Dear HFCS Families and Friends,
Bishop Baron includes a wonderful summary and reflection of today’s Gospel that relates to our school, community, and parishes. In the Gospel, “Jesus declares the value of almsgiving: “As to what is within, give alms, and behold, everything will be clean for you.” He goes on to state that “Almsgiving is valuable because we’re members of a Mystical Body—we’re implicated in each other… All of us are co-implicated. We’re responsible for each other, and giving alms is a very concrete way to acknowledge that. When we share gifts or charity with those in need, we’re acknowledging the fact that we’re not in this alone…As you love through tangible acts, you will come to believe more deeply and to enter more fully into friendship with God.”
I want to thank all of you who helped or are continuing to help our SUCCESS campaign, the recent Hawktoberfest, Moms In Prayer, volunteering on campus, and so much more. Your almsgiving is felt throughout the campus and so very much appreciated.
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:6-8
Have a blessed week.
Pax et bonum,
Sue Styren, M.Ed.