From the Principal's Desk (12/03/21)

Dear Parents,
This week at Mass, Fr. Bob spoke to the students about building a solid foundation of faith. He explained that much like Jesus explained in the reading, a wise man builds his home on rock so that it can withstand the elements and not collapse. In order to love and serve God fully, we must have a solid foundation in our faith and we must not only believe, but it is also essential that we do what God asks of us.
Sixth grade began reading A Christmas Carol this week. In the novel, the main character, Scrooge, at the onset, is only concerned with making money and sees no point in celebrating Christmas or helping others. As he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, he is reminded of what could have been, as well as what would be if he did not change his ways. He came to the realization that his choices in life were not in the best interests of his fellow man and in the end, made the decision to change and become a better person. The students and I talked about how our day to day choices affect the outcome of everything we do, good or bad, and as such, how important it is to continue to grow and nurture our relationship with God so that we will want to make the best decisions possible. Realizing that when we make mistakes and learn from them we can always be better and do better in how we treat each other.
Tonight, we kick off the Advent season with our K-5 Christmas Program. We all missed our program last year, when Covid19 prevented us from having such a performance. It was the first time in the 25 years that I had been at Epiphany, that we did not have such an event. I hope that you will be able to come and join us tonight at 6:30 pm to enjoy the true meaning of Christmas, and to see through the eyes of our children, just how blessed we are to be part of this faith community at Epiphany Catholic School.
Have a great weekend.
Yours In Christ,
Rita M. Klenk