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Weclome, Tim Cullen, New Savio President

April 11, 2021
By Dr. Enrique Garcia

Eagles, 

Good afternoon, and Happy Divine Mercy Sunday. May you and your families experience our Lord's mercy and love today and always.


Tim Cullen, New President for St. Dominic Savio and Holy Family

On this Divine Mercy Sunday, I am pleased to announce that Tim Cullen has been selected as the new President of St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School and Holy Family Catholic School. A product of Catholic schools, Tim began his career as a Special Education teacher before moving on to County Administrator and District Administrator roles at schools in Ohio. He later became Superintendent of K-12 Bishop Hoffman Catholic School in Fremont, Ohio before taking on the Head of School position at K-12 St. Anthony School in Maui, Hawaii.

“I am excited and blessed to be chosen to lead St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School and Holy Family Catholic School. These outstanding schools are growing in enrollment, faith, and opportunities for every student that walks through the halls each day. A great future awaits, and I am prepared and eager to be a part of it."     Tim Cullen

Tim earned his Bachelor’s in Education from Bowling Green State University and his Master’s in School Administration from Azusa Pacific University. He brings with him a background as a collaborative leader who successfully merged organizational cultures and built strong constituent relationships that enabled school communities to be successful and flourish. Transforming two Catholic school systems into comprehensive and successful K-12 programs provided Tim with direct, hands-on experiences in developing connections, celebrating successes, and building a thriving future for the schools working with Pastors, Boards, staff, students, and families.

“This is a remarkable time in our history and for Catholic schools. We have an opportunity to find greatness through chaos by trusting God’s plan and call to each of us. The Listen, Learn, and Lead philosophy provides opportunities to discern what is important, why it is important, and how to proactively plan for us to reach and exceed collaborative goals. My promise is to be visible and accessible for all staff as a living example of my confidence that we will be servant-leaders and minister-leaders for each one of our students.”  Tim Cullen

Mr. Cullen has been described as an institution-building leader who is filled with the Holy Spirit, committed to his faith, and loves to teach and administer in Catholic education. He is known for his enthusiasm, leadership, sense of humor, and deep faith.

Please join me in welcoming Tim Cullen to the St. Dominic community!

Blessings, 

Dr. Garcia

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Philippians 2:3-4

Happy Easter, Savio!

April 04, 2021
By Dr. Enrique Garcia
Happy Easter, Savio

Eagles, 

Happy Easter! I hope and pray that you and your families had a blessed and joyful Triduum, and that you are enjoying Easter Sunday. May the resurrection of our Lord and Savio, Jesus Christ, be a light for you and yours now and always. 

 

My resurrected Lord, my hope is in You!  Alleluia, You are alive, and You have conquered all sin, all death, all evil.  You bring forth new life to all who turn to You in their need.  My Jesus, I do turn to You and abandon myself to You in Your death so that I may rise with You in Your Resurrection to new life.  Breathe into me this gift of new life and allow me to begin anew.  Jesus, I trust in You.

 

Have a restful Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. 

Blessings

Dr. Garcia

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. —Philippians 2:3-4

Happy Holy Week, Savio!

March 28, 2021
By Dr. Enrique Garcia

Happy Holy Week, Savio!

 

Eagles,

Happy Palm Sunday! I hope you and your families are having a blessed, safe, and healthy Sunday. I pray that on this Palm Sunday, we may welcome Christ into our homes and hearts as we prepare for Holy Week.



Looking ahead to this week, I know we have a lot going on: student-led conferences, sporting events, off-season practices, dance rehearsals, and academic competition testing. Lots of Savio goodness.

However, the highlight of this week is most certainly that we are entering Holy Week, the final week of the Lenten season, as we prepare to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Let us as ask for the grace to live this Holy Week in such a way as to draw closer to Christ and immerse ourselves in His Passion, Death, and Resurrection



Join me in a prayer from Creighton University Online Ministries, that our hearts may be prepared and open to blessings of Holy Week:


Loving God,
I am just beginning to realize how much you love me.
Your son, Jesus was humble and obedient.
He fulfilled your will for him by becoming human and suffering with us.
I ask you for the desire to become more humble
so that my own life might also bear witness to you.
I want to use the small sufferings I have in this world to give you glory.

Please, Lord, guide my mind with your truth.
Strengthen my life by the example of Jesus.
Help me to be with Jesus in this week
as he demonstrates again his total love for me.
He died so that I would no longer be separated from you.
Help me to feel how close you are and to live in union with you.


If you would like to pray throughout the week, you can find resources at Praying the Holy Week.

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, Eagles. May you and your families have a blessed Holy Week and joy-filled Easter Sunday.

Blessings, 

Dr. Garcia

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Philippians 2:3-4

 

A Different End to Spring Break at Savio

March 21, 2021
By Dr. Enrique Garcia

Eagles,

Happy Fifth Sunday of Lent. I hope you and your families had a blessed, safe, and restful Spring Break. A year ago, the end of Spring Break brought with it what seemed like a prolonged hibernation as we began a months-long quarantine at home, with all classes taking place online and all activities, including Mass and adoration, being canceled. The calendar may have said we were in Spring, but our lives were lived as if in winter.

Heavenly Father, as we begin the final quarter of the year, we ask that You bring into reality all that belongs in this season. Help us to go forth as a community of faith and learning and complete our studies guided by our faith. Send forth your blessings over our Seniors, Savio’s Class of 2021, that they may enjoy their final weeks as high school students. Grant them the joy of celebrating their accomplishments with their families, friends, teachers, and staff, and prepare them for their new journeys as college students.

A year later, by the grace of God and the blessings of faith, hope, love, and resilience, we return to classes after Spring Break, as the season of Spring begins. As we return to classes on Monday, we begin the final quarter of the year, and Seniors begin their final quarter of their Savio careers, looking forward to Prom, Senior Night, Baccalaureate Mass, and Graduation. There is so much to look forward to during these final nine weeks of the school year. Please join me in a prayer of thanksgiving for our return to classes and ask for a safe, healthy, and joyful end to the school year.  

Heavenly Father, we thank you for our return to classes this Spring and the hope of warmer, longer, brighter days. A once-sleeping world emerges to new possibilities after a year of the COVID pandemic and after a week-long winter storm. And while we still struggle with the residual layover of the pandemic and winter storm, we thank you for the many blessings we have received throughout this school year. We thank you for the formation, learning, hope, joy, and health, loving relationships we gained this year, especially for the recovery and health of those in the Savio community were out due to COVID.

As we begin the final quarter of the year, we ask that you bring into reality all that belongs in this season. Help us to go forth as a community of faith and learning and complete our studies, guided by our faith. Send forth your blessings over our Seniors, Savio’s Class of 2021, that they may enjoy their final weeks as high school students. Grant them the joy of celebrating their accomplishments with their families, friends, teachers, and staff, and prepare them for their new journeys as college students.

We ask this in the name of your Son our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with You in the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

St. Dominic Savio, pray for us.

Nine weeks, Eagles. That is all we have left in the school year. Nine weeks of Savio goodness! Let’s make the most of the time we have left this year, and let’s make sure that every day is a great day to be an Eagle!

Blessings,

Dr. Garcia

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Philippians 2:3-4

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