NCCS’ remodeled chapel helps focus on faith

Submitted Photo Adults pictured from left: Prep School Teacher Deborah Mourer; Canonical Administator and Pastor of Holy Trinity Church, Reverend Daniel Walsh; and Board of Trustees’ Advancement & Angels Campaign Coordinator, Elizabeth Quattrone.

Reverend Daniel Walsh, Canonical Administrator of Northern Chautauqua Catholic School along with Prep School teacher Ms. Deborah Mourer, and Broad of Trustees’ Advancement and Angels Campaign Coordinator Mrs. Elizabeth Quattrone, recently met with a select group of Prep School students in the newly remodeled NCCS Chapel.

Peace, tranquility, and the true meaning of Christmas permeates the Chapel as Gregorian Chants play throughout the day; a font of Holy Water from Fatima adorns the entry way, and candles twinkle by the Altar and Christmas tree, in the softly lit room.

Teachers in Pre-K through 8th grade often bring their classes throughout the week to the Chapel and students read from the Bible, pray for success on upcoming tests, and during Advent focus on the upcoming birth of the Baby Jesus, the Savior of the Christian world. Angels Campaign donors, friends, local parishes, priests, and extended members of the NCCS family are prayed for each day, throughout the entire year.

Principal Andy Ludwig often visits the Chapel for a moment of silence during the school week and stated that it is a meaningful way to collect one’s thoughts and reflect during the often-hectic Holiday Season and busy school day.

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School is a private Middle School States Accredited school located in Dunkirk with transportation provided in many districts. Bison Fund tuition assistance and local Scholarships make individualized and faith-based excellence in education possible for all denominations in Chautauqua County.