Four members of La Salle High School are traveling to Israel as part of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's collaboration with Holy Family School of Faith Institute in Overland Park, Kansas. Principal Aaron Marshall, Director of Campus Ministry Chris Winiarski '96, Religion Teacher Chris Dooros '06 and Director of Alumni Relations Barrett Cohen '93 will participate in a catechetical program and pilgrimage to the Holy Land this June. This year, La Salle High School is one of three archdiocesan schools selected for the unique program.
Following a ten-day spiritual formation excursion that incorporates doctrinal education and daily Mass in religiously significant locations, the La Salle High School attendees will mentor others in the Cincinnati Catholic school community. Established in 2005, School of Faith has the "intention of fostering an authentically Catholic culture in the Catholic schools" according to Program Director John Leyendecker who will lead the group on the pilgrimage.
"I am very excited to be part of the School of Faith Journey," says Chris Dooros, Religion Teacher at La Salle. "As a Catholic school educator, I hope to take away from this experience an opportunity that will enhance my religious growth, allow me to create a more faith-filled classroom, and in return help build my students' Catholic faith."
Professional staff development is an ongoing focus at La Salle High School, which serves 650 students from nearly 70 different grade schools throughout Greater Cincinnati. As a Catholic School in the Lasallian tradition, La Salle High School's mission is to prepare young men to achieve their full potential in body, mind and spirit. Students will be guided to live as disciples of Christ.