“Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth - in a word, to know himself.” Pope St. John Paul the Great
Fiat is a mentorship program between Seniors and Freshmen to facilitate the new, exciting and a bit scary transition into high school!
Scripture tells us that Mary stayed with Elizabeth for 3 months before returning home (1 Luke 56). In that time, Elizabeth was sure to have been an example to Mary. She would have guided her, discussed hopes, joys and fears of new motherhood and shared her wisdom. In essence, she gave the gift of herself to Mary.
Fiat means “YES” and we named this program after Mary’s “YES” to God. Fiat is a program for freshmen to seek comfort and wisdom in senior student mentors who have already gone through the same experiences as a freshman in a new environment. Fiat is an opportunity to say “YES” to new relationships! Mentors are here to help our freshmen to navigate the first few weeks of school, to engage in clubs and sports, learn about the culture of our school and support our students as they find their unique and special place in our school.
When we were given the gift of life, we were created body and soul! We have been given the great opportunity to make our lives AWESOME and glorify God in body and soul through striving for excellence in our various sports. Athletics are such an integral part of many of our identities: it can allow us to grow in self-knowledge and discipline, mentally, physically, emotionally AND spiritually. Christian Athletics Leadership is a program for athletes in leadership position at Oakland Catholic to grow as Christian leaders through time in community with other athletes who know the demands of being a student athlete. The goal is not only to foster leadership within Oakland Catholic, but to prepare our student athletes for the future. Whether or not they continue into sports in the future, being strong and confident in one's convictions and one's ability to build and engage in communities will be essential for in future endeavors.
“Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win. Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we are imperishable. Therefore, I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air; but I discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified.”
FIDE is a student run group between Oakland Catholic and Central Catholic which delves into Scripture searching for a deeper understanding of Truth and goodness through a direct encounter with Christ in the Gospel and in community.
I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” -John 14:6