Once again, our Catholic community is busy with preparations to rejoice in the birth of Our Lord. During this time, our school gathers often in prayer, reflection and celebration. This is truly a joyful time of year during which we are reminded of the sanctity of life and the importance of faith and family in our day-to-day routines.
In the month of December, celebrations of our faith are all around us; there are school concerts, parties, liturgies, and other gatherings taking place. I congratulate and thank our staff and families for their dedication and enthusiasm in planning these celebrations for our community. In the midst of all of the joy and festivities, we must remind ourselves that Christmas is not just a time for celebrations and merry making; it is more than that. Christmas is a time for the contemplation of eternal things and reflection that this season can be a very difficult one for many, particularly those who are need. Our Catholic traditions help us focus on the true meaning of the Advent season, and we display this by the virtue of charity and by selflessly giving to those who are less fortunate than us. We must always remember that the true spirit of Christmas is one of giving and forgiving. I ask each of you to please keep those in need of love, compassion and a safe place to live in your hearts and in your prayers.
On behalf of the staff of MCS, we wish you and your loved ones the peace of Christ at this very special time of year. May you experience the gift of faith and the blessing of hope during this holiday season. May you take time to rest and enjoy the precious moments that you are presented with as you celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.
A heartfelt Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you and thank you, once again, for your commitment and support of Catholic education.
Dr. Finnegan and the Staff of Monsignor Clarke Catholic