Principal’s Message: Week of November 12, 2018

32nd Week of Ordinary Time

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Sunday, we all paused and reflected on the lives of men and women who respond & have responded to the needs of our nation. We also remembered the many families who mourn the loss of a loved one or who support a disabled veteran.

This past Friday, St. Luke School’s National Junior Honor Society, one of the country's most highly recognized organizations for academics, honored our local Veterans and had the VFW Post 52 to our school to educate the students on veterans of foreign wars, the flag and most importantly praying for the brave men and women that have served our country and are so often forgotten.

Where has the time gone? This week we begin auditions for the Christmas Pageant and next 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 season 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.