Thursday, April 7, 2011

Pennies for Patients

Holy Family Cristo Rey's girls' physical education class participated in The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Pennies for Patients Program.  The program seeks to raise money to help fight blood cancers.

To date, the students have raised more than $100!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Students Participate in "I Love My Bus" Essay Competition

Holy Family Cristo Rey Students Learn Ways to Give Back

Students at Holy Family Cristo Rey gathered for a community service fair on February 1st to learn more about volunteer opportunities at various organizations throughout Birmingham.
Students are required to get a total of 10 community service hours each year in order to satisfy the school academic curriculum.
As a part of the Community Fair, representatives from the Firehouse Shelter, First Light Women’s Shelter, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, The Exceptional Foundation, and New Pilgrim Towers Nursing Home, were present to share more information about the importance of giving back to the community and how volunteering can be mutually beneficial.
Holy Family Cristo Rey Campus Minister and event organizer, Dr. Joshua Coleman, said that he hopes the service fair leaves a lasting impact on the students.
“As Campus Minister it is my sincere hope that The Community Service Fair not only made those first steps easier in terms of fulfilling an academic requirement, but that it plays a small role in teaching our students to become people for others,” Coleman said.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Principal's Reception

Holy Family Cristo Rey's new principal, Bob Larcher, was honored at a reception held at St. Paul's on August 19th.  Cristo Rey faculty, staff, and board members were all in attendance.  Friends of the school and other Birmingham-area religious leaders were also there to support Holy Family Cristo Rey.

Monday, August 16, 2010


Holy Family Cristo Rey Students were honored at an awards ceremony held August 13th at Holy Family Catholic Church.  Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors were recognized for obtaining a 3.0 or higher G.P.A.  Congratulations!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Mission & Ministry, Inc. Grants $350,000 to Holy Family Cristo Rey

Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School announced today that Mission and Ministry, Inc. has awarded a $350,000 grant to the Birmingham-based Cristo Rey Network School.

Holy Family Cristo Rey president, Fr. Alex Steinmiller, said the support of Mission and Ministry is helping support the school mission of preparing young adults for college.

“Our school is addressing the chronic challenge of our age—motivating youth facing tremendous obstacles to realize their dreams through college graduation. The Mission and Ministry grant, sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Birmingham, is providing the necessary support for us to meet this challenge. The Daughters understand the challenge and how to meet it,” Fr. Alex Steinmiller said.

The grant from Mission and Ministry will be used to fund a number of school projects including underwriting the cost of operating two Corporate Internship bus routes, underwriting continuing professional development for faculty and staff, purchasing desks for two new classrooms and also paying salaries for two science teachers, one math teacher and the new principal.