New Spirituality Course Life-Changing for Adults and Teens Alike
When Bishop Carroll art and religion instructor Karen Blaisdell first encountered the Alpha course at her Johnstown church, Our Mother of Sorrows, she was a bit skeptical. “I thought that I was strong in my Christian faith and that it might be good to try it, but could it really change my life? I didn’t think so. Boy, was I wrong!” she says in a letter addressing her fellow colleagues. It didn’t take long for her to realize this was a program that could greatly benefit both the students and faculty at Bishop Carroll.
On January 16, State Senator John Eichelberger presented Tim Surkovich with a plaque naming him “Hollidaysburg Borough Citizen of the Year,” and January 17, 2017 was “Tim Surkovich Day” in Hollidaysburg. Tim is the founder and president of the Project Diagnosis Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to utilize the power of music to support research, raise funds, and promote continued awareness of Multiple Sclerosis, a condition which Tim is living with.
This spring, the Cafetorium will be filled with song and dance as the Drama Club presents Hello, Dolly on March 30, 31, and April 1. Based on the 1964 musical, the play follows Dolly Levi’s adventures as she tries to arrange love in the Big Apple.
Catholic Schools Around the Country Celebrate Community January 29–February 4
National Catholic Schools Week began in 1974 and is now held in late January each year. Every year holds true to a theme, with this year’s being “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service.” Schools around the country come together to celebrate with additional masses, open houses, and activities that reach and include the general community. Each day of the week recognizes a different facet of Catholic school life, from community service to family involvement.
High school students attend the Jan. 27 March for Life
Last month, Bishop Carroll students traveled near and far to attend the annual March for Life, either with their parishes to Washington, D.C., or with the high school itself to Saint Francis University. In order to involve more local community members, Saint Francis provides its own version of the event, so individuals can continue to stand up for the life of the unborn, while keeping costs and transportation difficulties at a minimum. All juniors attended the Saint Francis march.
Teacher and Coach Brings Passion and Experience to New Role
Former athlete and coach and current teacher Daniel “Dan” McMullen is excited for the future of athletic competition BC. After teaching and coaching for several years at the school, this past September he was appointed as the new Athletic Director.