Principal’s Message: Week of Sunday, April 18, 2015
3rd Week of Easter
Dear Friends of St. Luke’s,
Wow, what a wonderful ‘Fruit of the Vine’ Gala occasion was had by all!! We had 400 individuals join us as we raised money for our school. The time, effort and energy of our co-chairs, Mrs. Andrea Bear and Mrs. Heather Pinasco, made this event a huge success!! Thank you, Andrea & Heather, and their many super volunteers!!
This Sunday, our 7th grade students and parish religious education candidates, celebrated a retreat together as they prepare for their CONFIRMATION with Bishop Blaire on Monday evening.
"While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you." They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. He said to them, "Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have...” Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. He told them, "This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things." ~ Luke 24: 36-39; 45-48
Surely you've watched a courtroom drama with that pivotal moment when the key witness enters the room and is sworn to tell "the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth."
Jesus's disciples were Christianity's first key witnesses, and in the scriptures his appearances to them — on the road to Emmaus, in the upper room, to Peter in Jerusalem, and at the Ascension – are the proof of his resurrection. It seems impossible that Jesus' followers, who were so frightened and despondent at his crucifixion, would go forth with such joy, power and devotion if he had not risen from the dead, if he were not truly the Son of God.
For more than 2,000 years, we Christians have testified: Jesus has risen, and he lives as Lord and King.
With all that went on this past weekend, I do not want to forget to mention our SCHOOL VARIETY SHOW taking place on Friday, and, our PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN participating in a very worthy cause- a TRIKE-A-THON to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital!
You are a star witness to Christ's resurrection, participating in the very same mission as the first disciples. Go in peace to love and serve the Lord!