Bishop Joseph Dabrowski was the featured speaker at St. Clair Catholic's Great Family of Our Church - Our Annual Day of Faith and Learning Together events in Chatham and Sarnia.
"My very special thanks to Bishop Dabrowski, whose remarks included an inspirational personal account of the meaning of the Year of Mercy, which gave each of us much on which to reflect, especially with the approach of Lent," says Dan Parr, Director of Education.
There was a tremendous representation of priests, principals, parents, CWL and Knights of Columbus leaders, lay ministers from our parishes and the leaders of our employee groups at the two-day event.
"Whenever we can come together as representatives of a number of constituencies in the Catholic community to celebrate our common purpose, it can only serve to strengthen Catholic education, now and for the future," says Mr. Parr.
Mr. Parr was also pleased to host Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey at the Sarnia event; and a representative from Chatham-Kent-Essex MPP Rick Nicholls' office at the Chatham celebration.
Pictured in the photos are (Above - Back Row - L-R) Deacon Jerry Lozon, Board Chaplain; Father Ray Lawhead, Episcopal Vicar, Kent Deanery; Ray Power, Principal, Ursuline College; Nicole Stevens, Principal, St. Vincent Catholic School; Carolyn Nogueira, CWL; and Jack Renders, Knights of Columbus. (Front Row - L-R) Carol Bryden, Trustee; Deb Crawford, Superintendent of Education; Bishop Dabrowski; Dan Parr, Director of Education; and Father Chris Gillespie.
(Right - Back Row - L-R) Joseph Palko, Chaplaincy Leader, St. Patrick's Catholic High School; Liz Bujaki, Principal, Gregory A. Hogan Catholic School; Scott Johnson, Superintendent of Education; Robert Cicchelli, Principal, St. Patrick's Catholic High School; and Laura Callaghan, Superintendent of Education. (Front Row - L-R) Dan Moynihan, Diocese of London; Kendra Hoek, Student, St. Patrick's Catholic High School; Bishop Dabrowski; Sean Fraser, Student, St, Patrick's Catholic High School; Dan Parr, Director of Education; and Bob Bailey, Sarnia-Lambton MPP.