Principals Blog: What the Avengers Movie Can Teach us About Raising Kids

The Avengers: Endgame lives up to all the hype. I am a huge Avengers fan. In fact, I’m one of those who bought tickets to the opening weekend of the movie more than a week in advance. The movie was a fantastic cinematic piece and satisfying conclusion to the 22 Avengers movies. One striking motif in the movie was realizing that the choices we make determine who we are and who we will become

At one point in the movie, Thor is battling depression and struggling to understand his own self-worth. His mother tells him, “The measure of a person, a hero, is how they succeed at being who they are.” Each of us is a unique expression of God’s love. We all have something to give to the world that can only come from us.

Our parish mission statement declares our intention “to help others discover our God-given vocation.” Our parish and school community seek to form people not with a cookie-cutter but as individuals so that each person becomes the person God made them to be.

As we form the children of our parish community, let’s make a point to keep them close to the Lord. Let’s work together to help each of them succeed at being who they are and become who God calls them to be.