On August 30th, our entire school division came together as both a faith and learning community to celebrate. Our Lady of the Assumption School organized a powerful mass with music provided by exceptionally talented staff. Fr. Tim of All Saints Parish was our main celebrant with Fr. Fernando (St. Martha Parish) and Fr. Tomy (St. Ambrose/St. Catherine Parishes) as concelebrants, while Deacons Cliff Bogdan and Ray Wagner assisted.
Prior to these celebrations, I plant myself at the entrance so that I can meet and greet our staff as they come in. This year, my entire senior administration team accompanied me in this welcome. It allows me an personal opportunity to welcome back a very dedicated and committed staff. Furthermore, it is energizing as I feed off the excitement and enthusiasm that surround me.
This year we are continuing with our Three Year Faith Plan. Our theme for this second year comes from John’s Gospel (John 21: 1-17) in which Jesus asks Peter, “Do you love me?” Fr. Tim described this call as our need to let go fully in order to allow us to do the will of God. When we are truly free, we accept the will of God and ensure that our eyes are always fixed on Jesus. Like a waterfall, we allow the love of the Lord to rush over us without hesitation. Throughout this year, we will explore our theme and respond to Jesus’ call of, “Feed my sheep!”
Our vision states, “A Christ-centered learning environment, where students are cherished and achieve their potential.” Only when we truly focus on Jesus and see the face of Christ in each and every child can we begin to achieve our vision.