Principal’s Message: Week of February 22nd, 2015

First Week of Lent

Dear Friends of St. Luke’s,

"Your ways, O LORD, make known to me; teach me Your paths, guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my savior." ~ Psalm 25:4-5

Do you have a bucket list? I do.

It isn't only for that moment when we realize our mortality. It's something we dream about every day. "If only my life could be thus, I could do this." Have you had those thoughts? I have.

Jesus' bucket list was short, yet He accomplished so much in those three years of ministry. He was on the most important mission ever, one that endured well beyond his physical presence on earth, and even His physical and emotional healings.

Jesus became God's ultimate missionary, translating the message of salvation in his very person by becoming God's Word made flesh. "He became the one mediator between God and humankind, the ransom for all, the testimony given at the proper time." (1Timothy 2:5–6).

Do we try to break down boundaries between people? Our Lord removed the boundary to God that separated us from Him by taking on our sin during His short term mission trip 2000 years ago.

This week we send out second trimester reports cards and begin our third and final trimester of this school year- where had the time gone? During this week of learning for your children, many meetings take place including finances, strategic planning, first Eucharist with the second graders, contract negotiations with a new uniform company, and marketing. Two other very important meetings also take place with the University of Notre Dame and with Latino/Filipino/Vietnamese families of the school and parish.

Jesus sends us in his name to continue that mission journey today. Will you put it on your bucket list, your "everyday" bucket list, the one you dream about?

This first week of Lent, I pray that you feel Jesus' imprint on your heart, manifesting fully the great gift of salvation, the very treasure that enables you to have it all, right here, right now. 

Mr. Rieschick