Virtual and At Home Volunteer Opportunities 2023-2024

Open House PixService Hour Opportunities


1. Sacred Heart School
(option 1) Thanksgiving Crafts- come up with cute Thanksgiving craft ideas to send home with the K-3rd grade students at Sacred Heart School. Think coloring pages, DIY Turkey crafts, pilgrim hats (get creative). Make sure you have all of the included supplies before you donate.

(option 2) Christmas Goody Bags/ Stockings- stuff mini stockings or Christmas themed goody bags with treats and items for the students at Sacred Heart Elementary School.

2. Cathedral Kitchen
(option 1) make turkey or beef bologna and cheese or PB&J sandwiches. Any type of bread is fine (wheat even better if you can get it). Any amount is welcome. Please place each sandwich in a sealed baggie.

(option 2) We appreciate the fruit (apples and/or oranges), snacks (granola bar, trail mix, etc.), bottled water, etc. Please keep the items separate (do not bag in lunch bags).

(option 3) You can also make utensil packets, plastic fork, knife, spoon, napkin (and salt & pepper packets if you can find them) and handi-wipe in a sealed sandwich-size baggie. Any amount is welcome.

(option 4) Donate the following: Winter “stretchy” gloves similar to these, but do not have to be from Amazon:, Small tissue packs, Hand sanitizer (sample size), Handi-wipes (individually wrapped), Masks (prefer double ply with a “pinched” nose for better coverage), unisex winter hats, unisex winter gloves, travel sized body wash, travel sized tissues.

(option 5) Make some Thanksgiving cards for the guests at Cathedral Kitchen for the Thanksgiving holiday-  No glitter, please! Due by mid-November.

3. Catholic Charities Camden

(option 1) We are hosting an event for our Veterans in early November so this will be an amazing thing to give away. We are expecting around 200 people at our event. Please make ‘blessing bags’ for the veterans. Freezer bags or drawstring bags would be best.

In the bags we should have (travel size is best):

Body Wash/ Soap
Hand sanitizer
Shaving Cream
Tooth paste
Feminine Hygiene Products (only needed in some)
Body Lotion
Brush or Comb

(option 2) We need more PPE supplies for students. Can your students collect items from this list and pack them into large plastic bags that we can give to individual students? They can even decorate the plastic bag (if it doesn’t rub off on skin and clothes) or make a card to put inside. Here are things that the students could assemble into the bag:

Hand sanitizer (please no sanitizer that has toxins – none with methanol or 1-propanol in them or made in Mexico)
Wipes to clean school desks
Small packs of tissues

4. UM Communities Adult Rehab Facility
(option 1) make Thanksgiving cards to be handed out to the elderly and long term residents at the facility. These will be handed out during the holiday to lift spirits.
(option 2)  make Christmas cards to be handed out to the elderly and long term residents at the facility. These will be handed out during the holiday to lift spirits.

5. A Light in the Darkness is looking for people to get little small gifts for homeless  in Camden for the Holiday season. They are looking for hand warmers, candy, sweatshirts, sweatpants, bottled sodas/juices, and handmade/store bought cards with inspiring and positive messages. They are donating until Christmas. Contact Mrs. Silber before starting this- drop off donations directly to room 203.

GCHS’ Alaina Silber Featured as South Jersey Top Teacher

Alaina Silber GraphicCongratulations to Gloucester Catholic’s own Alaina Silber, who was featured recently as a South Jersey Top Teacher by South Jersey Magazine.

As GCHS’s English and Religion teacher, Mrs. Silber understands the importance of service and spirituality as a part of student life and Gloucester Catholic’s mission. She has creatively helped students experience both components through classroom education and service activities within local communities.

She is the coordinator for Gloucester Catholic’s service and retreat program and introduces spirituality during retreats — whether that means learning about Latino culture, tackling subjects like racism and injustice, or helping at Cathedral Kitchen. Collectively, GCHS students performed over 6,040 service hours last year.

“We changed the service program recently where students perform service hours in school along with a majority of hours in the community,” said Mrs, Silber. “Juniors and

seniors do required independent service at 20 hours per year per student. Freshmen and sophomores take part in a service retreat, so we go as a class and perform volunteer hours within the community.”

Mrs. Silber first came to Gloucester Catholic in 2012 and 2013, when she was completing her master’s program in education while enrolled at Saint Joseph’s University. She is preparing to finish a second master’s in theology at The College of St. Elizabeth. She has taught full-time at Gloucester Catholic since the Fall of 2016.

