We'll be posting more about the Talent Show tomorrow, but here, due to popular demand, is John Smith:
Thursday, January 31, 2013
I wrote that sarcastically.
I’m like a lot of adults who don’t like snow because we have to drive in it, shovel it and sometimes slip and fall in it. But I’ve decided to take a more positive look at snow, to marvel at it, and try to become more childlike in my view. Snow is, of course, part of God’s creation, which glorifies Him and teaches us something about His Kingdom and His endless glories.
This is how the snow speaks to me of God:
The grandeur of His beauty. The magnificence of a glistening snow over everything in sight is undeniably beautiful, even if we shiver while we admire it.
His perfection, even in the smallest things. How amazing in detail is a tiny snowflake. But we tend to overlook it because it is so small. We have to stop and take a look or we miss out. That is true about most of the little things in life. We need to pause to appreciate them. The snowflake also is under appreciated because it becomes lost among the millions of other flakes that fall with it. Yet it is unique. No other is like it. The snowflake is our reminder of our uniqueness in the eyes of God. We have a special beauty, goodness and importance -- our unique way to glorify God.
His hidden mysteries. The cold starkness of snow and winter hides deeper realities. Winter is a season of our lives, especially our spiritual lives. The sunshine, like God’s consolations, sometimes seems far away. He may ask us to go dormant for a while, to rest in Him. But during this time, He makes us grow and refreshes us. There can still be peace and beauty in this part of our lives, just as there is peace and beauty in the bare trees and sharp air of winter. And when everything in nature is stripped bare, we can see things we never noticed before.
His closeness to children. Spend some time with children in the snow. They will remind you that snow can be fun and teach you how to wonder in His creation.
My kids always love the snow mountain that plow trucks create at the center of our cul-de-sac. One son discovered that the snow was shaped into a chair at the top, his throne as king of the mountain. Moments earlier he showed me a spot in our yard where the snow looked like dragon scales.
Lord, give me the eyes of a child, to find awe and joy in everything! Help me to see You!
Inspired by this Year of Faith we will be posting columns like this from Susan Szalewski about exploring and/or deepening our faith. Watch for it on Thursdays.
That's means over 1,000
pancakes to feed everyone.
Students sat with their Mass Buddies
who helped them with the meals.
Thank you to the Knights
for supporting our school!
(and not just with pancakes.)
Thank you Knights of Columbus!
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
... the new storage room ...
... converting the old Usher's/Server's
Room to hold the elevator ...
... and the new crucifix.
So for some, it was a very busy day.
It wasn't just about the pizza as there
was face painting and a cupcake walk.
Cards were also made for Dr. Blue.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
... write out their answer ...
... until the champion was determined.
Through the experience the students were able to show that they know a lot about the Bible and the Church.
PS -- If you happened to notice that a number of students were wearing pink today, know that it was part of an effort to promote awareness of breast cancer.
Thank you to Mr. Zav for visiting us!
Monday, January 28, 2013
Archbishop Lucas has advised us that when we move the Eucharist to the new tabernacle it ought to be done within a Eucharistic Procession when many of the faithful can be in attendance. The plan is to close the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday with that Eucharistic Procession. This means that the chapel will be used for private, silent Eucharistic Adoration starting around 6 p.m. on Saturday.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Thank you to the Knights who put on this event and ...
... the parents who brought the kids.
(A few of whom even got in on the action.)