Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Celebrating the Gift of Faith

Earlier this month Josh Wiechert, a member of the Resurrection Science Department and a candidate in the RCIA Program, shared a step of his faith journey with us.  As part of a simple prayer service in the school chapel, Josh Wiechert,  prayed the Apostles Creed, the prayer we as Catholics use to proclaim our foundational beliefs.  It was an honor and very moving to witness this act of faith.


Josh Wiechert prays the Apostles Creed with Deacon John


You might ask what is the RCIA Program that Mr. Wiechert is part of?  RCIA stands for Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.  It is a period of time spent by the Parish Community to teach, pray with and welcome adults who want to become Catholics.  The formal welcoming of the new members occurs on Holy Saturday in a beautiful Liturgical Ceremony that unites the experience of the candidate with the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

What inspired Josh Wiechert to become Catholic?  Mr. Wiechert, raised as a Methodist, has over the past 15 years joined his wife and two daughters for Sunday Mass and he desires to fully participate in rites and celebrations of the Catholic faith with them.

As the Resurrection family we are very excited and happy for Josh Wiechert.  May this Lenten and Easter Season be a blessed and memorable time for him and his family!

   
Deacon John and Josh Wiechert



Background
B.S. in Geology- Minor in Physics from Southeast Missouri State University
M.S. in Instructional Technology from Southwest Baptist University

Taught Middle School Science in St. Louis and in Champaign
Taught High School Biology and Physics at St. Scholastica and Luther North
Now teaching Conceptual Physics, Honors Conceptual Physics and AP Physics at Resurrection
Coaching Freshman Basketball at Resurrection

What does the Resurrection motto, "Charity and Truth" mean to Josh Wiechert?  He says:  "I see the motto as a willingness to help others and to give of yourself and your abilities.  This goes beyond the lesson you teach in your subject area, but also sharing your faith.  As a science teacher in a faith based community, I feel it's important to share your faith with the students.  This helps them to understand how science and religion can go together."

Friday, January 19, 2018

Cherish Life!







Celebrate, cherish and protect every life as a 
precious gift of God!



Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Pay It Forward Scholars 10th Anniversary Luncheon

A lovely luncheon was held at Res on Saturday, January 6th for past and present Pay It Forward Scholars. The luncheon meeting was in honor of the scholarship's 10th Anniversary and was hosted by Nancy Stachnik '67, the scholarship founder.  Trish Moll '86, was the special guest and keynote speaker.  Trish shared an inspiring message with the group.  The Pay It Forward Scholarship at Resurrection recognizes students who are daughters of Chicago police, firefighters and paramedics and has awarded 25 scholarships over the last 10 years.

Thank you Nancy Stachnik '67 for all the lives you touch!

Nancy Stachnik, founder and sponsor of the scholarship is the 5th from the left