“I was really surprised and excited to be featured among the Top Teachers,” said Mrs. Silber. “To be young and so new in my career, it’s awesome to be honored in this way.”

To view the feature on South Jersey’s Top Teachers, visit the following link:

2019 Gloucester Catholic Viewbook Is Now Online! Click Here!

Viewbook Cover AGloucester Catholic Junior Senior High School has released the 2019 edition of its annual “Viewbook.” Click on the link below to see the Viewbook online and discover Gloucester Catholic!

For additional information or if you would like to visit GCHS, call Mr. Tom Flynn, Admissions Department at (856) 456-4400, Ext. 228. You may also fill out the Ram for a Day form on this web site to schedule a visit to Gloucester Catholic.

Click here to see 2019 Edition of Gloucester Catholic Viewbook



4th Annual Johnny Gaudreau Golf Classic Set for July 26 at Running Deer

Gaudreau logo revised 4_12_18The 4th Annual Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, July 26, 2019 at Ron Jaworski’s Running Deer Golf Club in Pittsgrove Twp., NJ. The tournament will provide families with financial need the opportunity to give their sons and daughters a Gloucester Catholic High School education! All proceeds directly fund scholarships and tuition assistance.

A limited number of golfing spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Last year’s tournament sold out, so please register as soon as possible, if interested, online at After all spots are filled, all subsequent registrations will be put on a waiting list.

Your support of the Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament will help to continue the Gloucester Catholic Advantage for another generation of Young Rams. A lot of great kids are counting on you!

For additional information, contact Pat Murphy at or (856) 456-4400, Ext. 219.

Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior High School Welcomes New Students for 2019-20 School Year

FINAL 18Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior High School is currently accepting applications for those families wishing to enroll students in Grades 7-11 for the 2019-2020 school year.

If you would like to register online, visit and click on the “Apply Online” tab on the left side of the home page. You may also download a paper application on the GC web site.

Any student wishing to “Become a Ram for a Day” is welcome to contact the school to set up a personal visit. An online registration form (see Quick Links on left of home page) may be found on this website.

For additional information, please contact Mr. Tom Flynn, Director of Admissions, at

It’s Easy! Become a Ram for a Day and Apply to Gloucester Catholic with New Electronic Forms!

Ram Clip artApplying online to Gloucester Catholic and visiting the school as a “Ram for a “Day” just became easier! You only need to fill out a quick online electronic form, and submit — and you are all set!

If you have already visited Gloucester Catholic and wish to apply, just fill out the online application on our website by clicking on the link below and then submitting it electronically.

Gloucester Catholic Online Application

You may also fill out an Online Form and Become a Ram for a Day!

If you would like to visit Gloucester Catholic and become a Ram for a Day, just click on the link below and register by filling out the online form. Our Admissions Office will contact you and set up a day for your visit!

Register to Become a Ram for a Day!


Gloucester Catholic Receives Overall Niche Grade of “A”

GCHS LogoGloucester Catholic has placed among the top private high schools in New Jersey as the independent rating service,, released its 2019 rankings last week.

Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior High School scored highly in its “Report Card” from with an overall Niche grade of “A”.

See Gloucester Catholic’s Niche Ratings here.

Gloucester Catholic Mourns Passing of Former Principal Rev. Kenneth Johnston

Rev Kenneth JohnstonGloucester Catholic mourns the passing of Rev. Kenneth Johnston, former principal of GCHS who was last stationed as pastor of Incarnation Parish in Mantua, NJ.
Father Johnston spent 44 years in ministry at schools and parishes. He was pastor of three parishes: St. Teresa, Runnemede (1999-2004); St. Mary, Williamstown (2004-09); and Incarnation, Mantua (2009-12).
He also served as principal of two high schools: St. James High School, Carneys Point (1984-89) and Gloucester Catholic (1989-99). In his early years of ministry, he was on the faculty at St. Joseph High School, Hammonton, and Wildwood Catholic, and was vice principal at Holy Spirit High School, Absecon.

Father Johnston was born in New York, and studied at Mount Saint Mary’s in Emmitsburg, Md., and American College in Louvain, Belgium. He was ordained on June 29, 1968 in Belgium.

