Gloucester Catholic to Present 13th Annual Basket Auction on April 6

Basket auctionGloucester Catholic Junior Senior High will host the 13th Annual Basket Auction “A Celebration of Maroon and Gold” on Thursday, April 6 in the Grand Ballroom at Adelphia’s in Deptford. Cocktails and basket viewing begins at 5:30pm and dinner will be served at 7:00 pm.  Grand Prizes, Door Prizes and more than one hundred Gift  Baskets will be awarded at the event. Tickets are $45 and are available by visiting http://www.gchsrams.org or by contacting Gina Gorman Finley at ginafinley818@gmail.com or by phone/text: 609-617-1154

Ticket information, sponsorship form and general information are also found under Basket Auction 2017 Quick Links on the left side of the GCHS home web page at www.gchsrams.org

 

Bid on Hot Auction Items and Become a Sponsor of Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament Set for July 29!

Show your Ram Pride by supporting the upcoming Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament on Friday, July 29th at Ron Jaworski’s Blue Heron Pines Golf Club in Egg Harbor City, NJ. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Gloucester Catholic Scholarship Fund and assist those kids and families who need financial assistance to receive a GC education.

You an support the tournament by becoming a sponsor or by bidding on any of the 30 unique auction items up for bid!

Johnny is a GC alumnus who is currently an All-Star for the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League.The scholarship tournament will feature a putting contest, hole prizes, and an online and live auction of 30 unique items.

For sponsorship information, please contact Athletic Director Pat Murphy at pmurphy@gchsrams.org before July 20.

To bid on auction items online, visit the following site prior to July 29 and click on the auction link:

http://www.johnnyhockeygolf.com/

Father Kevin J. Mohan Named Director of Catholic Identity at Gloucester Catholic

Father Kevin J. Mohan has been appointed Director of Catholic Identity at Gloucester Catholic Junior Senior IMGP0833High School by Bishop Dennis Sullivan. He will be In-Residence at Saint Mary Parish in Gloucester City.

Father Mohan is one of the Camden Diocese’s newest priests, having been ordained May 18, 2013, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Camden. Since ordination he has been serving as parochial vicar at Our Lady of Peace Parish in Williamstown.

He is a graduate of Camden Catholic High School, Cherry Hill; Saint Charles Seminary, Overbrook, Pa.; Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio; and Saint Mary’s Seminary and University, Baltimore. His studies also included a summer in Mexico and a pastoral year at Saint Joseph’s Pro-Cathedral, Camden.

Bishop Sullivan created the position of Director of Catholic Identity, envisioning priests serving as “pastors” in diocesan high schools, teaching religion, leading school liturgical celebrations, encouraging vocations, and serving as a spiritual resource for students, faculty and staff.

 

Gloucester Catholic Confers 128 Diplomas to Members of Class of 2016!

Gloucester Catholic High School awarded 128 diplomas to members of the Class of 2016 during the 87th Annual ABaccalaureate Mass and Commencement Exercises on Thursday, June 2, at Our Lady of Hope, The Church of St. Agnes, in Blackwood, NJ.

Hannah J. Chomiczewski, who will attend Princeton University, led the processional as Class Valedictorian. Bailey Joseph Wethman, who will continue his collegiate career at The University of Maryland, was the Salutatorian.

Most Reverend Dennis J. Sullivan, Bishop of the Diocese of Camden, served as the Main Celebrant. Monsignor William Hodge, Pastor of Saint Mary’s Parish in Gloucester City, and Reverend Allain Caparas, Gloucester Catholic Director of Catholic Identity, were among the many Concelebrants.

Bishop Sullivan and Miss Mary Boyle, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, conferred the diplomas.

Bailey Wethman was selected as recipient of the Bishop’s Award, presented by Father Caparas.

Congratulations to all members of this distinguished class, which earned nearly $12 million in scholarships and awards.

The Time to Act Is Now! Let Your Voices Be Heard on Budgetary Issues!

Dear Advocacy Coordinators

With June first upon us, we are definitely at “crunch time” in terms of the final Governor’s budget, which will be released on June 30, 2016. There is still time to do some leg work on our very important issues by contacting some of the key people who have influence over this budget.

There are three legislators that serve on the Budget Committees and are in session right now writing the budget modifications to be presented to Governor Christie. Please ask as many people as possible, most especially your school parents, to email the following:

John J. Burzichelli, Vice Chair of Assembly Budget Committee: AsmBurzichelli@njleg.org

Maria Rodriguez-Gregg, Member of Assembly Budget Committee: AswRodriguezGregg@njleg.org

Senator Jeff Van Drew, Member of Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee: SenVanDrew@njleg.org
The message would be:

Please restore the Nonpublic Security Aid Program to at least $25.00 per student, and increase the per pupil allotment for nonpublic transportation, which has been frozen at $884.00 for the last eight years. Additionally, it is vital that the Nonpublic Nursing Services allotment be restored to $94.00 per pupil, and the Nonpublic Technology Initiative be restored to $40.00 per pupil. Such increases are greatly needed by nonpublic school students whose parents save the taxpayers a great deal of money each year by exercising their right to place their children in private schools.
Also, if you have not already done so, we are encouraging everyone to sign on to the Voter Voice set up by the NJ Catholic Conference, and follow the directions to email the already-written message to your local legislators.
https://www.votervoice.net/NJCC/Campaigns/45557/Respond
Any ways in which you can get this word out during these last crucial weeks before the release of the Governor’s final budget would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You Father Caparas!

Students, staff and faculty gathered to pray as Fr. Caparas announced he would be leaving Gloucester

Father Allain Caparas

Father Allain Caparas

Catholic at the end of the year to serve as Principal at Saint Joseph’s High School in Hammonton, NJ. A prayer service, including a video tribute, was held in the GCHS gymnasium as students and faculty members congratulated Father Caparas, a beloved figure here GCHS since 2013. His new assignment becomes effective on July 1, 2016.

“Mr. Colman and I want to thank Fr. Caparas for his selfless service to our students and the Gloucester Catholic community over the last three years,” Principal Ed Beckett wrote in a letter to parents, students and alumni. “The impact he has had on the hundreds of students he served, as well as their families and the wider community, is incalculable.”
The Gloucester Catholic administration, faculty, staff and student body congratulated Father Caparas and wished him well in his new assignment. There are plans for a celebration at the end of the school year.
For more information, please visit the two links below.

Gloucester Catholic Presents 12th Annual “Ultimate” Basket Auction on April 21 at Adelphia’s

Gloucester Catholic will present its 12th Annual “Ultimate” Basket Auction on Thursday, April 21. See details below, and plan to attend one of our most enjoyable fundraising events of the year!

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Grand Ballroom, Adelphia’s in Deptford

Cocktails and Basket Viewing: 5:30pm

Dinner: 7:00 pm

 Join us for a great  “Girls Night Out.”

Door Prizes, Grand Prizes and Fabulous Baskets!!

Support a great cause…The Kids on Cumberland Street!!

Donation: $45

Contact Gina Gorman Finley for Tickets!

ginafinley818@gmail.com or (609) 617-1154

Father Caparas, GC Students Enjoy Memorable Trip to Germany During Spring Break

Germany tripGloucester Catholic students enjoyed a European trip hosted by Father Caparas during the recent Spring break, including this stop in Germany.

Father Caparas along with GC students and chaperones prayed at Mass in the Chapel on March 24 for world peace and for the families affected by the attacks in Brussels. After, they packed up the bus and were on their way to Germany for a week of adventure!

Everyone enjoyed a memorable trip and students returned to school on April 4.