Among those who attended the annual Catholic SEEK conference were over a dozen young people and clergy from the Archdiocese of Newark, including Catholic college students from Kean University, Ramapo College of New Jersey, and Montclair State University.
Catholic advocates for the poor and vulnerable are applauding a new state law that will extend New Jersey’s free breakfast and lunch program to 60,000 more children who attend public, and for the first time, private schools.
Today, in partnership with St. Edmund’s Sacred Art Institute, the National Eucharistic Team would like to announce an exciting opportunity for artists across the nation: the National Eucharistic Art Competition. Creative Catholics from all over the country are invited to share their talents in exploration and celebration of the Eucharistic mystery, contributing to a vibrant tapestry of Eucharistic art.
Throughout the Archdiocese of Newark schools, 2023 was a year filled with scholarly achievements, community service and engagement, and the fostering of a deeper connection to God and their Catholic faith. Many accomplishments have defined the past year for the students, educators, and young people within the Archdiocese of Newark’s vibrant Catholic school community. The following are just a few of them covered by Jersey Catholic in 2023.
The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children’s (SFIC) High School Hoopfest returned for its 20th anniversary at the Roselle Catholic High School gym on Jan. 6. The event featured an exciting day of basketball and raised $110,000 to support partial-tuition assistance scholarships for underprivileged students attending Archdiocese of Newark Catholic schools.
Step by whimsical step, Women in STEM members from the Academy of the Holy Angels Upper School in Demarest used a marble to move a banner. Students’ original “Rube Goldberg” thrilled onlookers at a recent demonstration.
Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Newark are gearing up for annual Christmas celebrations. In the midst of twinkling lights and festive decorations, the age-old traditions of nativity plays, Christmas pageants, and concerts are set to take center stage, drawing students and families together for the retelling of the Christmas story.
As flickering candles illuminate Advent wreaths, and the fragrance of evergreen fills the air, the hallways of Catholic schools around the Archdiocese become a tapestry of faith, unity, and shared devotion. The annual observance of Advent transforms classrooms into sanctuaries of reflection and spiritual growth.
Last weekend, the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart in Newark was filled with gratitude and celebration as parishes and schools across the Archdiocese of Newark came together to honor teens and adults who have dedicated their time and talent to support youth ministry.