President’s Friday Blog

Dear Assumption Catholic Schools,

May your Advent continue to be blessed and fruitful as you prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas.

As we approach these final days of school in Advent I wanted to make you aware of upcoming videos that will be posted to our You Tube site

December 15 – the weekly Mass from OLQH
December 22 – planned weekly Mass from OLQH with the student bell choir
December 22 – Advent Rosary as celebrated by Assumption Catholic Middle School
December 22 – Golden Mass Assumption Catholic HS 2 PM – live streamed by and will be posted to You Tube
December 22 – Release of the Christmas concerts from OLQH, SVDP, ACMS and ACHS
Once these videos have been posted I will send links. Hopefully in 2021 we will again be able to welcome you as guests to our various events.

Our virtue this week is SELFLESSNESS – The strength to always serve others before yourself. We all know people who are very SELF-LESS but many times when we are young we are really focused on ourselves, our phones, toys, our video games, our fun. Let’s think about how each one of us can be more SELF-LESS.
Lord Jesus, You were SELF-LESS your whole life. You became a man and suffered for us even though You were innocent. Thank you for being so SELF-LESS and thank you for being our friend. May we be more SELF-LESS today

The Legend of the Starfish
A vacationing businessman was walking along a beach when he saw a young boy.
Along the shore were many starfish that had been washed up by the tide and were sure to die before the tide returned.
The boy walked slowly along the shore and occasionally reached down and tossed the beached starfish back into the ocean.
The businessman, hoping to teach the boy a little lesson in common sense, walked up to the boy and said, “I have been watching what you are doing, son.
You have a good heart, and I know you mean well, but do you realize how many beaches there are around here and how many starfish are dying on every beach every day.
Surely such an industrious and kind hearted boy such as yourself could find something better to do with your time.
Do you really think that what you are doing is going to make a difference?”
The boy looked up at the man, and then he looked down at a starfish by his feet.
He picked up the starfish, and as he gently tossed it back into the ocean, he said, “It makes a difference to that one”.

John 13: 3-5
Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going to God, got up from the table, took off his outer robe, and tied a towel around himself. Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him.
Philippians 2: 3-11
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.
And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death– even death on a cross. Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
St. Gianna Beretta Molla
She was willing to give her own life to save the life of her child.

In Christ’s Peace
Daniel Minter
Assumption Catholic Schools