ST JUNIPERO SERRA Chapel Blessing
SCLC Grand Opening Weekend
OCTOBER 6 & 7, 2018
Thank you to all who came out to support the Blessing of our St. Junipero Serra Chapel and SCLC Grand Opening. It was an historic weekend of realizing our dream which started 24 years ago. Siempre Adelante... Always Forward!
Click the picture below to view pictures from the Blessing and Grand Opening on Flickr.
CLICK HERE to read an article about the Blessing and Grand Opening weekend by the Diocese of Orange.
about the Chapel and SCLC
Twenty-four years after first opening our doors to 250 students, St. Junipero Serra Catholic School once again opened their doors this past September with excitement and anticipation, as students, parents and staff took their first look at the new Student Creation and Leadership Center and the St. Junipero Serra Chapel.
The St. Junipero Serra Chapel seats 206 guests and is a place for prayer and liturgy for students and families. In addition to praying inside the chapel, students can also pray outside the chapel, with a Stations of the Cross stone wall, and a beautiful Rosary Garden which includes a rosary and cross laid out in stone and canopied by olive trees.
In addition to the chapel, the Creativity Labs in the new Student Creation and Leadership Center engage learners of all ages, abilities and interests. The first floor of the center includes a Production Studio with video equipment and green screens, a Think Space with writable walls for sharing and projecting ideas, a Performance room to support the school’s music and theater programs, and two SmartLabs from Creative Learning Systems. SmartLabs are state-of-the-art STEM centers for students to explore, think, collaborate, problem solve and more. The labs As Beth Thomas, Director of Education Technology at SJSC, puts it, “The SmartLabs are like learning playgrounds for the students.
The second floor of the new building houses the leadership center, including a 1400 square foot parent hub--a space for administration and parents to work collaboratively. According to SJSC President, Angeline Trudell, “The leadership center is where parent leadership, collaboration, hard work, and community building come together.”
When asked about the the leadership center, 2018-19 PTO President, Shannon O’Connor said the approach at SJSC has always been focused on teamwork between administration and parents, supporting student growth, “Parental involvement has been a differentiator for the St. Serra educational experience and the new leadership facility demonstrates the administration’s commitment to parental volunteerism enabling us to have a beautiful and spacious meeting and work area on campus.”
Stop by and take a look at the new chapel and SCLC building at the Dedication and Blessing Weekend, October 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and October 7 from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. For more information visit the St. Junipero Serra Catholic School website SerraSchool.org, or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @stjuniperoserrcs.