Dear St. John Paul II Families,

Happy New Year once again! We are getting so excited about Catholic Schools Week, which will take place at the end of this month. Please be sure to read below for all the details about the many events we have planned for that week.

Today, you will receive the virtue card for this month. We are focusing on Fortitude – which means never giving up. Every day is a great opportunity to learn and practice Fortitude as a community! On a daily basis we are faced with many challenges and growing in Fortitude allows us to remain faithful. Just like St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, through many adversities she held true to her faith, persevered, and shared her love and faith with children. May we all strive to grow in Fortitude and exemplify the unwavering faith of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

As we look forward to 2018 and make our new resolutions, I encourage you to learn more about Fortitude and use the card to pray with your family.

In Him we Trust,