By Bro. Adam Becerra, fsp
On Sunday, January 26, more than 400 Chaminade students, parents, faculty and staff, from both our middle and high school campuses came together to kick off Catholic Schools Week with the celebration of Mass and brunch. It was an opportunity to honor our Catholic-Marianist heritage and highlight the vision of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade “to be formed by Mary for the mission of Christ.” The goal of this Catholic Schools Week Mass was to remind us of the value of Catholic education. And for us at Chaminade College Preparatory, we take it a step further—we recognize the gift of the Marianists’ brothers and priests who sponsor our institution and help us be formed in the Characteristics of Marianist Education: Formation in Faith; Family Spirit; Service, Justice, and Peace; Integral, Quality Education; and Adaptation and Change. It is through these characteristics that our students are formed throughout their Chaminade career so that they may go out and “transform the world,” as Fr. Chaminade puts it. After Mass, our families enjoyed their time together at a brunch where stories were exchanged about their past and present Chaminade memories.
Throughout the week of January 27 through February 1, we will continue our Catholic Schools Week celebration with many faith-filled and exciting activities, including a Catholic Schools Week Rally on each of our campuses.
On behalf of our Chaminade community, have a happy Catholic Schools Week in honor of our Marianist heritage!