Head of School Blog
Susan Tyree Dempf, Ph.D.

Celebrating our First Communicants

Dear Academy families and friends,

This weekend I will have the honor of witnessing one of the most significant moments of faith formation experienced by our students, as eight members of the Class of 2028 receive Eucharist for the first time.

First Holy Communion is the moment at which members of the Catholic faith join more intimately with God. For as the body and blood of Christ is received by these children they become part of the body of Christ. They become His hands, His voice and His heart in our world. It is a beautiful and humbling experience to witness such complete openness to grace.   

My thanks go out to Miss Christina Soukenik for her exquisite preparation of these communicants. Moreover, my appreciation is fully extended to each parent, godparent and family member who has lovingly joined in partnership with the Academy to help not just the Second Class students, but all our students see through your example the Gospel lived.

In the weeks to come there will be messages about Chemin, Maypole, Prize Day, Field Day, the close of the school year and plans for the coming year . . . each of these will be exciting and hope-filled. However, let us not lose sight of that which comes first and ultimately is our greatest Goal — the deepening of our relationship with God through education to a personal and active faith. 

United in mission,

Dr. Dempf