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January 30, 2015

Dear Parent/Guardian,

 Rejoice in hope, be patient under trial, persevere in prayer.

Romans 12:12

 During the month of February our teachers will be working with the students on the virtue of perseverance. What a challenge this will be since today our society does not hold perseverance in value. Everything is quick and if something takes more time than a few minutes to figure out or fix, we stop and go on to the next thing.

 How did you learn perseverance? If you can take some time to think about the question, you will probably conclude that it was a life experience that took time, energy, and prayer. Take a few minutes now and reflect on what that situation was for you.

 As parents and teachers, who have been given the gift of being a part of child development, do we provide the environment for them to persevere? Do we make them sit and complete a problem even when it is hard? Do we encourage them to stick with a problem until a solution is found?

 To paraphrase Romans 5:3-5 …….suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope. Maybe the next time we see our children suffering we can think about taking a step back and evaluating whether this is a good lesson in perseverance and let the Holy Spirit take it from there.

 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, George Gagliardi cousin of Mrs. DeAngelo who went to heaven, Dolores McFadden aunt of Mrs. Battersby who went to heaven, and for all those in need.

Congratulations to  -Victoria Steinmetz who was awarded the Mercy Scholarship to Merion Mercy Academy.  We are proud of Victoria and her accomplishment.


for new families will be held on February 5, 2015 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM and 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the Cardinal Foley School Library.



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