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February 27, 2015

Dear Parent/Guardian,

 Long have I waited for your coming home to me and living deeply our new life.

 These familiar words from the song Hosea by Gregory Norbert speak to us this Lent. They remind us of the infinite patience of God in waiting for us to return to him and live anew. We are very familiar with Gospel stories in which patience is seen as a gift – the father who waits for the return of his prodigal son, the vine dresser who gives the barren fig tree one more year to produce fruit before removing it, Zacchaeus sitting in the sycamore tree waiting for the Lord to pass by, and the blind man sitting at the Pool of Siloam waiting for the waters to stir so he may be granted the miracle of sight. In so many ways God rewards the patience of these characters.

 Lent invites us to reflect the same patience that is honored in Scripture. We are called to exemplify patience with others, regardless of the number of times they have disappointed or distressed us. We are asked to model our lives on our God who waits patiently for our return from whatever sin that has detracted us from him. God who welcomes all sinners, including us, asks us to again and again extend reconciliation to others – to be patient with them.

 As we prepare to change our ways this Lent, perhaps seeking an attitude of patient waiting for the other to return to us would serve us well. At the end of each day we can reflect on the question – How have I waited for your coming home to me so we can live deeply our new life?

 This week our school community is praying for Matthew Anzideo, Mrs. Walters, Cullen Keffer, the Coon family, Chris Reynolds, Alice Rodgers, Valerie Dati, Dr. Mendez, Ms. Pakstis’s brother, Monsignor Trinity, Rita Seward aunt of Mrs. DeAngelo who went to heaven and for all those in need.

 Congratulations to Aidan Graham, grade 8, who won the SCRIPPS Delaware County Spelling Bee! Aidan will represent Delaware County and Cardinal Foley School in the National SCRIPPS Spelling Bee in Washington, DC in May. Aidan is the first Catholic school student to represent Delaware County in the National Spelling Bee!! We are proud of Aidan and congratulate him on his great accomplishment!!!!

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