Friday, December 21, 2018

Christmas Joy and Blessings

(2018 Resurrection College Prep High School Christmas Card)

Wishing you and your families a very Blessed and Joyful Christmas.  It is truly an awesome feast as we realize how deeply God loves us, that He would come to dwell among us and experience life as we experience it.   May we rejoice daily in the realization of God's special love for us!  And let's share that love with everyone we meet in the New Year!

May 2019 be a wonderful year for you and your families.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

More Kindness Flowing From Res Students

As the Advent Season progresses kindness continues to flow to all corners of our school and community.

Library Holiday Card Drive for Meals on Wheels
The Resurrection Library sponsored a holiday card drive for Meals on Wheels of Chicago.  Students stopped by the Res Library to decorate and sign cards that will be delivered to senior citizens and individuals with disabilities throughout the city when meals are delivered to them this season!

The National Honor Society and Anastasias Filled Stockings for St. Nicholas Day
In honor of St. Nicholas Day, the Resurrection National Honor Society and the Anastasias Campus Ministry Club hosted an event open to all students, filling 500 Christmas stocking for residents at the Resurrection Retirement Community!  A traditional way of spreading joy to our neighbors.

National Honor Society California Wildfires Fundraiser
Resurrection National Honor Society hosted a Spirit Apparel Day to raise funds to benefit those affected by the California wildfires.

Campus Ministry Toy Drive for Catholic Charities
Resurrection Campus Ministry is hosting a Toy Drive to support the Catholic Charities Annual Celebration of Giving, which provides children and families who are in special need with gifts and necessities during the holiday season.  Celebration of Giving brings joy to many families who otherwise would not be able to celebrate the holidays.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

The Kindness Campaign Continues During the Holiday Season at Resurrection!

Grazie di Cuore - Italian Classes Count Their Blessings

Resurrection Italian classes celebrated the theme for the month of November.  "Count Your Blessings."  All students taking Italian participated in creating a bulletin board entitled Grazia di Cuore (thank you with all my heart).  Students made unique and personal bookmark banners in Italian, including a picture and indicating what they are grateful for in their lives.  Ms. Saponaro and her students found the project uplifting.

Campus Ministry Baby Food Drive

In conjunction with Thanksgiving, Campus Ministry hosted a Baby Food Drive to help low income families and single mothers provide happier holidays for their little ones.

Anastasias and Locker Notes

The Anastasias made little notes of encouragement and posted them on the lockers with the hope that each Resurrection student would feel respected and cared about.  Here are a few samples.

Watch for more later this week!