Principal’s Message:  September 17, 2017
24th Week of Ordinary Time

Forgive your neighbor’s injustice; then when you pray, your own sins will be forgiven. Could anyone nourish anger against another and expect healing from the Lord?”  (Sirach 27: 30-33)

This past Saturday, September 16th, is declared as the official Mexican Independence Day and is celebrated in Mexico every year. The Mexican Independence Day is also called Grito de Dolores, which is Spanish for Cry of Dolores. My wife and I attended the wonderful two hour performance of Dia de la Independencia at Delta College and then prayed the following day during mass for peace.

Peace- that elusive state of being that we all seek. Why does it seem so unattainable? Maybe, I think, because I must first practice praying & meditating on God’s Word before I can manage my own anxiety. Maybe it’s because I too often ask “when will I learn to live peacefully?” before searching my own heart. Since 1981, the United Nations established September 21st as “Peace on Earth,” where countless millions worldwide proclaim a call to end poverty in all its forms. If we can commit to peace as a global community one day a year, I truly believe we can also do it the other 364!

The scripture readings this week- very challenging!! If we are still harboring un-forgiveness, if we are still wearing our offenders’ crimes against us like medals of war, then perhaps the third line of the ‘Our Father’ might help convince us: “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.”

Just a reminder:

Coffee and Conversation with our Principal

Wednesday, September 20 from 8:15 - 9:00 AM

Mornings can be a hectic time for families! All parents and Guardians are invited to drop in and have coffee & pastries with Principal Rieschick on Wednesday, September 20 in the Choir (Art) Room.

Why attend:

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  • Stay informed
  • No formal topics or agendas
  • Open communication between parents, guardians, and the principal
  • An opportunity to ask questions & talk about various ideas and topics
  • Meet with school families
  • Engage in learning