As I walk around the school and go in and out of classrooms, as I talk to parents, students and faculty members, one overriding theme is present in this wonderful school community – we are thankful for the many blessings we have been given! One of the biggest blessings is being a part of the St. Patrick’s School family. There is a real feel of caring and concern among parents, students, and faculty. Some concrete examples of this caring are the overwhelming response we received to the Thanksgiving Food Drive and the Annual Coat Drive. Our school families helped to send over 300 food baskets out to needy families and the coat drive has collected over 100 coats! At this Thanksgiving time, I am very grateful to be part of this community – I definitely count it among my many blessings! Enjoy your time with friends and family!
I know there are many reasons parents chose for sending their children to St. Patrick’s School. But, this has got to be one of them – we have the best teachers – teachers who are invested in and committed to our Catholic faith! Last week we had five of our teachers installed as Eucharistic Ministers. These teachers, Mrs. Gordon, Mrs. O’Brien, Mrs. Salvatore, Ms. Wilson and Mrs. Horsell were trained and volunteered their time to serve our school community. They join Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Ruppe, Mrs. Keefer, and Mrs. Houlette who have been assisting at school masses as Eucharistic ministers for many years.
I am also struck by the enthusiasm and dedication Mr. Lynam and Mr. Gilson exhibit while they are teaching their Religion classes. These men offer personal experiences of their faith and are not shy about proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ. How great is it for our young men and women to experience a man – their teacher – sharing about how God works in his life and how important his relationship to God is for him?
These are just a few examples of our St. Patrick teachers bringing the Gospel Values to your children everyday – and they do it not only by word, but by example! Go Warriors!