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Brothers serve in a wide variety of ways, according to the needs of their communities and neighbors and their own individual gifts.

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The Candidacy Program is the initial stage of formation in North America for the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers.

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An ERCB education provides Catholic and non-Catholic families a rigorous educational experience grounded in faith and service.

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Working with the poor, it soon becomes apparent that unjust structures ensure that the poor remain poor.

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ERCBNA Schools

The Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Christian Brother Education

The Essential Elements of an ERCB Education calls educational ministry sites and those working in them to:

  • Evangelize Youth within the Mission of the Church.
  • Proclaim and Witness to Catholic Identity.
  • Stand in Solidarity with those Marginalized by Poverty and Injustice.
  • Foster and Invigorate a Community of Faith.
  • Celebrate the Value and Dignity of each Person and Nurture the Development of the Whole Person.
  • Collaborate and Share Responsibility for the Mission.
  • Pursue Excellence in all Endeavors.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, 2 Apr 2023
Holy Week Retreat in Long Branch, NJ
Tuesday, 11 Apr 2023
NCEA in Irving, TX
Sunday, 23 Apr 2023
Community Support Corporation Meeting
Monday, 24 Apr 2023
PLT Meetings – Elizabeth, NJ
Sunday, 30 Apr 2023
World Day of Prayer for Vocations
Monday, 1 May 2023
Religious Brothers Day