Letter From The President
Dear Parents and Friends of Loughlin,
We are in such a wonderful time of year. As Advent advances and Christmas Day approaches excitement abounds, especially in children. Their anticipation is palpable. I pray that the spirit of children may enthuse us with a profound sense of wonder and joy.
More than others, this season allows us to appreciate the abundance of God’s love in sending His son to dwell among us. As a result, we share that abundance with those we love and those to whom we choose to open our hearts.
The gift of a Lasallian education at Loughlin opens the young people entrusted to our care to a world broader, richer, and deeper than they could imagine. They are able to see the promise of a life lived to the full as noted in St. John’s gospel. The vision we share has the power to transform their lives.
At Loughlin, our Christmas season began with a Ceremony of Lessons and Carols at Queen of All Saints Church. It was a first for us but is sure to become an annual event. During Advent we gifted children at Brooklyn Hospital with toys to brighten their days. We supported families with gifts to lighten their burdens and sponsored events to support our brother school, St. Mary’s in Kenya. Our Campus Ministry sponsored “A Visit with Santa” for Grades K-3 from Queen of All Saints Academy. The chorus ended the season by singing carols to shoppers at the Atlantic Terminal Mall and St. Joachim and St. Anne Nursing Home. We shared our life abundantly.
During this season the Girl’s Basketball team will be playing in the Kyrie Tournament at Barclay Center. Our Cheerleaders and Band will be spurring them on to a much hoped for victory. The Boys’ AA Varsity Basketball Team will travel to the Slam Dunk to the Beach Tournament in Delaware. The school community will come together as a family to celebrate Christmas Liturgies before going on break. On the final morning we will assemble in the auditorium for the Christmas Show. It’s quite the extravaganza!
The Loughlin community has been blessed. May we share our abundant blessings with all those we meet not only during this season but throughout the year.
Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year,
Bro. Dennis Cronin, FSC