President’s Blog: Spiritual Growth, Academic Achievements, and Upcoming Events

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Dear Friends,

The parallels between the spiritual practices of Lent and day-to-day realities of this time in the calendar year are striking.  On some days, giving up chocolate for the better part of two months is like a walk in the park on a spring day; at other times, it can seem like dreary 30-degree days with snow and rain mixes that continue without apparent end.

This morning is one of those dark 30-degree mornings after a temperature drop of nearly 40 degrees overnight.  Lent!

Yet I just heard one student in the hallway at school say unprompted to another, “Great job at play (musical) practice yesterday.”

Ah – Easter!

I wish you and yours the very best for continued spiritual growth and renewal during Lent, and the very best for a joyous Easter that will soon be here.

Speaking of new life, on campus we are at the conclusion of the third academic quarter of the year and heading into the proverbial homestretch. After a year to date of much student growth and achievement, even more will follow during the next two months with events such as Club 53 (please attend!), East Deanery Band Festival, Winter Sports Awards, Scholar Athlete Awards, Academic Excellence Awards, Spring Musical, Underclass Retreats, Senior Awards Day, Baccalaureate Mass, and Commencement.

While the above is happening, we will complete construction of our new athletic and activity fields.  Baseball season will soon be upon us and mark the first actual contests on this new facility that will serve and support our community for years to come. We are also very blessed to be able to host the first East Deanery Field Day on the Scecina campus for a day of fun and activities for partner school students.

Looking even further ahead, later this spring and summer, we will be inviting wide community input on topics of excitement and importance to the future of Scecina.  Please stay tuned for more information, and feel free to contact me if you would like to have conversation about this endeavor.

Thank you for your support, and, as always, Go Crusaders!

Joe Therber

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