Dear Assumption Catholic Schools,
The Church calendar has turn from Christmas to Ordinary Time. We continue to journey with Jesus through His ministry and continue to thank Him for our salvation.
The school calendar has turned to hex 4, we are about half way through the year. Thank you for all your efforts in the first three hexes.
The virtue of the week is Circumspection.
Grant me, O Lord my God,
a mind to know you,
a heart to seek you,
wisdom to find you,
conduct pleasing to you,
faithful perseverance in waiting for you,
and a hope of finally embracing you.
– St. Thomas Aquinas
This week our strength building on the virtue of
PRUDENCE is CIRCUMSPECTION
The strength to carefully consider all
and possible consequences.
If you are circumspect, you think carefully before
doing or saying anything.
It implies a desire to avoid mistakes and bad
It enables one to look around and see how our
action may impact others.
Look both ways before you cross the street.
A common phrase you might hear when building
something is, “Measure twice, cut once.”
Double-check your work before you hand it in or
Make sure you pick up all your stuff and throw
away your trash so you leave a place better than
you found it.
Saying, “Excuse me” after a sneeze, walking in
front of someone or any other type of disruption.
Make good use of your time. Pick one way you
can use your time better this week and act on it.
The brevity of life reminds us to be circumspect.
We all have the same 24 hours in a day.
We can carefully use that time to do good. Seize
opportunities. Serve God. And minister to the
needs of others.
Or we can waste it with poor planning.
Inefficiency. Constantly checking our iPhones.
Surfing the internet. Watching TV. Posting
foolishness on social media. Or just plain
Matthew 18: 1-7
At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked,
“Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He
called a child, whom he put among them, and said,
“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like
children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest
in the kingdom of heaven. Whoever welcomes one such
child in my name welcomes me.
“If any of you put a stumbling block before one of
these little ones who believe in me, it would be better
for you if a great millstone were fastened around your
neck and you were drowned in the depth of the sea.
Woe to the world because of stumbling blocks!
Occasions for stumbling are bound to come, but woe to
the one by whom the stumbling block comes!
“Occupy your minds with good thoughts, or the
enemy will fill them with bad ones. Unoccupied
they cannot be.”
– St. Thomas More
“Anyone who seeks truth seeks God, whether or not
he realizes it.”
– St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
The opposing vice
THE WEAKNESS OF FAILING TO GIVE SUFFICIENT ATTENTION TO DANGER, ERRORS OR
STEPS TO OVERCOME CARELESSNESS
Find out why you made the mistake. Think back
to the moment of the mistake to determine the
Look for patterns so you can prioritize issues
you need to address.
Get everything you need together before you
start on something.
SLOW DOWN. Give yourself enough time so you
don’t have to rush.
Double-Check your work, your schedule or your
Set reminders or ask others to help you
O merciful God, grant that I may desire ardently,
search prudently, recognize truly, and bring to perfect
completion whatever is pleasing to You for the
praise and glory of Your name.. Amen
In Christ’s Peace
Assumption Catholic Schools