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Catholic Community Like No Other
Catholic Community Like No Other.
Sr. Jean McGrath, Principal
February 23, 2018
Dear Falcon Families,
What an amazing outpouring of love and respect we witnessed last weekend as our community stood shoulder to shoulder as an honor guard for the funeral procession of Commander Paul Bauer. The amazing letter his wife wrote to the people of Chicago captured the emotion of the day and affirmed the basic goodness of the people in this community. We were filled with an overwhelming sense of sadness and yet by coming together, we affirmed that good will always overcome evil, that there is strength in numbers, and that love is stronger than hate.
Sunday’s Pancake breakfast only underscored the strength of this community. I was SO proud of the scores of parish volunteers who were here on Saturday for set up and who came before dawn on Sunday to start cooking. I was so proud of the teachers and students who decorated Kane Hall so beautifully, I was so proud of the hundreds who came for breakfast and supported the event so generously. I was so proud that your generosity for our Friday Support the Vest Day Bingo allowed us to present a check for $2,500.00 for this most worthy cause. THANK YOU! I doubt that there is any community in the country that could have rallied the way ours did...
Tom Dowling is a proud member of the St. John Fisher Class of 2010 and recently received the prestigious Truman Scholarship. Currently a Junior at the University of Illinois, Tom was nominated by the university and was one of only 62 nationally selected recipients from a field of over 750 nominees.