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Preparing our children for the coming of JesusKathy Mears

My husband and I were recently blessed with a new grandchild, and we are so grateful! We now have three grandchildren and to spend time with them is one of the greatest gifts we have ever received. As ...

Discover Today's Catholic Schools Kathy Mears

Nov. 4-10 is Discover Today's Catholic Schools week in New England. Catholic schools across New England will be engaged in activities that will offer parents and students the opportunity to reaffirm their ...

Preparing students for both college and heavenKathy Mears

There is a lot going on in the world today, and much of it seems negative and very unsettling. Fortunately, many of the challenges we face today as a Church and as a society can be addressed through Catholic ...

Making the right choice for your child Kathy Mears

As we contemplate the end of summer and the beginning of fall, we all know that our schools will soon reopen to thousands of students and their teachers. We also know that for some families, a school ...

First Excellence in Education AwardKathy Mears

Dedication. Passion. Intelligent. Caring. These are some of the words that were used in over 160 nominations for the first annual Archdiocese of Boston Excellence in Education Award. The new award, created ...

Catholic schools build both skills and character Kathy Mears

I am very blessed in my role as Superintendent to meet many wonderful students. I meet students who are learning what it means to be a citizen, who are learning how to make good decisions -- decisions ...

Aren't you happy Jesus is coming?Kathy Mears

Many, many years ago, my first grade class was in charge of the preparation of one of our school liturgies for Advent. It had been a tough year, as our school was going through many changes and some heartache ...

Improving instruction and increasing learning Kathy Mears

In 1936, a 19 year old woman began teaching in a one-room schoolhouse. She had 34 students in grades 1-8. In those days, students in the seventh and eighth grades were all required to take an end of the ...