Thank you to all of the parents who attended the All Saints' performances. I understand that families put a lot of effort into preparing for the day; more to it, I know teachers expend a great deal of time and energy making sure that every student is involved. At the end of yesterday, I was surely grateful. The cute factor alone is uplifting, but also the courage (to public speak) and authentic affection shown towards the saints. I also want to note how the junior high and high school were really impressive. For as much as they exert artistic license, the final product is really a demonstration of what it takes to be a saint.
Fr. Sullivan echoed one of the most simple but eloquent remarks regarding sainthood in his homily. Leon Bloy said, “The only real sadness, the only real failure, the only great tragedy in life, is not to become a saint.” And in yesterday's homily, Pope Francis noted the most attractive quality of the saints: genuine happiness. There is no distinction between holiness and happiness.
There are a few critical reminders that I want to share as well:
I asked the playground committee to call parents on behalf of me to solicit more help with the playground build. We really need a good turnout to get this done. Our goal is to finish the build before Saturday is over. If you would like to sign up to volunteer, click here.
- Parent-teacher conferences are next Thursday, November 10th. This is the most important opportunity to improve student growth between now and the end of the school year.
- Please share the invite below with grandparents, grand friends, and veterans.
Today is the feast of All Souls'. During the month of November, we remember all of the faithful departed. "Purgatory basically means that God can put the pieces back together. That he can cleanse us in such a way that we are able to be with him and can stand there in the fullness of life... and we can see that we all belong together in one symphony of being" (Pope Benedict XVI). May we all remember the souls of the faithful departed, and pray for the grace to will the good of others both in heaven and earth.
Most Sincerely In Christ,