Principal’s Message: November 19, 2017
33rd Week of Ordinary Time

ST LUKE SCHOOL this past week accepted 2,472 non-perishable items from its families for the CATHOLIC CHARITIES FOOD BANK. Every year the very generous donations from our school have been amazing, so, on behalf of Catholic Charities- Thank You!! 

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This week we are off from school due to Thanksgiving Break. The first Thanksgiving Day was celebrated in North America in 1621. The Pilgrims of Massachusetts were not accustomed to festivity, yet they decided to host a banquet in order to share their harvest with the Indians who had helped them grow food in the new land. They celebrated with games and contests, and then a dinner of fish, venison, turkey, corn and other vegetables, and berries.

In 1789, after his inauguration, President George Washington proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving for the new country. In 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the fourth Thursday of November as the official Thanksgiving Day of the nation.

May this Autumn bear much fruit for your family.  And may you grow in love and God's good grace.

I hope and pray this fall reflection reveals God in the cycles of life, bringing comfort and inspiration to your personal journey of faith. Thank you for supporting St. Luke’s with such generous hearts.