He served on the Diocesan Tribunal; was a member and chairman of the Continuing Education and Spiritual Formation of Priests; and served on the Vocation Advisory Board and Presbyteral Council.

Funeral Arrangements may be found at the following web site below.

Senior Class of 2018 Academic Success Stories: Discover Our Talented Students!

Members of Gloucester Catholic’s Class of 2018 will soon graduate, and these talented seniors have chosen their future paths for college. Read about their Academic Success Stories below, as the Administration, Faculty and Staff members congratulate these exceptional future leaders of society!

If you or your family would like to shadow as a Ram for a Day, please fill out online form at the following link, or contact Mr. Tom Flynn at

Become a Ram for a Day (click here)


Senior Class of 2018 Academic Success Story – Kaitlyn Allison

AAAKaitlyn Allison began her education as a Ram in our junior high and has been an honors student each year. A Gloucester city resident and a member of St. Mary’s parish, Kaitlyn is a member of our National Honors Society and was recently named “Best Overall Student” for Camden County. Kaitlyn is also an accomplished, multi-sport athlete having participated as a member of our softball, basketball, tennis and field hockey teams.She is also a dedicated Religious education teacher, volunteers at the cathedral soup kitchen and was a Kairos leader.  Kaitlin has been accepted to St. Joseph’s University and the University of Delaware.  She will attend Seton Hall University to study Biology and Physical Therapy as a recipient of the Public Rate Tuition Scholarship.


Senior Class of 2018 Academic Success Story – Emma Billings

Seniors _ BillingsEmma Billings hails from Gloucester City and is a graduate of our junior high and a St. Mary’s parishioner. Emma has been an attendee at this event every year since she started at GC as a 7th grader!  She is a member of the Marian Chapter of the National Honor Society and an avid swimmer.  While at GC, Emma has been a member of our swim, lacrosse, and tennis teams and has helped plan her junior prom and senior homecoming.  Accepted to and offered scholarships in the amount of $281, 368.00 to East Stroudsburg, Rider University, Arcadia, The College of New Jersey, Lockhaven and Kutztown, she will major in Special Education with a concentration in Social Studies at East Stroudsburg University and swim competitively as a Division 2 athlete.


Senior Class of 2018 Academic Success Story – Laura Blaston

Laura Blaston is a graduate of St. Margaret’s School and is a member of Holy Angels Parish. Actively involved at GCSeniors _ Blaston, Laura has been a member of our diving team for four years and earned All Tri-County Honors. She is a member of our National Honors Society, plays on our varsity tennis team and was a Kairos retreatant. Outside of school, Laura is an accomplished gymnast and has won a state championship in the floor exercise and vault.  Both an NJ Scholars Nominee and a US Presidential Scholar Nominee, she also finds time to volunteer at the South Jersey Food Bank, Voorhees Acute Pediatric Center and has been a team leader for the MS Muck Fest. Laura has been accepted to St. Joseph’s University, Widener University, Seton Hall University, University of Scranton and Philadelphia University earning $426,500 in scholarship money.  Laura will study Psychology at Villanova University in the fall.


Senior Class of 2018 Academic Success Story – Chase DiMauro

Seniors DiMauro A Chase DiMauro is a graduate of Gloucester Catholic Junior High School and has played hockey for the Rams ever since entering the halls of GC. Chase is a member of Our Lady of Hope Parish and resides in Franklinville.   Chase volunteers many hours at the rink sharing his time and talents in the hockey realm with young, up and coming players.

His college acceptances include Rowan University and LaSalle University.  Chase is excited to accept an academic and athletic scholarship to attend Drexel University in the fall to study Business Analytics and play ice hockey for the Dragons.

Senior Class of 2018 Academic Success Story – Renel Forand

Renel Forand came to GC from Guardian Angels School and is a resident of Paulsboro and a parishioner at St. Claire ofSeniors _ Forand Assisi.  A member of the National Honors Society, Renel often tutors underclassmen and has dedicated many hours helping out in the Guidance Office. She also volunteers at an aftercare program and has worked with her local girl scout troop as a mentor. A varsity cheerleader and lacrosse player, Renel was named captain for both teams.

Accepted to University of South Carolina, Immaculata, Johnson and Wales and Albright, Renel will study Fashion Design and Merchandising at Jefferson University.


