Pastor’s Note 2016
From our Pastor, Rev. Aidan N. Donahue.
Each year the last full week of January is designated as Catholic Schools Week. Our parish is very fortunate to have such an excellent school which has served the young people of our parish and surrounding areas very well since it opened in 1961. Our school was originally staffed by dedicated religious women, the Sisters of Mercy, who did such excellent work in teaching the basic skills needed for success in life and striving to form their students as good Catholic young people who knew the essentials of their faith and the importance of faith in their lives.
The mission continues today, and although the Sisters of Mercy no longer staff our school, the same level of excellence on all levels persists. Our school is staffed entirely by lay people, dedicated to passing on to the students entrusted to them the skills needed for success in the modern world. Our students learn the basics such as reading, writing, mathematics, history, computer skills and more. They also are part of a school family which has Jesus himself as the Headmaster, the true leader of the school.
In the name of the parish, I thank Mr. Frank Lacerenza, who has served as principal for well over twenty years and the members of the faculty and staff for all of their hard work and dedication to the school and its students. What the faculty, staff and administration does is not merely a job for them. It is so much more. They share in the mission of the parish and the mission of the Church which is to form disciples of Jesus Christ who will make a difference for the better in the world around them.