CLOVER Survey, School Update, and NCYC

by Father Sean Danda on November 18, 2021

Dear Parishioners:

C.L.O.V.E.R. Survey

Thank you to all who participated in the CLOVER Survey!  We had 561 participants from all age groups 18+ at our parish.  It will take some time to read individual responses, review information, and discuss future planning for spiritual growth initiatives.  One thing is for sure—your participation added so much to the conversation.  Thank you again.

St. Malachy School Update

You may have heard by now that Mrs. Bostrom submitted her resignation due to family health issues.  We had a good conversation about where she needs to focus her time and energy right now.  I am sorry to see her leave so suddenly after 12 years as principal at St. Malachy School, but I understand that she needs to do what is best for her family.  I am so grateful to have worked with Mrs. Bostrom!

Mrs. Bostrom wrote school families saying, “I can never thank you enough for the love, support, and prayers for my family and for our school.  Please continue to pray for St. Malachy Parish as you will always be in my prayers.”  Mrs. Bostrom’s last day with us is Tuesday, November 23rd.

In the meantime, Mrs. Kennison, our vice-principal, will serve as interim principal through the remainder of the 2021/2022 school year.  In January 2022, we will begin accepting applications and initiate a hiring process for a permanent principal for the 2022/2023 school year.

National Catholic Youth Conference

We were blessed to have 24 high school students and 4 adult chaperones attend the in-person National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC).  This national youth conference happens every two years and has been hosted in Indianapolis regularly since 2011. 

NCYC is a three day event with music, prayer, workshops, liturgy, and many opportunities to participate in the Sacrament of Confession for healing and renewal.  The goal is to invite participants to encounter Christ, experience the Church alive, and be empowered for discipleship.  I pray it was just that for our students.

In a special way, I am grateful to the chaperones and parents who did so much to make this event a success for our group.


As everyone prepares for the Thanksgiving holiday, let’s continue to be a Eucharistic (that is, “Thanksgiving”) People.  We each have so much to be thankful for, especially God’s constant care for each one of us.

In Jesus, through Mary and St. Joseph,

Father Danda


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