Praying Together -- Students from around the Diocese pray during the 2017 Catholic Schools Mass celebrated by Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., Oct. 12 in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold. Craig Pittelli photo
Leaving no doubt about the importance of faith in the lives of young people, Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., opened his homily at the annual Catholic Schools Mass Oct. 12 with a focus on how three children served as messengers of conversion and peace for the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fatima.
The annual Catholic Schools Mass concluded on a congratulatory note Oct. 12 as Diocesan School Superintendent JoAnn Tier stepped forward to recognize two Catholic schools that received major recognition this year for scholarship, ingenuity and diligence. More ... Friday, October 20, 2017
Students of the Diocese of Trenton had a chance to bring their enthusiasm for Catholic schools to the airwaves during Catholic Schools Week, recording interviews with Domestic Church Media. More ... Thursday, February 9, 2017
Around 500 students packed the gymnasium of St. Mary School, Middletown, filling the bleachers as they stomped their feet to the chant “Let’s Go Teachers” in anticipation of the annual student-faculty volleyball game.
When it comes to the vocation of priesthood, Father Daniel Swift doesn’t just plant ideas in the minds and hearts of young men, he gives them practical experiences from which they can learn. More ... Saturday, February 4, 2017
While members of the freshman, sophomore and senior classes remained at home, Donovan Catholic High School, Toms River, held its junior students’ retreat Feb. 3. The theme of this year’s retreat, “Open Hearts, Open Hands: The Journey to Christ,” allowed students to deepen connections with each other and their teachers, discussing timely issues pertinent to today’s youth. More ... Saturday, February 4, 2017
Catholic Schools Week drew to a memorable close for the St. Peter School community in Point Pleasant Beach Feb. 3 – the Feast of St. Blaise – as Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., blended educational accolades with ancient tradition, blessing the academic endeavors of the students and their throats as well. More ... Friday, February 3, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C.—To mark the beginning of Catholic Schools Week, beginning January 29, and running through Feb. 3, U.S. Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Dan Lipinski (D-IL) announced Jan. 30 the introduction of H. Res. 57, “Supporting the Contributions of Catholic Schools,” a celebration and show of support for Catholic schools around New Jersey and the nation. More ... Wednesday, February 1, 2017
This Catholic Schools Week offers a special opportunity to hear from diocesan Catholic school students in their own voices.
Domestic Church Media, home of four radio stations that cover large portions of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Staten Island, is offering special programming Jan. 31 – Feb. 3, featuring interviews with students throughout their listening area, including kids from the Diocese of Trenton.