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IMAGE 21st Running of Annual Trick or Trot 5K Held on a Sunny Sunday in Long Branch
Thursday, 30 October 2014
PHOTO:  Start of Trick or Trot 5K.  Photos by Bob Both LONG BRANCH, NJ - The Irish, according to encyclopedia information, brought the... Read More...
IMAGE Newly Relocated Bayshore Family Success Center in Leonardo Offers Support
Thursday, 30 October 2014
photo:  From left, Superstorm Sandy victims Cody, Lisa and Autumn Lamberson help mark the 2nd anniversary of the hurricane at the Y’s Bayshore... Read More...
2014 Fall Back and Change Your Batteries
Thursday, 30 October 2014
Now is the best time to make sure smoke detectors are working properly  FREEHOLD, NJ – As you set your clocks back one hour this coming... Read More...
Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund Announce Final Grants Totaling 3.5 Million
Thursday, 30 October 2014
Morristown, N.J. (October 29) - Today the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, chaired by First Lady Mary Pat Christie, announced $3.5... Read More...
MidAtlantic Bulldog Rescue "Bully Bash" at Wonder Bar
Thursday, 30 October 2014
The non-profit will be hosting it’s dog friendly event to raise proceeds for the medical care of its bulldogs Asbury Park, NJ – The MidAtlantic... Read More...

Columns

IMAGE Election is Around the Corner - Time to Vote
by Jack Archibald
Thursday, 30 October 2014
Halloween is upon us, and shortly thereafter, most of the public will focus on next Tuesday, which is Election Day.  For the past few weeks,... Read More...
IMAGE A Monarch with a Marker in NY Harbor
by Joe Reynolds
Thursday, 30 October 2014
It was a windy, sunny day last week. I was enjoying the afternoon at a friend’s meadow near Sandy Hook Bay, located downstream from New York City.... Read More...
IMAGE An Enemy Has Done It!
by George Hancock-Stefan
Thursday, 30 October 2014
In one of the well-known parables of the Lord Jesus Christ, the Wheat and the Tares (Matthew 13:24-30), the servants are surprised because when they... Read More...
IMAGE It's the Great Autumn Scrooge, Charlie Brown!
by Anne Mikolay
Thursday, 30 October 2014
According to Charlie Brown's friend, Linus, “On Halloween night, the Great Pumpkin rises out of his pumpkin patch and flies through the air with... Read More...
IMAGE In Long Branch, Jeff Bell Appeals to Republicans
by Dennis
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Long Branch is known for many things—the beaches, boardwalk, dining, and diversity—but being a bastion of Republicanism is not one of them.... Read More...

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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.