Regal Leader

Volume 81 - April 1, 2019

The Week Ahead

I was going to try some April Fools joke, but I thought it was too risky if someone did not realize what I was doing. The seniors are gone this week. Keep Tim, Laurie, Allison, and the other adults in your prayers this week.


Thank you to everyone who got their newsletter submissions to me.


Monday:

Tuesday: Enrollment Ad-Hoc @ 5:00

Wednesday: Mass @ 2:15, 6-8 Jazz Band @ 7:00

Thursday: Board work session @ 6:30

Friday: Fish Fry, JH dance @ 6:00

Saturday:

Sunday:

Morning Prayer This Week

4/1 Joyful praise in Lent?

I'm not sure I always feel that.

I ask you to help me prepare to understand

and embrace the paschal mystery in my life.

I don't always see the beauty and mystery of this season

and often I run from the pain.

Help me to see how your saving grace

and your loving touch in my life

can fill me with joyful praise of the salvation you have sent to me.

May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.

Amen.


4/2 Loving and merciful God,

I am so aware of my sins and weaknesses.

But as painfully aware of my faults as I am,

Let me also remember your tender love,

your gentle and limitless forgiveness.

I come before you filled with pain and guilt

but look into your eyes and see the forgiving love

I so long for in my life.

Help me to forgive the same way.

Teach me to love as you love.

May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.

Amen.


4/3 Merciful Father, Loving Mother,

I know that the tiny sacrifices I make this Lent

can never serve as a real penance in my life.

But help me to make my whole life one of following your Son.

I am filled with your love.

Let your love shine out from within me and guide my life in this sacred journey

toward the Easter joy you offer me.

May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.

Amen.


4/4 Loving God of forgiveness,

I come before you humbled and sad in the face of my own repeated failings.

I hold out my hands as a petitioner would, asking for mercy.

It is then that I feel you reach out and take my hand in your loving grasp.

Thank you for the love you pour out on me so lavishly.

Help me to follow more closely in the path you have set for me, the path of your Son.

May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.

Amen.


4/5 God of love,

I know that you are the source of all that is good and graced in my life.

Help me to move from the life of sin to which I so often cling,

into the new life of grace you offer me.

You know what I need to prepare for your kingdom.

Bless me with those gifts.

May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.

Amen.

Mass on Wednesday

We will have Mass at 2:15 on Wednesday.

Article below

A parent shared this article with me over the weekend. It hits to the point of involving students more in the learning process. I think the examples of extracurriculars as what classes should be more like makes sense, but I also think it is easy to add student voice and creativity to those activities because they are performance based.


We know what we want our students to know and be able to do. Can we allow our students multiple ways to demonstrate this? No finger pointing here just something to get you thinking and to keep the creative juices flowing.