Principals who will begin new assignments in the Diocese's Catholic high schools and elementary schools attend an Aug. 16 meeting in the Diocesan Chancery. The principals, in this photo, hear a presentation by Dr. Vincent de Paul Schmidt, superintendent.
Principals who will begin new assignments in the Diocese's Catholic high schools and elementary schools attend an Aug. 16 meeting in the Diocesan Chancery. The principals, in this photo, hear a presentation by Dr. Vincent de Paul Schmidt, superintendent.
Specially planned meetings and orientation sessions have been in full swing during the month of August as the Diocese gears up for the new academic year, 2022-2023.

The first gathering on Aug. 4 brought staff from the diocesan Department of Catechesis, including Denise Contino, director, and Michelle Angelo, associate director, together with parish catechetical leaders for a Nuts & Bolts meeting in the Diocesan Chancery, Lawrenceville. The PCLs heard a presentation by staff from the diocesan Department of Catholic Schools as well as reviewed logistics involved with running parish religious education and faith formation programs, and information on the Diocese’s participation in the three-year Eucharistic Revival.

On Aug. 16, the diocesan Department of Catholic Schools, met with the 12 new principals who will begin their tenures in Catholic high schools and grammar schools in September. Held in the Chancery, the orientation session included presentations by Catholic Schools’ staff -- Dr. Vincent de Paul Schmidt, superintendent; Daniel O’Connell, associate director for curriculum and instruction, and Bonnie Milecki, the newly named associate director for School Development and Operations.

The following day, the Catholic Schools staff headed to St. Gregory the Great Academy, Hamilton Square, where they met with teachers who will begin new assignments.

Look for The Monitor Magazine's September issue which will include a "Back to Class" section with more stories about what's going on in our Catholic schools and parish religious education programs.