“Their Catholic education will enable them to distinguish and choose between good and evil, truth and falsehood, the worthwhile and the trivial; to plan a good life, to lead it successfully in service to their neighbor, their country and God.”
— Letter of P ope Paul VI to the Faculty and Students of Paul VI High School October 2, 1966
Blessed at the Canonization Mass of St. Paul VI on October 14, 2018
Paul VI High School students, faculty and alumni have drawn inspiration from Pope Paul VI since the school opened in September of 1966. Throughout the school year, the school community will celebrate as Pope Francis Canonizes Blessed Pope Paul VI on Sunday October 14, 2018. Paul VI High School will be represented in Rome on the day of the canonization. 14 pilgrims, including 6 students from the Class of 2019, will attend the Papal Canonization Mass. The feast day of St. Pope Paul VI is September 26.
Paul VI High School was built under the leadership of Archbishop Celestine Damiano, who was a friend of Pope Paul VI and admired his dedication to Catholic education. The gift was a statue of Mary holding the child Jesus located in the school’s chapel was a personal gift from Paul VI to Archbishop Damiano. Pope Paul VI’s prayers were that the high school would help its students experience the joy that comes from learning; that it should enable the students to distinguish and choose between good and evil, truth and falsehood; and that it should teach its students to serve their neighbor, their country, and God.
Pope Paul VI was a great man, a gift, not just for the people of his time but for all peoples in all times. Check out this short video to begin an understanding of who he was and who he is.