“The value of Catholic education is priceless.” Through the sacrifices that our parents Marcia and Nelson Newcomer made, they instilled in me, my younger sister and brother this principle. We were blessed to be able to receive a Catholic education at the grade school, high school, and collegiate levels. The Christian values that developed and the faith that grew within us - through our experiences in the Catholic education community - have served us well as children, young adults, and now as parents.
Can you believe that the summer is more than half over? My how time flies when you are having fun. This summer has been a hot one with temperatures in the 90’s and heat index numbers over 100.
Speaking of hot, how about those Royals? As I blog, the Royals are in first place in their division and have the second best record in baseball at 55-35. If you are a fan you know that Lo-Cain, Salvy, Hos, Esky & Moose along with the lights-out bullpen are the main reasons our hometown boys in blue are on top of the American League Central.
Catholic education has always been a driving force in our family. Our parents, Pat and Mel McAnany, know that our education would be incomplete if not formed in faith and supplemented by our rich Catholic teachings. To our family, attending a Catholic school meant that we would be embraced by a community full of faithful tradition, service to the poor, and a strong faith lifestyle.
I’ve always been told that two of the most important things in life are faith and family. During my childhood, my Mom, Dad, priests, teachers and coaches seemed to make that point whenever they could. Faith and family are so very important and in many ways they are tied together. The Catholic faith is a family, and your family should exemplify what it means to be Catholic.