At annual Catholic Schools Mass, the subject is faith

At annual Catholic Schools Mass, the subject is faith

By Lois Rogers | Trenton Monitor Correspondent 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 photos Leaving no doubt about the importance of faith in the lives of young people, Bishop David
St. Joseph students top field in annual scholastic bowl

St. Joseph students top field in annual scholastic bowl

By Christina Leslie | Trenton Monitor Correspondent Students from St. Joseph School, Toms River, earned first-place honors in the 14th annual St. Rose High School Invitational Scholastic Bowl held Oct. 23. Representatives from nine Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of Trenton gathered at the secondary school’s Belmar campus to compete in nine subject areas
St. Ann student wins aviation essay contest, meets Tuskegee Airmen

St. Ann student wins aviation essay contest, meets Tuskegee Airmen

By EmmaLee Italia | Trenton Monitor Correspondent An interest in aviation and unique opportunity intersected recently for Ean Chambers, eighth grade student in St. Ann School, Lawrenceville. And that became the catalyst for his entering – and winning – an essay contest sponsored by Southwest Airlines. Chambers, who wants to become a commercial pilot and
Red Bank Catholic seniors, St. James School’s youngest partner in Creative Movement class

Red Bank Catholic seniors, St. James School’s youngest partner in Creative Movement class

By EmmaLee Italia | Trenton Monitor Correspondent MOVIN’ AND GROOVIN’ • Kindergarten and preschool students in St. James School, Red Bank, stretch, bend and pretend along with Red Bank Catholic performing arts director Stacy Bascom and RBC seniors assisting in the Creative Movement class. Courtesy photo A unique partnership between Red Bank Catholic High School and
TCA students participate in lab coat experiment

TCA students participate in lab coat experiment

By Rose O’Connor | Trenton Monitor Correspondent Dressing The Part – Donning their new lab coats, third and fourth grade students from Trenton Catholic Academy pose for a picture with Radioactive Rick from Mad Science. Photo courtesy of Trenton Catholic Academy “I am so excited,” Trenton Catholic Academy third grade student Sophia Navarro said as
Water tests find Diocese’s schools free from lead

Water tests find Diocese’s schools free from lead

Story by Lois Rogers, Trenton Monitor Correspondent As Catholic school buildings around the Trenton Diocese opened for the fall term, students, faculty and staff entered with the assurance that every available water source in them has been rigorously tested and are free of lead. Such affirmation is the result of an effort that initially began
Back-to-school photos from around the Diocese of Trenton

Back-to-school photos from around the Diocese of Trenton

Thousands of students from across the Diocese of Trenton headed back to school the week of Sept. 5 to begin the 2017-18 academic year. Trenton Monitor photographers were on hand to capture the excitement and joy — and sometimes nervousness – felt by students and teachers on their first day. You can see their work

Schools look ahead to new, improved tech, academic programs

Schools look ahead to new, improved tech, academic programs

Thomas Makin of Rumson and Julian Mattioli of Colts Neck use a school laptop to work on their Math Counts contest entries in Holy Cross School, Rumson. The club again earned Gold Level status last year. Photo courtesy of Holy Cross School Story by Rose O’Connor | Trenton Monitor Correspondent For educators, there are few
Focus on Catholic Social Teaching aims to help students live Christ’s mission

Focus on Catholic Social Teaching aims to help students live Christ’s mission

By Lois Rogers | Trenton Monitor Correspondent Resurrection Sister Cherree Power, principal of St. Veronica School, Howell, looks over the calendars featuring Catholic Social Teaching that are printed annually. The calendars are printed for teachers and parents so everyone knows what aspects are being taught on a monthly basis. Lois Rogers photo In elementary and