Sunday, December 9, 2018

More Kindness Flowing From Res Students

As the Advent Season progresses kindness continues to flow to all corners of our school and community.

Library Holiday Card Drive for Meals on Wheels
The Resurrection Library sponsored a holiday card drive for Meals on Wheels of Chicago.  Students stopped by the Res Library to decorate and sign cards that will be delivered to senior citizens and individuals with disabilities throughout the city when meals are delivered to them this season!

The National Honor Society and Anastasias Filled Stockings for St. Nicholas Day
In honor of St. Nicholas Day, the Resurrection National Honor Society and the Anastasias Campus Ministry Club hosted an event open to all students, filling 500 Christmas stocking for residents at the Resurrection Retirement Community!  A traditional way of spreading joy to our neighbors.

National Honor Society California Wildfires Fundraiser
Resurrection National Honor Society hosted a Spirit Apparel Day to raise funds to benefit those affected by the California wildfires.

Campus Ministry Toy Drive for Catholic Charities
Resurrection Campus Ministry is hosting a Toy Drive to support the Catholic Charities Annual Celebration of Giving, which provides children and families who are in special need with gifts and necessities during the holiday season.  Celebration of Giving brings joy to many families who otherwise would not be able to celebrate the holidays.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

The Kindness Campaign Continues During the Holiday Season at Resurrection!

Grazie di Cuore - Italian Classes Count Their Blessings

Resurrection Italian classes celebrated the theme for the month of November.  "Count Your Blessings."  All students taking Italian participated in creating a bulletin board entitled Grazia di Cuore (thank you with all my heart).  Students made unique and personal bookmark banners in Italian, including a picture and indicating what they are grateful for in their lives.  Ms. Saponaro and her students found the project uplifting.

Campus Ministry Baby Food Drive

In conjunction with Thanksgiving, Campus Ministry hosted a Baby Food Drive to help low income families and single mothers provide happier holidays for their little ones.

Anastasias and Locker Notes

The Anastasias made little notes of encouragement and posted them on the lockers with the hope that each Resurrection student would feel respected and cared about.  Here are a few samples.

Watch for more later this week!

Monday, November 12, 2018

A Guest From Rome

Resurrection College Prep staff, faculty, and students welcomed a special guest from Rome on Wednesday, November 6th, Mother Dorota Zygmunt, C.R.  Mother Dorota is the Superior General of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Resurrection.  Following a tour of the school, seniors Sarah Erickson and Janna George, members of the President's Advisory Board, presented her with flowers and Resurrection College Prep High School mementos.

As Superior General, Mother Dorota is the leader for all the Resurrection Sisters in Poland, Italy, White Russia, England, Tanzania, the United States, Australia, Argentina and Canada.

Janna George, Mother Dorota, and Sarah Erickson

Friday, November 9, 2018

Congratulations to Our Fall Athletes

On Monday, November 5th our Fall Athletes were honored at a banquet held at the White Eagle.
Congratulations to our Resurrection Athletes who are truly amazing.  They play hard at sports and show real team spirit but also do fantastically well academically!

We are all very proud of you.

GCAC All Conference
GCAC All Academic
VBall Seniors

Tennis Seniors
Swim Seniors
All Senior Student Athletes

More all Senior Student Athletes

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Hungering for Home, Hungering for Heaven

Today we had a beautiful Liturgy at Res.  We celebrated the Feast of All Saints and anticipated All Souls' Day.  Our celebrant, Father Tim Anastos, reminded us that just like the Saints we should all carry within our hearts a hunger for Heaven.  Why?  Because Heaven is our ultimate home where we will dwell in glory with God.

At the end of Mass we had our traditional procession of remembrances for those who have died among our faculty, families, friends, alumnae, and Sisters of the Resurrection. 

Thank you to the students who created a beautiful "Ofrenda" to remind us to carry and honor the memory of our deceased family and friends.

We ended the event as we traditionally do, with the presentation of scholarships, many of which were presented by the donors.

Thank you to our wonderful Anastasias who worked hard on decorating the Altar and preparing the space for worship.  Thank you to our Communion Ministers, Servers, Readers, Choir and Chamber Musicians!  You did an outstanding job and helped us all lift our hearts and voices in gratitude and hunger to the God who loves us.  HAPPY ALL SAINTS DAY!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Special Guest From Rome

On November 7th we will have a very special guest at Resurrection College Prep High School, Mother Dorota Zygmunt, C.R.  Mother Dorota is the Superior General of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Resurrection.  As Superior General, Mother Dorota is the leader for all the Resurrection Sisters in Poland, White Russia, Italy, England, Tnnzania, United States, Australia, Argentina and Canada.  

Mother will be touring the school from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  So if you see her please give her a warm welcome!
Mother Dorota

Friday, October 26, 2018

Feast Day of Blessed Celine

Today the Catholic Church celebrates the Feastday of Blessed Celine Borzecka, C.R.   Blessed Celine and her daughter were the foundresses of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Resurrection.  Blessed Celine is a role model for women of today as she was a Wife, a Mother, a Grandmother, a Vowed Religious and a Religious Woman who understood, cared about and actively responded to the needs of society and taught her Religious Sisters to zealously do as well.
Blessed Celine was born on October 29,  1833, died on October 26, 1913 and was beatified on October 27, 2007.
As we approach the feast of All Saints Day (November 1st) we can all feel a special comfort in knowing we have our own Blessed Celine praying for all of us at Resurrection College Prep High School.
 Celine as young woman       & as religious