Saturday, October 24, 2015

Feast of Blessed Celine, a Woman With a Dream that Included All of Us at Resurrection

This week the Church and the Congregation of the Sisters of the Resurrection remember Blessed Celine Borzecka, the Foundress of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Resurrection in a special way.  Monday, October 26th is the one hundred and seventh anniversary of her death and Tuesday, October 27th is the eighth anniversary of the beatification of Celine. 

Blessed Celine lived in a time when women had limited opportunities for an education and no significant roles in society, parish, or the workplace.  Celine believed that the role of women is essential for the transformation of society.  Celine's vision was inspired by Jesus who after His Resurrection appeared first to women and entrusted them with the mission of going and telling His disciples that He had Risen.

Blessed Celine is model and patron for wives, mothers, widows, grandmothers and religious. 
Celine's vision is the cornerstone of education at Resurrection College Prep High School.  Let us thank God for the gift and example of this gentle, loving, and courageous woman who listened to the voice of God and inspires us to do the same.

Click on the short video below for a snapshot of Blessed Celine's life.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Visitors from Rome

Last week we had two very special guests from Rome!  Our visitors were the Superior General of the Sisters of the Resurrection, Mother Teresa Maria, C.R. and her Asssistant, Sister Jeanne Marie, C.R.
They visited with students, faculty and staff as they toured several of the recently completed projects such as the Think Tank and the Innovation Lab.  Both Mother Teresa and Sister Jeanne Marie admired the Icon of Mary that was hung in the Chapel last Easter.

Back row:  Mother Teresa Maria, C.R. and Sister Jeanne Marie, C.R.
Front row:  Joseph Lascon, Maureen Gillespie, and Nina Stuckel

Monday, October 12, 2015

Congratulations Sr. Paulette, C.R., You Are a Blessing!

Kind, Compassionate, Joyful, to Know Her is to Love Her, Full of Life, Fun to Be With, True Reflection of God's Love, Always Putting Others First, these are a few of the descriptions her Sisters in Community and her Community at Resurrection College Prep use to describe Sister Paulette.  This year Sister Paulette celebrates 50 years in religious life.  Below is a short slide show of pictures taken over the years!

We wish Sister Paulette the very best and God's blessing always!  Sister Paulette, you are a blessing to us all!


Friday, October 9, 2015

A Special Month - Dedicated to Each of Us and All of Us

In his recent address to Congress, Pope Francis reminded us all that:  "The Golden Rule also reminds us of our responsibility to protect and defend human life at every stage of its development.  I am convinced that this way is the best, since every life is sacred, every human person is endowed with an inalienable dignity."

The American Bishops have designated the whole month of October as a month to celebrate the gift of life, the gift that is ours from the moment of conception until the moment we leave this life for eternal life!

So let's celebrate by giving a hug to our parents and grandparents and thank them for the precious gift of life.  Let's also take time to thank God for loving us into life!


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Disney Character Winner

The winner of the "Guess the Disney Character" Contest is:  Mallory Coakley.  Mallory identified all eight members of the "Morning Broadcasters" and their Disney Costumes correctly!  Mallory will be receiving a gift card to Dunkin Donuts!  Congratulations Mallory!

left to right:  Frederika-as self, Gillian-Disney park employee, Sophia-Nemo in a bag, Lorena-Mickey Mouse from Fantasia, Bailey-Wendy, Samantha-Minnie, Ms. Foszcz-as self, Tierney-Lucky

Monday, October 5, 2015

Highlights from Spirit Week

Last week Resurrection College Prep High School celebrated Spirit Week.  Everyday had a wonderful theme and activities that everyone could enjoy and participate in.  Here are a few highlights.

Monday, was the Pep Rally.  All the sports teams prepared excellent routines that demonstrated their team spirit and talent.  There were games and then there was the traditional Tug of War.  After winning the contest against all the other classes, the seniors competed against the was a very difficult contest and in the end the faculty won.  However, rumor has it that the Seniors really didn't have the heart to let the faculty loose so, toward the end the seniors let up just a little and well...seeing the teachers so over-joyed about winning was reward enough for the seniors. 

Tuesday, was Walk-a-Thon day.  A little drizzle did not dampen anyone's spirits as the student,  staff members and parent volunteers stretched out across several blocks walking to their destination, the Pickwick Theatre.  

Friday was Disney character day.  There were lots of wonderful costumes and Disney characters from across the decades.  Here is a little contest for you.  Look at the picture below and see if you can name the Disney Characters and the students who are dressed as the characters.  Send your answers in to the blog.  The first student to get the most right answers will win a prize!  And of  course there is an extra point for naming the faculty member correctly.