Mission Statement of the Diocese of Trenton
We, the people of the Catholic Church of Trenton,
are called to proclaim and advance
the Kingdom of God
in the New Jersey Counties of
Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean.
Faith in Our Future is a planning process that calls upon the clergy, religious and faithful of the Diocese of Trenton to reflect upon the ways that we experience, live and express our Catholic faith together as the circumstances of the past and present give way to the new and changing realities that we face as a local Church.
Holy Eucharist is part of Cohort 3 that also includes:
St Isaac Jogues, Marlton
Bishop O'Connell announced that we would be following a Collaborative Model for all five parishes.
A Collaborative Model is one in which the parishes within a Cohort enter into formal, collaborative relationships, working together on specific, agreed-upon shared areas of ministry, shared programs, shared staffing, shared resource. The parishes remain distinct with their own pastor, pastoral and finance councils, finances, census and sacramental books. Collaborative parishes work together whenever possible to do what a single parish cannot do effectively alone.
Bishop O’Connell has asked us along with other parishes in our Cohort, to implement his Directives which grew out of the Faith In Our Future Planning Process. He expects that all parishes will work with their Cohort to develop a plan to implement their Model Directives and find ways to collaborate in ministry about the cohort parishes.