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All Saints Regional School to become St. Mary Academy
All Saints Regional Catholic School in Manahawkin, which has provided education to children in five Ocean County parishes for more than 20 years, will move away from its regional model and reopen in July 2019 as St. Mary Academy under the administration of St. Mary Parish, Barnegat.
Msgr. Ken Tuzeneu, pastor of St. Mary Parish, announced and celebrated the change at the annual school Christmas concert Dec. 18.
“Our school is thrilled to begin this new chapter,” he said. “I believe strongly in Catholic education, and I am very excited that our parish community will have a greater role with the school. We have a lot of students from our parish attending the school and are deeply invested in its success, so the transition makes sense.”
Since 1997, ASRCS has been supported by St. Mary Parish, as well as St. Pius X Parish, Forked River; St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Whiting; St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Brant Beach, and St. Theresa Parish, Little Egg Harbor. Beyond financial support, the pastors have been a presence in the school, celebrating Masses and enriching the spiritual life of students.
The transition to a parish model comes with the blessing of Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., JoAnn Tier, diocesan superintendent of Catholic schools, and the pastors of the other four sending parishes.
A Message from Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M.
Catholic schools want our kids to have it all
As Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, I am delighted to congratulate the following Catholic schools in the Diocese who have been awarded the coveted “Blue Ribbon” by the United States Department of Education:
St. Catharine, Spring Lake:-Mr. Robert Dougherty, principal
St. Dominic, Brick: Mrs. Carol Bathmann, principal
St. James, Red Bank: Mrs. JoAnn Giordano, principal
St. Jerome, West Long Branch: Sister Angelina Pelliccia, principal
St. Leo the Great, Lincroft: Mr. Neil Begley, principal
This is an extraordinary accomplishment for the Diocese — not one but five of our Catholic schools have been recognized for excellence “based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.”
Along with our Superintendent Mrs. JoAnn Tier, our Vicar for Catholic Education Rev. Gabriel Zeis, TOR, and their colleagues in the Office of Catholic Education, I extend heartiest congratulations to the administrations, pastors and parish priests, faculties, and staffs of our newest “Blue Ribbon Schools.” You are amazing! And to our parents who sacrifice so much to entrust their children to our Catholic schools and to our incredible Catholic school students, thank you for your hard work and dedication. You are the best! “Catholic schools have it all!”