Should JC the Redeemer by renamed "Ho...

Should JC the Redeemer by renamed "Holy Family Parochial School"?

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Hector Fuentes

Arlington, VA

#1 Dec 31, 2012
I wonder what genius cardinal decided to change it in the first place...and why?
Hector Fuentes

Arlington, VA

#2 Dec 31, 2012
They have no respect for local tradition...I personally will always call it "Holy Family" even if they try to disperse any bad mojo spells on me...
dwindling population

Greensburg, PA

#3 Dec 31, 2012
Hector Fuentes wrote:
I wonder what genius cardinal decided to change it in the first place...and why?
There used to be three Catholic school in Latrobe -- St. Vincent, Holy Family, and the one in Youngstown. When the other two closed, god forbid that they all turn to Holy Family to attend school, it had to have a new name, to suit all three churches' children coming together.
Hector Fuentes

Arlington, VA

#4 Dec 31, 2012
dwindling population wrote:
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There used to be three Catholic school in Latrobe -- St. Vincent, Holy Family, and the one in Youngstown. When the other two closed, god forbid that they all turn to Holy Family to attend school, it had to have a new name, to suit all three churches' children coming together.
Oh....ok
But I'm still calling it Holy Family...it just doesn't seem like a JC the Redeemer to me....
I appeciate the history though...thanks
Have a Happy New Year
dwindling population

Greensburg, PA

#5 Dec 31, 2012
Hector Fuentes wrote:
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Oh....ok
But I'm still calling it Holy Family...it just doesn't seem like a JC the Redeemer to me....
I appeciate the history though...thanks
Have a Happy New Year
It's really called, "Christ the Divine Teacher's School", isn't it?

You have a safe -- but happy -- New Year too.

History is my thing... ;-)
lat

Punxsutawney, PA

#6 Dec 31, 2012
Its Christ the Divine Teachers School. I looked into sending my child there this year and never heard it called JC the Redeemer. If you look at the Holy Family website the school is listed as CDT
Hector Fuentes

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Dec 31, 2012
Sorry I must have gotten the name Christ the Redeemer wrong..outright mistake on my part...

I take full responsebility for the mistake....just hard for me to call it anything but Holy Family...

But it was and I'm sure still is an excellent school after all its in downtown Latrobe...
Mechesneytown

Greensburg, PA

#8 Dec 31, 2012
lat wrote:
Its Christ the Divine Teachers School. I looked into sending my child there this year and never heard it called JC the Redeemer. If you look at the Holy Family website the school is listed as CDT
Actually, I just checked the Holy Family website, and...

"It's" called, "Christ the Divine Teacher School" as in, "Christ [is] the Divine Teacher".

Since: Jan 11

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#9 Dec 31, 2012
I went to Holy Family School for 8 years, as did my brothers and sisters and our Dad before us. I really don't care what they call it today. I think it was renamed well after the other nearby Catholic schools were shut down. I'm guessing that the idea was to disassociate it from the Holy Family Parish, with which it has only a loose connection.

When I went to school there, the teachers were at first only the nuns from the Sisters of Mercy convent and a number of lay teachers. Later, a few monks from St. Vincent began to teach some classes. The priests from Holy Family Parish would perform a few services at the school, and we attending many masses at the church, but they didn't really have much involvement with the school.

http://www.cdtschool.org
Mechesneytown

Greensburg, PA

#10 Dec 31, 2012
Jim Moz wrote:
I went to Holy Family School for 8 years, as did my brothers and sisters and our Dad before us. I really don't care what they call it today. I think it was renamed well after the other nearby Catholic schools were shut down. I'm guessing that the idea was to disassociate it from the Holy Family Parish, with which it has only a loose connection.
When I went to school there, the teachers were at first only the nuns from the Sisters of Mercy convent and a number of lay teachers. Later, a few monks from St. Vincent began to teach some classes. The priests from Holy Family Parish would perform a few services at the school, and we attending many masses at the church, but they didn't really have much involvement with the school.
http://www.cdtschool.org
Off of the website...

I'm bored...I remember the call to the people of Latrobe to rename the school. I left Latrobe in 1980. Everyone thought then that the new name was dumb!

"School History

Peace pole outside Christ the Divine Teacher School.Christ The Divine Teacher School, a Catholic educational facility, located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, is a consolidated school established in 1990 in the Diocese of Greensburg. The school was formed through the merger of Holy Family, St. John the Evangelist, and Saint Vincent Basilica parishes to create a united school community."
Mechesneytown

Greensburg, PA

#11 Dec 31, 2012
Jim Moz wrote:
I went to Holy Family School for 8 years, as did my brothers and sisters and our Dad before us. I really don't care what they call it today. I think it was renamed well after the other nearby Catholic schools were shut down. I'm guessing that the idea was to disassociate it from the Holy Family Parish, with which it has only a loose connection.
When I went to school there, the teachers were at first only the nuns from the Sisters of Mercy convent and a number of lay teachers. Later, a few monks from St. Vincent began to teach some classes. The priests from Holy Family Parish would perform a few services at the school, and we attending many masses at the church, but they didn't really have much involvement with the school.
http://www.cdtschool.org
Do you think that you got a suitable education there?

