The Annual Catholic Appeal is integral to the mission and services of the Diocese of Trenton.
Your Appeal gift supports the effort to ensure that there will be priests, deacons and religious to sustain and nurture the sacramental life of our parishes. It provides day to day assistance to those among us with the greatest needs, training for seminarians, and for youth in our Catholic schools and religious education programs.
The Annual Appeal ensures the funding necessary so that these programs may continue to serve thousands throughout the counties of Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean.
Please prayerfully consider a gift to the 2023 Annual Catholic Appeal. You can donate online at:
dioceseoftrenton.org/catholicappeal, by Phone at 609-403-7197 or fill out the pledge card at the entrances to the worship space and at the welcome desk.
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The Diocese of Trenton is committed to the initiatives outlined in the U.S. Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in regard to the reporting and investigation of sexual abuse allegations involving minor. The Diocese has in place a Victim’s Assistance Coordinator, who is available to obtain support for your needs and help you make a formal complaint of abuse.
If you have been sexually abused as a minor by a member of the clergy or anyone representing the Catholic Church, or if you know of someone who was, you can report that abuse through the diocesan
Abuse Hotline: 1-888-296-2965
or via email at email@example.com
The Diocese encourages anyone with an allegation to also report that abuse to their local law enforcement agency. The Diocese reports all allegations received to the appropriate county prosecutor’s office.
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.