I’m struggling to wrap my head around the fact that there are only 2.5 days of school left. In what has, at times, felt like the longest academic year ever, we find ourselves suddenly at the end. We are all very aware of the kind of year it has been, both at school and in our everyday lives. Father Smith spoke about adversity at our Gr. 7 Farewell Mass this past Tuesday evening, and how it can of course be challenging, but can also give us experiences that contribute to our growth and development as compassionate and empathic human beings. This has been one of those years for our school community. Through everything that has affected us this year, the heart that is this incredible community continued to beat loud and strong; the gratitude that I have for staff, students, and parents is profound.
As we go our separate ways for the summer to enjoy some much needed rest and relaxation:
Please continue to pray for the end of the pandemic, our health care workers, and for those who have lost loved ones.
Please continue to pray for the souls of the Indigenous children who were lost in the residential school system, as well as the survivors whose families carry the resulting trauma today.
And please continue to pray for the Guno family, and the repose of the soul of our dear friend Justice.
Summer blessings to all.
Yours in faith,