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Dear Friends,

At St. Patrick Catholic, we stand on the shoulders of giants. This image materializes when we think of the rich history of Catholic education founded in the traditional roots of our legacy schools of St. John High School, Mercy Cross High School, Notre Dame High School, and Sacred Heart Academy.

What a year it has been! This past year has been remarkable and unprecedented in the history of St. Patrick Catholic High School in so many ways.

I am excited to share our first edition of Trinity, our new annual magazine and annual report, with you. This magazine reflects the spirit, creativity, and compassion of the Fighting Irish, and it seeks to celebrate the values that define us: scholarship, discipleship, and championship.

These past few years our team has gone above and beyond and has accomplished so much – we’ve increased enrollment by more than 30%; increased academic scores in all areas; earned the National Blue Ribbon School award; been ranked the top Catholic high school in the state of Mississippi; formed an advancement department and advancement team; focused on brand-building and public relations; raised and invested money for the future, for debt reduction, and for major capital expenditures; built a transportation system at no cost to families; and provided tuition assistance to families who are unable to afford the full cost of tuition – we have not turned a single student away due to financial concerns. All of this has been made possible because of the generosity of our friends and donors!

And we are proud to have many new and exciting developments ahead. We have much to accomplish and much work to be done – and we count on you for your unwavering prayers and support!

At St. Patrick, our mission remains true to our legacy – to attain the highest educational standards while maintaining focus on Catholic instruction, Catholic identity, spirituality, and social justice. Our goal is to build in our students a strong sense of the obligations of faith, the dignity of all human life, and the responsibility that everyone shares in fostering the common good.

As you read through our inaugural edition of Trinity magazine, I hope you experience the same sense of pride and excitement that I feel. Join us as we look back over the past year of successes and accomplishments. Our students, faculty, staff, alumni, and donors are truly changing lives on our campus, in our community, and around the world. Thank you for being part of our story.

Go Irish!

Dr. Matt Buckley, Principal