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Message from the President

June 26, 2017
By Fr. Bob Pecoraro

Dear Cheverus Community,

I am grateful to have been given this opportunity to join the vibrant learning and apostolic community of Cheverus. As your new president I will devote myself fully to the mission of Cheverus High School, in gratitude of all of the blessings that I received in my life. With all of you as my partners, I will endeavor to faithfully lead our talented and hard-working community to support and promote the educational legacy that began with St. Ignatius almost 500 years ago, and has enabled Cheverus to serve as a community leader here in Maine for 100 years.

As I begin this important work, I am deeply grateful to Fr. George Collins, S.J., for his service and committed leadership at Cheverus, and I celebrate his many contributions. Thanks to Fr. Collins’s guidance, we have strengthened the foundation of Cheverus, and will begin our centennial year from a position of strength and promise for the future. Please join me in expressing our most sincere appreciation to Fr. Collins and wishing him the very best as he prepares to begin in his new role at the Loyola Jesuit Center in Morristown, NJ. The Loyola Center is a spiritual space dedicated to providing Ignatian retreat experiences for people of all ages, all cultures, and all faiths — in a peaceful atmosphere for contemplation, prayer, and meditation.

Because we are a Jesuit institution, in our work together we will strive for the magis, the greater, and endeavor to strengthen what is already excellent; for this effort the cooperation of our gifted students as well as our parents, alumni, and friends is essential. As I embark on a personal quest to attend as many school events as possible, I invite you to journey along with me, as it is through participation and collaboration that we come to appreciate the unique character of our school, and the special talents of our diverse community members. I look forward to seeing you soon around the halls, fields, or in the chapel.For Cheverus,

For Cheverus,

Fr. Bob Pecoraro, S.J.