A salute to the graduates of the Class of 2020 It is a pleasure to celebrate and salute the graduating Class of 2020! This school year has been filled with unanticipated experiences and a discontinuation of all that was routine. Many milestones that define the rites of passage of senior year were not to materialize.
Bishop O’Connell’s 2020 Baccalaureate Mass homily This is not the high school graduation celebration you expected when you began your senior year back in September. Who could have imagined then what you are experiencing now and how your senior year would end? The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted your plans and those of your parents and
Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., shared the following message May 14 to all members of the diocesan community: Today, the Bishops of NJ and I learned that the House Democrats released The Heroes Act, H.R. 6800, the fourth phase of economic stimulus relief or CARES 4. H.R.6800 includes several provisions that would protect, and even
Ask students in Our Lady of Sorrows School what they enjoyed most about Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., visiting March 6, and they agree: having the opportunity to meet and learn more about his role. “I was surprised to hear the Bishop say he was friends with the Pope,” Max Roberts, a fifth-grader in the Hamilton school,
Energy was high and there were smiles all around Burlington County’s only Catholic high school as students, faculty and staff welcomed Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., Feb. 7. PHOTO GALLERY: Bishop O’Connell visits Holy Cross Preparatory Academy, Delran The day marked the Bishop’s first visit to the school since it reopened as the new Holy
Colleen Moten is all set to do whatever needs to be done to help make Catholic Schools Week 2020 a success in Sacred Heart School, Mount Holly. “I’ll be here as much as I can,” the mother of sixth-grader, Morgan Moten said as she cited a few of the numerous activities that are planned for
If there’s one thing opening day of Catholic Schools Week in St. Jerome School made perfectly clear to Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., it’s that students there are amassing a wide range of knowledge. His tour Jan. 27 of the in West Long Branch school’s 11 classrooms and computer lab revealed that teachers are opening
Squeals and shouts of joy arose from the Sea Bright Municipal Beach the afternoon of Jan. 26 as people of all ages raced into, then quickly out of, the Atlantic Ocean to mark the 14th annual Polar Plunge for Catholic Education. The 1,000 participants who braved the 45-degree sand and surf were warmhearted knowing the
To celebrate the memory of their recently departed teacher and friend, Karin Krenek, the alumni and students in Donovan Catholic will present the musical program, “Karin’s Follies” 2 p.m. on Dec. 30 in the gymnasium at 711 Hooper Ave., Toms River. The performance will benefit a new scholarship in her honor at the Catholic igh
Heavenly Father, I ask that You bless all teachers in our Catholic schools. Bless them with wisdom and patience as they share Your joy and impact the lives of the young people of our Church.
“God, there is a reason You tell us to have faith like that of a child. They are bursting with curiosity and full of love. Protect their innocence and preserve the spark in their eyes from the darkness of the world. Let them be little lights to their parents and teachers. Allow them to grow
Lord, bless this program of support for Saint Joan of Arc and all Catholic schools in our diocese. We ask this through Christ our lord, Amen.