When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret.
On Wednesday we begin the season of Lent. Traditionally, this time in the liturgical year provides us with the time to take a spiritual inventory and make changes. When do we take this spiritual inventory and how do we make changes?
Taking the time to do the inventory will be a challenge. Life is busy and full. We have responsibilities and obligations. However, Matthew suggests when we pray we go to our inner room. Where is the inner room? Is it the physical space where we feel comfortable, can think and reflect about who we are? Or is it our inner heart where we identify our personal challenges?
Probably it is both places – physical and spiritual. We need the physical space and quiet to identify our spiritual needs. As we prepare for the season of Lent this week, think about where you will go to reflect in quiet and identify what you need to change to grow spiritually.
This week our school community is praying for all of our school families and parishioners, Pope Francis, Mrs. Walters, Mr. Clancy, Conall Harvey, Mrs. Reavey’s dad, Mrs. Beaver, Mr. Rymal, Brigid Squilla, Betsy Plowman, Maureen Howe, Mrs. Gallagher’s Mom, Maxx DiVario, Mrs. McCrory’s Dad, Ellen Soltys, and for all those in need.
Congratulations to Dennis and Anne Friel, family of Caitlin in kindergarten who welcomed baby boy Patrick on February 2, 2016 at 8:06AM, 7lbs. 2 oz., 20.5 inches and to the DeVries family Charlotte, PK and Katherine, kindergarten who welcomed baby girl Dylan on February 4, 7 lbs. 14 oz., 20 inches.
Thank you to all of our parents who volunteered their time for our Open House on Sunday. There were 30 new families interested in our school. We appreciate your time and willingness to share the “good news” about our program and very grateful to our families who took the time to visit and see all the good work the children are doing.REGISTRATION for the 2016-17 school year will be held on: For returning school families will begin on January 6, 2016 For Parishioners of Annunciation and Saint Denis and for members of parishes without an elementary school Friday, February 5 from 8:30 AM to 10:00AM
For Non-parishioners on Thursday, February 18 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Registration forms can be downloaded from the website or stop in the school office for an application folder. All forms must be included and complete to register.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST (Class of 2016 Fundraiser)
When: Sunday, February 28, 2016 8am—12:30 pm
Where: Annunciation BVM Parish Hall
Cost: Adults $8.00
Children (10 and under) - $4.00
Tickets purchased at the door
Cost: Adults $10.00
Children (10 and under) – $5.00
Please join us for pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, beverages, and other goodies.
SAINT GENESIUS THEATRE LION KING PLAY INFORMATION
School Uniforms can be purchased at Flynn and O’Hara located in Lawrence Park Shopping Center
Gym Uniforms can be purchased at C & M Sporting Goods in Manoa Shopping Center