A few weeks after this first episode aired back in Feb. 2015, representatives from the school told us that because of the attention the school got from their appearance on our show, they will be adding two new students in the 4th quarter of this year! Congratulations everyone!

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Here is some quick messages and a teaser for the podcast:

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Please CLICK THE GREEN ARROW to hear the podcast (not the name of the school in the box).  You can listen to it while checking out the information for this school and our website.

This podcast was updated for the encore broadcast weekends in September 2016.

If you’d like to hear the Diocese of Rockford show which also includes the interview with this new family, please go to this podcast.

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cbeekmanIn the podcast, Principal Carolyn Strong explains a unique program called Fairability to Pay which is an incredible program which makes Catholic school a reality for more children. Rev. Carl Beekman speaks about how the school becomes a home away from home for many families. The families make great friendships here that last a lifetime. They explain the benefits of being a part of a close knit community. A realtor explains how Cary was ranked #3 in Illinois to raise a family among cities with populations of 10,000 or above.

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Vincent Sossong, Assistant Principal

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Carolyn Strong, Principal

Check out their school website for more information:
SS. Peter and Paul Catholic School – Cary, IL

Call them for a tour and mention the podcast:  847-639-3041



Vincent Sossong, Assistant Principal commented on why this school’s podcast has been heard by so many.  He stated, “I think our show is listened to sooo much because our parents have gotten behind it and have shared it.  We do have it posted on our website as a link back to your page,  but I would give credit to the parents for spreading the word.”   The Catholic School Spirit show truly appreciates their support.  In Feb. 2016 we can report that they have had nearly 400 plays of this podcast!

This show is dedicate to the memory of General James Smith. He was a great basketball coach at the school and father to his children at the school. “He did more for others in his 55 years than most people do in a lifetime. He was truly an outstanding individual and someone to always remember.” -Principal Mrs. Carolyn Strong


200128_1152580965763_JHansen13INTRNETJulie Hansen, Parent at the school and real estate agent.  Mention you heard the podcast.
Direct Phone: (847) 571-2071

Email: julie.hansen1@coldwellbanker.com

Click here for her website.  


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Students observe a “Día de Muertos” or Day of the Dead altar as part of an informational assembly presenting this tradition and cultural artist that presented it to the world.

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Students ask questions of Fr. Tom and Fr. Juan as they share the history and traditions of the Day of the Dead Celebration.

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The 8th grade class poses for a picture after the “Pack the Gym” assembly.  They are wearing pink as part of their fundraising to support breast cancer research.

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