Dear St. John Paul II Families,

Happy Easter! As St. John Paul II said, “We are an Easter People and Alleluia is our song!" I hope you had a blessed and joyful Easter break with your family.

What a crazy weather year we have had! Between the floods, freezes, and power outages, we have certainly had our fair share of challenges. Thank God the season that brings us new beginnings is upon us! I am relieved to report that we will not have to make up the day we missed last week. Our facility did incur some minor damages, but we are working to remedy those as quickly as possible.

It’s also hard for me to believe that it’s April, which means we will be studying our final virtue for the year. Indeed God’s hand was guiding me when I choose HOPE as our first virtue and PRUDENCE as our last. Little did I know at the time, that HOPE was exactly what we would need in August! As we finish this semester, we’ve saved the best for last and will be studying more about our patron saint. St. John Paul II was a living example of the virtue of PRUDENCE. May he intercede for our community and help us to “say and do the proper thing, at the proper time, and in the appropriate manner” even when the world around us is full of distractions. I encourage you to click here for a video reflection from Dynamic Catholic. This segment about “Growing in Virtue” beautifully weaves together the virtues we have studied this year. I hope to see many of you at Mass this Friday, celebrating the First Friday devotion.

In Him,