This week we had a visit from Bishop Pohlmeier. He became our 11th bishop in the Diocese of St. Augustine on July 22nd.
Bishop Pohlmeier visited all of the classes and spoke to the students about his role as a bishop, his meeting Pope Francis, and asked some questions about the school.
In a recent article in the St. Augustine Catholic magazine, the Bishop said "Our lives are filled with challenges, and we find ourselves locked in the struggles of this world. Jesus tells us these crosses will come, but his example under the cross shows that help is needed. As Jesus accepted the support of Simon of Cyrene, we can support each other in practical and spiritual ways."
One such way to support one another is to pray for each other. Whenever I have the chance to speak to the students in my classes that I teach, in my classroom visits, or in my office, I remind them that God knows that we are more than our mistakes. We must make amends for the mistakes we make and ask forgiveness, but His great love for us and our love for one another, means that we can move forward in a positive way.
Tonight is our Fall Fest. It will have trunks filled with candy, food and treats for all, but most importantly, a chance for fellowship and fun as families, with one another.
I hope to see you all there. Have a safe and enjoyable weekend with the fair in town and all of your weekend activities.
Next week, we will celebrate the lives of the saints, on Tuesday, November 1st. This is a Holy Day of Obligation, so we will have Mass on this day. Our classroom saints will "come to life" in a live saints presentation in the Social Hall, following the Mass.
Have a great weekend.
Your In Christ,
Rita M. Klenk