Hopes, expectations and achievements culminated in Baccalaureate Masses and commencement ceremonies throughout May and June in Catholic high schools across the Diocese of Trenton, as the Class of 2018 successfully completed their secondary education to embark on new journeys of faith. In a year that saw both triumph and adversity, more than 1,500 graduates from 11 high schools stepped forward to receive their diplomas and be celebrated by their proud loved ones and wider school communities.

The Monitor’s coverage of the Class of 2018 includes:

• Messages from Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M.; Franciscan Father Gabriel Zeis, diocesan vicar of Catholic education, and JoAnn Tier, diocesan superintendent of Catholic schools … pages G2, 3

• Overview of the Class of 2018 … pages G4, 5

• Reporting and photos from each of the high schools … begins on page G7

• Catholic elementary school graduates … page G33

Click to view the 2018 Graduation edition