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“Challenge yourself in the game of life as you do in the game of sports” – Pope Francis
Have you found yourself standing on the sidelines this Fall encouraging your child to kick the soccer ball harder or give defense another try? Cheering as your varsity runner dashes across the finish line or football player makes a winning touchdown? Driving around and around to make sure your student makes it to practice or the game on time?
Whether you’re a student or a parent, it’s often hard to decide what matters most. Jackson Lumen Christi freshman Rebecca Berkemeier shares how feeling the presence of God during a confirmation retreat with her middle school class helped her put things in perspective.
Sorting clothes for a homeless shelter, moving heavy office furniture, pulling weeds, reading to elementary students, or talking with elderly patients in a nursing home might not be on an average teenager’s list of things to do during a half-day out of the classroom.
For the nearly 680 students at Powers Catholic High School in Flint, however, Charger Outreach Day on Sept. 21 was more than a chance to escape their desks -- it provided inspiration for their souls.
Nearly 1,000 students, staff, faculty and parents attended the annual Diocese of Lansing Mass for Catholic Schools celebrated by Bishop Boyea on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at St. Mary Cathedral in downtown Lansing. Bishop Boyea reminded the students and all of us of the need to hear Jesus say "Come and follow me!"
After Mass, many took the opportunity for a pilgrimage during this Holy Year of Mercy, and to walk through the Holy Door.
Just how much does your kids’ class size really matter?
A study by Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach at Northwestern University shows that class size alone can make or break much more than your children’s grades—it can affect the rest of their lives.
Over the course of the past year, Bishop Earl Boyea appointed four individuals as the first presidents of our four Catholic high schools when the Diocese of Lansing adopted the president/principal leadership model. Their role is to provide visionary leadership to the school, assuring the success of its organization, fund development and enrollment management. Read more on each president at faithpub.com.
Sean Costello, superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Lansing, believes more families would choose a Catholic school if cost wasn’t a factor because Catholic institutions have the opportunity to “educate the whole child.”
Costello says Witness to Hope, the diocesan-wide campaign which includes the goal of $12.5 million for a Catholic school financial aid endowment, will radically change support for Catholic schools within the Diocese of Lansing.
Imagine a tranquil space in your child’s school with a child-sized altar and chalice, small prayer candles, wooden cut-outs of characters to act out biblical stories, crayons and colored pencils to be closer to God through art, a comfortable, quiet place to listen to and meditate on the Word of God.