MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL: It's been another wonderful week at Fisher Catholic! We celebrated Catholic Schools Week with our Deanery Mass at Saint Mary. It was great to see all of the Catholic schools together to celebrate. It showed that Catholic Education is alive and well in Fairfield County.
That said, I must address a rumor/myth/inaccuracy that continues to pop up in the two years I have been here: Fisher Catholic is closing. The truth is, FISHER CATHOLIC IS NOT CLOSING! We are alive and well! Our students are happy and excited to be here! We get inquiries for new students on a daily basis and all trends are pointing to growth in the next few years. Our new CAP program and technology initiatives are taking shape and we are excited for our bright future. The truth is, before the Diocese would consider closing a school, the superintendent and his staff will work with the school on a strategic plan to keep the school open. This typically is a multi-year process. This process has never even been discussed regarding to Fisher Catholic; therefore, the rumor that we may close is a long way from ever becoming a reality. So, I ask you, if you hear this rumor, please dispel it, or even better, suggest to those spreading the rumor to talk to me and get the facts. Fisher Catholic will be here for many years into the future and will be the choice for secondary education for our Catholic families and non-Catholic families alike.
Joe Jasinski Principal SENIOR PICTURES AND BABY PICTURES NEEDED That's right we're starting early this year. We would like to encourage seniors to start sending their baby pictures and their portraits to Miss Nunez. Please email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you don't have a digital copy please bring in the hard copy in a ziplock bag with your name and it will be returned to you as soon as we are done. The deadline for the baby pictures and the senior portraits will be December 19th. If you need an extension please let me know through email. Also, if you are purchasing senior pictures, Ms. Nunez will gladly take some pictures of you for the yearbook.
We look forward to seeing your pictures.
REFLECTIONS FROM THE DESK OF THE DEAN Concerning Life: Concrete and Effective
When I was 19 years old I went to World Youth Day in Denver, CO with my parents and my sister. At the final Mass, on the Solemnity of the Assumption, Pope St. John Paul the Great said, "Young pilgrims, Christ needs you to enlighten the world and to show it the 'path to life" (Ps 16,11). The challenge is to make the Church's 'yes' to Life concrete and effective. The struggle will be long, and it needs each one of you. Place your intelligence, your talents, your enthusiasm, your compassion and your fortitude at the service of life!" (http://tinyurl.com/z6tpjec). During the month of October, which the Church calls Respect Life Month, it seems fitting to recall these words and make available some ways to make the Church's "yes to life" concrete and effective.
One way to do this is join the Irish4Life club at the Life Chain in Lancaster this Sunday, Oct. 2. We will meet at 12:45 in the Miller Pool parking lot and from 1:00 - 2:00 PM we will line up along Memorial Drive holding signs that say things like, "Respect Life," "Adoption, the Loving Option," and "Stop Abortion." Our silent, prayerful witness to the value and dignity of all human life is powerful.
Another way to make our "yes to life" concrete and effective is to participate in the Irish4Life baby shower drive. Send in diapers, wipes, newborn clothes (lightly used), and other baby supplies during the month of October. The Irish4Life Club will take them to PDHC at the end of the month to help women who are in crisis pregnancy situations.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, we can make our "yes to life" concrete by praying more fervently for ourselves, our families, and our community; that we may all become beacons of hope in a world so often overrun by despair. May we all take greater strides to affirm the goodness of all human life from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death and may Mary, Queen of the Holy Rosary, pray for the Fisher Catholic family.
NEXT WEEK AT A GLANCE Saturday, October 1 Boys' & Girls' Cross Country @ Panther CX Invitational - Pickertington North H.S. 9:00am Boys' Soccer vs. The Wellington School 2:00pm Football vs. Grove City Christian 7:00pm Sunday, October 2 Life Chain ~ Memorial Drive 1:00 - 2:00pm