Motivating Digital Virtue

The addictive nature of screens, computer games, and social media means that sometimes “the spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak” (Mark 14:38), that is, sometimes we know and desire virtuous behavior but our flesh gets the better of us and we compulsively...

Symptoms of Internet Use Disorder

Computer games and other apps on the phone, tablet, or computer tend to trigger the release of chemicals (dopamine, adrenaline, norepinephrine) in the brain. This drives addiction, finding ways to reduce and control the release of those chemicals can be key to acquire...

Our Survey Results

Last month we asked you all to take our 2 Minute Survey, telling us whether you would recommend our parish and our school to your friends and family. 509 people took the survey.  Our consultant, the Institute for School and Parish Development (ISPD), reviewed our...

Mother’s Day

Mothers’ Day is always so special. As children we have fond memories of making mom happy. First was to see how happy see was when dad did something special for mom, perhaps making her breakfast in bed—treating her like a queen—and then getting us kids ready for Mass...

May: the Month of the Most Holy One

The month of May is dedicated to Mary, the Handmaid of the Lord (Luke 1:38). The angel Gabriel had told Mary that “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child will be born in a holy manner, the Son of...