Bayonne, NJ – All Saints Catholic Academy will host its’ annual dinner gala on March 31st honoring notable Bayonne residents Matthew Dorans, Cynthia Macon, Dr. Ellen O’Connor, Sr. Joan Sullivan and John J. Gillespie. The event will benefit the students of Bayonne’s only Catholic grammar school.
“We are very excited this year to be honoring a fine group of people who truly demonstrate a commitment to our community and advancing Catholic education”, says Fr. Paul Schetelick, parochial vicar of All Saints.
Matthew Dorans is the past president and current 2nd vice-president of the Bayonne Chamber of Commerce, as well as the current vice-president of In-Line Air-Conditioning.
Cynthia Macon is the president of the Altar Society of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the director of fraternalism for the Royal Arcanum Fraternal Benefit Society, an international volunteer organization.
Dr. Ellen O’Connor recently retired after dedicating her career to childhood literacy. She is the former Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at the Bayonne Board of Education.
Sr. Joan Sullivan is an adjunct ESL instructor at Passaic County Community College. She previously served as the Superintendent of Schools for the Archdiocese of Newark.
John J. Gillespie was a special agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration of the U.S. Department of Justice for 31 years until 2003. He then went on to work for Pamrapo Savings and Loan in Bayonne until 2010.
The dinner gala will take place at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, NJ. Cocktail hour begins at 7pm followed by dinner at 8pm. Guests can expect an evening of fine dining, dancing, networking and fun. Tickets are priced at $125, and can be purchased in advance by calling Kathleen Hennessey at 201-443-8384, extension 14.
All Saints Catholic Academy is a private Roman Catholic Academy in Bayonne, New Jersey serving over 450 students in pre-K through 8th grade. The goal of the school is to provide its’ students with a faith-based education that fosters a lifelong love of learning, and to engender a positive learning experience so that the students will be empowered to become independent, active members of society. For more information about the academy, please call 201-443-8384 or visit
All Saints Catholic Academy is the Catholic elementary school of Bayonne, New Jersey, located at 19 West 13th Street. Classes began on September 3, 2008. The academy’s sponsors are the parishes of the Bayonne Catholic community: Our Lady of the Assumption; Our Lady of Mount Carmel; Saint Andrew; Saint Henry; Saint Joseph; Saint Mary, Star of the Sea; Saint Michael; and Saint Vincent de Paul.