Thursday, February 16, 2017

Resurrection Girls are Resilient and Courageous

The Resurrection Bowling Team truly validates that Res girls have resilience and courage.  From the beginning of the season this bowling team was stellar.  Many people expected that this team could be, would be champions at the state level.

Then just a few weeks ago the bowling team experienced a frightening accident.  Some teams might have called it quits for the rest of the season, but not this team.  With the help and encouragement of their coaches they worked hard, with sore wrists and achy arms, to get back to their pre-accident status.  And like the phoenix, they rose up again.

Our Resurrection Bowling Team are GCAC and Regional Champions and placed 3rd in Sectionals qualifying them to advance to State!  Wow!  Today we send them off to Rockford to compete at the State Level!

They are an inspiration to all of us!  We are very, very proud of them and our prayers go with them!


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Lorena Soria and Random Acts of Kindness Week

Making a difference in the world is a theme that runs through the lives of many Resurrection Students, and this week Lorena Soria helped share that zeal with Chicago news viewers! 

 Lorena and a student from another high school, were interviewed by ABC 7 News.  They explained how high school soccer players were kicking off a "National Random Acts of Kindness Week" (February 12th through 18th). 

Thank you Lorena and to all who are supporting this week.  You inspire us and remind us of how little acts of kindness ripple out to touch many lives and make the world a better place.

Lorena Soria being interviewed by ACB 7 News (Photo only)

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Power of Dreams and Faith

One hundred and seventeen years ago today the first 4 Resurrection Sisters arrived in Chicago to teach at Saint Mary of the Angels on Hermitage Ave!  They sailed across the ocean in a steam ship, travelled from New York by train, and finally came by horse and buggy from downtown Chicago to Saint Mary's! 

And today here we are at Resurrection College Pre High School on Talcott Ave!  See what a small number of women with a dream and faith in God can do!

Keep dreaming and believing in God's power in your life, wonderful things will happen!

Blessed Celine
Started Sisters of Resurrection
Resurrection Student Leaders Today
Tomorrow's Women Making a Difference
Resurrection College Prep
100 Years Ago was a Dream of 4 Sisters
Today it is a Place Where
Dreams of Young are Supported


Students Commissioned for Service in the Church

On Monday, January 30th the Res School Community began Catholic School's Week with a beautiful Liturgy.  After the Gospel and Homily, Father Gene Szarek, C.R. blessed 25 students and commissioned them as Communion Ministers.  They will now help with the distribution of Holy Communion at school liturgies and they will also be able to assist in their Parishes as needed.  This brings our total number of Communion Ministers at Resurrection to over 50!

We congratulate these young women for their  important new role in the Church and their service to the people of God.

Special thank you to Chelsea Piper, Campus Minister, for preparing and training the young women for this Church Ministry.

Our new Communion Ministers are the following:

Natalie McDermott
Abigail Lantvit
Giang Vu
Sarah Erickson
Alexa DiBenedetto
Danielle LaSusa
Samantha Pagani
Mackenzie van Horn
Colleen Durkan
Alexandria Ferraresi
Alyssa Hecker
Tara Nikolich
Marissa Fico
Emily Knup
Brigid Early
Emily Gutzman
Danielle O’Gara
Aoife Swan
Angela McGlade
Justine Hernandez
Kim Dunleavy
Rebecca Gold
Maggie Beese
Bridget McKenna

Ciara McAleer

Father Szarek praying over the new Communion Ministers

New Communion Ministers receive their blessed pins

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Catholic Schools Week 2017

Congratulations to everyone who serves, supports and participates in Catholic Education!  This is our week to celebrate.  We celebrate our freedom as Americans to have faith based schools.  We celebrate our commitment to:
  • academic excellence, 
  • planting the seeds for life-long learning, 
  • creating a passion for service to others, 
  • preparing leaders for parishes and local churches, 
  • developing life-long personal friendships with God,
  • creating an environment where diversity is celebrated and respected.  
Thank you for all you do to help make Catholic Education Possible, Meaningful and Alive in the World today!

May God continue to bless our students, our faculty and staff and all who support Resurrection College Prep High School and all other Catholic Schools throughout the Country!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Dreams in the Making - Take a Look at the Nurses & Doctors of Tomorrow

Res students who are dreaming of being a nurse or doctor in the future had some real hands on experiences this week.  On Tuesday 45 members of the Scrubs Club spent Seminars A and B at Resurrection Medical Center.  The group was divided into smaller groups each having different experiences:  hands on experience in the simulation lab with an adult mannequin and an obstetrical mannequin, others had a tour of the open heart surgery surgical suite, some saw a live telemedicine demonstration, and one group learned how to take blood pressures and pulse rates.  This field trip is done three times in the course of the year so that each club member has the opportunity to participate in each of the learning experiences.

On Wednesday 9 members of the Scrubs Club spent 3 hours being trained in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation with nurse educators Mariana Wrzosek, Cynthia Brennan, and Virginia Logan from Presence Resurrection Medical Center.  At the end of the class these students were certified by the American Heart Association in Heartsaver CPR AED.  7 more club members are scheduled for this training class at the end of February.

Thank you to the  Administration and Staff of Presence Resurrection Medical Center for their generous support.  We appreciate their partnering with us to help our young women begin the journey to prepare for their dreams of being the nurses and doctors making a difference in tomorrow's world.

In addition to learning skills, Res students also have the opportunity to be inspired by nurses who are passionate about caring for others.

Here are some photos of the nurses and doctors of tomorrow!  Take a good look, they may take care of you one day!

Simulation Lab

Simulation Lab

Simulation Lab

CPR Class

CPR Class

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Rachel Dietz '19 is Honored

Congratulations to Resurrection's very own, Rachel Dietz '19.  Rachel is a sophomore and recently received the Ignite the Spirit Don Fox ScholarshipIgnite the Spirit is a Chicago Fire Department charitable organization which supports the families of Chicago firefighters.

Each year the Don Fox Scholarship is awarded to two students who excel in athletics and academics.  The scholarship is for $2,500.

Rachel Dietz is a Res Scholar, a participant in the Mother Celine Scholars Program, a member of the Scrubs Club and a member of Key Club which is an organization that focuses on service.  At Resurrection Rachel has been a member of both the tennis and lacrosse teams.

Congratulations Rachel!  We are very proud of you.