In Loving Memory
Father Joe Lanzalaco, C.S.B., passed away on July 24, 2015 at the age of 65 years young in Rochester, New York. Father Joe first came to Andrean as an associate or Mr. Lanzalaco in 1985 and was ordained in 1987 and returned as our own Father Joe where he taught theology, coached softball and served as a dean of students. While serving at Andrean he also served as Catholic Chaplain at Indiana State Prison, with a special ministry to death row inmates.
During his time at Andrean 1985-2000 Father Joe touched the lives of so many students, faculty and parents. He will always be remembered fondly for his pony-tale, leather gloves, sense of humor, infectious laugh, great smile, his singing during his homily (ACDC) and kind heart. During his tenure at Andrean and afterwards while at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, Father Joe was often asked to and was extremely honored to marry many of his former students of Andrean.
We are all better off for knowing this great man and thank God for sending him to Andrean. Please keep Father Joe and his family, and the Basilian Fathers in your thoughts and prayers.
May he rest in peace.
Baseball Team Honored
The Lake County Council honored the Andrean baseball team and Coach Dave Pishkur a commendation for their State Championship victory.
NWI #1 Student Article
One of Andrean’s own students writes for Northwest Indiana Life in a monthly series called #1 Student NWI. NWI Life helps student writers gain experience by writing about their schools once a month.The latest of many articles to come from Danielle Collins is about Andrean’s summer sports, courtyard renovations, and a faculty and student shout out.
We thank NWI Life for giving an Andrean student the opportunity to share the latest 59er stories and to Danielle for her hard work. We look forward to more #1 Student NWI articles in the coming school year.
Andrean Summer Hours
Andrean High School will be open this summer Monday through Friday from 8:30am until 2:30pm. If you have any questions or concerns over the summer please call Andrean at 219-887-5959
Andrean’s Josh Barajas becomes the first Region player to sign with Notre Dame since 2006
Pictures from the ISHAA Wrestling Sectional courtesy of Ideas in Motion
Interview with Andrean President Harry Vande Velde about our Summer Enrichment Program
Bishop Dale Melczek donates $30,000 in an endowment fund for Andrean students
Andrean High School celebrates Catholic School’s Week
Andrean wrestler’s place at Lake County Wrestling Tournament
2014 News Stories
Get to know Sister Brigid Fasiang a little better in the this terrific interview by the Post Tribune:
Here’s a terrific gallery of pictures showing some the best 59er pride from Andrean’s State Championship game. Special thanks to Ideas in Motion.
Northwest Indiana Times top ten local sports stories Andrean comes in at number seven for its fourth state championship in school history.
Interview with Andrean Senior Josh Barajas before the U.S. Army East-West All-Star Game:
Catch up on the latest issue of the Acropolis before the new one is put out later this month:
Congrats to Dave Pishkur, named Coach of the Year for the fourth time in his career by the Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association:
Andrean’s Krzyston has dedicated his season to his grandfather’s memory:
A clean heart create for me, God;
renew in me a steadfast spirit.
He was “just a parish priest,” the man now known as the Curé d’Ars, and barely educated at that. Yet to those penitents who sought clean hearts, John Vianney spoke in terms easy to understand: “No, my dear brethren, even if you could perform miracles, you will never be saved if you have not charity. Not to have charity is not to know your religion; it is to have a religion of whim, mood, and inclination.” Charity—caritas—love. The simple answer remains the best.
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-from the Loyola Press website
thank you for everything you give us. As we go through this day, we know that the
most important thing to remember is that you love us. No matter how hard our day is,
at least we have you.
Hail Mary, full of grace.
Our Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
*Our prayer to open the day was written by an Andrean freshman