As we continue our journey together in the 2019-2020 school year, mindful of our theme, We Dare, we welcome October with a new focus to Witness the Good News. This is a most important challenge, especially in our world today. As people of faith, we are fully aware of the call of Jesus, “to go out to all the world and tell the Good News.” It is a dare! A dare that requires us to witness by our words, our actions, and our lives the truth that we are children of God, the beloved of God. Our God sent His Son to save us so that we would be happy with Him in heaven. Believing and living this truth spills over in our daily life. We are to look for the good in others, act with justice to others, respect the dignity of others, and teach our children to do the same. In a world that seems to forget that all life is one and that all are created in God’s image, we are dared to be countercultural in our relationships with one another and with our planet. As we read the Scriptures, we meet Jesus who welcomes all, who feeds all, and who heals all. Can we accept the dare and witness to the Good News?
During this month, we will have many opportunities to open our minds and hearts to God’s message as we partner in conferences, support the missions, and pray for our students as they receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Let us dare to make time in our homes to share the Good News of our daily experiences. How did God speak to us through others today? Dare to be the conscience of your children and guide them on the right path…the path of truth and goodness.
Thank you for your presence at our many meetings in September! As a school community, let us dare to witness the Good News!
With love and gratitude,
Sr. Maureen Gillespie
Mrs. Amy Lintner