Yesterday, I had a very busy hour inside a very busy day inside a very hectic and shortened week. When the hour began, my mindset was too focused on the negative -- not enough time to get things done. When the hour was over, I thought about what a remarkable hour it was and reflected on the message God had been sending me about being present in the moment.
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A little less than an hour ago, Mr. Patton and I said goodbye to Bishop Burbidge after his day-long visit that began with school Mass and Bishop's homily, as we approach Holy Week.
We began the week on Monday at Mass as a school community on the Feast of the Annunciation. This feast day calls us to reflect on the critical meaning of Mary's response to the Lord's call and Father's homily assisted us in that reflection. Father's efforts as our Chaplain remind us daily of how fortunate we are that the Diocese is committed to having a full time Chaplain at its high schools.
It was a busy week full of reminders of the great opportunities our students have and of the special efforts made to make them possible...from Career Knight, to Honor Societies, to Down Syndrome Awareness, to #ShowUsYourSuperdance.
This week has been full of reminders about the importance of building, valuing and sustaining our school community.
On Monday of this week, the Executive Board of the Student Council Association and the Superdance leadership team of committee chairs and co-chairs, put on the Superdance Assembly, the essential preparatory event designed to ramp up the community, particularly the student body, for the work that must be done to have a successful Superdance on Saturday, March 30. They did a remarkable job -- the assembly was thematically sound, personal and compelling, and left no doubt of its purpose -- to inspire, for the 44th year in a row, a commitment by Bishop O'Connell students to make a collective difference in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF).
Featuring thoughts from Dr. Joseph E. Vorbach
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