Monday, November 30, 2015

A Day of Blessing

On November 19, 2015 we celebrated the completion of several very important projects at Resurrection: 
  • Interior Ring Road in the Front of the School
  • Back Parking Lot
  • Think Tank
  • Innovation Lab
A new beautiful icon of Mary that hangs in the chapel was also blessed.

Bishop Robert Kurtz presided at the all school Mass and then processed with student leaders to each of the sites.  At each site student leaders invited the Bishop to bless the space and those who will serve or be served in it.  

Deacon Robert Bulger from Saint Paul of the Cross assisted the Bishop and James Croegaert, singer and songwriter with Rough Stones Music, sang the closing song for the Mass.  Below are a few pictures from the event.

During the Mass

Blessing of the front road to the school

Procession to the blessing sites

Blessing of the Icon in the Chapel

Blessing of the Think Tank

Blessing of the Parking Lot

Blessing of the Innovation Lab

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Weber Award

On Saturday, November 14, 2015, the Weber Alumni Association presented an award to Resurrection College Prep High School for outstanding support given to the Weber Alumni Association.  Resurrection College Prep hosts the Annual Weber Alumni Mass and Brunch in the spring each year.   Weber High School closed in 1999 but the Alumni continue to support Catholic High School Education through their generous scholarship program.  Resurrection is grateful for the support the Weber Alumni give to our students.

Special thanks to Alisa Martorano for all the support and assistance she gives to the Weber Alumni.  Alisa helps set up for the Mass and brunch every year.

Congratulations and thanks Alisa!

Alisa Martorano and
Weber Award

Monday, November 9, 2015

Congratulations to Tina Merrick

On Friday, November 6, 2015, Tina Merrick was honored at the Polish-American 18th Annual Heritage Awards Celebration.  Tina was awarded the Educator of the Year Award.  In attendance at this wonderful event was Tina's husband, two of her daughters, colleagues and friends Cathy Blondin, Dawn Konow, Noreen Maluchnik, Sr. Stephanie, Sr. Virginia Ann, Sr. Goretti, and Sr. Donna Marie.

Tina was born into a family of Polish educators who instilled love of learning, teaching, and pride in Polish heritage, culture, and language.  Tina taught for the past 25 years at Resurrection College Prep High School, served as the Department Chair of World Languages for 11 years, and served as moderator of the French and Polish Clubs.  Tina retired in June 2015 but continues to serve as a substitute teacher at Resurrection.  In addition to teaching, Tina has also served as a troop leader, camp coordiantor, and assistant director in the Polish Girl Scouts of Chicago.  She is presently, President of the Girl's Division of Polish Scouting for the United States movement.

Congratulations Tina Merrick!  We are all so proud of you.

Tina Merrick 

Tina holding her award

Noreen Maluchnik was the winner of a raffle

Tina and Cathy Blondin in the back row, Sr. Stephanie, Dawn Konow and Noreen Maluchnik sitting