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Department of Development

Lord Jesus, teach me to be generous; teach me to serve you as you deserve, to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labor and not to seek reward, except that of knowing that I do your will.  Amen.

- St. Ignatius Loyola

How We Serve

The diocesan Department of Development is charged with garnering support for the diocese as a whole. This is accomplished by encouraging a generous and prayerful response to the work that is being accomplished through diocesan ministries.  Each of us is called to live our lives as Disciples of Christ.  Our Charity is the outward expression of our beliefs.  It is also our greatest social commandment.  We practice our charity by giving of ourselves through our work, by sharing our knowledge and skills with others, and by sharing our financial gains.  This is done through a variety of funding priorities.

Annual Catholic Appeal

The largest fundraiser that touches every ministry and parish in our Diocese is the Annual Catholic Appeal. Our office oversees every aspect of the appeal: marketing and public relations, data and web technologies, trainings, and resourcing every parish in the diocese.

The Catholic Alumni Partnership

The Catholic Alumni Partnership has been developed through our Foundation for Student Achievement, to enable us to raise necessary funding for our Catholic schools.  Through CAP we will be able to provide tuition assistance, scholarships and improved curriculum for our thirty-seven school in the Diocese of Trenton. DONATE TODAY

The Foundation for
Student Achievement

In 2007, the Office of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Trenton, through its strategic plan, Commitment to Excellence, endorsed the establishment of the foundation to ensure a quality education for all students of the Catholic schools within the Diocese. DONATE TODAY

Seminiarian Support 
and Priest Retirement

The priest is a servant of the Lord, giving his life to worship, prayer and commitment to God's people. We are committed to fostering an environment where vocations to the priesthood are valued and nurturned within the domestic church of the family and the local parish community. DONATE TODAY

Bishop Reiss Annual Golf Outing

To benefit the Charitable Trust for the Aged, Infirmed and Disabled Priests

The proceeds from this event help us to maintain the priest's retirement residence at Villa Vianney; and to provide healthcare for our retired priests. Your faithful support of this day is very much appreciated and will help us to continue to care for the growing number of men who have served our diocese so well.

Renovation of St. Mary
the Assumption Cathedral

When the Diocese of Trenton was established in 1881, Saint Mary's Church was designated the cathedral, the Mother Church of the diocese and home to the cathedra, the chair of the bishop.  Since then the cathedral has welcomed people from all walks of life into a community nourished by the Gospel of Jesus Christ and strengthened for the challenges of life. Call 609-403-7216 for more information.

The Catholic Diocese of Trenton, 701 Lawrenceville Road, Trenton, NJ 08648