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Volunteering is the Greatest Extracurricular

Jesus told his followers, “Whatever you do for the least of my people, you do for me.” He also explained the importance of feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, and sheltering the homeless in what is now known as the Corporal Works of Mercy. Volunteering is a conscientious effort to serve others. The best private…


Commemorating May Crowning and Ascension

May is a special month in the Catholic Church as it is the month that the faithful worldwide celebrate  Mary, our Blessed Virgin Mother, and also the Ascension of our Lord, Jesus Christ, into heaven. The dedication of this month to our Blessed Mother dates back to the 18th century, when  Father Latomia of the…


How to Properly Pray the Rosary

Millions of people pray the rosary daily, but not all of them are praying correctly. This scripture-based prayer to Our Father has Mary as its advocate. St. Louis de Montfort stated, “When the Holy Rosary is said well, it gives Jesus and Mary more glory and is more meritorious than any other prayer.” The Rosary…


Thanking an Officer During National Law Enforcement Week

National Law Enforcement Week is May 15-19; St. James Cathedral School in the Diocese of Orlando is celebrating with their school resource officer (SRO), Officer Keith Gibson, throughout the week. Law enforcement officers protect your children and property every day; thanking them daily is a great idea, but setting aside a week every year to…


5 Tips for Graduating Seniors

The long, arduous road lined with studying, athletics, deep prayer, and final exams is reaching its end, as graduation is only a few weeks away. It seems as if life has reached its culminating moment and all the work completed so far has led to this conclusion. However, graduation is only a stepping stone into…


Closing Out a Strong School Year

Spring is transitioning into summer, and students are already transitioning into summer vacation. It is more and more difficult for many students to focus on upcoming exams and final projects with the weather being absolutely perfect for every sport but snowboarding. Help your Seminole County private school student close out the school year with style…


4 Reasons We Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is quickly approaching for the Diocese of Orlando’s schools in Central Florida: St James Cathedral School’s Teacher Appreciation Week begins May 1 while both St. Andrew Catholic School and Good Shepherd Catholic School are hosting their Teacher Appreciation Week May 8-12. Teachers definitely deserve recognition during this week and all others. Below…


Prepping for Your Child’s Graduation

Graduation is right around the corner, and, chances are, your child is excited, as well as nervous. Graduation signifies the end of one stage of life and the beginning of another. Whether your child is graduating from kindergarten or high school, the road ahead will be different than what he or she experienced in the…


6 Activities for This Grandparents’ Day

April 21st is Grandparents’ Day. To make this a treasured day you and your grandchildren will long remember, the Diocese of Orlando has a collection of great activities that span generations. Call the Seminole County private school where your grandchild is enrolled to determine if the school has any planned events, such as a shared…


Give Back this Spring Break

Volunteer opportunities are endless for your child enrolled in Catholic high schools in Orlando not only during spring break, but throughout the year. While your teenager is away from school, find a few organizations in the Diocese of Orlando that would appreciate a helping hand during the Lenten season leading up to Easter. Visiting the…