100个单词

比尔Crittenberger“100个词”作为我的自我框架,让我的话语简短而又亲切, 这是对我所珍视的一种表达的敬意和认可:少即是多. Each of these reflection pieces lands quite close to the 100-word mark and provides me an avenue through which to share with you, 奥康奈尔社区, 一个星期又一个星期的反思我的任何想法, 观察, 意见, 外卖, 思考等.-在这个领域内, 没有任何固定的方式(相信我), 从平淡到抒情, 信息对有抱负的人, 严肃到异想天开, 深奥的奥秘, 从世俗到精神...你们明白了吧.

我的目标和希望是你能像我了解你一样了解我, 主教Denis J. 奥康奈尔社区, and all I ask from you is that you take less than a minute each week to read (more or less) 100 words. 上帝的和平.


 

招生团队

招生是每个学校的命脉. 博亚体育App下载即将迎来一个非常成功的招生“旺季”, please join me in extending thanks to and appreciation for Bishop O’Connell’s exemplary trio of admissions officers—Director Kathryn 哈斯, 副主任劳拉·戈夫, 助理主任(兼AP心理学老师)安妮·哈雷特. 这些动态的女性, 一年前,没有一个人在她现在的招生职位上(这令人难以置信), are deserving of recognition in having led an A+ campaign and an A+ delivery in getting us such a terrific crop of newest Knights—the Class of 2026 and the sprinkling of transfer students 谁 will be entering our upper grades. 他们充满快乐和目标明确的工作一直是杰出的客户服务的标志, 巨大的创造力, 坚定的积极性, 还有一种明确的决心——好客的智慧——千方百计地去做. 这个团队, 有凝聚力的, 足智多谋, 灵活的, 有创意的, 并且非常支持彼此, 在奥巴马夫人的仆人式领导和谦卑的榜样下,她的事业蒸蒸日上. 哈斯, 谁, 重要的是, 在奥康奈尔大学的十多年里,她曾担任过许多不同的职务, 最近担任招生部副主任. Mr. Roque’s on-point and unequivocal directive to the admissions team of “get me kids” has been answered brilliantly and with grace. 博亚体育App下载学校正张开双臂欢迎这些最新的骑士! 团队招生:优秀!

世界语言周

今天是奥康奈尔主教举办的世界语言周, morning 祈祷er over the intercom has been offered by students using the language that they are studying. 奥康奈尔选择的语言有很多——西班牙语, 拉丁, 德国, 法国, and American Sign—and our students are required to earn a minimum of two language credit hours in order to meet graduation requirements (with three or more credit hours recommended). 除了, Advanced Placement courses are available in all of our languages except American Sign (which the College Board doesn’t offer). An added bonus of our program is that some of the upper-level language courses provide dual enrollment/dual credit opportunities for our students through O’Connell’s unique relationship with 3月ymount University. 在教学中博亚体育App下载的学生的未来, and in recognizing the critical nature of our young people being able to communicate effectively within an ever smaller and smaller world, O’Connell is fully cognizant of the marked value in and importance of our Knights developing credible linguistic skills as a key element of their high school program of studies. 今晚, our World Language Honor Society Inductions are taking place—an event that rightly recognizes the remarkable talents, 勤劳和能力造就了博亚体育App下载的青年, and serves as a well-deserved (albeit a bit more subtle) point of recognition for their extraordinarily devoted, 照耀鼓励教师. The ability for this young generation to successfully and confidently communicate with others, 无论是国内还是国外, 还有他们到其他地方旅行的能力——无论是象征性的(通过教室), 教科书, 小说, video, 或笔友)或字面上(通过实际的飞行, 等.),可以说是最真实的教育形式, 运输一个人来了解, 充分理解, 庆祝博亚体育App下载不同的文化, 历史, 宗教, 传统, or, 是的, 博亚体育App下载来看看语言, 拥抱, and bask in the heaven-sent and affirming reality that no matter where we are on the planet, 博亚体育App下载所有人, 上帝的孩子,也就是兄弟姐妹, 博亚体育App下载的相似之处比不相似的多吗.

 

圣灰星期三

昨天上午大约一个多小时, 毕夏普·奥康奈尔高中 halted the swift-moving treadmill that is life in a high energy, 高的蓬勃发展, 高绩效高中, 这样学生和教职员工就可以聚在一起, 作为一个, 庆祝圣灰星期三弥撒. 圣灰星期三, a day of repentance when Christians confess their sins and profess their devotion to Christ, 这是一年中我最喜欢的日子之一吗, marking the kickoff to the Lenten Season and the run-up to Easter and Christ’s Resurrection. I love as well the solidarity shown by Christians all over the world through the ashen cross that, 为了这个特别的日子, 在博亚体育App下载的额头上. 在我眼里, 大斋节的核心是忏悔, a word that a priest in my childhood parish said he thought of and internalized as “making change, 从根本上.” What “repenting” means in practical application for each of us may differ somewhat from person to person, but for me what stands as central in that word is an intentional recommitment to zooming in with singular focus, 以基督的生命为基础,重新调整和指引我是谁,我是什么, 教导, and example—especially so through His having made the ultimate sacrifice so that each of us could be saved and have the possibility, 通过博亚体育App下载自己的自由意志和决定, 永恒的救恩. 在昨天弥撒的不同时间, I found myself reflecting on the 奥康奈尔社区 that we are all very fortunate 是 a part of, 由博亚体育App下载充满活力的学生和他们的导师组成, 支持者, 引导星星——他们忠诚而慈爱的老师, 管理员, 和支持人员, 我笑了笑. 也提醒, 在接到十字记号之后, “记住,你是尘土,你将归于尘土,这句话使我对生命的礼物有了更深刻、更专注的思考, truly of waking up each new day with the opportunity to serve God through serving our brothers and sisters, 还有, 太, 我笑了. 最后, 和批判性, 我微笑着期待着庆祝心中那难以形容的喜悦, 幸福, and serenity that awaits 博亚体育App下载所有人 谁 have lived a good and humble life marked by love and devotion to our Heavenly Father and to one another that awaits us, 如果这是上帝的旨意. 考虑到大斋节要求博亚体育App下载禁食, 祈祷, 和施舍——为基督的受难做准备, 我亲自来拜访, 恭敬地, 你们每个人, 是, 要做到, 使博亚体育App下载成为神的儿女,使博亚体育App下载的天父为博亚体育App下载骄傲, 他的儿女们, over these next many weeks in anticipation of Easter and in appreciation for and deep acknowledgement of the Lord’s infinite love for each of us, 他的羊群.