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October 17: Holding Hands

In Sunday’s first reading, we hear about one of the wars of the ancient Israelites and the role that Moses played. Moses, along with his brother Aaron and a man (some believe to be his brother-in-law) named Hur, climb to the top of a hill overlooking the battle. When Moses raises his hands, a gesture that symbolizes prayer, Israel takes the lead in the battle. But when he lowers his hands, Israel begins to lose. Naturally, Moses’ arms got tired. So, in order to make sure that Israel wins the battles, Aaron and Hur give Moses a rock to sit on and then each holds up one of Moses’ hands.

We see the Israelites succeed when Moses prays. And when he is too weak to pray, the other members of the community help him to pray by holding up his hands for him. I think this gives us an important message for our parish and school community. In order to succeed and have a healthy community, we must pray with and for each other. And when we are too tired or see others growing weary, we need to help them through prayer. Perhaps even by holding their hands.

Archive: 2019-2020 Academic Year

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October 3: Stir Into Flame

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Mother’s Day 2019

April 29: What the Avengers Movie Can Teach us About Raising Kids

April 22: Grandfather’s Death

April 1: Fasting

March 25: Pray at Home

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March 7: Into Lent

February 4: Annual School Auction

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December 10: Gaudete Sunday

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2018 Annual Report

2018 8th Grade Academic Achievement

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Easter Reflection 2018

March 19: Friends and Families

February 21: School Safety

February 14: Lent in Our Catholic School

February 5: Be Imitators of Christ

January 14: An Investment in the Future

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December 6: Developing the Whole Child

November 30: Advent at School

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All Saints and All Souls Day

October 25: A Unique and Faith-Filled Preschool

October 18: Family Groups

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September 27: Faith and Academics

September 20: St. Anne