We congratulate in advance, Liam, Sakura, Jenae, Carex, Matthew, Lewis, Blane, Charlie, Phillip, Harry, Elijah, Cameron, Ciara, Chloe, Josh, Alanah, Millie and Caitlyn who are to be confirmed this Friday. In light of the year that 2020 has been, Archbishop Pat has delegated Fr Santiago to administer the sacrament. We give thanks for these students and pray that God will be with them on this special night and in the future. We also give thanks for our parish who have chosen to continue with the sacrament program in 2020.
Spring is a metaphor for change. Some changes we eagerly await, and some we abhor. Some changes we plan and others arrive uninvited. To all these changes we ask the gift of God’s perspective beckoning us to expectation, hope, and rebirth.
From Ecclesiastes 3 we learn that for everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to throw away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.
I know that whatever God does endures for ever.
May the sunlight and the rain be reminders that You are at work renewing the earth. As God of renewal, You are ever at work in our lives, too.
Open our eyes and lives to the needed changes in our lives this Spring. Awaken us to new life and perspective.
The harder winter is, the more we welcome spring. Whatever temperature, whatever the weather is where You live, Spring is an annual reminder that You make everything beautiful in its time.
Assistant Principal Religious Identity and Mission