Friday, October 31, 2014

Do You Know These Trick- or-Treaters?

Happy Halloween!
Do you recognize the "Trick-or-Treaters" in this picture?
The first student to enter the correct names in the "comment" section of the blog will receive a special "Treat".

Monday, October 27, 2014

Principal's Day

Friday, October 24th was celebrated as Principal's Day throughout the State of Illinois.  As one of the festivities of the day the officers of the Senior Class presented Ms. Maria Hawk with a lovely bouquet of flowers!  Three cheers for a wonderful principal!

Giahanna Martorano, Ms. Hawk, Meagan McCarthy, Fernami Adeyamo

Friday, October 24, 2014

Pumpkins, Jack - O' - Lanterns and Faith

A lady recently being baptized was asked by a coworker what it was like to be a Christian.

She replied, "It's like being a pumpkin…"

God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off you.  Then He cuts the top off and scoops out all the yucky stuff.  He removes the seeds of doubt, hate and greed.  Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.

Happy Halloween and let your light shine!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Save the Date

We are very excited to announce a new event that you will not want to miss!  It is the Charity and Truth Gala scheduled for February 21, 2015!  We are honoring two individuals who "truly make a difference" in our community.  See the attached save the date and plan on joining us at an event you will definitely enjoy and feel proud to be part of!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Scrubs Club Explores Medicine in the Navy

The Resurrection College Prep High School "Scrubs Club"  met with Robert Buckley, M.D., a retired Navy Physician to explore the field of medicine in the Navy.  The "Scrubs Club" is made up of 43 students who are interested in exploring opportunities and possibilities as future physicians and nurses. 

Dr. Robert Buckley is a retired Family Physician and former Executive Director of Medical Education at Resurrection Medical Center.  He served 23 years in the Navy, 14 years on active duty and 9 years in the reserves retiring with the rank of Captain.  His active duty assignments included two tours at Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Senior Medical Officer South Atlantic Force, staff physician Patuxant River Naval Air Station, and Senior Medical Officer Naval Communications Station H.E. Holt Exmouth Western Australia.  His reserve assignments include Commanding Officer Battalion Aid Station B 4th FSSG,  Commanding Officer Naval Hospital Jacksonville Detachment 215, Officer –in-Charge Naval Reserve Fleet Hospital 14 Detachment E, and Commanding Officer Naval Hospital Great Lakes Detachment 313. 
Dr. Buckley spoke about what inspired him to be a physician and what gave him the drive to continue during challenging times and what he treasured most in his experiences as a Navy physician and a physician in the private sector.  He also spoke about how high school students can prepare and explore if medicine is right future for them, the years of study required, and various grants available.  Most of all he shared his love for helping others.

Any alumnae interested in exploring opportunities for medical education in the Navy, other branches of service, or medical education in general and would like to speak with Dr. Buckley, he would be happy to speak with you…just let me know and I can get you in contact with him.
Dr. Robert Buckley with a few of the Scrubs Club members

Dr. Robert Buckley receives a Resurrection coffee mug from Scrubs Club

Wednesday, October 8, 2014


October is "RESPECT LIFE MONTH."   Pope Francis asks us to reflect on how we find the face of Christ in the frail, vulnerable, unborn, children, adults, handicapped, elderly, and the poor.  Everyday we have opportunities to participate  in miracles, some are little and some are big.  All we need is "CHARITAS" or "LOVE."  As part of our celebration of "Respect Life Month" you are invited to hear 4 true stories of how:

  • curiosity and love created a new life for a baby found in a brown paper bag in the parking lot at Resurrection Medical Center, 
  • a young marine entering the wrong patient room brought peace to a dying man, 
  • a mistaken identity brought flowers and joy to others for over 20 years, 
  • a little brother's singing nurtured his premature sister to "life",
Join us in the Development Department either during Seminar B on October 22nd 
or during Seminar A on October 24th.  

Everyone is welcome.  And if you have a story, you can share it too!

Baby Jessica - found in a paper bag in 1980 has a beautiful follow-up story

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Ending Spirit Week with A Song in Our Hearts

Thank you to everyone who made Spirit Week so very successful.  Special thanks to Ms. Kari Hintz and the Orchesis Dancers for energizing and cheering us all on with the Resurrection Fight Song!  We are all proud to be part of the Resurrection Team!  When you need encouragement or you need a cheer leader just click on the video below, it will put a song in your heart and encourage you to do your best!