Principal’s Message: Week of January 18, 2015

2nd Week of Ordinary Time

Dear Friends of St. Luke’s,

"The LORD called Samuel again, for the third time...When Samuel went to sleep in his place; the LORD came and revealed his presence, calling out as before, 'Samuel, Samuel!' Samuel answered, 'Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.'" ~ 1Samuel 3:3b-10, 19

Greetings on this week where we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr and where our students in the 6th grade are at Science Camp located in La Honda which in near Half Moon Bay.

Do you remember playing peek-a-boo as a child? Or perhaps a game of hide-and-seek might be more easily summoned from your memory as it is from mine.

It seemed that our Heavenly Father was playing a game with Samuel in this passage of Scripture, awakening him repeatedly from his sleep. Each time he was summoned, the child – who was to become the first of the major prophets in the land of Israel – did not yet know his Master's voice.

Jesus assures us in John's Gospel that "My sheep will hear my voice." As the Father calls, so too does the Son. Because of who Christ is and what He has done, we are compelled to "go!"

This week, our 3rd-8th graders celebrate the Sacrament of Penance with our wonderful four Salesian priests and on Friday our 8th graders will be at St. Mary’s High School visiting the campus while a few of our teachers shall be meeting with the Math and Science Department Chairs.

This coming Sunday we celebrate the beginning of Catholic Schools Week in which we shall hold our St. Luke’s Open House from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Come and visit!!! We would love to see you!! Our Student Senate has come up with some wonderful themes and activities throughout the week such as Sport Day, Country Western Day, Student Appreciation Day (No Homework Day!), Crazy Day and Fancy Friday in which we celebrate mass together while we celebrate the life of St. John Bosco!!

I pray as we embark on our 2015 mission journey together, in this new Year of our Lord, that you would become engaged as Samuel did, that you would follow Jesus to the place where He is staying as John and the other disciples did, and that you would awaken to what God is calling you to do at this moment in time. God bless you, your family, and those families within our parish and school community.


Mr. Rieschick