19May

Students Rise to the Occasion with Sensational Science Fair

Students, teacher, and parents were hard at work last week adding final touches to science projects. Students began research weeks ago, and the products produced proved to be both highly informative and creative. For the past four years, the school has organized an academic fair. Recent subjects included a writing workshop, and during the Year of Faith, students created faith-based projects. The faculty thought it would be good to return to a good ole' science fair for 2015. Judges were recruited, and although their task was quite challenging, the overall objective was surely attained: student...

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14May

Message from the Headmaster: Mary and the Missionary Role of MRA

Dear Families, Next week marks the completion of our year-long 20th anniversary celebration. As is customary, our school will honor the Blessed Virgin Mary with a May Crowning. This year, we are blessed to welcome Bishop Peter Libasci to campus. He will preside over the Mass, join us as we process with Mary, and then each student will offer a flower to Mary. The entire school will say a prayer of consecration to Our Lady, and then we will conclude the ceremony by recognizing the generosity of the school's greatest benefactors. The school has grown substantially in 20 years, and all of its succ...

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07May
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20th Anniversary Celebration to Culminate with May Crowning

Mount Royal Academy is pleased to announce that Bishop Peter Libasci will celebrate Mass at the school’s May Crowning Celebration on Friday, May 22. The Mass, which is open to the public, will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the St. Joseph’s Center on Mount Royal’s campus. There is a longstanding tradition in the Catholic Church to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary this month with a May crowning. In this beautiful ceremony the students are joined by those in attendance in a procession to place flowers at the foot of the statue of Mary. Prayers of thanks and continued guidance are offered along with the flow...

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07May
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Catholic Musician and Evangelist to Perform at MRA

We are pleased to announce that on May 18th at 9:30am, Mount Royal Academy will host a special performance by Catholic recording artist Luke Spehar. Luke is currently on tour promoting his recently released third album, All is Gift, which was co-produced by Grammy Award winning artist Ben Harper. He was kind enough to reach out to Mount Royal and offer his gifts to our students. Luke’s ministry involves playing his music and sharing stories about his walk with God. You can learn more about him and sample his music at www.lukespehar.com. Parents are invited to attend. “We all need to be inspire...

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01May
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Middle School Girls Basketball Captures Another Championship

The junior lady knights earned their second championship in 3 years back on February 21st, defeating ICB2 by a score of 28-18 in the championship game. MRA overcame the height of Mont Vernon in the semifinal on February 18th - a very familiar foe - after receiving a first round bye. MRA finished the season as the #1 overall seed in D2 of the Merrimack Basketball League (7/8 girls division). The team was comprised of girls in grades 6-8. Their best strength throughout the season was team defense, allowing the fewest points in their division. A healthy complement of experienced and novice player...

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28Apr

3rd Quarter Honor Roll Released

Mount Royal Academy 3rd Quarter Honor Roll 2014-2015 Grade 1 Headmaster’s List: Taylor Goodspeed, Caitlin Richardson, Bella Wallace, Audrey Wenger Honors: Clare Castor, Clayton Griffin, Blaise McMenaman Grade 2 Headmaster’s List: Kaitlyn Costello, Luke Moorehouse High Honors:   Evan Barns, Peyton Blackinton, Nora Walsh Honors: Adalynn Beturne, Amelia Caravan, Brenden Davis, Marianne Dowsett, Roxana Hudkins, Claire Jackson, Hannah Martin, William Spanos, Liam Treece Grade 3 Headmaster’s List: Catherine Bellino, Sean Beturne, Lauren Dustin, Paul Thibault, Brennan Walsh High Honors: Gabrielle Sim...

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28Apr

May 1st, Mission, and Vocation

May 1st is rapidly approaching for the class of 2015. It is the date that marks the next stage in their educational career. More importantly, it is also a wonderful opportunity to reflect on vocation and mission. St. John Henry Newman, a famous promoter of the university, appropriately frames the significance of May 1st: God has created me to do Him some definite service. He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. He...

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15Apr

Headmaster's Easter Message

Dear Families, Tis' the season of Easter. It is part of the culture of our school to align our academic calendar with the liturgical calendar. Hence, families savored the opportunity to participate in the Triduum, and then enjoyed a period of rest and refreshment to mark the beginning of the Easter season. In our liturgical calendar, Easter is actually celebrated for 8 continuous days (the octave of Easter). The second Sunday of Easter marks the conclusion of Easter Sunday, and it is recognized as Divine Mercy Sunday. The Easter season continues onward for a total of 50 days, culminating with...

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01Apr

Headmaster's Triduum Message

Dear Families, As we approach the Holy Triduum, I am reminded each day of how unholy I often feel. There is a quip among Catholics that is utilized when something jarring or unpleasant takes place before the Triduum - "It must be Holy Week."  It is an ongoing struggle to remain faith-filled in the face of daily suffering. And yet, Jesus remarked "If anyone wishes to follow me, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me." Catholicism is unique because daily suffering possesses a qualitative character. Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil collectively signify that sufferi...

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31Mar

Longtime Volunteer Receives Spotlight Before Departure

The Valley News recently brought attention to Mrs. Husarik's generosity and charity, choosing to cover her in a regular column fittingly called "Volunteer Spotlight".  Mrs. Husarik quietly arrived at MRA each morning at approximately 8:45am for nearly 11 years. She helped hundreds of students improve their reading fluency. Her faith impelled her to serve young children. Mrs. Husarik was a daily communicant at the local parishes, and she would even attend Mass at the school occasionally. We would like to extend our gratitude once again to Mrs. Husarik for her service to our school. And 'thank y...

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