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Service Trip to Mom’s House

Service Trip to Mom’s House

Rachael M., Reporter

April 9, 2013


Filed under Spirituality & Service

Just before Easter break, members of Youth for Life and Interact Club activities visited Mom's House.  The girls played with the pre-school children and worked on Easter crafts with them.  Mom's House provides a daycare for children whose moms are high school and college students.  This service allo...

John Agnotti Assembly

John Agnotti Assembly

Abbey L., Reporter

March 26, 2013


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

On March 21, 2013, Padua had a PM assembly where John Agnotti came to speak and perform about believing in God. He talked about the “God Moments” of life, some of God’s miracles, and sang songs to help us be able to relate to what he was talking about. The assembly was very active and Padua st...

Origins: The Easter Bunny

Origins: The Easter Bunny

Stephanie D., Reporter

March 26, 2013


Filed under Spirituality & Service

Most people grew up knowing Easter as a time for colored eggs and bunnies who deliver gifts. Bunnies, eggs, and yellow chicks all stem from pagan roots. These traditions have nothing to do with the Christian religion and were started after the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. While the Easter b...

Pope Francis: Moving Towards Changes in Church

Pope Francis: Moving Towards Changes in Church

Rachael M., Reporter

March 26, 2013


Filed under Spirituality & Service

Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio or Pope Francis, was elected the new head of the Catholic Church on March 13th.  The election choice moves the church into the new world culture and away from European ways.  The new Pope has reignited the faith of many and with his ideas, he can bring the Ca...

A Voice for the Homeless

A Voice for the Homeless

Lawren D., Editor

February 22, 2013


Filed under Spirituality & Service

This past year, unemployment has been at an all time high.  Many people are losing their jobs because of the slow economy.  The unemployment rate in January 2013 was 7.9%.  Many people are being laid off from their jobs, which often results in foreclosure of their home.  Foreclosure happens when...

Sophomore Retreat

Sophomore Retreat

Kylie P., Reporter

February 22, 2013


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

One thing that makes Padua Academy special is the sisterhood. Every year each class at Padua has a retreat to help build relationships and get to know each other better. On Friday, February 8, the sophomores had their retreat at Grace Church only 3 blocks down the street. Usually student’s would w...

Feast Day of St. Francis de Sales

Feast Day of St. Francis de Sales

Rachael M., Reporter

January 29, 2013


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

Thursday January 24th was the feast of St. Francis de Sales.  St. Francis de Sales is one of Padua’s patron Saints and we celebrated a liturgy for his feast day.  This Saint is a great role model for the Padua community. Saint Francis was not always a holy man, totally devoted to God.  Before he t...

Pope Makes a Twitter

Pope Makes a Twitter

Stephanie D., Reporter

January 4, 2013


Filed under Spirituality & Service

At the end of 2012 Pope Benedict  XVI made a Twitter account named @pontifex. He already has approximately 1.2 billion followers and that number keeps growing. He started tweeting on December 12th saying, "Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous...

A Breakfast and a Benefit

A Breakfast and a Benefit

Angelina M., Reporter

December 22, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

When preparing for the Christmas season, giving back to a heartfelt cause is one thing that someone might definitely want consider contributing to. From the morning to noon of December 16th, 2012, Padua faculty, staff, students, and their families and friends were all invited to give back to Ronalds...

Freshmen Retreat

Francesca M., Reporter

December 17, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service

Freshman retreat took place on December 5, and it was a big success. It was a great bonding experience between the new sisters at Padua. We went through a series of activities that helped us realize that we have a lot in common with most of our classmates. The activities varied from playing a games t...

Interact Club: Making a Difference through Service

Interact Club: Making a Difference through Service

Rachael M., Reporter

December 17, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

The Padua Interact Club is an organization committed to serving the local and global communities.  They are sponsored by a local Rotary Club that assists them in their efforts.  Senior Interact leader Kelly Gallagher ‘13 said, “We try to help out anyone in need, usually local places, such as Ingleside...

NHS installation

NHS installation

Shannon H., Editor

December 10, 2012


Filed under Spirituality & Service, Top Stories

On Thursday night, December 6th, Padua held its annual National Honor Society installation ceremony. Each year upperclassmen of high academic caliber and demonstrating service and leadership within the community are selected to Padua’s charter.  Students are first given the opportunity to apply as...

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