Dear Families, Faculty, and Friends,
The Christmas season has only just begun! I find it very fitting that the Christmas season is filled with so many feasts and solemnities. While the secular world deliberates what type of resolutions can be made at the turn of the calendar year, our liturgical calendar points us to the truest type of resolution: the resolution to accept the gift of life and mission from God, evident in the lives of these Christmas saints. This is not a once a year type of change, but instead the transformation of living a life of meaning that resolves to live each day better. All around us, there are signs that people thirst for meaning but cannot seem to locate where the meaning of life is found.
St. Stephen, the Holy Innocents, St. John the Evangelist, the Holy Family, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, the Epiphany of the Lord, and our very own patron - St. Andre Bessette. All of these saints and feasts represent the reality of God's grace coming to us in the Incarnate Word.
There is no better example of embracing God's mission than Mary, the Mother of God. She said yes to God in the fiat and then followed that with a yes every day of her life.
This is what makes a Catholic education so distinctive: we know what we are here for, and we know that we are made for more.
Thank you for saying yes with Mary to this mission of Catholic education.
Most sincerely in Christ,