Senior Class of 2018 Academic Success Story – Carly Fultano

Seniors _ Fultano ACarly Fultano resides in Clementon, is a member of St. Simon Stock Parish and also attended GC Junior High. Carly has participated in Teen Arts while at GC and serves on our stage crew and tennis team. She was a Kairos retreat Rector, a huge endeavor which places the responsibility for planning and implementing this student-led retreat. She has attended our annual leadership camp and volunteers extensively for animal welfare, the soup kitchen and as a religious education teacher.

Carly has been accepted to Rutgers University, Neumann University, and LaSalle University. She will attend Seton Hall University studying Occupational Therapy.
Senior Class of 2018 Academic Success Evan Giordano

Residing in Washington Township and a member of Holy Family Parish, Evan Giordano attended Bunker Hill MiddleSeniors _ Giordano School.  Evan is a four year attendee at our honors banquet and is a member of our National Honors Society.  An avid participant our school community, Evan is a four-year student council representative, was a Kairos 4 retreatant and can boast that he was a member of our 2017 State Baseball Championship team.

Evan will be attending Stony Brook University in the fall where he will study Finance and play baseball on academic and athletic scholarships.




Senior Class of 2018 Academic Success Story – Patrick Glennan

Seniors _ Glennan APatrick “Patch” Glennan is an Incarnation parishioner and a GC Junior High graduate who has earned honors for the past 6 years at Gloucester Catholic. At GCHS, Patch was a member of our Cross Country team and Forensic team. As a member of our Forensic team, Patch placed first in the diocese in the category for Extemporaneous Speaking, which allowed him to compete nationally in Sacramento, California. Traditional Irish music is both a passion and a business for Patch as he and his father can often be found playing at local venues, teaching students or playing at our school masses. Patch also attended the American Legion Boys’ State program.

Most impressively, Patch has earned the distinction of being named a National Merit Scholarship Finalist; only 15,000 students in the entire country reach this level and he is the only student attending one of our diocesan high schools to earn this status. Patch will study Biology at the University of Pennsylvania in pursuit of a medical degree.


Senior Class of 2018 Academic Success Story – Emma Holian
Emma Holian resides in Deptford and is a parishioner at Our Lady of Guadelupe. Emma is a vital member of our girls’ Seniors _ Holiansoccer program and is a four year student council representative who was voted by her peers to lead as our Secretary/Treasurer for the 2017-2018 school year. Emma has volunteered for St. John of God and has participated in the March for Life.

Accepted to the University of Delaware, James Madison University, Rowan University, St. Joseph’s University, LaSalle and Penn State University, Emma will attend the University of South Carolina to study Risk Management and Law with a scholarship of distinction.




Senior Class of 2018 Academic Success Stories: Garrett Lugiano!

Seniors_Garrett LugianoGarrett Lugiano came to GC from Bishop Schad Regional School in Vineland. He is now a resident of Deptford and a member of St. Mary’s Parish in Gloucester. A winner of our annual writing contest, “What Makes Gloucester Catholic, Catholic” Garrett has also been selected by the state of New Jersey through Teen Arts to receive accolades in both writing and art. A member of our swim, lacrosse and basketball teams, Garett was also a member of our Lady Rams practice squad. Garrett has served the greater good through his work with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters organization and was a two-time Kairos leader.Accepted to Widener University, East Stroudsburg University, Alvernia, Gwynedd Mercy, Misericordia and Rowan University, he will attend Seton Hall University having earned a full tuition scholarship to study Creative Writing.


Senior Class of 2018 Academic Success Stories: Mia Lugiano

Mia Lugiano is a resident of Deptford and a member of St. Mary’s Parish who attended elementary school at BishopSeniors _ Mia Lugiano Schad Regional School in Vineland. Mia plays a very active role in our school community having been selected as a Kairos leader, a national honors society member, a student council representative and 4-year varsity soccer player. Mia has dedicated much of her service in aid to the Big Brother and Big Sister organization and has been a volunteer at our annual Johnny Gaudreau Hockey tournament.

Receiving acceptances and scholarships in excess of $1.1 million dollars to East Stroudsberg, Holy Family, Misercordia, Widener, Monmouth, LaSalle, Gwynedd Mercy, Seton Hall, and Fairleigh Dickenson, Mia will study Nursing and play Division II Women’s Soccer at East Stroudsburg University.



Senior Class of 2018 Academic Success Stories: Meghan McGonigle!

