Immaculate High School’s Third Annual Scholarship Breakfast
Features Monsignor Robert E. Weiss:
Why Catholic School Education?
DANBURY—Immaculate High School’s Third Annual Scholarship Breakfast will be held on Thursday, November 15 at the Amber Room Colonnade in Danbury from 7:30-9 am. The event raises scholarship funds for deserving students whose parents choose to send their student to Immaculate High School but have difficulty meeting their tuition obligations due to financial hardship. RSVP here at www.immaculatehs.org/support-ihs/events. Tickets are $30 per person.
A long-time advocate for Catholic education and friend of Immaculate High School, Monsignor Robert E. Weiss, will serve as the keynote speaker. Recognized for his spiritual guidance after the Sandy Hook tragedy and for supporting numerous community causes, his wisdom, spiritual leadership and generosity has impacted the lives of many.
Currently Pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Newtown, Monsignor Weiss has also served as pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Shelton, Spiritual Director at Trinity Catholic High School in Stamford and Parochial Vicar at St. Andrew Parish in Bridgeport, St. Leo Parish in Stamford and St. Jude Parish in Monroe. Monsignor Weiss is a long-time special friend and supporter of Immaculate High School, serving as Chairman of the Catholic Identity Committee of the Immaculate High School Advisory Board and celebrating numerous masses and special events with students and staff. His commitment to the mission of the school has been extraordinary. He understands the many reasons why students attend Immaculate as well as the financial hardships and sacrifices families make to send their students to a college-prep Catholic high school. Having attended Catholic school elementary through high school, Monsignor Weiss understands and appreciates the life-long impact that a faith-filled, contemporary education has on preparing students academically, morally and socially. Monsignor Weiss will share why and how Catholic school education has evolved over the years to ensure that students are grounded in their faith, are provided an exemplary academic program that opens opportunities and are enabled to foster authentic leadership skills.
Monsignor Weiss has received many awards and honors for his service to the community including the Association of Religious Communities “Spirit of Faith” Award, the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award, the Knights of Columbus Caritas Award for Service to the Sandy Hook community after the school shooting, the Hands and Heart Community Service Award, the Saint Augustine Medal of Service and the IHS Nancy K. Dolan Leadership Award, to name a few. Additionally, Monsignor Weiss’ story about how he helped his community heal after the Sandy Hook school shooting was featured in a short documentary “Lessons From a School Shooting: Notes from Dunblane,” which placed first in the documentary category at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.