Dear School Families, Faculty and Staff,
Hello! I am very excited about the new school year and the many opportunities we will have to come together as a community of faith, to come together as members of our parish, to come together supporting, volunteering and participating in the events during this academic year.
I led the administration and faculty in prayer the week before this school year began as they were preparing to welcome you and your children to the school for the new academic year. The prayer I used was from the Old Testament, Psalm 139. The poetry and depth of the prayer highlight our relationship to our creator God. I pray that you are familiar with verses of Psalm 139. “You formed my inmost being; you knit me in my mother’s womb. I praise you, because I am wonderfully made; wonderful are your works!” Whenever we offer a prayer of thanksgiving at Mass when we share in the Eucharist, prayers of thanksgiving shared with our families and whenever two or three are gathered, we acknowledge the power of this psalm prayer.
These scriptural truths are shared in the church, in the classroom, on the campus of the Church and the School of St. Mary. When believers all live by these truths, we deepen our relationship with our creator God and with one another.
Every new school year holds great promise as well as unknown challenge. I am confident that when we work together, sacrifice when need and cooperate where beneficial, the year of promise will unfold for the Crusader community at the School of St. Mary, for “wonderful are God’s works!”
You have been and will remain in my prayers. I ask that you remember me in your prayers.
I encourage you to reach out to me if you have any questions or if I can be of help or support to you and to your family!
God bless the school community of St. Mary with deep faith in the 2019 – 2020 school year.