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Prayer Service Honoring 9/11 Victims at St. Benedict Academy

Students and teachers from Saint Benedict Academy welcomed representatives of the Manchester Police and Fire Departments and City Alderman Bill Barry to campus on Thursday, September 11 for a prayer service honoring the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Principal Mr. Michael McLaughlin offered remarks during the program: “For those of us who lost someone close or otherwise experienced the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, thinking and talking about 9-11 can still be very difficult. Today, we pray for the victims, survivors, heroes, and their families.”

The 132 students, their teachers, and the emergency personnel then paused for a moment of silence before offering a prayer and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

Sixth grade students held two American flags during the program. The Flag of Honor contained the names of those killed in the terrorist attacks of 9-11. The Flag of Heroes contained the names of the emergency services personnel who gave their lives to save others on that morning.

Saint Benedict Academy is a private, Catholic elementary school housed at Saint Raphael’s Parish on Manchester’s West Side. Opened in 1889, Saint Benedict Academy continues to offer a faith-filled, academically-challenging curriculum to students in pre-school to Grade 6. For more information, visit them on Facebook or go to www.stbenedictacademy.org.

Associate Superintendent of Catholic Schools Named

The Rev. John R. Fortin, O.S.B., Superintendent of Schools, announced the appointment of Ronald D. Fussell, Jr. to the position of Associate Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Manchester.  Mr. Fussell officially began his new role on July 1, 2014.  Read More

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Superintendent's Message

At the annual alumni reunion at Saint Anselm College, I very often hear comments about how great the campus looks, am asked questions about when a particular building went up or space was redesigned, and field inquiries about enrollment, new majors, sports, etc. I am sure the same takes place at every school’s alumni reunion. Those comments and questions are good to start the conversation, but ultimately one major topic of discussion always emerges: the affection for and long-lasting influence of certain members of the faculty on the lives of our alumni. Read More

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