Catholic Schools Week did not disappoint!
The St. Joseph Academy community, students, faculty, staff and parents, came together to celebrate Catholic education and reaffirm their commitment to the continued success of St. Joseph Academy.
St. Joes is a busy place. We are never at a loss for activities. Family Pasta Night is February 24th. Students will once again take part in “Jump Rope for Heart”. 7th grade students will receive their class rings on March 16th and student STEM projects will be presented and on display March 19th. And the activities go on and on and on!
However, among all of this movement we must take time to pause and understand the meaning of Lent and the sacrifice Jesus Christ made for all of us. We have been blessed, as faith filled people, and during these 40 days of Lent must take the time to reflect, recall and renew our commitment to Christ. As we await His Resurrection, we have time to prepare.
Consider moving out of your comfort zone for the next 40 days. Lent is a time of sacrifice, giving up something; denying ourselves. What will you deny yourself? Lent, is also about alms giving. Giving can take many forms. Can you commit to one small, intentional act of charity for someone every day?
Do not let these 40 days pass you by without accepting this precious gift of time. Time to focus on your spiritual growth and the graces God wants to give you!
“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your doing, it is the gift of God”.