Dear Saint families,

I want to express my deep gratitude to our parent community for providing many volunteers today. They served and allowed us as a staff to attend today’s funeral services in honor of StJPII alumna Regan Moger.

The community of StJPII is very special. This was evident today as I witnessed alumni, faculty, former faculty, friends, and many members of the StJPII community come together to remember and honor a classmate. This is at the heart of our Catholic School, we are one body of Christ. Our faith is the foundation of who we are and who we are called to be. We are all called to listen and follow Him with an immense amount of trust, and today the Lord was alive in our community!  

Today my Jesus calling states……
POUR ALL OF YOUR ENERGY into trusting Me. It is through trust that you stay connected to Me, aware of My Presence. Every step on your life-journey can be a step of faith. Baby steps of trust are simple for you; you can take them with almost unconscious ease. Giant steps are another matter altogether: leaping across chasms in semidarkness, scaling cliffs of uncertainty, trudging through the valley of the shadow of death. These feats require sheer concentration, as well as utter commitment to Me.

Each of My children is a unique blend of temperament, giftedness, and life experiences. Something that is a baby step for you may be a giant step for another person, and vice versa. Only I know the difficulty or ease of each segment of your journey. Beware of trying to impress others by acting as if your giant steps are only baby ones. Do not judge others who hesitate in trembling fear before an act that would be easy for you. If each of My children would seek to please Me above all else, fear of others' judgments would vanish as would attempts to impress others. Focus your attention on the path just ahead of you and on the One who never leaves your side.

Next week, our Class of 2019 will be heading off to Washington, DC. Let us keep them in our prayers for safe travels and trust in the Lord to watch over and protect them.

In Him We Trust,