“Father Randy is an amazing pastor who is easy to work with and cares deeply about the school’s place in the parish community,” says St. Gertrude School principal Mary Flock. “He believes that the school is a ministry of the parish, not a separate entity, and that type of support makes all the difference. My goal is to get the children to walk the Gospel. Our faith is a journey and we walk it together.” Father Campos is impressed by the strength of his parishioners’ faith. “They are always welcoming and have a deep spirituality,” he observes. The one word best fits his parish? “Hospitality.”
Maria Orozco Cota, administrative assistant at St. Gertrude School, has been a parishioner for 50 years, and has worked at the school nearly 20 years. “I feel proud of St. Gertrude and all the good things going on here. I’ve seen changes and growth, and we are still growing. It’s a joy for people coming to school and to church. It’s a joy to work in the school. It’s a family here.”
When it gets hot, hot, hot, we have even more fun, fun, fun …
At St. Gertrude the Great School, we have SCHOOL FAMILIES, which means that kids from all different grades make up a “family” in which we play, learn, serve and love God together all throughout our years at school. Team spirit is important! Every Thursday we take time to PLAY TOGETHER, in the Salesian tradition.
Every Saturday night, we’ve been enjoying the fun of getting the school families together for a night of movies, popcorn, candy and all around fun. Here’s a short video of some of the fun we’ve shared:
This Saturday night, we’re viewing The Diary of a Wimpy Kid and the Student Council is hosting a special BBQ NIGHT!
HAMBURGERS, HOT DOGS, CHIPS, SODA, CANDY, POPCORN – YUMMMM!
Bring extra money, hungry bellies and a lawn chair or blanket. Invite a family who doesn’t go to St Gertrudes so they can see what a great place it is to be.
Why St Gertrude the Great School? Por qué Escuela Católica de Santa Gertrudis La Grandiosa? Latino children who attend Catholic schools are . . . Los niños latinos que asisten a las escuelas católicas son . . . more likely … Continue reading →