Reconnecting and Moving Forward!
The staff began the school year with a Prayer Service. It was the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lady, so the service included the Magnificat and the Litany of Our Lady of Loretto. We also prayed for the gifts of the Holy Spirit as we begin to implement the school goals with the children bestowed to us for this academic year.
We felt the presence of the Oblate Sisters when we watched the video created by their order to introduce lay people to their unique charism. Being that they were our founders, it was nice to re-connect with their spirit of service and witness.
Dr. Penny shared a presentation about the values of Catholic Education which included several video clips, among which was Pope Francis speaking to the children of Italian Catholic Schools.
Together with Fr. Peter Nemcek, we visited every room in the building, and asked for (and received) a special blessing for the occupants of the rooms.
The day ended with a visit by the Board of Director’s Chair, Robyn.