To our extended Feehan Family,
Please know of our prayers for you, our school community, our nation and our world in this time of worldwide pandemic and social unrest.
Prayer...and leaning in to the teachings of our faith and the lessons of the Sisters of Mercy and their foundress Catherine McAuley...seem especially appropriate this week and at this time in our history. The Sisters of Mercy just this weekend released the following statement that Bishop Feehan High School fully supports:
"The ultimate measure of a [person] is not where [they] stand in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Institute Leadership Team of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, join with the many who grieve the recent killings of:
George Floyd, 46
Ahmaud Arbery, 25
Breonna Taylor, 26
We pray for comfort for each of these families as they face the painful loss of their loved ones. We pray for the African American Community, repeatedly impacted by the trauma these killings produce, that supportive care is accessible and available. We pray for this Nation's deep racial divide and that true healing will occur.
We pray unceasingly, and we stand.
We stand in solidarity with the many calling for justice and an end to the extrajudicial killings of African Americans.
We at Feehan are deeply saddened by these events and want to express our sympathy to all who are suffering, especially to those in our community who may be experiencing feelings of fear, frustration, or injustice. On behalf of our faculty, staff and community, we condemn this rise in racism and hate crimes.
We write this note understanding that Bishop Feehan, too, has a responsibility to be a part of the solution to these challenges. We still have much to learn about the experience of students of color at Feehan and how Feehan can more effectively support our students and families of color today and moving forward. We will take on that responsibility. We can and will do better. We will lead.
Perhaps more importantly, Feehan has a responsibility to produce graduates who go out into their communities, all across our nation and world, and themselves lead with the lessons of Jesus Christ - lessons of mercy, love, respect, moral courage and understanding - that we aim to instill here.
That is the ultimate mission of our school and our Church. Please join us in this call. And please continue your prayers for peace, health and healing.
God Bless You.
Tim Sullivan, President
Sean Kane, Principal
& The Bishop Feehan Administrative Team