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Presentation this Wednesday Evening for Pre-K through 5th grade Parents

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The Everest Parenting Program is offering a presentation, “Parenting for the Overscheduled”, for parents of Pre-K through 5th grade students on Wednesday, October 14 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Everest Girls’ School. Click on the following link for your own personal invitation to the program.

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More Everest Collegiate in the News

Oakland Press Photo More Everest Collegiate in the News

Everest Collegiate students who traveled to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis are in the news again, this time gracing the front page of the Oakland Press! Go to the following link to read the entire article:

http://www.theoaklandpress.com/general-news/20150929/everest-collegiate-high-school-group-travels-to-philadelphia-to-see-pope-francis

Photos of Lopez Family and the Pope

In an earlier post, we told you about the former Everest family, the Lopez family, who now lives in Pennsylvania and was honored to present the Cross of Gatherings to Pope Francis during his visit to Philadelphia.  Following are some photos of that moment.

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A Wrap Up of the EC Experience with Pope Francis in Philadelphia

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Everest Collegiate students, parents and staff members made their mark in Philadelphia during the visit of Pope Francis.  They even made the Detroit News! Go to the following link to read the article. (The segment about Everest is about 6 paragraphs in.)

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EC Girls’ School Formation Director Jill Swallow also wrote the following information for an upcoming issue of the Clarkston News:

We drove through the night on Friday and arrived in Philly around 11am Saturday morning (after taking a train from New Jersey since they weren’t allowing buses into the city).  We picked up our pre-ordered boxed lunch and walked through the streets with all our belongings to find our “home” for the night: The National Museum of American Jewish History.  After freshening up and celebrating Mass, we hit the streets to find a good spot for watching the Pope drive by on his way to speak at Independence Hall. 

We quickly realized that our choice of t-shirt would be the cause of some interesting situations, as the official World Meeting of Families Volunteers were also wearing bright orange.  Several people approached us to ask questions, and we’d have to say, “Well, we’re not volunteers, so we’re trying to figure things out too!”  Then they’d take a better look at our shirt and compliment us on its design and phrase: “Keep calm and serve on.”  That’s why we came: not just to receive, but to give.  We came as pilgrims and missionaries, and some of our happiest moments were when we were serving others.

While waiting for over 4 hours, we talked to people around us and tried to spread love and joy by passing out smiley face stickers, motivational and inspirational quotes, and clothes pins with positive messages (ex: “Be not afraid!”, “God loves you!”  “Smile!”) on one side and “pass it on” on the other side.  It was fun to see people discover a clothes pin on them and then smile before secretly pinning it on someone else.  Part of our group found a prime spot, just behind a family who had a baby dressed up like the Pope. Our hope was that this baby would attract his attention and he would stop right in front of us.  And that’s exactly what happened!  The look on Pope Francis’ face when he saw the baby was priceless!

On Sunday morning, we decided to add 2 other dynamics to our urban missions.  The first initiative came as a response to the protesters who were shouting out insults to priests and religious sisters.  Brother Kevin Gore, LC, (a Formation Instructor at Everest) encouraged the group to stop and give a word of gratitude and encouragement to each priest or sister we saw: “Thank you for saying yes to the call!”  “Thanks for your priesthood, Father!”  Some of the students added on to this effort by shouting out their gratitude to the various groups of law enforcement they saw along the way: “Thanks for your service!”  There was a tangible sense of joy, love, and positivity shared by the majority of people present in the city.

The second additional mission was to hand out our extra food to the homeless we found along the way.  Several students were able to talk with those they gave the food to, hear their story, ask them if they had any prayer intentions, and just give them some inspiration.  All of this, along with the “smile” and “clothes pin” missions mentioned above, was done on our way to Sunday Mass with the Holy Father (4pm) and while waiting in the very long and slow security line.  Though we were tired from lack of sleep and lots of walking and standing, Mass was definitely a highlight.  It’s not every day you get to attend Mass celebrated by the Vicar of Christ on earth, along with thousands (millions?) of fellow Catholics.  The Church is alive!

Here are some photos of our students sharing food with the homeless in Philly.

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Preschool Parent-Child Retreat Held This Week at EA

preschool1 1024x576 Preschool Parent Child Retreat Held This Week at EApreschool 2 1024x576 Preschool Parent Child Retreat Held This Week at EAThe Preschool Parent-Child Retreat took place on Wednesday, September 23, at Everest Academy.  Moms and dads gathered in the White House for coffee, prayer, and fellowship with Regnum Christi consecrated woman and Director of Formation, Jill Swallow.  Father Thomas Salazar LC was available for confession and spiritual guidance.  Later the preschool children enjoyed a snack with their parents and made a butterfly craft together.   The message of the craft was, “Your Love Gives Me Wings.”  The retreat concluded with a visit to the chapel, led by our newest formation instructor,  RC consecrated woman Mirianna Sternhagen.  A wonderful morning was enjoyed by all!

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EC Students Travel to See Pope Francis

becca sees the pope 1024x614 EC Students Travel to See Pope FrancisEverest Collegiate students gather to pose for a photo before leaving Friday evening to travel to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis.  Please keep our pilgrims in your prayers, and they will keep you all in theirs!

Lopez Family to Present Cross to the Pope

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The Lopez Family

When the Pope visits Philadelphia this weekend he will get a special greeting from a familiar family to those of us at Everest. The Lopez family recently moved to Cranberry, Pennsylvania. Their son Alex did a project at his new school at Saint Kilian parish about his hero, Pope Francis, and consequently, the family was chosen for a special honor during the upcoming pontiff’s visit.  They will represent the Hispanic families in the U.S. by presenting the Pope with the Cross of Gatherings on Saturday, September 26.  You can watch an interview (in Spanish) with the family on Telemundo News at the following link.

Molly Milosch is attending school in Barcelona, Spain

M Milosch in Spain 1024x1024 Molly Milosch is attending school in Barcelona, SpainEverest regularly has students from outside the United States at our school, but rarely is the situation reveresed. This year Molly Milosch is attending a school in Barcelona, Spain — the Colegio Reial Monestir-de Santa Isabel. She is living with the Navarro family. Bea Navarro attended Everest Collegiate during the 2009/10 school year and lived with Molly’s family in Lapeer, Michigan. Also, Antonio Navarro is living with Molly’s family this year while attending EC.