Bishop Robert Deeley, head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, was at All Saints Catholic Faculties in Bangor Monday as a part of his Catholic Faculties Week tour.
All Saints was fashioned in 2000 when the faculties at St. Mary Catholic Church on Ohio Avenue and St. John Catholic Church on State Avenue merged after many years of working individually. This 12 months, 187 college students are enrolled at each campuses, about the identical quantity as in fall 2019, in response to Principal Matthew Houghton.
The varsity lately acquired accreditation from the New England Affiliation of Faculties and Schools for the primary time. Houghton stated that ought to assist with recruitment.
All Saints is the northernmost of the diocese’s 10 Catholic colleges and this was Deeley’s first go to there since 2020.
Deeley stated earlier than visiting school rooms that he will get as a lot out of the visits as the scholars, academics and workers do.
“I go away with the enjoyment that kids take from their schooling and the fullness of that schooling in these colleges,” the bishop stated. “They are often as enthusiastic in regards to the saints as they’re about math.”
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