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New Journeys of Faith
Hopes, expectations and achievements culminated in Baccalaureate Masses and commencement ceremonies throughout May and June in Catholic high schools across the Diocese of Trenton, as the Class of 2018 successfully completed their secondary education to embark on new journeys of faith. More ...
Monday, June 18, 2018

2018 Graduates: Ready to be 'missionary disciples'
Graduating students from Catholic high schools across the Diocese of Trenton took a monumental step toward their futures, saying goodbye to the familiar while anticipating the possibilities to come.

The Class of 2018 celebrated with Baccalaureate Masses and commencement exercises to mark the end of a 12-year journey and the beginning of another.

Hailing from 11 Catholic diocesan, parish and private high schools that serve Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean counties, the graduates numbered 1,535. Schools included Trenton Catholic Academy, Hamilton; Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville; Holy Cross Academy, Delran; St. John Vianney High School, Holmdel; Mater Dei Prep, Middletown; Red Bank Catholic High School, Red Bank; Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft; Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, Princeton, Villa Victoria Academy, Ewing; St. Rose High School, Belmar, and Donovan Catholic, Toms River.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018
PHOTO GALLERIES: 2018 High School Baccalaureate Masses and Commencement Exercises

Notre Dame Graduation 2018
Notre Dame Baccalaureate Mass 2018

Stuart Graduation 2018

Mater Dei Prep Graduation 2018

Stuart Country Day School Baccalaureate Mass 2018

St. Rose High School Graduation 2018

Donovan Catholic Graduation 2018
Donovan Catholic Baccalaureate Mass 2018
Red Bank Catholic Graduation 2018
Red Bank Catholic Baccalaureate Mass 2018
St. John Vianney High School Graduation 2018
Holy Cross Academy Graduation 2018
Trenton Catholic Academy Baccalaureate Mass/Graduation 2018
Christian Brothers Academy Graduation 2018
Christian Brothers Academy Baccalaureate Mass 2018

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Georgian Court University's dual commencement draws 3,500 to Toms River arena

Two days of solemn and celebratory events drew the school year to a close for Georgian Court University with a geographical twist: for the first time in its 107 year commencement history, graduation was held off campus.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018
Sent Forth with Love
Amid tears, smiles, cheers and hugs, nearly 1,700 Catholic high school seniors in the Diocese of Trenton were celebrated and challenged during recent Baccalaureate Masses and commencement ceremonies. ... More ...
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Class of 2017: Have courage and take your faith with you
In ceremonies both joyful and bittersweet, heralding the next steps on a journey of faith and hope, graduates across the Diocese of Trenton celebrated the successful completion of their Catholic high school education. More ...
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Graduation - A time for endings and beginnings

With poise, confidence and dignity, the Graduates of the Class of 2017 took part in Baccalaureate Masses and Commencement Exercises marking a conclusion of their high school days.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Jesus is the model for graduates, families and community
Each year at this time, we acknowledge and celebrate the many students who graduate from every level – including middle school, high school or institutions of higher learning. More ...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Eighth grade grads: Closing one door, opening another
Bringing their elementary and middle school experiences to a close, 1,269 eighth graders graduated this June from the Diocese of Trenton’s 34 Catholic elementary schools. More ...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Witnesses Sent Forth: Reflections on Commencement 2017
We begin again. I say this because this is what a commencement is all about, a beginning; it is never an end. More ...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Stuart grads move forward with faith, hope and love
As the 37 young women of Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart Class of 2017 rejoiced in the Cor Unum Center where they gathered for a Baccalaureate Mass June 8, Franciscan Father Gabriel Zeis, urged the seniors to become “beacons” of faith, hope and love as they move forward with their lives. More ...
Monday, June 12, 2017
With prayer and thanksgiving the Class of 2017 bids farewell to Notre Dame

The Notre Dame High School Class of 2017 marked the milestone of their graduation much the same way as they began it four years ago: with prayer, gratitude and a keen sense of expectation about the educational adventure to come.

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Monday, June 12, 2017
Class of '17 receives fond farewell from Donovan Catholic
Amid prayer and celebration, the community of Toms River’s Donovan Catholic High School bid Godspeed to the 174 students of the Class of 2017 who will soon carry with them the skills, knowledge and values gleaned there to colleges and universities around the nation. More ...
Friday, June 9, 2017
Holy Cross grads reminded that 'God the Spirit' is always there
The sky was cloudy and there were a few falling raindrops. But the tenuous weather in no way dampened the spirits of the 128 graduating seniors from Holy Cross Academy, Delran, who received their diplomas June 5. More ...
Friday, June 9, 2017
CBA grads urged to remain connected to Jesus
Two days of solemnity and celebration marked the rite of passage of 233 seniors of the 55th graduating class of Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft, to the wider academic landscape. More ...
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Villa Victoria grads reflect on strong sense of community
Standing in gowns of white, 13 young women took their tassels from the right side of their caps and moved them to their left.  More ...
Thursday, June 8, 2017
SJV grads urged to keep faith in their futures
Franciscan Father Gabriel Zeis had an important request for the 261 graduating seniors from St. John Vianney High School, Holmdel, when he celebrated the Baccalaureate Mass June 1 in St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold. More ...
Thursday, June 8, 2017
RBC grads saluted for service, faith
A day of prayer for the future and thanksgiving for four, well-completed years of study, service and faith unfolded seamlessly June 5 inside the vast reaches of the Monmouth University Activities Center for Red Bank Catholic’s Class of 2017. More ...
Thursday, June 8, 2017
RBC graduates saluted for spirit, service and faith
A day of prayer for the future and thanksgiving for four, well-completed years of study, service and faith unfolded seamlessly June 5 inside the vast reaches of the Monmouth University Activities Center for Red Bank Catholic’s Class of 2017. More ...
Thursday, June 8, 2017
TCA's Class of 2017 'truly a family'
The word family seemed to personify the graduating class of Trenton Catholic Academy as the Hamilton school students gathered together one last time. More ...
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Mater Dei grads have 'accomplished tremendous things'
The Mater Dei Prep Class of 2017 was recognized as a group of students who “have accomplished tremendous things!” said James Hauenstein, principal. “But it was never about the headlines for this class; it was always about just doing the right thing.” More ...
Thursday, June 8, 2017

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