Journey of Accompaniment – Summary of June Presentation/Discussion Sessions and Next Steps for Parishes – A full summary of the discussion sessions for the new process of marriage preparation based on the catechumenal model of sacramental preparation and next steps for parishes is available at www.dioceseoftrenton.org/journey-of-accompaniment.
Feast of Saints Ann and Joachim – Mass for Grandparents and the Elderly (parents and grandchildren also), Wednesday, July 26, 2023; 12:15 pm – Our Lady of Sorrows Church (Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony Parish); Mass and luncheon – CLICK HERE to view flyer and for registration.
Wonderfully Made Mother-Daughter Tea, Sunday, September 23, 2023 St. Mary Mother of God, Middletown. The Wonderfully Made Mother-Daughter Tea empowers mothers to pass on the wisdom of their experience about fertility awareness, positive body image and human dignity from the Catholic perspective; for Mothers and Daughters (5th through 8th grade). In addition to an elegant tea party, this event includes three teaching segments: 1) Chastity and Human Dignity; 2) Introduction to Fertility Awareness; 3) Mothers-Only Panel Discussion/Daughters-Only Craft Activity. For registration or more information go to www.dioceseoftrenton.org/mother-daughter-tea
2023 Bishop’s Anniversary Blessing, October 8, 2023 Ocean, Monmouth County Parishes, 3:00 pm at the Cathedral of St. Mary in Trenton; October 9, 2022 Mercer and Burlington County Parishes, 3:00 pm at the Co-Cathedral of St. Robert Bellarmine, Freehold. A family reception will follow each event; details to follow. For information and online registration go to www.dioceseoftrenton.org/bishops-anniversary-blessing. For a complete set of information for parishes go to www.dioceseoftrenton.org/anniversary-blessing-parish.
Diocese of Trenton Encouraging Catholic Weddings Initiative: In an effort to encourage young adult Catholics to choose marriage in the Church, and provide assistance to engaged couples and their families to plan a true and beautiful Catholic wedding, the Department of Evangelization and Family Life has developed an on-going “Encouraging Catholic Weddings” initiative with a host of free resources for parishes, including a set of short video messages, one released each week from June 1 through August 24. All resources can be found at www.dioceseoftrenton.org/ecw.
Diocese of Trenton Parish Counseling Services: Short term professional counseling offered by Catholic Charities and the Diocese of Trenton, in an effort to connect people with the support they need while assisting pastors and priests in securing the most effective and appropriate care for their parishioners. For more information visit www.dioceseoftrenton.org/parish-counseling-services or contact Brenda Rascher, Executive Director: Catholic Social Services & Director: Parish Counseling Services, 609-403-7180;
Marriage Enrichment – Marriage Encounter Weekend, July 14-16, 2023 – CLICK HERE for Flyer
Web Resources for Catholic Married Couples:
Newly Married Resource Page – www.dioceseoftrenton.org/newly-married-resource-page
Help for Troubled Marriages – www.dioceseoftrenton.org/help-for-troubled-marriages
Reconnecting with your Spouse – www.dioceseoftrenton.org/reconnecting-with-your-spouse
Making Your Marriage Even Better – www.dioceseoftrenton.org/making-your-marriage-even-better