Bishop Encourages Greenies to be Active


Bishop Encourages Greenies to be Active

José A. McLoughlin visits for Feast of the Ascension service

The seventh Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina is no stranger to Christ School.

Rt Rev. José A. McLoughlin is on the Greenies' Board of Trustees. His daughter, Alyi, has taken the stage in Pingree Theater as a cast member in school plays.

The Bishop presided over Thursday's Feast of the Ascension Service in St. Joseph's Chapel, which included a baptism for Otto Thom '19 and a confirmation for James Coleman '20. McLoughlin, who said he has been battling laryngitis this week, gave a brief sermon in which he encouraged the Greenies to be active in the days ahead.

"Each of you has been taught and challenged to push yourselves," McLoughlin said. "You have been taught to be on your own and each of you has the chance to participate fully, to ask questions, and test things out. The question is what will your participation look like? Your faith, our faith, and your education prevent you from being observers in life. This community, and more importantly, God will be with you."

The Feast of the Ascension commemorates the belief of the bodily ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven. Eucharist service is regularly held Thursday at Christ School, led by Father Kirk Brown.