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Principal's Message

It’s time to Rekindle the Spirit! In 1994, construction on the first phases of Holy Spirit Church and School were completed with missionary zeal by a dedicated, faith-filled, and welcoming community who sought to create a “light on the hilltop” in northwest Rochester. Now, in 2019, it’s time to relight that fire, to fan the flames of God’s love, to rekindle our commitment to loving God and neighbor.

Seek Truth - Above all things, we seek the Truth, the Way, and the Life, Jesus Christ. We seek Him in the Eucharist, we seek Him in the Word, we seek Him in each other, we seek Him in creation, and we seek Him in our studies. Wherever there is Truth, whether it be in math, science, social studies, or language arts- we find the presence of the divine, we find God in all things. We seek the Truth because when we find it, we know that we have found God. When we have found the Truth- we are set free from those things in our lives that keep us from God.

Reveal Goodness - God’s goodness surrounds us, lives in us, and inspires us, but it can sometimes be hard to recognize. We seek to reveal His goodness- in ourselves, in our friends and classmates, in our family members, in the world around us, and in the events of our lives. Revealing God’s goodness starts with each one of us allowing the love of God to shine through our words and actions. We do this by loving God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength and loving our neighbor as ourselves through acts of love, mercy, and forgiveness. Revealing God’s goodness unveils the promise and potential in ourselves and the world around us.

Radiate Beauty - When something is so good, so joyful, so incredible, we can’t help but share it with others. When others experience this joy, they can’t help but be attracted to it as well. We strive to joyfully and enthusiastically share the Holy Spirit with our friends, family, neighbors, and the world by sharing who God is, how he loves us, and how he wants us to live. Through prayer, works of mercy, and being present to others, we can bring about the unparalleled beauty of His kingdom- a kingdom of peace, a kingdom of justice, a kingdom of love.

“Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” (Philippians 4:8)

I invite you to visit our school and learn more about how you might become part of a community that strives to seek truth, reveal goodness, and radiate beauty. Please contact me for more information and to arrange a tour. I can’t wait to meet you and share the Holy Spirit Catholic School experience with you.

Christopher Smith, Principal