"Because the Lord is my Shepherd, I have everything I need!" Psalm 23:1

by Timothy Dunnigan Email

Catholic Schools Week kicked off on Sunday, January 28 with our faculty, staff, students and parents celebrating our parish. It began with 9:00 am mass and the annual Ring and Pin Ceremony for our eighth grade students followed by a breakfast and an Open House to the public from 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm. Many families stoppped by to see what the we call "The St. Therese Difference."  Many families were very impressed with what we offer at St. Therese and registered their children for September. Open Houses will continue on "Welcome Wednesdays" from 9:00 am - 11:00 am for any family who would like to tour and gain information about our challenging STEM program, and our Catholic faith based academic curriculum.

On Monday, January 29 the theme of the day was "Celebrate Our Community." Students raised almost $100 and collected 256 food items for the Roxbury Social Services.

On Tuesday the theme was "Celebrate Our Students" All students wore their CSW tee shirts and after a rigorous academic morning they were treated to a movie in the afternoon.

On Wednesday the theme was "Celebrate Our Clergy." Fr. Marc, Fr. Andres, Deacon Bruce, Deacon Murphy and Sister Theresa were all prayed for in our daily morning prayers for their service to God, St. Therese School and the St. Therese Parish Community. In great appreciation, the faculty treated them to lunch.

On Thursday the theme was "Celebrate Our Nation." Students wore Red, White and Blue and donations were collected for the "Wounded Warrior Project." The day started with a flag raising ceremony as students listened to Lee Greenwood's, "God Bless the USA." The flag was raised by our girls and boys scouts in uniform led by state trooper Denicola. The flag that was raised was given to St. Therese by Mrs. Gargin and flew over the Capitol Building in Washington DC on September 16, 2016. Once the flag was raised, students sang the 'Star Spangled Banner," and recited the Pledge of Allegiance. The ceremony concluded with a prayer for all of our men and women in uniform who risk their lives everyday so we can enjoy the freedoms we do in this great country we call the USA.

Finally, Friday the theme was "Celebrating Our Faculty, Staff and Volunteers. Volunteers were recognized at the 11:00 am First Friday mass and faculty and staff received a luncheon from the many parent volunteeers. 

On behalf of Fr. Marc the faculty, staff, and myself we say, "Thank you," to all of the parent volunteers who sacrifice so much of their time to assist us in the Catholic education of their children. We could not do it without you and your involvement in your child's education is invaluable to us and them. May God bless you and the faculty as we continue our mission together of educating our students academically and in Christ.

Have a wonderful Super Bowl Weekend,

Tim Dunnigan

Principal STS

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