St. Charles Community Gathered Nov. 1st for Momentous Celebration
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A steady rain could not deter the spirits of the St. Charles Community members who gathered on November 1st for a very special day filled with celebration and significance.
Mass was celebrated in the Walter Student Commons on All-Saints Day with a very special emphasis on our patron, St. Charles Borromeo, whose Feast Day is on Sunday, November 4th. Fr. Charles F. Shonk, O.P. ’99, served as celebrant with Msgr. Bill Dunn ’57, Fr. Charles Klinger ’61 and Fr. Bill Arnold ’70 concelebrating. Deacon Christopher Reis assisted.
During the liturgy, the school bestowed its highest honors on two very special people to recognize their service and generosity to both St. Charles Preparatory School and the Diocese of Columbus.These were:
Fr. William Arnold ’70 (The Borromean Medal for Distinguished Service) and Mrs. Margaret Crabtree (The Principal’s Award for Leadership and Service to St. Charles).
But there was much more to come.
Right after Mass, St. Charles Principal Jim Lower addressed the crowd of Carolian students, faculty, alumni, and friends. He officially announced the launch of the school’s $20 million five-year campaign initiative, “The Vision for The Future.” Mr. Lower shared a short video that colorfully highlighted this initiative and the three critical areas it addresses: building our endowments, enhancing our facilities (including the construction of new building to house new labs, classroom and a gymnasium) and preparing for future growth.
Afterward, guests were invited to special “Open House” light lunch reception in the newly constructed … and very impressive…Robotics and Mentoring Center on Long Street via “Bexley Beat’s” shuttle service. This new facility is located just past the school’s West Campus facility on the south side of Long Street directly after the train track viaduct.
This Sunday, prospective 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys and their families will have the opportunity to visit and experience the new Robotics and Mentoring Center first-hand as they tour the campus and learn about “What St. Charles Has to Offer Their Sons” at the 2018 St. Charles Open House (its program begins promptly at 1 p.m.).
What a wonderful day! We look forward to many more such days to come the rest of this 2018-2019 school year and in the years to come.
St. Charles, Hail!