Congratulations to graduates of all 11 Catholic high schools and 83 Catholic elementary schools in the Diocese of Pittsburgh.
Pictured are members of the first eighth-grade graduating class of St. Kilian School in Cranberry/Adams townships pose for a photo following a graduation Mass May 31. Begun as a preschool in 2007, and phasing in more grades through the years, St. Kilian is the largest Catholic primary school in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, with 600 students in preschool through eighth grade.
Workshop planned for June 21-22 at SS. Simon and Jude
A two-day workshop focusing on parish hospitality will be offered by the diocese as part of the Catechetical Summer Institute.
The workshop, "Discipleship & Hospitality: Welcoming the Divine," will be offered through the diocesan Office for the New Evangelization, and it will take place at SS. Simon and Jude Parish in Scott Township on Thursday and Friday, June 20 and 21, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost to attend the workshop is $15, and registration is available online at www.diopitt.org/hospitality.
The claim that religious freedom conflicts with women's freedom is a lie. Our religious freedom is the source of our freedom as people. It is for this reason that the framers of the Bill of Rights listed religious freedom first.
As a Catholic woman, belief in God is what grounds my femininity and my fruitfulness in the world.
Award symbolizes performance in class, church and community
In accepting the Golden Apple Award on behalf of her fellow educators, Beverly Buxareo of Vincentian Academy pointed out that the Catholic school is among the most important vehicles in promoting the saving mission of the church.
Catholic school teachers, she noted,¬†must be true witnesses to Christ in the classroom, and they must do all they can to witness a Christian vision of the world.
"Tonight, you recognize the critical role we play in the future growth and leadership of the Catholic Church," she said.