Friday, January 25, 2019

" Go out to all the world, and tell the Good News." Ps: 117:1bc,2

Last Friday, our 7th and 8th grade students, parents, parishioners and K of C members from St. Therese traveled to Washington DC to March for Life. Pictures of the trip can be found on our Facebook page and website. I am so proud of our students for the way they carried themselves as they learned how to march peacefully for something they believe in. It was our way of speaking for those in the womb who cannot.

This week our students in grades 6-8 will be finishing up their mid-term exams. Marking period 2 officially ended on January 18 and report cards will be issued on Friday, February 1.

Sunday, January 27 is the first day of Catholic Schools Week and it will begin with our Annual Eighth Grade Ring and Pin Ceremony at the 9:00 am mass. This will be followed by a breakfast in the gym for the eighth graders and their parents. Open House and early registrations will take place from 12:30 - 2:00 pm. If you know anyone who is interested in attending St. Therese, please inform them of the Open House on Sunday and on Wednesday, January 30 from 9:00 - 11:00 am.

Catholic Schools Week will end on Friday, February 1 with 11:00 am First Friday mass and our Teacher Appreciation Luncheon to follow. Thank you parent volunteers.

If you are looking for a school that has a rigorous academic curriculum, is a designated STEM school and teaches students in depth about their Catholic faith, then St. Therese is the school for you. I am so proud to be principal of St. Therese where teachers, clergy, aides, staff and parents go above and beyond of what is asked of them. We at St. Therese educate our students in academics and faith because is our calling and vocation.

Go out and tell the world about the Good News at St. Therese.

God bless,
Tim Dunnigan
Principal STS

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer who formed you in the womb, "I am the Lord who made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by Myself." Isaiah 44:24

Happy Belated New Year! This is my first week back from the Christmas vacation as my eldest son got married on New Year's Eve and we had many relatives in from across the pond and elsewhere. I hope everyone had joyful Christmas break and thank you everyone for the beautiful Christmas cards and messages. It is good being back to a routine as we have a very busy schedule ahead of us.

The marking period ends on Friday, January 18 and grades 6-8 will be taking midterms from Tuesday, January 22 - Friday, January 25.

On Friday, January 18 all seventh and eighth graders are invited to attend the "March for Life" in Washington DC. Students were given permission slips and parents of all grades are invited. If you are a parent of a student in another grade and would like to attend, please call me at the school at 973-584-0812. Our day will start with 6:00 am mass at St. Therese and the bus will depart from the church at approximately 6:30 am. We will return at approximately at 9:00 or 10:00 pm, depending on traffic. I have been attending the "March for Life" for more than 25 years. It is one of the best ways we can speak for the babies in the womb who have no voice. Come join us and make your voice heard. Hopefully one day we will not have to march!

School will be closed on Monday, January 21 in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

Catholic Schools Week begins on Sunday, January 27 and our Eighth Grade Ring and Pin Ceremony will take place at the 9:00 am mass. Breakfast for parents and students will follow in the gym and our Open House will run from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm. We will have Open House again on Wednesday, January 30 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am. The week will conclude with First Friday mass being celebrated at 11:00 am on Friday, February 1.

Have a Blessed Weekend and enjoy the playoff football!
Tim Dunnigan
Principal STS

"To you Lord, I will offer a sacrifice of praise." Psalm: 116:10

First let me congratulate the eighth grade class of 2019 on their graduation from St. Therese. We are confident that the spiritual and acade...