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Medford school closes Catholic Schools Week with Mass, visit from Bishop
Smiles All Around -- Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., and clergy from St. Mary of the Lakes Parish, Medford, pose for a photo with students following the noon Mass on Feb. 3. The Bishop celebrated the Mass to wrap up the close of Catholic Schools Week. Mary Stadnyk photo
Smiles All Around -- Bishop David M. O'Connell, C.M., and clergy from St. Mary of the Lakes Parish, Medford, pose for a photo with students following the noon Mass on Feb. 3. The Bishop celebrated the Mass to wrap up the close of Catholic Schools Week. Mary Stadnyk photo

Following a bustling week complete with special activities such as hosting an open house, participating in academic competitions and enjoying fun events like a pep rally, students in St. Mary of the Lakes School wrapped up Catholic Schools Week 2019 with a special visit by Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Bishop O'Connell visits communities of faith during Catholic Schools Week
The unique, faith-driven learning experience of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Trenton was showcased during Catholic Schools Week Jan. 27 – Feb. 2, and their chief shepherd, Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., paid a series of visits to celebrate Masses, admire student achievements, field well-considered questions … and sing. More ...
Friday, February 8, 2019
Pep Rally for Catholic teachings closes out Catholic Schools Week at Donovan Catholic
Catholic Schools Week drew to a strong finish for Donovan Catholic’s students Feb. 1 when nationally known athlete and motivational speaker Gene Zannetti shared a very Catholic perspective on how to connect the dots between faith and the fast living world of today. More ...
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Bishop makes Catholic Schools Week visit to Freehold community
The student body of St. Rose of Lima School welcomed Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., with song, dance, laughter and well-considered questions Jan. 31 during his Catholic Schools Week visit to the 143-year-old Freehold Catholic school. More ...
Friday, February 1, 2019
Catholic schools shine at State House for CSW
Celebrating Catholic Schools Week, student representatives and school officials of Catholic Schools from around the state were recognized Jan. 31 at the State House in Trenton for all they contribute to New Jersey – quality education, responsible citizenship and financial support. More ...
Friday, February 1, 2019
Willingboro students salute those who serve their community
Police stations and hospital emergency rooms might not be high on the list of places that people would want to visit. More ...
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Princeton students go live on Fox 29 for Catholic Schools Week
Students in St. Paul School, Princeton, got a dose of stardom Jan. 29 when they were featured on Fox 29 Philadelphia’s “Kelly’s Classroom” for Catholic Schools Week.


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Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Major Leaguer credits Catholic education for success
Nearly 13 years after his graduation from St. Benedict School, a Major League baseball player returned to share the important lessons he had learned there. More ...
Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Bishop celebrates Catholic Schools Week in song with St. Veronica, St. Aloysius students

“Have you heard the song, ‘Baby Shark?’” Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., asked dozens of youngsters gathered Jan. 28 in St. Veronica Church, Howell.

“Yes,” they said shyly but enthusiastically as the Bishop led them in song: “Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo.  Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo.”

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Monday, January 28, 2019
Catholic Schools Week 2019 begins in Trenton Diocese
Catholic Schools Week 2019 has officially begun in the Trenton Diocese. And now schools are gearing up for a bustling activities week ranging from open houses, special Masses and prayer services to welcoming visitors such as parents, grandparents and folks who serve in their communities. More ...
Monday, January 28, 2019
Innovations abound in Catholic school education
Just as learning is a lifelong process that builds upon past successes and strong framework for future ones, the diocesan Department of Catholic Schools continually strives to fulfill its stated mission to “provide leadership, direction, support, and service to pastors, principals, and school communities as they form students in the Catholic faith and develop each child’s potential.”  More ...
Monday, January 28, 2019
Schools accept challenge of Laudato Sí to be stewards of creation
Mindful of the challenge to protect the earth, “our common home,” posed by Pope Francis in his 2015 encyclical “Laudato Si’,” Catholic schools continue to integrate positive environmental initiatives while teaching students about the call to be good stewards of creation. More ...
Monday, January 28, 2019
Catholic schools invest in a commitment to health
In his encyclical, “Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home,” Pope Francis makes clear the relationship between human life and creation, stressing that a failure to care for creation compromises, among other things, human health. More ...
Monday, January 28, 2019
Catholic school students enjoy a new paradigm of learning
Young children approach life and school with open minds, eager for adventure and new learning. More ...
Monday, January 28, 2019
Catholic school students offer prayer, love, support in challenging times

Every day, those in Catholic schools stand to pray, asking God for blessings and guidance as the school day unfolds.

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Monday, January 28, 2019
Schools taking preemptive steps to bolster students socially, spiritually
In 1736, when Benjamin Franklin coined the phrase “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” he was talking about fire safety. But the same axiom can be applied today when it comes to helping students’ with social anxieties. More ...
Monday, January 28, 2019
Polar Plunge sets high water mark in fundraising

Organizers of the annual Polar Plunge for Catholic Education are calling this year’s event one for the record books.

“This is the biggest year yet for the Polar Plunge,” event chairman Jim Shaw said enthusiastically as some 500 in the water and hundreds on the beach concluded a triumphal march up the sandy shoreline after taking an icy dip in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Monday, January 28, 2019
Catholic elementary schools: a 21st century journey of discovery
The library in St. Benedict Elementary School, Holmdel, is a hub of activity. More ...
Monday, January 28, 2019
Unique courses, activities building blocks for the future
Along with forming students in faith, Catholic schools around the Trenton Diocese strive to offer young scholars a wide range of academic programs and extracurricular activities that stretch the boundaries of the educational experience. More ...
Monday, January 28, 2019
The Monitor salutes Catholic Schools Week 2019

Each year, Catholics schools around the country take a week to celebrate the gift of providing students with a quality education in a Catholic faith-based environment.

The 2019 observance of Catholic Schools Week is Jan. 27 through Feb. 2 and is a time for schools to highlight their academic excellence, spirit of service, leadership, community and discipleship, and their continuum of faith formation that prepares students to make a difference in their world.

In support of Catholic education, The Monitor has published a special edition that  highlights all that Catholic schools around the Diocese have to offer. Click here to read the special edition.

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Monday, January 28, 2019
Schools follow Gospel mandate to be of service to others
The Catholic doctrine of love thy neighbor rings loud and clear throughout the Trenton Diocese, and schools are using Catholic Schools Week as an opportunity to highlight what they do in terms of works of service and helping others in need. More ...
Monday, January 28, 2019

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