Choir from St. Gregory the Great Academy sings for Mass in St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Choir from St. Gregory the Great Academy sings for Mass in St. Patrick’s Cathedral

By EmmaLee Italia | Trenton Monitor Correspondent The school choir of St. Gregory the Great Academy, Hamilton Square, had the unique opportunity April 29 to sing in St. Patrick Cathedral, New York. As part of a regional workshop run by The American Federation Pueri Cantores – the student choral organization of the Catholic Church –
Catholic school students make a difference with Day of Service

Catholic school students make a difference with Day of Service

The Corporal Works of Mercy were carried out in special, creative and even fun ways as thousands of Catholic school students around the Diocese of Trenton spent a day performing works of service April 28. Initiated by the diocesan Department of Catholic Schools, the third annual event, held in as many years, had students in grades
Catholic school benefits hailed on radio by local students

Catholic school benefits hailed on radio by local students

By EmmaLee Italia | Trenton Monitor Correspondent 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. Talking about their unique experiences and service projects that contributed to their education, boys and girls from St. Joseph
Student poster, video contest winners recognized at State House

Student poster, video contest winners recognized at State House

By EmmaLee Italia | Trenton Monitor Correspondent 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. To see photoo gallery on this story, click here. To kick off the celebration, which recognizes the unique contributions of Catholic education,
Bishop wraps up Catholic Schools Week with visit to Point Pleasant Beach school

Bishop wraps up Catholic Schools Week with visit to Point Pleasant Beach school

By Lois Rogers | Trenton Monitor Correspondent 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
Middletown faculty lose hair as Catholic Schools Week comes to end by raising $1K for cancer

Middletown faculty lose hair as Catholic Schools Week comes to end by raising $1K for cancer

By Ken Downey Jr. | Trenton Monitor Correspondent 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. The volleyball game Feb. 3 was part of the school assembly that brought Catholic Schools Week
Radio interviews of local Catholic students taking place during CSW

Radio interviews of local Catholic students taking place during CSW

This Catholic Schools Week offers a special opportunity to hear from diocesan Catholic school students in their own voices. Domestic Church Media, home of four radio stations that cover large portions of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Staten Island, is offering special programming Jan. 31 – Feb. 3, featuring interviews with students throughout their listening area,
Burlington and Mercer County schools open Catholic Schools Week with Bishop O’Connell

Burlington and Mercer County schools open Catholic Schools Week with Bishop O’Connell

The campus of Burlington County's only Catholic high school — Holy Cross Academy in Delran — was buzzing with a lot of smiles and energy the morning of Jan. 30 as students eagerly awaited the arrival of some very special guests to help them kick off their celebration of Catholic Schools Week. To see photo
Rumson school’s Penny Harvest benefits African school, hurricane victims

Rumson school’s Penny Harvest benefits African school, hurricane victims

Give a bunch of kids brown paper bags and empty buckets, and there’s no telling what they might do. In Holy Cross School, Rumson, however, the students filled them with $2,005 worth of loose change. In early November, Maryjane Gallo, sixth grade teacher and co-founder of the Tawawami Children’s Project, a non-profit organization whose sole
Freezing for the faith: More than 1,000 take plunge to support Catholic education

Freezing for the faith: More than 1,000 take plunge to support Catholic education

By Lois Rogers | Trenton Monitor Correspondent Talk about the weather! In years to come, when eyewitnesses and participants shared stories about the Polar Plunge for Catholic Education sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians Patrick Torphy Division, it’s a given that the frigid temperatures, snow-topped sand and pounding surf of the 11th annual event on the