Get insight and information from top Bishop Lynch High School leaders each month via both a president’s message and a principal’s message. These monthly columns will give you a glimpse into the what, why and how of the school.
The kickoff of the school year is now official as we welcome in the first full month of convening as a community to fulfill the vision and mission of Catholic education. Last month, in his principal’s column, Dr. Riley called us to reflect on an essential part of our journey as a Catholic school, our vision of manifesting God’s call to seek the greatest good. Our vision at Bishop Lynch is that:
Bishop Lynch High School will be the First Choice for students and families seeking a rigorous Catholic Education based on Gospel values and excellence, through a comprehensive Academic, Arts, and Athletic experience aimed at educating the whole child.
Together with our mission statement, this vision provides us with the opportunity to continue to build toward a new margin of excellence. Vision and mission are so central to the life of all of God’s people that without vision we perish and without mission we lose our way (Prov. 29:18; 2 Kings 21:1-9). Vision brings together needs and resources to meet those needs (Acts 9:1-19). Vision also shows us new directions and opportunities for our mission (Acts 16:9-10).
At each student orientation this year, I discussed a passage from St. Paul’s letter to the Romans: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” I emphasized to the students the second part of this passage, pointing out that we have all “been called according to his purpose” to be here at Bishop Lynch at this specific point in time. All of us, students, parents, faculty, and staff, have been called to be here together, in community, right now, for the sake of these young men and women. This call to journey together is profound, having originated from the Lord.
Welcome back to Bishop Lynch for the 2019-2020 school year. I am hopeful that the summer months have provided respite and relaxation for all of our students and families. Our faculty and staff have certainly recharged and are ready for the upcoming journey through this special time in our lives to walk with our students on their journey to college, career and Heaven.
Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous, college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for justice in the world. - Founded in 1963