7/5/12 – Jersey City, NJ — For forty-eight years the Brothers have been privileged to minister alongside their colleagues at Hudson Catholic as administrators, teachers, and staff. As a result of personnel restructuring within the school for the 2012-13 academic year, various faculty and staff changes will be implemented. The impact of these changes causes the Brothers to conclude that a viable Brothers’ community can no longer be maintained at Hudson Catholic.
The Brothers are thankful to the Archdiocese of Newark for the opportunity to minister at Hudson Catholic, for the consistent dedication of their colleagues, for the sacrificial generosity of parents who insisted on a quality Catholic education for their children, and for the support of the larger Jersey City community in ensuring the success of Hudson Catholic.
The Brothers are especially grateful to the Alumni Association of Hudson Catholic. Their support over the years has been consistent and enthusiastic. Their response to the near closure of Hudson Catholic four years ago effectively secured a new chapter in the school’s history. At this year’s graduation, one of the student speakers rightly called the Alumni, “Hudson Catholic’s angels.”
The Brothers of the District of Eastern North America, especially those who have served at Hudson Catholic, pledge their best wishes and prayers for the continued success of Hudson Catholic, for the new President-Principal, and for all of the students, faculty, staff, families, and alumni who make up the Hudson Catholic community.
The De La Salle Christian Brothers are proud of their one hundred forty-six years of service which began in 1866 to the Archdiocese of Newark. The Brothers have served at St. John’s Parish School in Orange, St. Mary’s Parish School in Jersey City, Paramus Catholic Boys High School, Queen of Peace High School in North Arlington, St. Joseph of the Palisades High School in West New York, and in various Archdiocesan positions.