My prayer for each of us today is that we receive the grace to take time to stop, listen, reflect and savor the moments of the day. Each day is indeed a gift.
This morning we will gather as a community to celebrate Mass and to hold our traditional May crowning of Mary. In the midst of our prayers and songs, we will recall a member of our senior class, lost unexpectedly, and ask God to grant her eternal rest.
Helias Catholic continues to be a community richly blessed by God. New life is all around us.
From triumph to the greatest victory on Easter Sunday, our Lenten journey is coming to its climax.
Today is a new day filled with countless opportunities to say yes to God by loving and serving others.
Recognizing God present in our daily lives is the key to embracing a spirituality of stewardship. The challenge for each one of us is to spend time reflecting on our daily experiences, praying to God, asking for His help to open our eyes, hearts and minds to Him.
Sunday’s Gospel from Luke has a phrase in it that has stayed with me: “It is good that we are here.”
Where are You, God? Where are You in the midst of the atrocities continuing to ravage Your creation? How am I to make sense of the prominence of such evil? Perhaps the opportunity to seek God’s presence is in fact my “desert experience” this Lent, my 40 days of longing for a deeper union and understanding of God’s presence in our world today.
Staying true to the people God is calling us to be is a challenge that becomes more difficult each day. What holds us together is our faith in God’s presence and love in the midst of so much chaos and our desire to overcome the hatred and the violence of a world that rejects the Gospel.
Snow days and celebrating the continued success of our young women and young men – all in a matter of a few days. Such is the ebb and flow of daily life for our students, faculty and staff.