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Connelly is blessed with a vibrant faith community, where Catholic Christian principles are taught and modeled. This lived faith is evident in activities that promote spirituality, respect for all faith traditions and social justice, inspired by Cornelia Connelly's philosophy of "actions, not words."  A commitment to others is fostered at Connelly that engenders a joyous personal relationship with God in addressing the challenges of the world. This development of spiritual life encourages, as Cornelia Connelly did, each student to "be yourself, only make that self all that God wants it to be."

Led by the Director of Campus Ministry, and the student team known as "The God Squad," the program focuses on Masses that celebrate holy days or seasonal events, (such as the opening of school, Thanksgiving or Ash Wednesday), the sacrament of Reconciliation, morning prayer, prayer services, retreats and service to others. All members of the Connelly community participate in Campus Ministry activities, and are all called to leadership and service. The sharing of values and beliefs is celebrated, as students and faculty learn from one another.  "Students at Cornelia Connelly School are called upon to model Jesus Christ and to take an active role in the faith tradition to which she belongs."  - Connelly Philosophy

Masses and/or prayer services are held at least once monthly for the entire school. These are planned to speak to the needs and concerns of teens, and often include multicultural and ecumenical elements. Parents, family and friends are always welcome to join these liturgical celebrations. Dates and times are posted in the school calendar and the monthly Connelly Courier

The retreat program offers one, full-day, off-campus retreat for each grade level as well as for faculty. This provides a time and place to be still and to focus on listening to what God is telling us, to build and strengthen relationships and to explore new ideas related to spiritual growth nurtured in the roots of Cornelia Connelly's directive to "be yourself, only make that self all that God wants it to be,"  honoring her wish that we "be faithful to God's call and grace that will lead to an almost unlimited elasticity and simplicity of spirit among us."

An outgrowth of experiencing God's love for us is a desire to serve others with compassion and reverence for the uniqueness of each person, as Jesus taught us to do.  Service is an integral part of the Connelly experience as evidenced by the participation of students in the many service projects within the local community, both planned and informal, individually or in groups, and including students, faculty and staff. Our entire school participates annually in All-School Service Day - when we serve our community with volunteerism. Alumnae are invited to participate also(For more information on service, go to the Community Service page of this web site.)

Click here for Service Hours Verification Form

Click here to view: Senior Service Project Guidelines (What's required for your presentation)

Click here to view: Guidelines for a Successful and Meaningful Service Learning Project

Reminders for the month:
APR 4 - Edline course registration begins
APR 4-5 - ASB Officer Campaigning
APR 6 - Parents Association Meeting @ 6:30 p.m.
APR 6 - Junior Class Performs Play @ Servite 8 a.m.-noon
ASB Officer Speeches & Elections 
 - 5/7 SAT Registration Deadline
APR 9 - ACT Testing
APR 11 - Ambassador Applications Available 
APR 11-13 - Cheer Tryouts
APR 11-15 - Global Solidarity Week
APR 12
All-School Service Day
APR 13
 - Academic Council Meeting @ 3:15 p.m.
APR 14 - Global Solidarity Day
APR 14 - Comedy Sportz Match @ 6:30 p.m.
APR 15 - Ambassador Applications Due
APR 16 - Spring Fling Dance @ Rosary - 7-11 p.m.
APR 18-20 - Senior Exit Interviews; Classes begin @9:45 a.m.
APR 19 - Spring Concert Dress Rehearsal
APR 19 - Graduation Orders - Pickup @ Lunch
APR 21 - Early Dismissal
APR 21 - Spring Open House @ 6 p.m.
APR 21 - Spring Concert @ 5:30 p.m.
APR 22 - Earth Day Mass; Formal Uniform Day
APR 22 - Comedy Sportz Match @ 6:30 p.m.
APR 23 - Family Gardening Day 8 a.m.-noon
APR 24 - National College Fair
APR 25 - Spring Pep Rally
APR 25-26 - Class Officer Campaigning
APR 26 - AP Pre-Admin for all AP Students
APR 27 - Class Officer Elections
APR 27 - GAA Banquet @ 6 p.m.
APR 28 - Int'l Student Meeting
APR 28-30 - Tri-School Theatre Spring Musical @ 7 p.m.
APR 29 - Edline Course  Registration Ends

"The dedicated and supportive teachers and faculty, the energetic and welcoming students, the openness and comfort of the campus, I knew Connelly was the school for me."
Katherine, Class of 2011

"Catherine has become a caring, lovely, confident, well-rounded young lady. We are grateful that she has received such an excellent foundation in her religious and academic education. She is well equipped to handle life's challenges."
Grandparents, John & Anna Wippler

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