May you and your families have a joyful and blessed Easter! May your lives be touched by the true meaning of Easter. Alleluia!
Ash Wednesday begins Lent, this is our opportunity to prepare for the wonderful feast of Easter. Our preparation consists of three activities: sacrifice, almsgiving and prayer. It is time to take a moment from our daily routines and make a special effort to be more kind to others, voluntarily give up things and purify our hearts so that we may be closer to God.
Prayer is a direct route to God and a simple way to become aware of his presence in our lives. As we pray, we have an opportunity to listen for his voice in our hearts. Please make an effort to take five to ten minutes each day to pray as a family.
During this Lenten season, let’s work to deepen and renew our baptismal commitment.
Dear Prospective Member of the St. Helen Community,
Welcome to our school! We offer a safe, structured, and nurturing learning environment that is rooted in the traditions of the Catholic Church. We are committed to the education of the whole child, while recognizing that you, the parent or guardian, are your child’s first and most constant teacher. We will work with you to help your child grow into an adult with a deep reverence for God’s creation, a will to share his or her gifts and talents, and the skills, attitudes, and talents necessary to meet the challenges of the modern world.
We offer Faith Formation, daily prayer and spiritual development, First Friday Mass and prayer services, and celebration of Holy Days. Our curriculum is aligned with our Diocesan curriculum and New York State standards. We participate in the New York State testing program. We recognize the importance of nurturing each child’s many abilities. We offer music, art and Spanish for Kindergarten to Eighth grade.
We are a 21st-century school, incorporating current information and communication technologies in all of our subjects. We participate in CYO basketball, and our students have a wonderful band. We have a full lunch program and an on-site nurse.
I hope that you will come and visit to see for yourself the wonderful opportunity that awaits your child. St. Helen Catholic Academy lights the way in outstanding Catholic education!
Christine Zerillo, Ed.D.