Principal’s Message: Week of October 19, 2014

29th Week of Ordinary Time

Dear Friends of St. Luke’s,

"Tell his glory among the nations; among all peoples, his marvelous deeds." ~ Psalm 96:3

You may not imagine yourself as a missioner, but I do!

When we were baptized, God called each of us in a special way to proclaim salvation in Christ. This past Sunday was World Mission Sunday and we celebrated our calling as missioners— that not only includes our Salesian & Sacro Costato Communities, but, you too!!!

How do we best share our gift of faith? We witness to the Gospel in two important ways: through prayer and sacrifice, and by serving others, especially the poor and the marginalized. We proclaim life by example—by making the beatitudes our own and welcoming Christ into our hearts each day. Let us all find a special way to proclaim the promise of salvation that Jesus won for us on the cross.

Your prayers for our school community are always deeply appreciated. In thanksgiving, we pray for you, too, as our partners in the mission of St. Luke’s. We imagine that you are the faithful Catholic who always finds time to visit the sick, to care for someone in need, to heal a wound…and to celebrate Christ in your life through the Eucharist.

For the safety of our St. Luke School, the Safety Committee does a school-wide walk-around to check on the safety of both inside and outside the school. On Tuesday, our Pre-School Director meets with those directors from other schools within the diocese and Tuesday evening, we celebrate our October Monthly Supper in which we shall also show the first game of the World Series! Mr. Curtis shall be cooking chicken!! On Saturday, the Diocese of Stockton shall participate in Ministry Day / Dia de Ministerios where each of us are invited to gather together to focus on the unity of the family. This shall take place at the Modesto Centre Plaza, 1000 L Street, between L & 9th street, in Modesto.

Let’s take a moment to rejoice in our unique missionary vocation—the great desire we have to welcome everyone into the life of God so that one day we will all enjoy eternal life with our Father in heaven.