President’s Pen: September 2013

For our school and most other Catholic high schools, each new year of study starts off with the Mass of the Holy Spirit.  This year, Fr. Tom von Behren, CSV who is the Provincial for the Viatorians was our celebrant.  Our students chose the scripture readings for this mass and the gospel they selected was the Parable of the Good … Read More

President’s Pen: August 2013

A good friend of mine reminded me of a modern parable that has been around in various forms for years: An old man had a habit of early morning walks on the beach. One day, after a storm, he saw a human figure in the distance moving like a dancer. As he came closer he saw that it was a … Read More

President’s Pen: Summer 2013

“Share the bread.  If you think there isn’t enough, share it anyway.  You will be surprised how often there is more than enough.  Don’t wait.  Share what you have.”  Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, President of DePaul University used these words in his sermon to our seniors and families at graduation.  Fr. Dennis rejoiced with our students at how far they have … Read More

President’s Pen: May 2013

“My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.”  In the Catholic calendar, May ends with the Feast of the Visitation as Mary visits her sister Elizabeth and utters the Magnificat or Song of Mary.  So many good things have been happening here at Cristo Rey St. Martin this month that I keep returning to Mary’s … Read More

May Development News: Hats, Horseshoes & $30,000 raised at Off to the Races

On May 4, over 200 Derby fans came together to celebrate the “Run for the Roses” and Cristo Rey St. Martin! Theory, a River North sports bar, hosted the event that raised nearly $30,000 among a sold out crowd. Guests included Cristo Rey Network CEO Randy Kurtz, Cristo Rey Founder John Foley, SJ, and many other Cristo Rey staffers. Off … Read More

Kendall Receives Cristo Rey Network Award

During the recent 2013 Annual Meeting of the Cristo Rey Network, Preston Kendall received the Founders’ Award for founding the Corporate Work Study Program in 1996 and for his many years of exceptional service to the Cristo Rey Network. Kendall took the unconventional idea of having every student work while in high school and made it a reality. Today, through … Read More