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  • Elementary school graduations 
bring growth but change, too

    Nathan Pogorzelski couldn’t contain his excitement about his June 7 graduation from St. Paul School, Burlington. After all, he will be moving another step closer toward his education goal.

  • PHOTO GALLERIES: 2019 High School Baccalaureate Masses and Commencement Exercises

    Jubilation and blessings were bestowed on the more than 1,500 graduates from Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Trenton. Check out these special memories through our dozen photo galleries.

  • Slideshow: Congratulating the Class of 2019
    The Monitor is pleased to join these parishes, schools and other advertisers in congratulating the Class of 2019 and the honorees recognized in “From Harbor to Horizon.”
  • Slideshow: Class of 2019 Photo Album
    The Monitor highlights school Baccalaureate Masses and commencement exercises in dozens of photos as the Class of 2019 graduates from Catholic schools around the Diocese.
  • Graduates begin new journey nurtured by faith, love
    “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for,” wrote American author John Augustus Shedd nearly 100 years ago. 

    His words have become an analogy for the need to move forward, take risks, have faith and be confident, all of which describe the ambitions and abilities of this year’s graduates as they face head-on the opportunities and challenges of life beyond Catholic high school.

    “They are going to make a difference,” said Red Bank Catholic principal Robert Abatemarco, describing the future promise not only for his own graduating students but for the more than 1,500 graduates who were celebrated during Baccalaureate Masses and commencement ceremonies across the Diocese of Trenton.

  • A joyous time for youth, a memorable time for loved ones
    June is the time when graduates respond with an ebullient, carefree spirit recognizing the joy-filled completion of 12-plus years of education.
  • 'Go with God always,' Bishop advises 2019 graduates
    St. John’s Gospel speaks often about the importance of maintaining a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Learning about that, doing that is the purpose of Catholic education – the purpose of the last four years you have spent in Catholic high school.
  • From Harbor to Horizon
    In Masses and special ceremonies throughout May and June, more than 1,500 graduates celebrated their many accomplishments and blessings, leaving the safe harbor of their Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Trenton and fixing their sights on the hopeful horizons ahead.
  • Whether through their leadership of younger teammates, or their personal contributions on the field, court or diamond, members of this year’s graduating classes at schools across the Diocese of Trenton have left quite an athletic legacy – with a host of accolades, tournament wins and trophies in their wake.

  • Slideshow: Congratulating the Class of 2018
    The Monitor is pleased to join these parishes, schools and other advertisers in congratulating the Class of 2018 and the honorees recognized in “New Journeys of Faith.”

The Diocese of Trenton is committed to the initiatives outlined in the U.S. Bishop’s Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in regard to the reporting and investigation of sexual abuse allegations involving minors.

If you have been sexually abused as a minor by a member of the clergy or anyone representing the Catholic Church, or if you know of someone who was, you can report that abuse through the diocesan Abuse Hotline.

To report the sexual abuse of minors call our hotline 1-888-296-2965 or email us at

Please note: The Diocese of Trenton reports any allegations of sexual abuse to the appropriate law enforcement agencies. Anyone with an allegation is also encouraged to provide that information to local law enforcement authorities.