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Class of 2020 to be Inducted into Holy Cross Alumni Association

This Saturday, our Class of 2020 will be inducted into the Holy Cross Alumni Association via a drive-through ceremony on Paris Avenue from 9-11 a.m. Beginning at 9 a.m. with the ringing of the Victory Bell, Headmaster Sean Martin, Chief Mission Officer Teresa Billings, and Chief School Officer Eric DesOrmeaux will present to each senior their Holy Cross Alumni Association Card, Alumni Association Pin, Brother Andre Medal, and Cap and Gown.
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Honoring Brother Melchior, C.S.C.

On May 19, we honor the birthday of the late Brother Melchior Polowy, C.S.C., former wrestling coach and Holy Cross 2015 Hall of Fame inductee.
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Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

May 1 is the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker.  In all his ordinariness, St. Joseph embodies the religious spirit for which all Christians long—integrity, fortitude, fidelity, and sanctity. In living out his foreboding vocation of being the husband of Mary and the foster father of the Messiah, St. Joseph remained unwavering in his loyalty, faithful to his mission, and unselfishly open to the will of God. St. Joseph did this not out of blind obedience or ignorance; he did it simply out of love.
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Upcoming Events

Blending Faith and Reason

Holy Cross educators have a special connection through our network school, the University of Notre Dame.  Our educators have been trained through the McGrath Institute, learning about the complimentary nature of faith and reason, science and religion.
 
During the 2018-2019 school year, Holy Cross educators spent time in professional development learning and contemplating the nature of science and faith and our role in the formation of young men as future servant leaders.  Drs. Kettenring and Schilling have also done implementation workshops for Catholic Schools in the Gulf Coast region.
 
The McGrath Institute partners with Catholic schools and parishes to address pastoral challenges with theological depth and rigor. By connecting the Catholic intellectual life to the life of the Church, they help to form faithful Catholic leaders for service to the Church and the world.
 
The video below features Holy Cross School, St. Mary’s Dominican High School, and the Archdiocese of New Orleans, in partnership with our friends at the McGrath Institute.
 
 

Faculty Spotlight: Kevin Baer

Art teacher Kevin Baer believes everyone has the capacity to be creative and make art. He says everyone is an artist; maybe they just don’t know it yet. For a recent assignment, 5th and 7th graders created posters to hang in their windows to express positive messages of solidarity in these difficult times.

Faculty Spotlight: Justin Toepfer

World geography teacher Justin Toepfer says he sees himself as being someone who can adapt his teaching style to his students. "It’s my responsibility to provide an environment that allows our students to grow as learners as well as become more educated and active citizens."

Faculty Spotlight: Molly Whittington

High school math teacher Molly Whittington inspires enthusiasm in her students by encouraging questions and discussion, and she says the best part of her job is getting to experience moments of revelation with her students.