Dear DeSales Catholic School Family,In the letter of appointment to the position of Canonical Administrator for DeSales Catholic School, our Most Reverend Bishop Malone wrote: “The success of our Catholic Schools is rooted in strong leadership and I am confident that you will provide the vision, and guidance necessary to ensure that DeSales Catholic School will continue to grow and flourish for many years to come.”
My first role as Canonical Administrator for DeSales Catholic School is to nurture the Catholic identity of our students and their families. As your priest, I will address the meaning of faith, hope, and love in our Christian life.
Our catholic school is responsible for the development of certain qualities in our students as they mature to become responsible Christians and a people full of love and compassion, especially to those who are in need. These Qualities Include:
- A strong sense of personal Faith
- A comprehension of a healthy prayer life and dependence on prayer
- An understanding of the Catholic teaching that derives from Holy Scripture
- A sincere love of the Eucharist and Sunday Mass as the center of Catholic Faith
- Dedication to the service to others
- Becoming disciples of Jesus
- Choosing the vocation to live out the Faith in our world
My mission as priest in our school is to teach the Catholic Faith and Catholic life. I will be present for our students and parents, especially when they face painful moments in life. I want to guide them and teach them to begin everyday with prayer, asking for God’s help. I will be praying on behalf of our school during my Masses at St. Brendan on the Lake and also remembering everyone in my daily prayers.
Dear students, families, and members of faculty and school board; as a Catholic School we have given our students a premier academic experience that even exceeds NYS Standards, but most importantly, we have built our academia upon the strong foundation of Faith Formation, the very core of our Catholic School. We all know that only building on faith and reason together we may create and form the best citizens, the best people, and the most faithful members of the Church.
We pray together to God who is always present in our building, to fill the hearts of our students with the gifts of the Holy Spirit who is going to guide and lead each one of us into a joyful life of peace and love.
God Bless You,
Fr. Józef Dudzik
For all parents, students, and faculty:
I am always available at St. Brendan on the Lake, 3455 Ewings Rd, Newfane, NY 14108 (716) 778-9822 firstname.lastname@example.org