St. John Academy Announces New Headmaster
With confidence in the Holy Spirit and with tremendous gratitude for the tireless and productive work of Mr. Michael Bussman, 2012-2013 Headmaster of St. John Academy, as well as the diligent efforts of the Headmaster Search Committee, the Administrator of St. John the Beloved Catholic Church in McLean, Virginia, is very pleased to announce next year’s Headmaster.
Mr. Michael Busekrus has been principal of St. John Vianney Parish School in Kailua, Hawaii, since 2009. SJV has 210 students in grades Pre-K through Eight. Upon graduating in 1989 from the University of Hawaii with a Bachelors in Education, he taught for the next twenty years at Le Jardin Academy in the First Grade, Third Grade and the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP), during which time he earned a Masters in Education from the same University.
What have you done this week to remain joyful and patient even though Jesus is not immediately present?
What have you done this week to overcome the scandal of an unfaithful apostle?
What have you done this week to remain in the company of Mary?
What have you done this week to surrender yourself to the Holy Spirit?
What will you do this week to manifest the glory of God?
What will you do this week to testify to the truth?
Bishop Loverde on the BSA
May 24, 2013 (Arlington, VA) - The Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of Arlington, made the following statement today in response to the Boy Scouts of America’s vote at its executive meeting in Grapevine, Texas to change its membership requirements:
The clarity and courage of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) over many years in the face of considerable cultural, political and legal pressure to change its membership policy with regard to those who openly profess to live a homosexual lifestyle has been a testament to the virtues that scouting has successfully instilled in the young men who have benefited from its programs. I deeply regret that the leadership of the Boy Scouts of America, after years of principled and steadfast resolve, has now wavered in their commitment to the values that the scouting movement has traditionally embraced and taught.
From Bishop Paul S. Loverde
Will you commit to the truth?
This January and throughout the entire New Year, I am asking you to join with me and my fellow bishops in strengthening our commitment to life, to marriage and to religious liberty, which enables us to live out our lives as Catholic citizens of the United States. I encourage you to:
1. Participate in Eucharistic Holy Hours for Life, Marriage and Religious Liberty at your parish.
2. Pray the daily Rosary individually or as a family.
3. Join in the Prayers of the Faithful you will hear at Mass.
4. Fast and abstain on Fridays.
5. Celebrate a Second Fortnight for Freedom to take place at the end of June 2013.