St. Marks Parochial Schoolby Representative Michael G. Fitzpatrick
Posted on 2013-02-28
in the house of representatives
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Mr. FITZPATRICK. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of St. Mark's
Parochial School in Bristol Borough, PA. On December 27, 1887, St.
Mark's Parochial School was opened and officially blessed, becoming the
first parochial school in Bucks County. St. Mark's School was initially
staffed by The Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and
Father Ward, who was Pastor of St. Mark Parish from 1879 to 1887, is
considered the founder of Catholic education in Bristol. For the next
125 years, the school would become an integral part of the Bristol
Thanks to its dedicated teachers and staff, St. Mark's Parochial School provides students with a high quality and well-rounded education in a Christian environment. It helps children develop a strong sense of morality and concern for their fellow neighbor. Further, members of St. Mark's routinely demonstrate an active presence in fostering their community. The school has become a great source of pride for the Borough of Bristol.
St. Mark's shows promise and growth as an institution and will continue to cultivate young minds. Because the school serves as a model of excellence in education and an active participant in community development, it is my pleasure to honor St. Mark's Parochial School of Bristol Borough on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.