The Niles Service Clubs, including the Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions organizations, have combined forces to host a single Lenten Breakfast this year.
In prior years, each club held its own event; however, rather than separate the clubs, they have decided to come together to host one single breakfast this year for the purpose of friendship and fellowship.
The event will be held at 7:30 a.m. March 31 at Hometown Buffet, in the Eastwood Mall Complex. Belles and Beaux, a vocal choir from Niles McKinley High School choir will perform. The cost to attend is $7.50 and all members of the clubs or any concerned citizen is invited to attend.
Speaker for the event is Fr. Richard Murphy, president of Notre Dame School.
Murphy was appointed to serve as president of the school July 1, 2008 by Bishop George V. Murry S.J. Prior to his appointment, Murphy served as assistant principal of Ursuline High School in Youngstown for 22 years.
Notre Dame School is composed of John F. Kennedy Junior and Senior High School, Blessed Sacrament School, and St. Pius X School, all in Warren. According to Dr. Michael Skube, superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Youngstown, The Notre Dame Board of Directors, which oversees the three campuses, recommended Father Murphy to Bishop Murry, who then appointed him president for the 2008-09 school year.
Following ordination on June 21, 1980, Murphy was appointed associate pastor at Boardman St. Luke Parish. He served on the faculty at Cardinal Mooney High school, then at Ursuline High School, both in Youngstown. He was appointed pastor of Mineral Ridge St. Mary Parish in 1995, in addition to his assignment as assistant principal at Ursuline High School. Murphy will continue as pastor of St. Mary Parish.
The president is the Chief Executive Officer of the Notre Dame School and has the general charge and control of its personnel and budget, educational and development programs, recruitment, business affairs and facilities. As president, Murphy is the overall leader and facilitator of the community of faith and bears ultimate responsibility for the integrity of the doctrine and practice of the spiritual life of Notre Dame School. He will work closely with the principals, the Board of Directors, the Educational Support Council, and in varying degrees, with other groups within the community to provide leadership with regard to the purpose, values, goals and financial well-being of Notre Dame School.
Father Murphy uniquely qualified for the position of president of Notre Dame School. His background in theology and experience in enrollment management, expanding alumni programs and participation, leadership in several endowment and capital campaigns, including the current $4 million campaign and his diocesan high school administrative experience will complement the skills and leadership provided by the principal of John F. Kennedy Junior and Senior High School, the principal of Blessed Sacrament, and the principal of St. Pius X. Skube said.
For more information or reservations to the event, contact Lion Joe Rossi at 330-652-3511. Deadline is March 26.