Social Justice

 

Letter from the Blessed Trinity Administration

Friday, June 26, 2020

Dear Blessed Trinity Community, 

We posted a letter on our website on June 2nd, expressing our sorrow and outrage about recent events and the persistent problem of racism in our country. Since that letter, we have grown more fully conscious of the need to address racism within our own community. We have been reaching out to our families and alumni who have voiced their concerns and will continue to do so. Today, we want to update you on the measures we are taking so that our faculty, staff, parents, students and other stakeholders can become part of the solution, which we are all called to do through the love of Jesus Christ.

We are initiating the following actions to ensure that every Blessed Trinity student feels welcome and is treated with dignity and respect:

  • The formation of a social justice committee consisting of administrators, faculty members, counselors, and parents who will meet on a regular basis to discuss a variety of initiatives to ensure a more inclusive educational environment
  • The continual review of our curriculum so that it better reflects the realities of a changing and more inclusive world, integrating Catholic Social Teaching as it relates to human dignity and the respect and love for all human persons
  • Work with members of our guidance department, campus ministry and administrative staff to update policies that ensure that all students feel safe and are fully aware of the process to report any incident of racial injustice or discriminatory actions
  • Work with our students toward a greater understanding and respect of every human person to combat social injustice; as well as establishing a committee led by students so their voices can be heard
  • The commitment to advertise employment opportunities through a broader range of media in order to recruit a more racially diverse faculty, staff and administration
  • The expanded outreach to our broader community to increase the racial diversity of the student body through our admissions and enrollment process 
  • The immediate implementation of ongoing diversity training for our administrators, faculty, staff, and students to address cultural awareness, microaggressions, and racial bias

We look forward to sharing the progress of these initiatives with our community. As always, we continue to pray and work to make Blessed Trinity Catholic High School a place for all students, families and members of our community to grow in faith while living out Christ’s message of love and service.  We will continue to listen to our students and value their input as we learn and grow as a united family.   We ask that you pray for Blessed Trinity as we keep working toward being a Christ-centered community whose goal it is to treat everyone with kindness, dignity, respect and equality. 

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Blessed Trinity Catholic High School Administration

 


 

Letter from the Blessed Trinity Administration

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Dear Blessed Trinity Community,

Along with you, our hearts are saddened and outraged at the recent events and the continual existence of racism in our country.  Our prayers are with those families, and all those that are treated unfairly at the hand of racism. 

We strive at Blessed Trinity Catholic High School to teach our students to stand up for those who are not treated fairly.  We are called to value and protect all life. We should do so with prayerful hearts and a Christlike example. It is not enough to be aware that racism exists. We are also called to action. We are called to prayerfully work to end racism and violence, and for a return to Christ and the Church.  We are called to stand up for all of our brothers and sisters. We are called not only to preach the Gospel, but to live out the Gospel.  

This past weekend we celebrated the feast of Pentecost. The Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles and gave them the gifts necessary to build the church. But that was not the end of the story.  The apostles had to go out, preaching, and converting those to Christianity.  If they had stopped after they received the gifts, we would not have our Church today. Watching the news and reading this letter should not be the end of the story. We need to go out, living and preaching the message of Christ. Christ conquers all evil.

1 John 4:20-21

“If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ but hates his brother, he is a liar; for whoever does not love a brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. This is the commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.”

We pray that we as a community can stand together with our brothers and sisters and live an example of equality and love of neighbor.

Sincerely yours in Christ, 

Blessed Trinity Catholic High School Administration