about February 2018
It is serendipitous that Ash Wednesday and St. Valentine’s Day are the same day this year. I think we are being invited to recognize what the two observances have in common.
Tradition holds that Saint Valentine was imprisoned by Roman soldiers because he was a follower of Christ. He smuggled notes out of prison urging the Christian community of Rome to stay strong while he was imprisoned. We send messages and cards on this day to remember that the Christian community of Rome endured hardship for our faith.
about December 2017
Syria, Puerto Rico, Houston and Nigeria are a few of the world situations which cry out to heaven for consolation. Awareness of and response to the needs of our broken world is a serious call to all believers.
Here at the School, our service opportunities during Advent offer a response to calls for help. Works of mercy are essential to the life of faith. Through our participation in wrapping toys for St. Patrick’s Parish in Lawrence,volunteering at Christmas in the City, and collecting food and gifts for families at Harbor Point, we extend God’s compassion to those in need of hope.