Published : Tuesday, March 22, 2016 | 2:24 PM
On Tuesday April 5, 2016, Bishop Joseph V. Brennan of the San Fernando Pastoral Region of the LA Archdiocese will bless St. Monica Academy’s new campus in Montrose and consecrate it to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
After celebrating Mass for the students, parents, faculty, staff, board, and donors of St. Monica Academy, Bishop Brennan will process through the campus and school building, blessing and consecrating St. Monica Academy to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Due to a steady growth in enrollment, St. Monica’s moved to the campus of Holy Redeemer Parish in Montrose in the summer of 2015. The newly renovated school site features a spacious elementary school building, new classrooms for the high school, a refurbished locker arcade, new landscaping, a computer lab, science lab, and expansive outdoor space.
While blessing the new campus, Bishop Brennan will pray: “Your Heart is the Divine School where we learn to live the virtues of love, humility, meekness, sacrifice, and peace. It is for this reason that we consecrate this Catholic School to your Heart, so that in this school and guided by your Wisdom, true sons and daughters of God may be formed. Let your angels of light dwell within these walls and stand guard over the teachers and pupils; you who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.”
St. Monica Academy, an independent, Catholic, coeducational school for grades 1-12, is at the forefront of a renaissance in classical education, a time-honored method of teaching that inspires students to excel academically and morally. Founded by parents in 2001, the school provides 242 students in grades 1-12 with an academically rigorous education using a classical curriculum.