On Saturday, December 16, joined by his family, friends and colleagues, Monsignor Andrew Martin, President Emeritus, Camden Catholic, celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. Monsignor was joined by several fellow clergy who concelebrated the Mass in the Grandi Auditorium at CCHS.
Following Mass, guests enjoyed special tributes to Monsignor from Bishop Dennis Sullivan, Diocese of Camden; Fr. Joseph Capella, Director of Catholic Identity, Camden Catholic High School; Fr. Thomas Newton, Pastor, Christ Our Light Parish; his sister Mary Ann Boylan; Heather Crisci, Principal, Camden Catholic High School; Will Walker ’91, alumnus and friend; and Fr. Terry Odien.
The plaque is installed at the entrance to the Dining Hall and features images of Monsignor during his 33 years of service at Camden Catholic, first as Principal, then as President, and now as President Emeritus. It reads:
Monsignor Martin has been a keystone in the formation of thousands of students since his arrival at Camden Catholic as Principal in 1984. From celebrating Masses in the auditorium to celebrating wins on the field, and rejoicing at the annual CCHS spring musical, Monsignor’s presence is a constant reminder of God’s love for all.
The Camden Catholic community has been forever impacted by his guidance and blessed with his friendship. Thank you, Monsignor, for being the truest example of Honor, Faith and Loyalty.
“And remember, the truth that once was spoken: to love another person is to see the face of
God.” Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
Dedicated on the occasion of his 50 th Jubilee, December 16, 2017