Our Principal

From the Office of the Principal...

Ms. Barbara Wehnes

"God writes straight with crooked lines.
It is equally true that God shines through cracked pots."


                                                                             Mary Benet McKinney

This month we reflect on our weaknesses...the crooked lines and cracked pots that are a part of our lives. Our school will begin the holy season of Lent by attending Mass on Ash Wednesday, March 9th. The school community will spend many hours this month studying and praying in preparation for the great "Alleluia" of Easter. Students will discuss the meaning of sacrifice and its relationship to fasting. Almsgiving and service will be the focus of our work to spread the Good News. Our children will come to understand the importance of daily prayer and acts of love.

Another way to prepare is to ask each family to examine their actions in light of the Gospel message. Do we act in ways that show the world we are a people of faith? Do our words and actions recognize that each and every person is a sacred and unique creation? Often I am touched by the simple kindnesses I witness each school day. They come in many forms from holding the door open for others to volunteering with a joyful heart. Recently, I was blessed to receive the assistance of many individuals as we prepared the 5,000 piece mailing for the St. Matthias Educational Foundation's Annual Fund Drive. It couldn't be done without this team effort!

Every day we are given opportunities to show who we are by our interactions with others. The students recognize this as they work cooperatively with teachers and their peers. This is especially evident during the "Buddy Projects" and our peer tutoring sessions. When we experience conflicts or problems, we come together to discuss our concerns and find ways to resolve our differences.

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