Lessons in the Stream

A day in the life of a spider is about to offer a STREAM of learning opportunities for second graders at Saint Rose of Lima School in Haddon Heights. What once might have been a literature experience followed by a science lesson about spiders is now a hands-on learning unit...

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Camden Pre-K offers dual language class

Written by Peter G. Sánchez  With 98 percent of their incoming 187 students from Spanish-speaking households, Camden’s Saint Anthony of Padua School has created a new program aimed at strengthening students’ proficiency in the languages of Spanish and English, beginning with its youngest class. The 13 students (at press time)...

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Gloomy skies, happy faces on the first day

Written by Peter G. Sánchez  Gloomy skies and steady raindrops couldn’t dampen the energy and enthusiasm of teachers, students, parents and Bishop Dennis Sullivan here at Resurrection Catholic, as the elementary school opened its doors this week for the beginning of a new school year. “I get excited when I...

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Day centers combat social isolation among seniors

Written by Deacon Jerry Jablonowski  As well noted in most health and wellness literature on aging, withdrawal into social isolation happens very frequently as one ages and suffers any infirmities that cause limitations to their mobility or ability to care for themselves. Isolation is a major cause of poor health...

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Getting spiritually prepared for the classroom

With students still in summer mode, new teachers in South Jersey Catholic Schools gathered Aug. 24 for an orientation session at Saint Vincent de Paul Regional School in Mays Landing. The group of 71 included first-time and veteran teachers, individuals bringing industry experience to the classroom, former public school educators,...

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To the Memory of Saint Monica’s Church

A historical marker for the former Saint Monica’s Church was dedicated on Aug. 27 on Arctic Avenue between North Carolina and Mansion avenues in Atlantic City. Saint Monica’s Church was built at 108 N. Pennsylvania Ave. in 1949 as the culmination of the work of Emma Lewis to serve Catholics...

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Youth serving 1,200 meals

Written by Peter G. Sánchez  A week removed from Summer in the City, where they lived out the Gospel values in caring for the poor and marginalized, youth continued that work in Atlantic City last week, serving 1,200 meals here at Pop Lloyd Baseball Stadium as part of AtlantiCare’s Mission...

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