Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Cristina Cruz - Christopher Columbus HS
MIAMI | In honor of Catholic Schools Week, Christopher Columbus High School celebrated a school-wide Mass Jan. 30 presided by alumnus Father Alejandro Rodriguez Artola, class of ’81, and pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Miami.
Another alumni, José Viana, class of '87, also was present for the Mass. He currently serves as assistant deputy secretary and director of the Office of English Language Acquisition for the U.S. Department of Education.
Both Viana and Father Rodriguez Artola spoke about the important role that the Catholic and Marist education they received at Columbus played in shaping them into the men they are today. The Columbus family prayed together for all vocations and displayed gratitude for the opportunity to attend Catholic school within the Archdiocese of Miami.