The details of the principal search are structured similarly to the search of six years ago when we hired Kristen Fink. Interview questions and case studies presented to candidates have been updated.
Every candidate must go through an initial vetting process performed by the Archdiocese of Chicago. They begin this process by submitting their name and pertinent documents at the Archdiocesan Applitrack portal. Resumes and documentation of candidates that meet all the basic Archdiocesan requirements are forwarded to Father Lanza.
The Search Committee works with Father Lanza to interview suitable candidates surfaced through Applitrack. For the purposes of our process, the School Board becomes the “Search Committee.”
Parent input is received by the Search Committee through a specially designed survey. The deadline for completed parent surveys is Wednesday, April 28.
Round 1 Interviews
Round 2 Interviews
Round 3 Interviews
Offering a Contract
We will deploy a parent survey today. Please fill out the parent survey and return before or on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
Pray to God daily and ask the Holy Spirit to guide the work of the Search Committee and the Pastor in this process. Ask the Holy Spirit to send candidates our way.
If you are able before April 29 to send Father Lanza an email via our administrative assistant, he would appreciate your concrete response to any of the following questions:
Our first Round 1 interviews will begin April 29, 2021.
Keep in mind that the Pastor has the final decision in regard to the selection of the new principal for Sacred Heart School, and does not take that decision lightly, nor without the input gathered throughout this process from teachers, administrators of this process, parents and primarily the school board, which acts as the Search Committee for this principal search process.
In recognition of our Patronal Feast Day,
we've put together this wonderful video.
Despite the pandemic and the challenges of the last year,
the people of our parish came together
o pray, to worship, to serve, to mourn, to learn and to grow.
Thank you for all your efforts and your devotion to our parish.
God bless you as we embrace our parish vision for the future!
Divine Mercy Parish is a Welcoming Community
that Inspires Disciples of Jesus to Share God’s Love
and Transform the World.
Making Disciples • Building Church • Serving Others
Enjoy the Show! Just press play!
Grounded in Faith is a series of conversations based on the concept of discipleship.
All are welcome.
If you’re looking for a place to start, or you’ve been on the Alpha journey and want to go deeper, this course is for you.
Grounded in Faith is an informative, no-pressure series where you can come as you are, meet some new friends, and get some of those burning questions answered. The most important part of Grounded in Faith is the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the weekly topic, and discuss it in a small group. It’s an opportunity to hear from others, and contribute your own perspective in an honest and open environment.
What it is:
An 5 part series that explores the foundational elements and core concepts of discipleship. We will dive into topics like building a personal relationship with Jesus, letting Him take you from good to great, dealing with mistakes and regret, cultivating a deeper relationship with God through prayer, and more!
Choose an evening or a morning session: Thursday Evenings 7-8:15 PM beginning April 22nd or Friday Mornings 9:30 – 10:45 AM beginning
April 23rd. Runs for 5 weeks.
Invite a friend and attend together if you like!
Reserve your spot:. https://forms.gle/usmDCLxN1hnvYUUJA
Contact Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org
with questions or for more information.
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