This Sunday, October 13th, we will join the universal Church in celebrating the canonization of SAINT John Henry Newman. The canonization of our patron is a wonderful blessing to our school community and brings several opportunities for our community to celebrate.

On Friday, October 11th, our students will be visiting St. Benedict Catholic School to share in this momentous occasion. Throughout the day, our students and faculty will be joining their fellow students at St. Benedict for various educational activities associated with John Henry Newman, including the singing of one of his hymns, learning about our patron’s life and work, and more. We are grateful for the opportunity.

We will continue our celebration Monday, October 14th, with our annual Family Picnic in honor of Cardinal Newman. This event brings both current and prospective families together for food, fun, and fellowship. This year, we will also be showing Bishop Robert Barron’s “John Henry Newman; The Convert,” an episode of “Catholicism: The Pivotal Players,” for those interested in learning more about the life and influence of our patron.

For those who would like to view the ceremony, this website offers additional viewing information as well as excellent content related to John Henry Newman.

We hope you can join us in celebration of our patron and in gratitude for his continued intercession in the life of our school.

Pax Christi,

Stephen M. Fitzpatrick

Stephen M. Fitzpatrick

Head of School, Cardinal Newman Academy