Welcome to Nativity of Our Lord Catholic School
The philosophy of Nativity of Our Lord is based on a firm belief in the inherent dignity of each individual. Accordingly, ample opportunities for spiritual and intellectual growth are available to all students. Our philosophy of education also reflects an awareness on the part of the staff, of the diversity of economic, social, and cultural differences within the school community. September 25, 2020.
NEWS AND NOTES
Our new Bishop is dedicated to our Catholic Schools! Here is an excerpt from a press release regarding his installment:
Committing to defining a “new era of Catholic education” in the Diocese he now leads, Bishop Fisher emphasized the vital role educators and those who support and work in our schools and parish faith formation programs in shaping the lives and prospects of young people: “One of aspects that has so defined and distinguished your legacy here in the Diocese of Buffalo is the commitment to educating the young – instilling in their young minds and hearts a sense of purpose, conviction and personal responsibility that of course, is rooted in Christian discipleship. We have no more urgent priority than to continue this proud legacy of Catholic education, nurturing the potential of our youth; addressing their needs, guiding and supporting them as they sort out the often conflicting demands and influences of our present age.
Nativity’s Open House will take place on Sunday, January 31 from 10am-1pm.
For more information, please call the Main Office at 662-7572.
Meet Kathy Esack, Nativity’s Religion Teacher!
Mrs. Esack started teaching religion at Nativity School during the 2014-2015 school year. Prior to that, she led the faith formation program as the Catechetical Leader at St. John the Baptist Church in Alden, NY. She had been substitute teaching at her home public school, and surrounding Cathoic schools for many years, while taking graduate level theology courses at Christ the King Seminary.
Kathleen didn’t find her passion for teaching and sharing the Good News of the Gospel with children until her own children were learning about the faith through her home parish. She was working as an attorney and as the Alden Town Justice, but was experiencing conflicts of her heart to raise her four children, take care of her extended family, and praise and honor God.
“Being the religion teacher at Nativity School has been the joy of my life. The families and the school staff are all missionaries in their own right, spreading the message of Jesus in how they interact with others and live their lives. It is a privilege to be part of this amazing community.”