Hello Sacred Heart Families. I hope the long weekend with perfect fall weather is just what you need.
Welcome October! Growing up on a farm, this time of year is full of harvest memories of riding in tractors, late dinners with large groups, home baked goodies and prayers of thanksgiving.
October is a beautiful month for many reasons. The most obvious is the artwork that God plans through the changing of the seasons. October also has many beautiful celebrations on our church calendar – St. Therese of the Child Jesus, The Holy Guardian Angels, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Hedwig, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, St. John Paul II, and the Month of the Rosary. St. Therese is an excellent model for us in virtue because she was always willing to do small things and reminds us that sometimes you have to learn to do little things well before you can do big things. We all likely know the Guardian Angel prayer – encourage your child to pray it often to get the help they need to keep trying, to do their best, or to help them through a hard time. St. John Paul II gave us so many beautiful things in our faith such as the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary, World Youth Day and Theology of the Body teachings.
Topping all this in October is our celebration of respect life. We were lucky that both my husband’s parents were living close when they came to the final days. We were able to treat them with respect and love, learning for ourselves and modeling for our children how treasured life is at this final stage. One of my daughters even reflected in a paper she had to write for school about a lesson she learned from her dad. She said that she learned “what kind of husband she wanted” because of the way he treated his mother – “he asked her to dance with him every time he transferred her from her bed to her chair.” Check out the parish website for information on Life Chain, Baby bottles for pregnancy centers, and more.
October is very busy here at school too.
Oct. 3 All School Mass
Oct. 4 Blessing of Animals 7:30 in courtyard
Skate Party 6-8
Oct. 6 Mornings with Moms
Oct. 7 Spirit Day
Oct. 12 Free Dress Fundraiser for CEF and Author Visit (see posts to purchase books)
we are now on Instagram, shojschool.shawnee and Twitter, shojcardinals!