Today, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., announced that Most Reverend John M. Smith, ninth Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton (1997-2010), former Coadjutor Bishop of Trenton (1995-1997), former Bishop of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee in Florida (1991-1995) and former Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark (1988-1991), passed away. Bishop Smith is survived by his two brothers Rev. Andrew Smith, OSB and Mr. Gregory Smith. He was 83 years of age.
The funeral arrangements are as follows:
- Friday, January 25, 3 pm: Reception of the Body in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton
- Friday, January 25, 7 pm: Mass of Jesus Christ the High Priest in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton
- Saturday, January 26, 11 am: Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, followed by internment at St. Mary Mausoleum in Trenton