THANK YOU VERA!!! click to view Vera’s last dayMarch 17, 2017 Dear Parent/Guardian,
Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me.
Today we celebrate the feast day of St. Patrick. St. Patrick’s story reminds us that our journey during this Lenten season is to recognize the power of God at work in the simplicity of our lives. In his ministry, St. Patrick instructed the people of Ireland about the mystery of the Trinity through the use of a simple clover. He taught about the nature of three persons in one God using this symbol. In his journey, it was through simple teaching that St. Patrick helped his people see the divine in their human experience and grow deeper in relationship with God.
St. Joseph, whose feast we celebrate on March 19th, gives us a model of the faithful and strong man of the Lord. Scripture highlights several episodes where St Joseph was faithful to the messages he received in dreams that required trust in God’s plan, even in marrying Mary without fully understanding what was ahead. He made bold choices to protect the young Jesus such as the flight to Egypt, the return to Nazareth, and the finding in the temple. In his journey, St. Joseph points the way to faithfulness in the plan of the Lord, despite our lack of understanding it in its completeness.
As we continue our Lenten journey, perhaps St. Patrick and St. Joseph would serve as examples along the way. They remind us that in the everyday experiences we encounter, God is present. He wishes to walk with us, if only we trust in Him. Let us look for the Lord this week in our everyday experiences!
This week our school community is praying for all of our school families, the parishioners of ABVM and St. Denis, Pope Francis, Mr. Joseph Clancy, Jayne Dahm, Melissa Speck, John Deenis, Helen Viggiano, Michelle Shonleber, Keira Oliver, Mrs. Ray’s dad, the McGonigle Family, the Murtaugh family, Anne Carney, Frank Baker, Delia DiBattista, Conall Harvey, Joe Doyle, Father Kevin’s nephew, Nina Krautzel, George Light, Monsignor Trinity, Maureen Cronin who went to heaven, Patricia Ratchford (Jack Donovan’s grandmother, who went to heaven), and for all those in need.
Congratulations toour second grade students from ABVM parish who will receive the sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time on Saturday. We are happy to have them as more active members of the church community.
Brian McGarrity was awarded a Maguire Scholarship to Bonner-Prendie and an annual academic scholarship. We are proud of Brian and his accomplishments!
Thank you to our families for their generosity to the Hibernian Hunger Project. We appreciate your example of almsgiving during this season of Lent.
We appreciate the talent of our school’s Irish dancers who entertained us today in honor of St. Patrick’s work in Ireland.
Good Luck to the Diefenderfer Family who are moving to Oregan! Abby (grade 1) and Colin (grade 2) last day will be on Wednesday. We wish them God’s speed as their family begins this new journey. Please come back and visit Cardinal Foley!
Blayze Hyland (gr. 7) and Reihinna Harris (gr. 5) will represent Cardinal Foley in the Scripp Regional Spelling Bee at the Delaware County Intermediate Unit tomorrow. We wish them good luck.MiddleStates2015 Saint Genesius Theatre Society presents Peter Pan
Gym Uniforms can be purchased at C & M Sporting Goods in Manoa Shopping Center