Dear Assumption Catholic Schools,
A new liturgical year has begun. It is fitting that our Church year begins with Advent – the time of awaiting and preparation for the birth of Jesus. Jesus the greatest gift of God to His creation. We spend these 4 weeks preparing our hearts, minds and homes to celebrate His birth.
At the same time we celebrate every week the sacrifice He made for us in the Mass – today is the first Friday – I hope you can spend some time in prayer today – preferably before the Altar and Tabernacle but at least in a few moments of silent reflection. What is present every time we celebrate at Mass is truly the body, blood, soul and divinity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. God created man to know, love and serve Him and to be with Him in heaven for eternity. Our human failings disconnected us from the fullness of God’s :Love but then even then He did not give up. He sent us His Son incarnate of the Virgin Mary to suffer and die for us and thus reconnect mankind with our path to God.
The virtue of the month is humility – the strength to put God and others before oneself. Salvation history is full of stories of saints who have done this but the best example is the Holy Family – Mary, a young Jewish girl put aside her fear and doubt and said YES to God to be the earthly vessel of His birth. Joseph – the foster father of Jesus put aside his fears and doubts and said YES to God – he would protect and nurture Mary and Jesus. and Jesus said YES – He would come down to earth, grow and teach and eventually die on the cross only to rise again. Ask yourself – can you be humble and put God and others before self? The mini slide deck has more prayers and examples for you. Humility 2022 MINI PDF
I wish you a blessed and reflective Advent. Prepare ye the Way of the Lord – the voice cries out in the wilderness.
In Christ’s Peace
Assumption Catholic Schools