UNION, NJ – A proclamation honoring Catholic Schools Week was presented at last week’s Township Committee meeting.

“The Mayor and Township Committee would like to recognize Sunday, Jan. 29 through Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, as National Catholic Schools Week and recognize Holy Spirit School for their passion and dedication in educating the future leaders of tomorrow,” said Deputy Mayor Joseph Florio.

Florio said Catholic schools in New Jersey are recognized for their excellence and their ability to provide students with an exceptional scholastic experience.  Catholic schools help ensure that students receive a broad values-added education emphasizing the life-long development of moral, intellectual, physical and social values.  “Catholic schools produce students strongly dedicated to their faith, values, families and communities by providing an intellectually stimulating environment that is also rich in spiritual character and moral development,” added Florio.

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Catholic schools educate a diverse group of students from all regions of New Jersey with 67 Catholic elementary schools located within the Archdiocese of Newark.

In particular, said Florio, “we are recognizing Holy Spirit on their 50th anniversary.”

“I invite every here to come to our open house and celebration on Sunday, Jan. 29 happening at Holy Spirit School, 970 Suburban Road,” said Holy Spirit Principal Armand Lamberti.  “We will be having a ceremony honoring Barbara Prescott who worked at Holy Spirit School for some 42 years and was principal from 1986 to 2014.  We will be naming the library after her.”

“I thank the Mayor and Committee members for this proclamation,” said Lamberti.