This past week included the Senior Class retreat at Little Flower parish. This retreat was organized by our Campus Minister, Mrs. Michelle May, along with senior class leaders. I received very positive feedback from the attendees. Taking time out of our routines to reflect on our relationship with God and with others is one of the ways that St. Thomas Aquinas differentiates itself from other high schools.
Also, we had a speaker from the Sandy Hook Promise organization talk to all of our students about preventing gun violence and suicide in our school. The students were taught to recognize the signs that indicate a fellow student may be under stress and to be brave enough to tell a trusted adult about it.
In sports, our Girls Soccer team and our Volleyball team posted victories in their respective post-season tournaments. In Cross Country two girls and two boys moved on to regionals with Justis Paul coming in first place and earning the title of District Champion.
Our drawing for Jackpot Raffle will take place at the football game this Friday. Please support STA by buying a ticket. Contact the STA office if you need a ticket to purchase.
In today’s Gospel Jesus outwits the Pharisees once again when they try to trick him. The problem with the Pharisees is that they were not interested in seeking the truth. They just wanted to make Jesus look bad. The first word in the St. Thomas Aquinas motto is Truth. That is because if we do not have truth, nothing else really matters. Click here to view another reflection on today’s Gospel.
Please continue to pray for God’s will to be done at St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Middle School and for God to strengthen us as we pursue Truth, Scholarship, and Excellence.
Have a great Aquinas week!
St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us.