As we begin a new school year, we are truly blest to know that we begin each day in the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen
Yes, we begin with a blessing which is truly a prayer. We must always remember that this is a Catholic School, and our day begins and ends with prayer. It is always a part of our entire day, whether we are praying at the beginning of each lesson, a prayer at lunch time, silently in our hearts throughout the day. There is always time for prayer for any adult or student.
Our faith is the foundation of all that we do here in the school and especially in our Church. We are so blessed to have two beautiful temples of learning. As we look upon the Cross, the symbol of our Catholic Faith, we see Jesus, our greatest teacher. As you enter our school, you come to a sign which explains why we are here:
“Be it known to all who enter here, that Christ
is the reason for this school.
He is the unseen but ever present teacher
in its classes.
He is the model of its faculty and the
inspiration of its students.
As we pray each morning as a whole school, we always include the following prayer.
Good morning, dear Jesus,
This day is for you.
so we ask you to bless
all we think, say, or do.
We daily say our mission statement and each day say the words of Jesus, “Love one another as I have loved you.” As true disciples of Jesus, we choose to follow in His ways in all we think, say, or do, as we pray, as we attend Mass each week and hear His message for us in the Gospel reading, attend Adoration each Friday, and live our ministry as we take care of our brothers and sisters in this world. We are truly “one in the Spirit.” Our faith is alive and growing as we share it with our families and friends, bringing the gift of peace to all.
Let us all promise to make this a year of true faith, hope, and love. Whatever temple we are in: our homes, our Church, our school, and our community, let us make this a year of using God’s gifts beyond our intelligence, to appreciate all of the people God has placed in our lives with our sharing, caring, and kindness. May we grow in our learnings because we respect and accept the family of God. Let our virtues of faith, hope, and love lead us in how we treat others.
“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved,
heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,
Bearing one another and forgiving one another.
If one has a grievance against another, as the Lord has forgiven you,
so must you also do.
And over all these, put on love, the bond of perfection.
Let the peace of Christ control your hearts, and be thankful
for all God has given you.”
Let this be our goal this year: A school of kindness and caring, and learning! With Christ as our master teacher in all things, growing in our faith, and our faith alive in all that we think, say, or do, I know it will be an outstanding year! Let this year be filled with many prayers which all say,
May this year be a year of faith, hope, and love.
May it be a year that I appreciate my gift of faith,
Deepens my relationship with God, and
strengthen my commitment to share my faith with others.
Wishing all of our families and students a year filled with the love and the living of Christ, and filled with many blessings from God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit!
Mrs. Judith Rowinski