January 19, 2014 A View from the Rectory Window

Catholic School WeekNational Catholic Schools’ Week is fast approaching. It runs from January 26 through January 31. The theme for 2014 . . . “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.”

This theme is vibrantly reflected, on a daily basis, at Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School whose focus is on faith development, academic excellence and dedication to community service. Within this atmosphere of Catholic values, our students are challenged by a demanding curriculum, supported by a caring faculty and invited to engage in service to one another and to others.

All are invited to visit our parish school this week. It is so encouraging to see how we as a parish family are investing in the future of our young women and men. There is no mission in our parish as devoted to our children and their future.

Our parish family will open our celebration of Catholic School’s Week within the 9:30am Mass at the Church of the Resurrection on January 26. Information regarding Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School will be available following the Mass. At this time, school representatives will be available in the church gathering area to register students for September, 2014. Application for the new school year must be made before January 31.

In a special way, I call your attention to the three-year Tuition Transfer Grant program offered to all the students of our Parish Religious Education Program. This is a $3,000.00 grant, over three years, for eligible students! Tuition assistance is also being provided. You are invited to contact me or the school for further details.

While we celebrate this Catholic Schools’ Week, I agree wholeheartedly and present for your consideration the remark made by the Most Reverend Roger J. Foys, Bishop of Covington, “While there may be alternatives to Catholic Education . . . there are no substitutes.”

Father Pete