Were you well-enough prepared when you transferred to Latrobe High School in 9th grade?
Looking Back

Latrobe, PA

#12 Dec 31, 2012
I went to The school, and the teachers kept hitting on me. There were two that made me stay late all the time. And then they made me go with them to take stuff into their homes, like papers from the car, and they said they would give me a ride home.

And then they started fighting over who would get me to go home with them.

And then I had to transfer out of there, because I got scared when they said stuff.
Birth Control

Greensburg, PA

#13 Dec 31, 2012
Ya know, I was just thinking: While St. Vincent was built first, Holy Family and St. John's schools were built in the 1960s, maybe late 1950s.

The Birth Control pill was released in 1961.

Catholic women, not supposed to use birth control, must have started to use "the Pill", since Catholic family members fell significantly over the next 20-years.

The Vatican sure didn't see that coming, did it? Dioces overbuilt and expanded all over the United States in that era, assuming Catholic families would continue at the same birth rate.

hmmm...

Kinda something to think about...
Cath-a-holic

Palm Desert, CA

#14 Dec 31, 2012
What are the chances of us ever having an American pope if we give up on Catholic schools in this country? Just for a change...Pope Tyler, Pope Jason, Pope Tristan, Pope Dante (oops, that's not American). And who knows maybe a pope from Latrobe——who likes Jioio's pizza...to finally to the Italians what REAL pizza is all about!
Cath-a-holic

Palm Desert, CA

#15 Dec 31, 2012
Correction....regarding the pizza:

To finally teach the Italians what REAL pizza is all about! GO JIOIO's.
Hector Fuentes

Philadelphia, PA

#16 Dec 31, 2012
Have you tried the pizza at Babe's in New Derry lately?
I've always liked Joio's pizza too and probably always will but the woodfired oven pizza at Babe's in New Derry is exceptionally good....
No exageration either...
Redneck

Latrobe, PA

#17 Dec 31, 2012
Do you remember Sister Cecelia?

I attended Holy Family for six years. Never saw one child with ADD back then. Discipline and education go hand in hand. Today’s education system is a joke compared to what it was at Holy Family back then. I can still do basic math in my head using the multiplication tables we had to memorize. I still diagram sentences in my head when I write. I have a sense of right or wrong based on Christian teaching that I might not always apply the right way…but at least I know the right way. Compassion and sympathy were not taboo words or concepts, structure was more than just the building, and the only falsehood that was taught regarding religion, in my humble opinion, was that a formal organization is needed to practice it.

Long live the memory and influence of old Holy Family School…the likes of which we will never again see taught in this lifetime.
Hector Fuentes

Philadelphia, PA

#18 Jan 1, 2013
Cath-a-holic wrote:
What are the chances of us ever having an American pope if we give up on Catholic schools in this country? Just for a change...Pope Tyler, Pope Jason, Pope Tristan, Pope Dante (oops, that's not American). And who knows maybe a pope from Latrobe——who likes Jioio's pizza...to finally to the Italians what REAL pizza is all about!
If that happens maybe we could petition him to change the name back to Holy Family again.

Happy New Year
Anteater

Palm Desert, CA

#19 Jan 1, 2013
You are so right, Hector! Babe's pizza is awesome.My class reunion group holds its meetings there. It is a little gold mine waiting to be discovered by the masses. I can't believe I forgot it.
Birth Control

Greensburg, PA

#20 Jan 1, 2013
Redneck wrote:
Do you remember Sister Cecelia?
I attended Holy Family for six years. Never saw one child with ADD back then. Discipline and education go hand in hand. Today’s education system is a joke compared to what it was at Holy Family back then. I can still do basic math in my head using the multiplication tables we had to memorize. I still diagram sentences in my head when I write. I have a sense of right or wrong based on Christian teaching that I might not always apply the right way…but at least I know the right way. Compassion and sympathy were not taboo words or concepts, structure was more than just the building, and the only falsehood that was taught regarding religion, in my humble opinion, was that a formal organization is needed to practice it.
Long live the memory and influence of old Holy Family School…the likes of which we will never again see taught in this lifetime.
I dunno Redneck, there were always "bad" kids in each class who couldn't sit still. And, at Fifth Ward, when I first started school, there were six grades and an extra classroom for the special-ed kids,(1967). Eventually, the special-ed kids were consolidated to Fourth Ward.

Everyone's diet was healthier back when you were a child, and I a little later.

The ADD/ADHD/Autism craze started 25-years after all the processed foods were introduced to the United States, and all the chemical were introduced to farm animals and wheat in the 1960s was engineered to grow 10X larger.

There is a current MD who thinks that this engineered -- with its gliaden (glyaden?)-- is the demise of all of our health.

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