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At the Catholic Schools Mass, the subject is faith
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

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.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Mission prelude gives Catholic Schools Mass sense of global unity

The sense of unity that’s a hallmark of the Catholic Schools Mass gains a truly global perspective from the traditional pre-Mass presentation on the Church’s mission fields.

This year’s program, featuring a talk by Father Evarist Kabagambe, who hails from Uganda, capped by a procession of cultural and religious symbols from around the world, perfectly exemplified that.

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Friday, October 20, 2017
Catholic Schools Mass ends with two schools recognized for achievements
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
BISHOP O'CONNELL'S HOMILY FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS MASS
Good morning everyone and welcome to our Co-Cathedral. This is the first time we celebrate Catholic schools together in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral. More ...
Thursday, October 12, 2017
A showcase of our Catholic schools

Parish, regional and diocesan Catholic schools across Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean Counties look forward to presenting the benefits of their schools to the families of prospective K-12 students this fall.  

Call a school in your area or visit its website to find out when open houses are scheduled, arrange a tour and more. 
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Friday, October 6, 2017
Catholic school benefits hailed on radio by local students
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
St. Leo the Great kids get lessons in faith, charity
St. Leo the Great School, Lincroft, celebrated Catholic Schools Week with fun, charity and a lesson in saintliness. More ...
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Middletown faculty lose hair as Catholic Schools Week comes to end by raising $1K for cancer
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.

Photo Gallery: Catholic Schools Week in St. Mary, Middletown


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Sunday, February 5, 2017
Medford eighth-grade boys get an idea of what it's like to be a priest for a day
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
Retreat fosters coming of age, reaching out, social action
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
Bishop wraps up Catholic Schools Week with visit to Point Pleasant Beach school
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
US Reps. Lipinski, Smith Legislation Honors, Supports Catholic Schools
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
Student poster, video contest winners recognized at State House
Catholic education received special attention at the state level when Gov. Chris Christie released his proclamation of Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 29 – Feb. 4. More ...
Wednesday, February 1, 2017



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