Last Letter From Bulletin – January 26, 2020

NATIONAL CATHOLICS SCHOOLS WEEK – The National Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week. Schools typically observe the week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church, our communities and our nation.

This Sunday at our 10:30 AM Mass, we kick off Catholic Schools Week. National Catholic Schools Week will be observed in dioceses around the country this year from January 26 – February 1. This year’s theme, “Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed,” focuses on the important spiritual, academic and societal contributions provided by a Catholic education firmly rooted in the Truth of the Gospel.

CLICK HERE to see information of our St. Celestine School Celebration during the week.

The success of our school rests primarily with the generous and hardworking individuals who diligently go about every day fulfilling the vision of Catholic education. This great team of collaborators is headed by our principal, Sheila Klich.

Alongside her stands a faithful group of committed teachers, teacher’s aides, support staff, room moms, members of the Parents Club, the School Board, and committees, volunteers, and all of the good, caring people who I have probably neglected to mention. Our parish is indebted to them for all they do!

I also would like to thank the parents of our school children who see Catholic education as a value and who are financially able to make the sacrifice to send your children to St. Celestine school. Please bring them to church every Sunday to worship and praise our Almighty God.

ALPHA – Last Monday more than 30 people from our parish attended the pilot Alpha at St. Cyprian School. What is Alpha? “Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over ten weeks with a dinner, video, and small group discussion. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation.”

I ask you to please pray for our volunteers and guests that the Holy Spirit will be upon them and help all to become closer to Christ. We will bring the Alpha program to the whole parish in the fall. I would like to thank Kim Hagerty, our Director of Evangelization, and all those who volunteered to make this possible.

May God bless you and bless St. Mother Theodore Guerin Parish!

Father Paul Cao
Pastor of St. Mother Theodore Guerin Parish