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House System

Pillar

Pillar House Leaders

Pillar House Dean: Clayton Graham 
Pillar House Guidance Counselor: Brian Gilronan
Pillar House Captains: Jacob Gerbus, Nate Farwick
Pillar House Chaplain: Matthew Carroll
Junior Captains: Luke Fuller, Will Braley
Sophomore Captains: Jack Carroll, Kade Tepe

Mentor Captains
Mr. Girard: Ben Hegge
Mr. Erdmann:
Nick Holden
Mrs. Sommer:
TC Elliot
Pillar 4: Jacob Bursk
Mr. Stanforth: Lucas Salzano, Sam Fehrenbach
Mr. Laake: Jack Shimrock
Mrs. Zilch: Colton Stieber
During his time of exile in Saragossa, Spain Blessed Chaminade spent a great deal of time praying and meditating before the statue of Our Lady of the Pillar. It is believed that it was in one of these times of prayer that Chaminade received the inspiration to found the Society of Mary. 

The story of the origins of this shrine is fascinating. Jesus told his disciples to "go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations. Baptize them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Teach them to carry out everything I have commanded you." (Matthew 28: 19-20) After Jesus’ Ascension the disciples set out as missionaries. St. James, the son of Zebedee, set out for Spain.

As he traveled throughout the country with little success, he became discouraged. He was in Saragossa with eight men whom he had converted to the faith. He had preached with little response, and at the end of the day gathered with the eight converts in an isolate area for prayer. As they slept James was awakened by the sound of angels singing. He knelt in awe and saw Mary, Jesus' mother, surrounded by angels sitting on a marble pillar descending from the clouds. At this time Mary was living with John the Apostle in Jerusalem. She spoke to him saying, "Behold here, James my son, the spot assigned and dedicated to my honor, upon which is to be constructed by your industry a church in my memory. Note well this pillar on which I am seated, which my Son and your Master sent down to me from on high by the hands of angels and around which you shall set up the altar of my chapel. On this spot the Most High will work miracles through my intercession, for those who in their need will implore my protection; and this pillar will remain in this place until the end of the world, and true Christians will never be lacking in this city." Mary told James that he was to be a pillar of strength. After Mary was taken back to Jerusalem by the angels, the pillar remained. James and the converts with him constructed a chapel with the pillar and the altar at one end. Centuries later a much larger church was built on that site. The Church of Our Lady of the Pillar has withstood pagan uprisings, wars and revolutions, periods of persecutions, Muslim invasions and occupation. It is a site where many pilgrims come to pray, and it was a place where Fr. Chaminade frequently came to pray during his period of exile.


Contact Us

List of 3 members.

  • Mr. Clayton Graham 

    Religion Classroom Teacher and Pillar House Dean
    Ext. 1921
  • Mrs. Karen Matuszek 

    Director of Special Education Services, Director of House System
    Ext. 1222
  • Mr. Brian Gilronan 

    Professional School Counselor
    Ext. 1231
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