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Monthly Reflections from President Mike Prato


This monthly Reflection Series is intended to provide readers with reflections on the Gospels that are relevant to our school events and activities and are spiritually up-lifting.

Mateo Messina '90, Grammy-award winning composer and recipient of the Alumni Distinction in the Arts Award, composed a piece for our 50th anniversary Kennedy Catholic Lancer Legacy awards,
entitled JFK, On Shoulders of Giants.

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I love the post-Easter readings from the Acts of the Apostles. Only a month ago, a fearful collection of men and women disciples were stunned at the loss of their Teacher (Jesus). To be sure, intellectualizing His teachings inspired faith and thus, belief in His resurrection, but this emptiness was immense. In time, the risen Christ reveals Himself to them, inspiring boldness where hopelessness and fear once resided. This, followed by ringing acclaim by Peter himself to the very group who a month earlier sentenced Jesus to death, is shocking. He went from liar to inspirer! How many were converted that day?

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You are about to win something very, very special. This was the fortune cookie message I received the night before the auction. I shared this fortune with everyone as part of my opening comments; "We've anticipated KATCH for 365 days, excited for the people in this room, to unexpectedly win something very, very special." Little did I know that I would be the one who was the unexpected recipient of something very, very special.

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First, thank you all for responding to the Lancer Dad's Group Interest Survey. The results indicate there is an interest in pursuing something more formal. Of the choices listed, fellowship with one another was the most popular response with interest in a series focusing on fatherhood coming in second.

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In the past 12 years, I have had thousands of conversations with amazing Lancer dads about their role with their teenage sons and daughters and along with that, their own roles as men of God. None have touched me as deeply as the father in this story.

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