Bishop Zubik Celebrates Catholic Schools Week Mass at Butler Catholic
On Monday, January 27th, Butler Catholic School welcomed Bishop David Zubik for Mass in celebration of Catholic Schools Week and the 50th Anniversary of Butler Catholic School.
Bishop Zubik was assisted by Father Phil Farrell, Father Kevin Fazio, Father Dan Waruszewski, and Deacon Mitch Natali. During his homily, Bishop Zubik talked about Baptism and the gifts that God gave us through the chrism oil. “When we were baptized, first of all it was a sign that God has given us an important job. We are supposed to stand up for Jesus and everything that he taught us. The second promise that God gives all of us is that He will always stay with us. The third symbol of the oil is how much God love us. That’s the whole reason Butler Catholic School exists – that all of us together can stand up for Jesus. Second of all, we know we can always go to Jesus for help. And, third of all, what is so delightful is to know how much Jesus loves us.”
At the end of Mass, BCS students presented Bishop Zubik with a gift of drinking glasses displaying the school logo and 50th Anniversary dates. In turn, Bishop Zubik bestowed a gift upon the entire school – an extra day off of school sometime between now and the end of the school year!
Bishop Zubik left the students with a compliment on Butler Catholic being a great example for other schools. “You all have done such a wonderful job, and we’re trying to do that all over the Diocese. You know, to help individual schools come together so they can look to you because you’re a leader… and say this (BCS) is what a strong Catholic school could look like.” He followed that with compliments to Sister John Ann, Father Kevin, Father Phil and our entire clergy team for doing such a wonderful job here in Butler, and for showing such great love for Jesus.
Thank you to the many family and friends of Butler Catholic who were able to join the students for this important occasion. As Sister John Ann Mulhern reflected on the day, she shares, “We are grateful to all who attended our Catholic Schools Week Mass, and are especially thankful to Bishop Zubik and our Parish Clergy Team for celebrating the Mass with us. In our 50th year as a consolidated school, marking the beginning of our Catholic Schools Week activities with Mass by the Bishop is quite an honor. It is a day that our students will carry with them for years to come.”