To Students of Nativity School,
This has been an interesting week in unexpected ways. Usually we focus on things like the Young Americans, Variety Show, State Testing and Lenten Practices, Mass, praying, giving alms and our celebration of the most important days of our lives… Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter.
We have much to learn as new life peaks out around us. This year is quite different. We are now learning at home, events like father/daughter dance, mother/son bowling, and others have been called off.
All this may leave us feeling a little unsure, however we are the people who are the body of Christ and trust God and know that he is our shepherd, our leader and our guard always.
I am proud of all of you having been working hard on your lessons and keeping in touch with your family and friends through technology.
I hope you will keep up your Lenten prayers and actions, continue to be kind to your families, make sure you use the words please, thank you, I’m sorry, often.
My dear students, always be like Jesus and tell only the truth.
Your Pastor, Fr. Paul
*As another way of staying connected in prayer, I ask you to pray the 23rd Psalm:
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.