From the Desk of Mrs. Wolfe
Dear Our Lady Star of the Sea School Families,
Happy Easter! Alleluia! He is Risen! Saying those words is like drinking a tall glass of cold water after being out in the desert all day. Lent is over and it is now time to celebrate the great joy of Easter! Even though the original sin of Adam, as well as all future sin, is evil and wrong, God in His perfect power and love chose to use it as the very means of the salvation of the world. How? By allowing the sins of the world to persecute Him and crucify Him, and then, by turning that suffering and death into the very means of salvation. Jesus destroyed sin by destroying the consequences of sin which is death. Death loses in the Resurrection! Jesus’ Resurrection takes away the effects of all sin for those who cling to Him.
Easter is a time when we must do just that. We must “cling” to our resurrected Lord! We must cling to Jesus who is alive and well. We must cling to His Resurrection and strive to share in it. How do we cling to our Resurrected Lord? There are many ways. Here is one.
Take joy in everything. Start with whatever it is that burdens you the most. Whatever it is that makes you angry, sad or depressed. Whatever that is, it can potentially become one of your greatest sources of grace and joy. Seriously, it can. If the brutal Crucifixion of Jesus, the Son of God, can turn out to be the greatest event in all of human history, then your personal suffering, your burden, or even your sin can very much become a source of great joy as long as you let God transform it into part of His Resurrection!
This is the meaning of Easter! Easter means that nothing can keep us from the joy that God wants to give us. Nothing can steal that joy away. Sure, at times we will struggle just as Jesus did in the Agony of the Garden and the Via Dolorosa (the Way of the Cross), but those sufferings will not win. The Resurrection won with Christ and it will win with us when we cling to Him. Jesus persevered and, in the end, rose victorious. This is Easter!
Know that God wants you to experience the joy of Easter in your life. Let Him fill you with hope and with the joy that only the Resurrection can bring. God wants Easter to begin now in our lives! Happy Easter! (Reprinted in part from mycatholic.life/dailyreflections)
Fri. Mar. 30 - GOOD FRIDAY – Dismiss at Noon
Mar. 31-Apr. 8 - EASTER BREAK – NO SCHOOL
Mon. Apr. 9 - Back to School
Tues. Apr. 10 - School Commission Mtg., 6:00 p.m. in the workroom
Thurs. Apr. 12 - NET Retreat for gr. 6-8 at St. Cecilia’s
Fri. Apr. 20 - Grandparents Day! Classroom visits after Mass, with reception at 10:30 - cafeteria
S.C.O.P.E. Auction! Silent Auction begins in the gym at 5:00 p.m.
Fri. Apr. 27 - Coffee with the Principal for parents of children in gr. 3-5; after 9:00 AM Mass
May 1-4 - 6th Grade Environmental Camp – Camp Hamilton
Fri. May 4 - May Crowning
Fri. May 11 - Faith Rally! Dismiss at 12:30 p.m.
Thurs. May 17 - All-School Concert in the gym; 6:30 p.m.
Fri. May 18 - Coffee with the Principal for parents of children in gr. preK-2
Have a blessed Easter weekend, and a fabulous Easter Break! See you on April 9!
Jeannette Wolfe, Principal