Living as people of the Resurrection

Dear Helias Catholic family,

Happy Easter!

On Easter Sunday I heard the priest at Mass encourage us to “Live the Resurrection.” His message was that the Resurrection of Jesus was meant to be celebrated on every day of our lives. Live the Resurrection! What does that mean?

Living the Resurrection is living as a person who embraces the gospel message of Jesus Christ. Living the Resurrection is to embrace the reality that death no longer has the final word. Living the Resurrection means to be a person of faith.

Sort of sounds easy, doesn’t it? Yet we all know how quickly life pulls us in so many different directions and we lose focus. My prayer for each of us is that we take the time every day to focus on our call to be people of the Resurrection. If we desire that, God will not disappoint us.

This week begins Helias Catholic’s last four weeks of classes for the school year. Exams and graduation are in the offing. Our students, faculty, staff and administration are working hard to end the school year on a positive note. Please continue to hold our school community in your prayers.

Jennifer Pollock Schnieders ’93 spoke to the Class of 2023 during this year’s Senior Class Breakfast.

The Crusader spirit of family and friendship is clear as many alumni continue to engage in our school community through our various alumni programs. A few weeks ago, we enjoyed welcoming many alumni back to school as part of our Senior Class Breakfast. A number of our alumni also participated in our inaugural Helias Catholic Alumni Backyard BBQ Contest this past Saturday. 

New life is all around us! As we seek to live the Resurrection, we do so with hearts filled with gratitude for the many blessings that God has bestowed on our community. May the risen Lord bless you and your loved ones today and in all the days to come.

Live, Jesus, in our hearts — forever!

John Knight
Helias Catholic High School President

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