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Lecture: Battery Lewis What’s Old is New Again
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Atlantic Highlands Historical Society presents Gail L. Hunton’s Lecture on Hartshorne Woods Park: Battery... Read More...
IMAGE Filmmaker Brings Documentary about the Rights of Immigrant Workers to Monmouth University
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ - Filmmaker Rachel Lears brings her documentary The Hand That Feeds; a documentary about a group of New York City immigrant... Read More...
IMAGE RBR Buc Backer Foundation Presents “A Day at the Races” on Sept 21
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
PHOTO: Pictured in the winner’s circle at Monmouth Park are members of the RBR Buc Bucker Foundation with the winner of last year’s 50/50... Read More...
IMAGE Pushcart Players Announces Artistic Director
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
PHOTO: Paul Whelihan is named artistic director of Pushcart Players Pushcart Players, New Jersey’s award-winning theatre for young... Read More...
AH Mayor's Ball September 26
Tuesday, 02 September 2014
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - Mayor Frederick Rast and the Atlantic Highlands Community Events Committee are excitedly preparing for the Seventh Annual... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Review - Frank
by David Prown
Monday, 01 September 2014
So as I nestled into my seat in The Showroom movie theatre, I was thinking about how lucky I am to live in an area with both the Red Bank independent... Read More...
IMAGE Slapping Myself Silly!
by Anne Mikolay
Sunday, 31 August 2014
Summer is winding down. I can't say I'm sorry to see it go. It hasn't been a very good season for me. I didn't visit half the places I intended to,... Read More...
IMAGE Skewed View - August 30, 2014
by Tom Brennan
Saturday, 30 August 2014
Want to watch your friends eye roll with useless facts you know?  "Like" Fact Jack on Facebook: http://bit.ly/FactJackFb I want a bathroom made... Read More...
IMAGE People with Autism Especially Vulnerable
by Daniel J. Vance
Friday, 29 August 2014
Perhaps like you, recently I read of an incident in Okeechobee, Florida, in which an 18-year-old man was recorded on video beating, choking, kicking,... Read More...
IMAGE Aging Rockers
by Woody Zimmerman
Friday, 29 August 2014
A curious phenomenon of our time is the aging rocker. This is not an old piece of furniture but a person frozen in a musical time-warp. Often it is a... Read More...

Upcoming Events

Tue Sep 02 @ 8:00PM -
Middletown Township Committee Workshop
Thu Sep 04 @ 4:00PM -
Special Preschool Storytime - AH Library
Mon Sep 08 @10:00AM -
Monday Mix - AH
Mon Sep 08 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
PFLAG Meets
Thu Sep 11 @ 3:15PM -
iBuild LEGO® Storytime League - AH Library

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ - “Habemus Papam. We have a Pope. Boys and girls we have a new pope!” This was the exclamation proclaimed over the loud speaker as the white smoke poured out from the Sistine Chapel.  The PreK 4 class came out to the hallway to cheer and were encouraged to come to the main office to see the smoke.

“I was so happy to be in school to share this joyous occasion with our students.” said Mrs. Melissa Whelan Wisk, principal of Mother Teresa Regional School.  “Tomorrow and Friday I have meetings out of the school and was worried that the Pope would be chosen then and I couldn’t share this moment of joy.” Mrs. Wisk went to each class to speak with the students and to be sure that they were watching and hearing the excitement from Rome.  “We knew it would take a while to hear of the new Pope as he vested in the Room of Tears and then the cardinals sang Te Deum and the Holy Father spent time in adoration.” Students had learned all of this from their own conclave on Tuesday.  Cardinal Dolan had been chosen as the Pope and chose the name Aloysius, one of the great Jesuits.  The experience of the conclave helped to explain the process and made today’s announcement exciting for the students.

Students didn’t hear of the new Pope’s name until they were home, but some had cell phones out as they boarded buses so they didn’t miss anything.  In Mrs. Baeder’s last period class, students were watching the Trenton Monitor’s live streaming video and were able to witness the smoke as it first appeared. “The students started cheering and one went to the hall to alert the other classes” explained Mrs. Jennifer Baeder.  Faculty and staff members remained at school waiting to hear of the new Pope, watching the live video.

Today was truly a joyous day for our church. We are so blessed as Catholic school educators to share this joy with our students.  Now we will spend time praying for the new Pope and learning about him.  The students at Mother Teresa Regional School in grades Prek3 through 8th grade will gather for the Adoration of the Eucharist on Friday, March 15th at 9am to pray for Pope Francis.  For more information visit mtregional.com.