
11/1/2020 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
10/31/2020 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
10/25/2020 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
10/24/2020 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
10/18/2020 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
10/17/2020 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
10/11/2020 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
10/10/2020 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
10/4/2020 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
10/3/2020 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
9/27/2020 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
9/26/2020 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
9/20/2020 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
9/19/2020 | Mass of the Holy Spirit
9/19/2020 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
9/13/2020 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
9/12/2020 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
9/6/2020 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
9/5/2020 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
8/30/2020 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
8/29/2020 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
8/23/2020 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
8/22/2020 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
8/16/2020 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
8/15/2020 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
8/9/2020 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
8/8/2020 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
8/7/2020 | First Friday Mass in Latin 12:15 p.m.
8/2/2020 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
8/1/2020 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
7/26/2020 | Sunday Mass (Homilist: Deacon RJ Ballacillo) | 7:00 p.m.
7/26/2020 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
7/25/2020 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
7/19/2020 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
7/18/2020 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
7/12/2020 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
7/11/2020 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
7/5/2020 | Sunday Mass | 10:00 a.m.
7/4/2020 | Saturday Vigil Mass | 4:00 p.m.
7/4/2020 | 4th of July Parking Lot Mass & Prayer Service | 9:00 a.m.
7/3/2020 | First Friday Mass in Latin | 12:15 p.m.
7/2/2020 | Funeral Mass for Paolo Panduri | 11:30 a.m.
6/28/2020 10:00 a.m. Sunday Mass
6/27/2020 4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass
6/21/2020 10:00 a.m. Sunday Mass
6/20/2020 4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass
6/14/2020 Feast of Corpus Christi | Eucharistic Procession & Holy Hour | 12:00 Noon
6/14/2020 Sunday Mass for Corpus Christi | 10:00 a.m.
6/13/2020 Vigil Mass for Corpus Christi Sunday | 4:00 p.m.
6/13/2020 First Holy Communion Mass | 10:00 a.m.
• 6/7/2020 10:00 a.m. Mass (Unavailable due to technical issues)
• 6/6/2020 4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass (Unavailable due to technical issues)
6/5/2020 5:30 p.m. Mass & Eucharistic Adoration
6/5/2020 First Friday 12:15 p.m. Mass in Latin
6/1/2020 5:30 p.m. Mass
5/31/2020 Pentecost Sunday 10:00 a.m. Mass
5/29/2020 5:30 p.m. Mass
5/25/2020 Memorial Day, 8:00 a.m. Mass
5/24/2020 Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Mass
5/23/2020 Saturday, 4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass
5/22/2020 Friday, 5:30 p.m. Mass
5/18/2020 5:30 p.m. Mass and Eucharistic Adoration concluding with Benediction and Grace
5/17/2020 Sunday, 12:00 Noon Mass (and Eucharistic Adoration and Rosary)
5/16/2020 Saturday, 4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass
5/13/2020 6:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration and Rosary
5/13/2020 3:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration and Rosary
5/13/2020 12:00 Noon Eucharistic Adoration and Rosary
5/13/2020 9:00 a.m. Eucharistic Adoration and Rosary
5/11/2020 5:30 p.m. Mass & Holy Half Hour with Eucharistic Adoration
5/10/2020 12:00 p.m. Mass & Holy Half Hour with Eucharistic Adoration and Rosary
5/9/2020 4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass
5/4/2020 5:30 p.m. Mass & Holy Half Hour with Eucharistic Adoration
5/3/2020 12:00 p.m. Mass, May Crowning, Eucharistic Adoration & Rosary
5/2/2020 4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass
5/1/2020 5:30 p.m. Mass & Holy Half Hour with Eucharistic Adoration
5/1/2020 12:45 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration and Rosary
5/1/2020 12:15 p.m. Mass in Latin
4/27/2020 5:30 p.m. Mass and Eucharistic Adoration
4/26/2020 Sunday, Eucharistic Adoration and Rosary
4/26/2020 12:00 p.m. Mass
4/26/2020 10:00 a.m. Mass
4/25/2020 4:00 p.m. Mass
4/20/2020 5:30 p.m. Daily Mass
• 4/19/2020 12:00 Noon Sunday Mass
• 4/18/2020 Saturday 4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass
• 4/12/2020 12:00 Noon Easter Sunday Mass
• 4/12/2020 7:00 a.m. Easter Sunday Mass
• 4/11/2020 Great Easter Vigil
• 4/10/2020 Good Friday 5:30 Stations of the Cross
• 4/10/2020 Good Friday Passion of the Lord
• 4/9/2020 Mass of Lord's Supper (Holy Thursday)
• 4/8/2020 Parish Day of Prayer 
• 4/6/2020 Family Holy Hour
• 4/5/2020 12:00 Noon Mass
• 4/3/2020 Stations of the Cross
• 4/3/2020 12:15 PM Latin Mass
• 3/29/2020 12:00 Noon Mass
• 3/22/2020 12:00 Noon Mass