December 12, 2021 — CLEARWATER, FLA.
Saturday, December 11, 2021, saw a historic occasion for Clearwater Central Catholic High School in the school’s physical as well as spiritual growth. Marking the conclusion of our three-year “Ignite Tomorrow, Today” capital campaign, CCC hosted a dedication ceremony for our newly constructed Chapel of Saint Julie Billiart and campus-wide blessing from Bishop Gregory Parkes. In attendance were clergy from across the Diocese of St. Petersburg, DOSP administrative and educational leadership, several Sisters of Notre Dame, CCC leadership, staff, students and faculty, as well as generous alumni and community members without whom we wouldn’t have our beautiful new campus.
One such attendee was current CCC senior Elle Boudreau, who provided the following student perspective on our campus transformation.
How precious is the perspective of a student who has witnessed the transformation of our campus throughout her high school years! We felt blessed to host so many individuals who deeply value this school and its continued growth.
The solemn dedication ceremony included a prayer of dedication by the Bishop, as well as the anointing, incensation, covering and lighting of the altar. The spiritual center of our campus, the 142-seat Chapel of Saint Julie Billiart now provides our students and faculty with space for class retreats, athletic and small group prayer services, and individual reflection. A visual symbol of our Christ-centered teachings, the Chapel of Saint Julie Billiart gives our students, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, a profound experience of community.
After the chapel dedication, Bishop Parkes went on to anoint and bless the entirety of CCC’s campus, symbolically ending our three-year journey of “Igniting Tomorrow, Today.”
Please enjoy the below photos of the day, captured by Elle Boudreau ’22 and MrKamraMan.