May 10, 2016
Ivy League Bound Senior at Bishop Kearney selected Scholar Athlete of the Week
Congrats to BK senior Chris Jackson for being named the YNN Scholar Athlete of the Week. Chris is a leader on the track team, in the theater program, and in the community. Chris sings in the choir and has acted in numerous BK theater productions.
He is the president of the National Honor Society and will be headed to the Ivy League this fall to study Psychology. Chris is a wonderful ambassador for Bishop Kearney and he lives out our school motto FAC OMNIA BENE – DO ALL THINGS WELL.
May 9, 2016
Senior Kaitlyn Sweeney inducted into Youth Hall of Fame
Congratulations to BK senior Kaitlyn Sweeney for being inducted into the Greece Chamber of Commerce Youth Hall of Fame. This award directs special attention to those youth who have demonstrated, through contributions to the community and outstanding achievements, their personal growth and accomplishments.
Kaitlyn is a parishioner at St. Lawrence Church and attended St. Lawrence and Nazareth prior to enrolling in Bishop Kearney for middle school. Kaitlynn has participated in varsity soccer, varsity cheerleading, BK theater productions, and countless community service initiatives including mission trips.
May 5, 2016
MAY 5th – FEAST DAY OF BLESSED EDMUND RICE
Bishop Kearney students gathered today as a school community for a special mass today in honor of Blessed Edmund Rice. May 5th is the feast day of Edmund Rice who was declared “Blessed” by Pope John Paul II on October 6, 1996 in Rome and is recognized as a man of heroic virtue and a model for others.
Edmund Ignatius Rice (1762-1844) founded the Congregation of Christian Brothers in 1802 in Waterford, Ireland, in order to provide quality, Catholic education to the materially poor. He heard God’s call in the poor, uneducated, marginalized young boys of Ireland. Edmund Rice began to establish Catholic schools, although such schools were illegal at that time. He took in the boys everyone else had given up on. It did not take long for him to realize that he must attend to all the needs of the boys — food, clothing, and housing.
Edmund gave up his comfortable home for a room above the stable which served as his first school. He supported the venture financially by the profits from his business. Other young men, impressed by his example, joined him in his service to the poor. His first permanent school building, Mt. Sion, included a tailor shop and bakery so that the students might also be fed and clothed.
By the end of the nineteenth century the Congregation had grown steadily in membership and Brothers had moved to many different countries around the world. The first Brothers came to Newfoundland in 1876 and to the United States in 1906. During the twentieth century the Brothers expanded throughout Canada and the United States and opened schools and ministries in many cities and towns. The Congregation of Christian Brothers has successfully provided this education for almost two hundred years in 250 schools and colleges throughout the world. Over fifty years since Bishop Kearney opened in 1962, Bishop Kearney continues to offer educational opportunities for students in grades 6-12 in the tradition of the Congregation of Christian Brothers and School Sisters of Notre Dame.