Evenings of Recollection are similar to a two hour silent retreat. Its purpose is to help participants sanctify their ordinary life in and through their work, family, and recreational activities. The program is a meditation, preferably by a priest from the Prelature of Opus Dei, a talk by a layman on living the Christian virtues combined with time for spiritual reading, and an examination of conscience in front of the Blessed Sacrament. There is also the opportunity for the Sacrament of Confession. The evening closes with an optional time for fellowship, light snacks, and refreshments.
We are extremely fortunate that Father Velez, a priest of the Opus Dei Prelature, who is based in Miami Florida and supports the activities in Atlanta will be able to visit us for an Evening of Recollection for Men on Friday, 7 June at 7p in the Church (1209 Brushy Creek Road Taylors, SC 29687).
A student at Prince of Peace Catholic School was invited to the 2019 South Carolina Recognition Ceremony honoring students in the 7th Grade Talent Search with high SAT scores. This ceremony was sponsored by the Duke Talent Identification Program and held at Furman University. Christopher was also awarded a medal at this ceremony for being named a 2018 PSAT 8/9 Honoree for his 6th grade test scores.
Each year, a select group of students in the United States are identified as academically gifted based on their exceptional standardized test scores in school and are invited to participate in the TIP program. Only students scoring in the 95th percentile or better on standardized tests qualify. Participants are then invited to take the above-grade level ACT or SAT tests designed for college-bound tenth and eleventh graders so that their academic abilities and potential can be more accurately evaluated. They also receive a variety of support services and gain access to research and other information about using their academic abilities more effectively.
The Duke University Talent Identification Program is a nonprofit educational organization that is recognized as a leader in identifying and serving the educational needs of academically gifted youth. Through identification, recognition, challenging educational programs, information, advocacy and research, Duke TIP provides resources to gifted students, their parents, educators, and schools to help gifted scholars reach their full academic potential. For more on Duke TIP talent searches, including qualification requirements for its 4th-6th Grade Talent Search and 7th Grade Talent Search, visit www.tip.duke.edu.
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2 June 2019 Bulletin