Lowell Catholic’s Ryken Award Goes to Gill
LOWELL -- As part of the Xaverian Brothers Network of Schools, Lowell Catholic celebrates the legacy of the network’s founder, Theodore James Ryken, and their patron saint, St. Francis Xavier during Founders Week each December.
Lowell Catholic is a member of the Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools Network, which comprises 13 schools providing quality Catholic education enriched by the fundamental charisms of the Xaverian order. Students are taught to serve others and value the qualities of compassion, trust, zeal, humility and simplicity.
Each year, Lowell Catholic honors an adult member of the school community who exemplifies Ryken’s vision and mission. This year’s award recipient is Chrissy Gill, a Spanish teacher, dance coach and international retreat leader. As a highly valued and respected member of the Lowell Catholic staff, her compassion and zeal make her a perfect choice.
The presentation of the award followed a Mass celebrating the Feast of St. Francis Xavier. His Most Rev. Bishop Hennessey, auxiliary bishop of Boston was in attendance along with the 1st through 12th grade community. The Mass is one of the many festive events that take place during Founders Week at LC. The annual tree-lighting, caroling and volleyball tournament were also highlights of the week.