Congratulations to the entire Resurrection Team on a very successful Walkathon! You met the fundraising goal, had fun and earned a free day! We are grateful and proud of everyone for your support! And Ms. Carol Marchetti, thank you for all your months of work and preparation! As always you did a great job!
Earlier this month Ms. Marianne Boe, J.D. and eight junior and senior class officers attended a workshop with the Anti-Defamation League. Ms. Boe and the students, Christina Simi, Mary Pat French, Brenda Halter, Nina Stuckel, Giahanna Martorano, Erin Behland, Megan McCarthy, and Fernami Adeyamo were the guests of the Jewish United Fund. The keynote speaker of the event was Cardinal George. Congratulations and thank you for representing Resurrection at this impressive event.
Sunday, September 28, 2014 was a beautiful day for the Northwest Side Hunger Walk. Thank you to all who supported this walk, your generosity will help provide food for those who are in great need. There are many people who make this walk possible but for us here at Resurrection there is one very special person who has supported the walk for 29 years. That person is Mike Longo! Mike congratulations and thank you for caring so deeply about the needy in our community. Mike thank you for all you do to support and promote the walk here at Resurrection College Prep High School! We are proud of you and grateful to you for making this important outreach part of Resurrection's tradition. God bless you!
Congratulations to the Resurrection College Prep Men's Club on a very successful GOLF OUTING.
The event which was held on Sunday, September 21, 2014 was sold out! Parents, alumnae and friends of Resurrection had a wonderful day. We are grateful to the officers and all the members of the Men's Club for all they do to support Resurrection College Prep and most of all for all they do for their daughters, our students.
Among the alumnae at the Golf Outing were members of the classes of '85, '86, 87
Tonight we honored grandparents at Resurrection with a dinner and entertainment! What a wonderful evening. When I think of grandparents I think of how when I was a little girl I could take my ribbons or my rosary and ask my grandma to get the knots and tangles out of them. Or when I had a knot in my shoe laces I could put my foot on her lap and she would always get the knot out. Grandparents are so patient! They are always there to help us with out knots. Not just the knots in our ribbons and shoe laces but the other knotty experiences of life. There is another very special person who is always there for us, praying for us and patiently guiding us out of our "knotty situations". That person is Our Holy Mother Mary.
Pope Francis has a special devotion to Mary under the title of the "Untier of Knots". Below is a picture of a painting that hangs in a Church in Germany. Angels hand Mary a rope with knots and she patiently unties them and after they pass through her hands the rope is smooth. The rope represents our lives. When we put our knots into our Mother's hands she helps us untie them and make things better again. What a comforting realization to know we have grandparents and Our Mother Mary to help us untie the knots in our lives.
Prayer for Grandparents (Based on prayer of Pope Benedict XVI)
Lord Jesus, you were born of the Virgin Mary, the daughter of Saints Joachim and Anne.
Look with love on our grandparents. Protect them! They are a source of enrichment for our families, strong pillars of faith, guardians of noble ideals, treasuries of beautiful traditions. Make them teachers of wisdom and courage, that they may pass on to their families the fruit of their experience.
Jesus, help us value the presence and role of our grandparents. May they always feel our love and respect.
Mary, Mother and untier of knots, help our grandparents untie the knots in the lives and hearts of their children and grandchildren. Amen
This Saturday, September 13th I had the opportuntiy to participate in a beautiful and inspiring commissioning of over a dozen and a half physicians, nurses, chaplains, and interpreters who will be going on a Medical Mission Trip. This group is part of SOLIDARITY BRIDGE, a Catholic group who have been making medical mission trips to Bolivia and Paraguay for fifteen years. The commissioning took place during the evening Mass at Saint Nicholas Church in Evanston. I have been blessed to serve on the Board of Directors of Solidarity Bridge for several years. During this time I have been so impressed and inspired by the generous support so many Chicago area physicians and nurses give to helping bring medical care to the poorest in the mountain villages of these two South American Countries. Our physicians also train the doctors in Bolivia and Paraguay to do more advanced surgical procedures.
The missionaries who were commissioned on Saturday will be leaving for Bolivia on September 24th. I promised the missionaries I would ask you to join me in praying for them during their ten day service trip. They will travel for over 18 hours, taking a plane to Florida, then transfer to a second plane that will take them to Bolivia and finally a third smaller plane will take them into the rural area of the country where they will board a bus that will take them to the mountain villages. Please join me in praying that they may be safe, that they may bring healing and hope to many! May God go with them!
This past July Oluwaferanmi Adeyemo was one of 50 students selected to participate in the Summer Leadership Academy sponsored by Mercy College in New York. Feranmi is a Senior at Resurrection College Prep High School, a top ten scholar, and plays violin with the chamber group. There were two thousand applicants for the program at Mercy College this year and our own Feranmi was one of 50 chosen to participate! We are very proud of you Feranmi! What was the experience like? Well according to Feranmi it was wonderful! Feranmi and her colleagues were very busy attending lectures with top professors in business, working in teams on business projects, and preparing individual presentations and speeches. The group had the opportunity to visit top firms in New York City and learn how these companies have successfully grown through strategic planning and visionary leadership.