Friday, September 29, 2017

Three Cheers for Our Cheerleaders

Today was a great day for everyone at Resurrection as Fox News featured Resurrection on its morning show.  Thank you to everyone for working very hard to prepare for the day and for showing such great school spirit. 

A special thank you to the Res students who are cheerleaders for Saint Patrick High School and those who are cheerleaders for Notre Dame College Prep High School.  The two groups got together and came up with Res cheerleading outfits and created some really great cheers for their Resurrection colleagues. 

Young ladies you did a great job!  You modeled teamwork, creativity and great school spirit!

Monday, September 25, 2017

A Strong, Committed Group of Young Women

Last year, Campus Minister, Chelsea Piper organized a new leadership group at Resurrection.  The purpose of this group is to give students an opportunity to share in "faith" leadership at Resurrection.  The group is known as the Anastasias.  The name is derived from the Greek language and literally means "women of the Resurrection." 

Between the time when Ms. Piper left to begin her job at the Archdiocese and the time that Deacon John started his work at Res, I had the privilege of working with the Anastasias.  What an awesome group.  They helped with the planning and preparation of the August and September all-school Masses, helped with service roles at the Liturgies, assisted with the Freshmen Retreat and  volunteered to take on the leadership role for the National Catholic Education Association's Student to Student Response to help the victims of the recent hurricanes. 

On Friday, September 22nd members of the the Resurrection Anastasias sponsored a "Spirit Apparel Day at Res and collected $1,000 to help the victims of the hurricanes.  Congratulations to the Anastasias and to everyone who generously supported the cause!

They are also helping with the plans for the "Candlelight Procession" to honor the history and heritage of the school on our 95th Anniversary.  Please join us for this great event on October 1st at 6:15 p.m.

Anastasias, thank you for all you do!  You make a difference at Res as well as for the Church!  Thank you for your response to the Resurrection call to "Go tell His disciples."

Pins that were blessed & distributed to Anastasias
on September 15th

Fr. Snieg blessed the pins

New Anastasias made their pledge on September 15

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Celebrating Grandparents

One of my favorite celebrations at Res is, Grandparents' Dinner.  There is a very special bond between Res students and their grandparents and mutual pride, you can see it in their faces!

Enjoy the photos!
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Monday, September 18, 2017


This year we have chosen the Resurrection Pillar of HOPE for our theme.  With the recent hurricanes, earthquakes, and forest fires the world really needs the gift of HOPE.

What is HOPE?  It is a special gift that helps us aspire to the promise of happiness which God has placed in each of our hearts.  Hope reminds us of God's passionate love for each of us and His promise to be with us always.

HOPE keeps us from discouragement; sustains us during times of loneliness and disappointment.  HOPE opens our heart to limitless expectations.

Like the tree in this picture, HOPE anchors us and at the same time frees us to reach toward the heights of Heaven!

What does HOPE mean to you?

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Resurrection Welcomes New Campus Minister

I am very pleased to announce that Resurrection has a new Campus Minister, Deacon Ivan Mikan, who will begin his ministry at Resurrection on September 13th.

"Deacon John," as he prefers to be called, comes to Resurrection with a wealth of experience in education, retreat work, planning service programs, creating youth groups, planning liturgies, and building community.  He is also an artist who has been commissioned by churches for paintings and murals.  (scroll down to see one of his paintings)

Deacon John is a graduate from the University of Illinois in Chicago, with a Bachelors in Fine Arts and Education, did his student teaching in High School, completed four years of Diaconal Studies at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary and was ordained a Deacon for the Archdiocese of Chicago in 2015.

Deacon John describes his role as Campus Minister to, "help students recognize and celebrate God's love and care for them, help them become the best they are called to be, and bring out the gifts God has given them."

Resurrection is uniquely blessed to have a campus minister who understands what it means to be a husband, a father, a teacher and an ordained servant minister in the Catholic Church.

Deacon John and his wife Lily are the proud parents of three young children.

Please join me in welcoming Deacon John Mikan to Resurrection and promising him our support.

Deacon John, his wife Lily and their two sons and daughter

Deacon John on his ordination day
Deacon John Mikan
Our Lady of Croatia painted by Deacon John