Thursday, May 10, 2018

Religion Project that Will Make a Difference at Res

Congratulations and thank you to four seniors who did a unique and meaningful project for Sr. Mary Ann's class.  Their project was putting together for future Res students a Res Girl's Declassified High School Survival Guide.  They did such a great job on the guide that Connie Castellucci, Director of Enrollment, has decided to include this guide to help future students gain a better understanding of the school. 

Thank you to:

Lauren O'Conner
Maddie Sabella
Mairead Skelton
Melanee Tannehill
left to right:  Melanee, Maddie, Connie Castellucci, Lauren Mairead

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Tribute to Sister Lydia Mary, C.R.

Yesterday, May 7, 2018, Sister Lydia Mary Yokiel, C.R. left this world to enjoy and experience eternal life.  Sister Lydia Mary was only 2 1/2 months away from her 105th Birthday and in August would have celebrated her 85th Anniversary of professing her vows as a Sister of the Resurrection.

Resurrection College Prep High School was very special to Sister Lydia Mary.  Sister taught biology at Res and later became the principal.  Sister Lydia Mary was also responsible for helping design and plan the building we are in today. 

There are many outstanding things about Sister Lydia Mary but perhaps what most people remember and say about her is how much she loved people and how pleasant and generous she was about giving time to people.

The last few years of her life Sister was unable to recognize people or carry on a conversation but she gave everyone the gift of her beautiful smile.  One person Sister lovingly recognized until the very end was the one she gave her life to, Jesus.  When anyone brought Holy Communion to her, she looked intently at the Host, folded her hands and received her Jesus.

There is a book called, When God Winks:  Power of Coincidence Guides Your Life.  Well, I think God winked at least twice the day Sister died. 

First wink, there is one time in the Bible when the name Lydia appears.  The biblical Lydia lived at the time of Saint Paul.  The day Sister died the reading of the day at Mass mentioned Lydia the seller of purple cloth who befriended Saint Paul and the disciples.  Coincidence?  Maybe, but I think it was a wink from God to say, "Welcome home Sister Lydia Mary."

Sister Lydia Mary, C.R.
Second wink, came with the blessing and dedication of the new Sister Lydia Mary Welcome Center at Resurrection College Prep High School.  This event had been planned for several weeks and could have been planned to occur on any day from mid-April to mid-May.  Was it a coincidence that the ribbon cutting and blessing occurred on May 7th, the day Sister died?  I think it was a second wink to remind all of us how much Sister Lydia Mary loves Res and to let us know that she will continue to pray for us from her new home.

May God bless Sister Lydia Mary with eternal joy!

Sr. Virginia Ann, niece of Sr. Lydia Mary, cutting the ribbon

Father Dan McCarthy Blessing the new Sr. Lydia Mary Welcome Center

Monday, May 7, 2018

Congratulations to Six Seniors

Congratulations to Seniors who recently signed for college sports:
            Taylor Besch, volleyball at Allegheny College
Veronica Kieres, basketball - University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
                Sarah Nader, lacrosse at St. Ambrose University
                Erin O'Farrell, lacrosse at Upper Iowa University

In November two other seniors signed for college sports:
         Joanna Cirrincione, softball at Grand Valley State University
             Brittany Welch, volleyball at New Mexico State University

We are all very proud of you and happy for you.