The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly at the US-Mexico Border
Written By: Rosemarie Pace
It is said if you really want to understand a situation or people you need to encounter it in person, and so I did. [Earlier this year] I joined a group of 10 people from across the U.S. on an Immersion Trip to El Paso, TX and Juarez, Mexico hosted by the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers. The trip was organized in collaboration with the Encuentro Project which describes its mission as “rooted in the tradition of Faith that does Justice, offers participants a faith-based, multi-faceted immersion program in the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez border region to experience a deeper understanding of the complex migration reality and of this community.” It does so “by providing education, service, activities, reflection, prayer and community.” Other collaborators include the Marist Brothers and the Columban Fathers.
SJA Students Win Diocesan Art Awards
On Saturday, March 4th, several SJA Bloodhound middle school students won awards at the 1st Annual Diocesan Vocations Art Contest. The contest selected three winners in each grade from PreK to 8th grades with all Catholic schools in the Diocese participating.
Molloy Mission Trip to Lawrence, MA
This February break found five students and two faculty members traveling to Lawrence, MA on a mission trip to serve the marginalized. We stayed at the Marist House of Hospitality on Sheridan Street, hosted by Mr. Jim O’Neill. Our days were sandwiched by morning prayer and evening reflection.
New York Marists of Champagnat Midnight Run
On Friday, February 17th, the NY Marists of Champagnat joined forces with some wonderful Mount Men to do a Midnight Run in Manhattan. Donations were collected over the course of a month by MOC all over the state, and 6 MOC were on site to work side-by-side with the Mount students to put together the care packages.
Br. Steve Schlitte Honored as a "Legend of the Mount"
Initiated in 2002, the Legends of The Mount began as a way to recognize alumni and friends who have made significant contributions to the school and to society at large, and whose accomplishments, affiliations, and careers have honored the legacy of excellence at Mount St. Michael Academy. This program does more than honor its recipients; it also illustrates the great value of a Mount education and increases the pride our extended community has for its Marist Catholic tradition.
LaValla Weekend 2022
This year's annual LaValla Weekend brought together students from Central Catholic High School (Lawrence, MA), Saint Joseph Regional High School (Montvale, NJ), Christopher Columbus High School (Miami, FL), Saint Joseph Academy (Brownsville, TX), Marist High School (Chicago, IL), Mount Saint Michael Academy (Bronx, NY), Archbishop Molloy High School (Queens, NY), Roselle Catholic High School (Roselle, NJ), and Ecole Secondaire Marcellin Champagnat (Quebec, Canada), and ten Marist Young Adults. Students spent time in an experience of solidarity and provided service work to the Marist Brothers Center at Esopus community.