Headmaster Blog

I have been blogging about the essential role of parents as primary mentors in passing along our Christian faith and values to our children.  If what I share in the following does not grab your attention, I am not sure what will.  I have to pinch myself to realize this is actually happening in my lifetime! Let me begin with a keen observation stated by Dr. Charles Chaput, Catholic archbishop of Philadelphia: “The surest way
In my last two blogs, I have focused upon the essential role of parents in the spiritual mentoring of their children.  Indeed, more than even the church and school, parents have the greatest influence in the formation of their children’s core faith values. Without such mentoring and role modeling, our children will be without any compass to help guide them through a culture increasingly hostile to our faith. Unlike my own youth, where the consensus
In my blog two weeks ago, I focused on the fundamental theme that parents must be the primary spiritual mentors for their children, even if their kids are in a solid youth group and Christian school.  At the risk of stepping on some toes, I want to continue this theme by sharing the words of a youth pastor who relates his observations about the vital need for dads to be the leaders in this spiritual

OCA Special Accomplishments

Posted on March 1, 2018
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My blogs recently have been focusing on raising up a child as part of Christian Education. In this blog I wanted to celebrate some accomplishments of some of our OCA students. This past week the OCA girls’ varsity basketball team won the SCAA championship along with the regular season championship. This is the first time in school history that one of our basketball teams won the SCAA championship. Congratulations Lady Eagles. A second first for

Parenting and Spiritual Transmission

Posted on February 9, 2018
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While in some of my blogs I like to celebrate the  accomplishments of our students and staff, I find most of my topics tend to gravitate toward weighty issues related to the challenges with which we are faced as parents and educators. I was quite struck recently when reading the introduction to the C.S. Lewis Institute’s Aslan Academy Parent’s’ Guidebook designed to help dad and mom disciple their children.  The words are so profound that