The Catholic Advocate Vol. 67, No. 1 January 24, 2018

34 January 24, 2018 Ca ? holic SchoolsWeek Seton Hall holds high school essay contest SOUTH ORANGE—The Catholic Studies Program at Seton Hall University is sponsoring its annual New Jersey Catholic High School Essay Contest reflecting on the 2018 Synod of Bishops theme “Young People, Faith and Vocational Discernment.” Students are invited to share a real-life story answering the following questions: How does or how should the Cath- olic Church listen to young people? What do young people really ask of the Catholic Church? “In the past years we have had 500 applications from New Jersey Catholic high school students. The Catholic Studies es- say contest is an excellent way to forge partnerships with the local community and the local Catholic schools,” said Dr. Ines Angeli Murzaku, professor and director of Catholic Studies. Each student may submit one essay entry between 500- 750 words. The author of the winning essay will receive a $400 gift card and certificate, and the two runners-up will each receive a $150 gift card and certificate. The deadline for appli- cation is Feb. 15, and winners will be notified by March 29. Winners will be honored at the annual Catholic Studies Honor Society induction and reception at Seton Hall on April 26. The winning essay will be read aloud at the reception by its author. The three winning essays will also appear in Arcadia Scholarly Student magazine, published by Catholic Studies. For more information, contact Ines Murzaku at or Gloria Aroneo at gloria.aroneo@ . Submitted photo Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., visited Mount Saint Dominic Academy in Caldwell on Jan. 10 to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany and officially recognize and conclude the yearlong commemoration of the school’s 125th anniversary. “Epiphany is Greek for revelation, the unveiling of something, the presentation of a mystery,” Cardinal Tobin said. “And for 125 years, that is what Mount Saint Dominic Academy has been about—unveiling the gifts all the students are to your families, to the church, to the world and to yourselves.” Aquinas Academy 388 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston (973) 992-1587 Open Houses January 28 11:45am-12:45pm January 30 9:00am-11:00am Tour the Academy ~ Meet Our Teachers OPEN HOUSE Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 11:45 am and Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 6:30pm 2032 West�ield Avenue, Scotch Plains Grades PreK-3 through 8th The Catholic Academy that makes a difference in your child’s life. Christian Values ~ Fully Certi�ied Faculty ~ STEM programs ~ 10 Athletic Teams ~ Year-long Art and Music programs ~ Accelerated Mathematics ~ Virtual High School Classes ~ Before and After Care ~ Drama Club ~ Award Winning Forensics ~ Computer Education ~ Character Education Full Day PreK and Kindergarten ~ Family like atmosphere ~10 After School Enrichment Programs ~ 908-322-4265 ~