Principal’s Message: Week of September 7, 2014

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Dear St. Luke Families,

"Do not harden your hearts as at Meribah, as on the day of Massah in the desert."  ~ Psalm 95:8

Some pain doesn't go away.

On the 13th anniversary of the September 11 attacks on our nation, the grief for many remains unbearable. Our thoughts are with those still grieving as we offer prayers for both the living and the dead. We shall be honoring them during a school prayer service.

The best way I know to honor the lives lost on September 11 is by living our faith with a total commitment to peace. Let healing be the gift you give to someone in your life. Practice forgiveness. Be the person of faith who changes the way someone you know experiences the Gospel. Pray the Our Father with all your heart, especially the words, "...forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us."

Be a peacemaker, as Jesus asked, and you will become a child of God

On Tuesday, we shall also be honoring all of our grandparents as we celebrate mass and have a reception following. On Wednesday, 10th, we hold our Catholic School Advisory Committee Meeting and on Friday, 12th, we shall present our first FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT at dusk.

Friends, our St. Luke’s School family remembers September 11 with you and all people of good will. Thank you for praying with us and living the mission spirit with devotion. May peace begin anew today in each of us. By our example, let God's peace reign.  

John Rieschick