This news was just announced (thanks for the tip in the combox):
The Legion of Christ will consolidate its two apostolic schools in North America at Sacred Heart Apostolic School (SHAS) in Rolling Prairie, Indiana. As a result, Immaculate Conception Apostolic School (ICAS) in Center Harbor, New Hampshire will close at the end of the current academic year.Fr John Connor LC, director of the North American Territory, announced the move in a letter to all Legionaries in the territory.“ICAS has been an important part of our territory for more than three decades,” Fr Connor wrote. “More than 700 students have attended the school – more than 70 going on to ordination as priests…The school will always be a part of our heritage; its contribution to who we are today will not be lost.”Fr Connor noted the reasons for the decision:
- The needs of current and projected enrollment can be met by one facility, which will be a fully utilized, vibrant school.
- While fostering best use of financial recourses, consolidation will also make the best us [sic] of our human resources, particularly our Legionaries.
- The Indiana site is centrally located in the territory and well-positioned to the areas where most of our vocations arise today.“It is my hope that by consolidating in one school, we can focus our efforts both on the admissions side as well as the formation side,” said Fr Connor. “The formation of our boys in both schools has been top notch. But now we have the opportunity to make it even better.”Fr Timothy Walsh LC will be appointed as the rector and leader of the formation team for the consolidated school. Fr Ronald Conklin LC will be the admissions director. Fr Steven Liscinsky will be the dean of studies. Other assignment will be announced later.“While the ICAS campus will no longer be a school, the spirit of its many former students will continue and will have a long-lasting impact on the Legion, Regnum Christi and the Church,” Fr Connor said. “I want to thank all of you who have worked to make the school a success over so many years; I think particularly of Father Anthony Bannon, who made ICAS a reality, and of those who have served as rectors over the years, especially Fr. David Steffy and his 20 years of priesthood at the service of the apostolic school. And I also thank the teachers and staff at ICAS for their dedication to generations of students and our benefactors who have been friends and supporters to ICAS in so many ways.”