Cardinal Tobin Celebrates Mass for Catholic Schools and 20, 25, 30, 40 AND 50TH Anniversary Milestones

Dr. Margaret Dames, Secretary for Catholic Education/Superintendent of Schools, greets the Saint Dominic Academy Chamber Choir

Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R. joined teachers, faculty and staff of the Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Newark for a special mass on September 28 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Cardinal Tobin prayed for a successful school year. He encouraged those in attendance to use the gift the Lord gave them and to help their students develop their own gifts. And his homily cardinal Tobin reference John 13, where Jesus says, “You call me ‘teacher’” after washing the disciples’ feet. Addressing the crowd, the cardinal noted that “Jesus would feel right at home with you.” The Saint Dominic Academy chamber choir perform throughout the mass following the celebration, those teacher is making milestone anniversaries were honored. The nonpublic school teacher of the year, Ms Julia Guthrie, was also named.

 

 

Those that were honored for their years of service were:

20 Year Anniversary

Charlene Quackenbush St. John the Apostle School, Clark
Sharon Osnato St. John the Apostle School, Clark
Kris Lemke Christ the Teacher School, Fort Lee
Joanne Sambucini Corpus Christi, Hasbrouck Heights
Sharon Gallagher St. John’s Academy, Hillsdale
John Taormina Hoboken Catholic Academy, Hoboken
Angela Bernardo Hoboken Catholic Academy, Hoboken
Christopher Kempf St. Dominic Academy, Jersey City
Renata Koziol Hoboken Catholic Academy, Hoboken
Rossana McLaughlin St. Joseph School, Jersey City
Judy DeMarco Sacred Heart, Lyndhurst
JoAnn Hessian Sacred Heart, Lyndhurst
Joel Peters St. Joseph Regional High School, Montvale
William Elder The Academy of Our Lady of Peace, New Providence
Debbie Ferrara St. Francis Xavier, Newark
Sharon Wettengel St. Francis Xavier, Newark
Natalia Fernandes Ironbound Catholic Academy, Newark
Ana Boaventura Ironbound Catholic Academy, Newark
Sr. Starly Maria, CSM St. Michael School, Newark
Deborah Miraglia Notre Dame Academy, Palisades Park
Anthony Ferraro Paramus Catholic Regional High School, Paramus
Leonard Lewandowski Paramus Catholic Regional High School, Paramus
Madelyn Raimo Paramus Catholic Regional High School, Paramus
Barbara Schilling Academy of Saint Paul, Ramsey
John Cerimele Union Catholic Regional High School, Scotch Plains
Margaret Nuwer Union Catholic Regional High School, Scotch Plains
Melita Lalic Mother Seton School, Union City
Marisol Rodriguez Mother Seton School, Union City
Isabel Cassidy St. Francis Academy, Union City
Linda Damiano St. Augustine, Union City
Marisol Rodriguez St. Augustine, Union City

 

25 Year Anniversary

Dana Hobbs St. Joseph, East Orange
Josephina Paladino Corpus Christi, Hasbrouck Heights
Christine Rocha Corpus Christi, Hasbrouck Heights
Eileen Foley Hoboken Catholic Academy, Hoboken
Joan Fleischl Sacred Heart, Lyndhurst
Patricia Pavlica Sacred Heart, Lyndhurst
Roberta Murphy Sacred Heart, Lyndhurst
Mary Lee St. Joseph School, Oradell
Karen Kurtz Academy of St. Paul, Ramsey
Sister Ann Sullivan Union Catholic Regional High School, Scotch Plains
Lauren Lytle Academy of St. Joseph of the Palisades, West New York

 

30 Year Anniversary

Robin Burnitskie All Saints Catholic Academy, Bayonne
Andrea LoBue St. Anne, Fair lawn
Laurie Campana HobokenCatholic Academy, Hoboken
Peggy Girovasi HobokenCatholic Academy, Hoboken
Elvira Gabot Sacred Heart School, Jersey City
Marilyn Canal Sacred Heart, Lyndhurst
Linda Marino Sacred Heart, Lyndhurst
Lorraine Palmeri St. Dominic Academy, Jersey City
Raymond Seickendick Sacred Heart, Lyndhurst
Angela Sommo The Academy of Our Lady of Peace, New Providence
Rosemary Assisi Queen of Peace Grammar School, North Arlington
Theresa Gebhard Academy of Saint Paul, Ramsey
Josephine Hill Our Lady of the Lake School, Verona

 

40 Year Anniversary

Rose Barbieri All Saints Catholic Academy, Bayonne
Maryann Garone Sacred Heart, Lyndhurst
Sr. Patricia Gatti Mother Seton School, Union City
Karen Klypka St. Elizabeth, Wyckoff
Joseph Napoli St. Dominic Academy, Jersey City
Eva Reese St. Peter School, Belleville
Lorraine Schiller Academy of Our Lady, Glen Rock  45 years not recognized.

 

50 Year Anniversary

Sister Rosemary Kenny, OSB– Our Lady of Guadalupe, Elizabeth

Joan Barron – Mother Seton Regional High School, Clark

Mary Ann Mc Lean – 50 year anniversary, St. Dominic Academy, Jersey

 

Retired

Mr. James Regan, Sr.  Union Catholic Regional High School, Scotch Plains

 

Nonpublic School Teacher of the Year – Archdiocese of Newark and

State of New Jersey

Julia Guthrie        Notre Dame Academy, Palisades Park