TRENTON, NJ - The following parishes, selected as pilgrimage churches for the Holy Year of Mercy by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., have announced plans for the formal opening of their designated Holy Year Doors.  Throughout the Diocese, the Holy Doors shall remain open from Dec. 13, 2015 through Nov. 20, 2016.

Monmouth County
St. Mary, Middletown •Dec. 13, Mass, 10:30 a.m., will begin with the opening of the HolyDoor, Sacrament of Reconciliation, every weeknight, 7 p.m. (during the Jubilee year of Mercy). For information, call 732-671-0071 or

St. Mary, Colts Neck •Dec. 13, Mass, noon. For information, call 732-780-2666 or visit

Holy Cross, Rumson •Dec. 13, Mass, 10:30 a.m., followed by hospitality. For information, call 732-842-0348 or visit

St. Robert Bellarmine, Freehold •Dec. 13, Mass, 10 a.m., opening of the Holy Door; Confessions, Tues. evenings, beginning Dec. 8, 7 to 8 p.m. For information, call 732-462-7429 or visit

St. Catherine, Middletown •Dec. 14, Masses, 8 a.m., noon (Traditional Latin) and 7 p.m. (Benediction) will honor the Feast of St. Lucy. All Masses will combine the Blessing of the Relic of St. Lucy and the opening of the Holy Door. For information, call 732-787-1318 or visit