To the Class of 2020:
My message to you is to stand tall forever for you are our most unique
class. You are separated by distance and still found ways to love. You
were faced with new learning and you have risen above. The challenges
were laid out in front of you and you accepted them, took responsibility and
completed the goals. While there were many events and rites of passage
that you never experienced, no one can take away the memories you have
leading up to the day we could not be together.
The commitment you made to being leaders of our school was ever present
this past year. I am proud of the work you have done, from our Day of
Service in the community, to putting on a carnival for the entire school
during Catholic Schools Week, you were there helping. You were
sacristans, altar servers, cantors, Grandparent’s Day helpers, lunch room
workers and for every volleyball and basketball game, you were there to
setup the Ministry Center.
You have completed the preparation work to receive the Sacrament of
Confirmation and you will be blessed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. As the
universe continues to shift around you, those 7 gifts will help you strive to
have a fuller understanding of what faith is. Your faith will play an
important role in your thoughts and actions and will help you to overcome
many of the challenges you will face in the future.
Next year in high school, students will be asking you what was it like to
attend a Catholic grade school. I ask you to think about how will your
Catholic identity be made known to your peers as you start high school?
How strong is your faith? Remember, add your faith to everything you do
and you will NEVER be alone.
One of my favorite messages given to me from a former student says this:
“Today is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use
as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is
important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When
tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something
that you have left behind….Let it be something Good.”
I hope you never forget all of us here at St. Isidore.
Come back and visit, let us know how you are doing.
Good Luck. God Bless. I Love You All.