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Best of the Week 2021-2022: Holy Cross Values


St. Ed's gave a warm, Holy Cross welcome to the Most Reverend Edward C. Malesic, the twelfth bishop of Cleveland, who was invited to campus to celebrate Mass for the Solemnity of All Saints. With a homily focused on recognizing the saints that live and serve among us, Bishop Malesic gave a heartfelt closing message reminding students to cherish St. Ed's four pillars: Faith, Excellence, Relationships, and Servant Leadership. With guidance on how to be more intentional in implementing the four pillars into our students daily lives, Bishop Malesic gave a wonderful message that connects to our Holy Cross roots. From a personal tour of St. Ed's campus with President Jim Kubacki and Principal KC McKenna '00, stopping into Theology classes to visit with students, to attending a luncheon with a select group of Edsmen, Bishop Malesic was provided with many opportunities to engage and connect with our students. "Having lunch with Bishop Malesic was a very unique experience that I am so grateful for. He was very down to earth and I could tell he genuinely cared about what we had to say," says Andy Scott '25. "We talked about the struggles of our generation, the distraction of social media, and how that can affect people’s desire to go to Church. He also asked for our feedback on ways he could make his homily more relatable to each of us and how he can best serve our generation."

"We were one of the first schools Bishop Malesic has been able to visit due to the pandemic, and it was important for our students to be able to meet and interact with him and share their experiences with him," says Director of Campus Ministry Cari White. "Bishop Malesic has a unique perspective, having spent time as a college campus minister before he was named Bishop, and it was great for him to have that perspective to share with our students. To connect his visit to the premise of All Saints' Day, Bishop Maleisc encouraged everyone to 'be who God made you to be,' to be even better than you thought possible and I thought that was a really inspiring message for our community."

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