March 7, 2014
We implore you, in Christ’s name: be reconciled to God!
2 Corinthians 5:20
Our school Lenten theme this year is: Walking with Jesus through Lent. Lent is a period of time when we recommit ourselves to the rigors of prayer, self-discipline, and charity so as to renew ourselves in our faith life.
Time, energy, hard work, and enthusiasm will be our hallmarks. We need to focus time each day on prayer through daily Mass, the rosary, a holy hour, or whatever we are drawn to so that we may grow closer to the Lord. Our energy will be directed to activities, which uplift the People of God in our family, our place of work, or our parish. The hard work of fasting allows us to deny ourselves some worldly good as a reminder that we are not subject to the things of this world. Our enthusiasm should be clearly visible throughout Lent so that we appear joyful in this preparation season for the celebration of the Paschal mystery.
Let us make Lent an opportunity to reflect on our faith life and our day-to-day living with the Lord so we may be with Him in eternal life.
This week our school community continues to pray for Mrs. Walters, who is undergoing treatment, Ruairi McLaughlin, the Block family, and the Howard Family’s Grandfather, who is undergoing treatment.