STAMFORD—On a bright beautiful morning that was Pentecost Sunday 2019, Bishop Caggiano blessed the newly-renovated classroom and lab space that will house the Catholic Academy’s Upper School this fall.
The mood was reflective and anticipatory as several hundred people attended mass at St. Gabriel’s church. This special mass was presided over by Bishop Caggiano, whose homily centered around the gift of the Holy Spirit commemorated this day. Likening the Spirit’s enabling of the first disciples to the hope for The Catholic Academy, the Bishop then led a procession up the driveway to the new Upper School space.
As the faithful gathered first outside the new building at the entrance to what is currently the Trinity Catholic High School courtyard, he read a special prayer for the school’s dedication, before blessing those gathered. Head of School Pat Brady, Lower School Principal Natalia Cruz, Upper School Principal Christine Wagner, Assistant Superintent of Schools Stacey Steuber and a dozen or so faculty and staff were in attendance. The Bishop, escorted by Deacon Michael Clarke and others, then proceeded inside to bless the hallways and each classroom in the new Upper School west wing.
A reception was held following the Blessing. The school will be formally dedicated and opened in the fall as students arrive. Classroom furniture and furnishings will begin to move-in next week. The exterior walkways and entrance to the new school are expected to be completed during the summer, prior to school’s opening.
May God bless the Catholic Academy of Stamford, all its faculty and staff, parents and students as we near a new beginning.