Seniors _ McGonigleMeghan McGonigle lives in Mullica Hill and is an active parishioner at the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit. Coming to Gloucester Catholic from St. Margaret’s, Meghan quickly became involved in our athletic programs as a standout soccer and track athlete.  Meghan won the South Jersey Championship in the high jump as a junior. Not afraid to try something new, Meghan bowled her junior year and was named Most Valuable Bowler for the Rams.
Elected by her peers, Meghan served as this year’s Student Council Vice President and was a member of our National Honors Society. Meghan has volunteered for four years for the Summer in the City program, works with students at St. John of God and was a Kairos 6 leader.
Meghan received acceptances to Misericordia, St. Francis, Jefferson, Alvernia, Duquesne, Seton Hall and LaSalle. Having received an academic scholarship Meghan will attend The University of Scranton in the fall where she was accepted into a 5-year Occupational Therapy BA/Masters program and she will be a member of their track team.
Senior Class of 2018 Academic Success Stories: Camryn McHugh!
Camryn McHugh is a disciplined scholar athlete who resides in Sicklerville and is member of St. Charles Borremeo Seniors _ McHughparish and who attended Our Lady of Hope. Camryn is a member of the GCHS National Honors Society and is a student council representative. As one of Gloucester Catholic’s most accomplished female swimmers, Camryn spends countless hours in the pool resulting in many school, county and club records for the Greater Philadelphia Aquatic Club. When not in the pool, Camryn works at Trump National Golf Club, and volunteers her time with younger swimmers, is a teacher’s aid and works to clean up beaches with Project Green in Atlantic City.
Her college acceptances include Wagner University and Drexel University. Camryn will attend Monmouth University to study Business, having received a full scholarship for athletics and academics.


Senior Class of 2018 Academic Success Stories: Mikaela Neilio!
Seniors _ NeilioResiding in West Deptford and a member of Holy Angels Parish, Mikaela Neilio attended Holy Trinity School before coming to Gloucester Catholic. Mikaela has excelled academically in her senior year. Hard-working, independent and determined, Mikaela achieved principal’s honors this year. Mikaela has also been a vital member of GCHS’ successful girls’ basketball team for 4 years and volunteers her time in her parish school, Holy Angels, working in the aftercare program with the students.
Accepted to The University of Alabama and West Virginia, Mikaela will attend Rowan College at Gloucester County in the fall.
Senior Class of 2018 Academic Success Stories: Monica Patel!
Monica Patel is a four-year attendee of our honors banquet. She resides in Somerdale and attended Our Lady of Seniors _ PatelHope School before coming to Gloucester Catholic. Monica is a leader as the captain of our Lady Rams Volleyball team, was a member of the bowling team and was inducted into our National Honors Society. Monica volunteers her time at Virtua Hospital and The Camden County Library.
Accepted to Jefferson University, Temple, Seton Hall, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Rutgers, Monica will attend Drexel University studying in a 5-year accelerated Physician’s Assistant Program. She accepted a scholarship package over 5 years for $190,600.00.
Senior Class of 2018 Academic Success Stories: Trey Scull!

Seniors _ ScullTrey Scull is a Mullica Hill resident and attended Clearview Regional Middle School before coming to GC. Passionate about both academics and hockey, Trey has been a key member of our Rams Hockey Team and plays club hockey for the Hollydell Hurricanes. He has volunteered at the Cathedral Soup Kitchen and is a member of our National Honors Society.  Trey is also the owner of his own e-commerce business through ebay.

Earning scholarships over four years in the amount of $220,000.00, Trey has been accepted to Drexel University and Catholic University of America and will study Finance at Rowan University in the fall.

Senior Class of 2018 Academic Success Stories: Isabella Versace!
Seniors _ VersaceIsabella Versace lives in Sewell, attended Gloucester Catholic Junior High and is a parishioner at St. Mary’s.  Isabella is a vibrant member of the GC Community.  A multi-sport athlete who participated in Lacrosse, Cheerleading, Tennis and Soccer, she has been named team captain in lacrosse and cheer as an upperclassman. Isabella is also the Secretary of our National Honors society and has been at the honors banquet every year.She also serves her community through outreach in the Camden Kid’s Academy, is a Hope for Ella volunteer as well as  spending time for the cause Mumms and Mutts in South Philadelphia.  Accepted to Penn State, Drexel, University of Pittsburg, Immaculata, Rowan, Clemson, and University of Alabama, Isabella will attend University of Florida as a Pre-Med major.