Father John Bambrick, pastor in St. Aloysius Parish, Jackson, begins Mass with prayer and with the lighting of a large paschal candle Feb. 2 toward the end of Catholic Schools Week. More than 100 students from St. Aloysius School sat in the pews. Joe Moore photos
“Children of the light.”
Those were the words Father John Bambrick used to describe the pews full of kindergarten through eighth-grade students from St. Aloysius School, Jackson, who gathered for Mass Feb. 2 at the end of Catholic Schools Week.
Some 48 eighth-graders walked in the shoes of their teachers Feb. 2 during Teacher Appreciation Day, a Catholic Schools Week tradition in Brick’s St. Dominic School where teachers leave the instruction to their students. More ... Friday, February 9, 2018
Students from around the state gathered Feb. 1 at the State House in Trenton to celebrate the many contributions made by Catholic schools and to recognize the standouts of the annual Catholic Schools Week poster and video project.
Sponsored by the New Jersey Network of Catholic Families and the New Jersey Catholic Conference, the day included a tour of the State House and a presentation of the selected poster and video entries that depicted, “Why I Love My Catholic School.”
The student body in Holy Cross School, Rumson, heeded Jesus’ call to “feed the hungry” this winter by staging a school-wide food drive that came to fruition during Catholic Schools Week. More ... Friday, February 9, 2018
“Each of us are given grace and called to follow the Gospels in our own lives, not just me because I’m a nun,” Sister of St. Joseph of Medaille Helen Prejean told an overflow audience in the Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, auditorium Feb.1.
Sister Helen, a 78-year-old Baton Rouge native, held the more than 950 students and guests spellbound for her talk on social justice during the celebration of Catholic Schools Week at the secondary school.
The familiar phrase “strength in numbers” took on added meaning Jan. 29 when some 1,300 students from St. Joseph Grammar School and Donovan Catholic converged in St. Joseph Church to begin their celebration of Catholic Schools Week. More ... Thursday, February 8, 2018
What children aspire to become depends on many factors, not the least of which is the adults to whom they’re exposed. In St. Peter School, Point Pleasant Beach, educators are making sure some of that exposure includes people living a religious vocation.
The gymnasium of St. Veronica School was filled with STEAM Feb. 2 as the Howell school welcomed a portable field trip that tested the students’ minds with projects and games designed to teach science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. More ... Tuesday, February 6, 2018
In a nod to its Catholic Schools Week theme of “Hearts to Lead, Hands to Serve,” fourth- through eighth-grade students in St. Mary of the Lakes School, Medford, spent a school day hand-tying more than three dozen blankets adorned with pink hearts for young homeless or runaways not too much older than themselves. More ... Monday, February 5, 2018
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed a proclamation designating the week of Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2018, as Catholic Schools Week in New Jersey and acknowledging the contributions of Catholic schools to the public welfare of all New Jerseyans. More ... Monday, January 29, 2018
As pipes and drums played a marching tune, more than 1,000 students, parents, teachers and administrators careened down the sloping and rather soggy sands in back of Sea Bright’s Donovan’s Reef Jan. 28 and into the rolling sea.
“Everyone had a good time,” said Eugenia Kelly, pastoral assistant in Holy Cross Parish, Rumson. “There were so many schools; their flags were flying; there were pipers and all the kids. It was really a special start to the week.”
For one special week each year, Catholic schools in the Diocese of Trenton join others nationwide in a unique celebration of all that make these institutions of faith and learning remarkable.
Catholic Schools Week, running from Jan. 28 through Feb. 3, is a time for schools to highlight their academic excellence, spirit of service, leadership, community and discipleship, and their continuum of faith formation that prepares students to make a difference in their world.
Flip through The Monitor’s annual salute to Catholic schools, which published Jan. 25.
In the five-plus weeks since the announcement was made that Holy Cross Academy in Delran will close as a diocesan school in June, plans to convert the institution to a private entity moved forward in earnest and are already showing results. More ... Thursday, January 25, 2018