ECONOMICS AND ENTERPRISE
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Our annual guide to notable schools in southeast Michigan
“I want to be an actress,” is what I wrote when my third-grade teacher asked our class to write down what we wanted to be when we grew up. To say the least, that is not the case today. However, that day my friend sitting next to me wrote down “I want to be a doctor”. She is now a pre-med student at the University of Michigan.
The summer before high school is filled with an enormous amount of emotions. You may be feeling ecstatic to be done with middle school, and beyond ready to begin this next chapter of your life. You may already be missing middle school, terrified of the challenges that come with high school. If you’re in the same mindset that I was in just two years ago, there’s a healthy mix of both. I’m going to give you some advice that will make your freshman year, and the rest of high school, easier, less stressful, and fun.
For centuries, Catholic schools have prepared boys and girls to become men and women of virtue – to fully develop into the person God created them to be – and to joyfully embrace their vocations.
The Archdiocese of Detroit (AOD) is Unleashing Catholic Schools through a recently unveiled document.
“There may be power in titles and status - but that alone does not make someone a leader,” says Mario Kakos.
Currently a senior at Michigan State University, Kakos has high hopes of making a difference long after he graduates. He is currently the Student Body President, majoring in political science and minoring in leadership of organizations.
Areej Hakim of Rochester Hills, Mich. has taught for 14 years. She now serves as a school counselor at Sterling Heights High School.
“My most recent position in teaching was teaching English Learners, or EL, for high school students. This was the most challenging and rewarding part of my career,” said Hakim. “I learned so much from our refugees…their bravery and insight are incredibly inspiring. Despite their monumental challenges, they are resilient. They are my heroes.”
ECONOMICS AND ENTERPRISE
Members of the community gathered at St. Thomas on Saturday, July 6 to witness the Presbyteral Ordination of Deacons Perrin Atisha, 26, and Rodney Abasso, 28.
The St. Thomas Chaldean Catholic Diocese shared brief backgrounds on both priests before leading up to the ordination.
St. Thomas the Apostle Chaldean Catholic Eparchy presented a teaching and exposition of Sacred Relics on Wednesday, May 22 at the Mother of God Cathedral. Fr. Carlos Martins of the Companions of the Cross presented a special Vatican collection of more than 150 relics, some as old as 2000 years. Among the treasures were relics of St. Maria Goretti, St. Therese of Lisieux (the “Little Flower”), St. Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Faustina Kowalska, and a portion of the veil of Our Lady, as well as one of the largest remaining pieces of the True Cross in the world.