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January 14: A Personal Reflection

Five years ago my wife, Laura, and I experienced our third miscarriage. Although we never met these three children, they are loved by us every bit as much as the three children who play in our home today. The months that they were with us were filled with great hope and expectation. And their deaths were the most devastating losses my wife and I have experienced together. We’ve named these three children, include them in our family prayers, and inscribed their names in a memorial to the unborn at our previous parish.

 

This month the church prays especially for all unborn children and their mothers as we remember the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. As the church, we seek to support those facing unplanned pregnancies, we seek to protect the unborn, and we, likewise, seek to walk with those who have lost children. We do this as part of our understanding of the dignity of all people. The dignity of the human person is one of the most basic tenets of Catholic social teaching. We believe that God created each of us out of love. Nationality, socio-economic status, imperfections, ideologies, born, and unborn—all people have equal dignity and worth in God’s sight. A proper understanding of the Christian community, bioethics, and social justice depends on this basic understanding of the equal dignity endowed to us by our God.

 

As I think about the estimated 900,000 deaths from abortion in the United States last year, I can’t help but think of the deep love my wife and I share for our three children who aren’t here with us. A friend of ours, who is a professional artist, painted a family portrait for us (pictured below) that includes all six of our children. It serves as a reminder of our entire family and how much we love each of our children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Archive: 2020-2021 Academic Year

January 7: Welcome back

December 23: Merry Christmas

November 19: Christ the King

November 12: Downton Abbey

November 5: Thank you!

October 29: Support our Auction and Javelins Return

October 22: Javelins Return

October 15: Pray for Our Country

October 8: Keep a Structure

September 30: St. Michael Prayer

September 24: Feast of St. Matthew

September 17: 2020 GRACE Annual Appeal

Archive: 2019-2020 Academic Year

May 21: Thank you Parents

May 7: Timely Updates for Ending our Year with Continuous Learning

April 30: Teacher Appreciation 2020

April 23: “We do it Together”

April 16: Recent Principal’s Report (SAC)

April 9: Holy Week 2020

March 31: Continuous Learning and Flexible Fridays

March 26: “Safer-At-Home” during COVID-19 – We are listening!

March 19: Together, Apart

March 5: Our School’s Lenten Opportunities

February 13: Auction Packets and Spring 2020 Conferences

February 6: Staff In-Service Feb. 2020

January 31: Investment in our Future- Vocations

January 23: Celebrations!

January 16: Blessing Bags Service Project

January 9: Catholic Schools Week 2020 Approaches!

December 12: Reflection on Sunday’s Gospel

December 5: Reflecting on Advent in our School

November 27: St. John the Baptist School gives thanks for …

November 21: Corporate Sponsorship Opportunity (Auction 2020)

November 14: Reflection on our new Mission Statement

November 7: Educating the Whole Child

October 31: Updated Mission Statement

October 24: 2020 Auction “Save the Date”

October 17: Holding Hands

October 10: Fall has Arrived

October 3: Stir Into Flame

September 27: Fall Reflections

September 19: It Takes a Village

September 12: Togetherness

September 4th: Our Catholic Family

 

Archive: 2018-2019 Academic Year

May 28: Service in the Community

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

March 18: Relevant Radio

March 7: Into Lent

February 4: Annual School Auction

January 22: Catholic Schools Week

January 7: Catholic Social Teachings

Christmas 2018

December 10: Gaudete Sunday

December 3: Parish and School

November 26: Advent at School

October 29: Faith-Filled Friendships

October 16: Superheroes.

September 25: Athletics

September 17: Family Values.

September 13: Architecture

September 6: Welcome Back

 

Archive: 2017-2018 Academic Year

May 28: Empathy in Action

2018 Annual Report

2018 8th Grade Academic Achievement

Mother’s Day 2018

April 23: New Members

April 16: Extra-Curricular Opportunities

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

Christmas 2017: Who will our children follow?

Advent 2017: Focus on Children

December 6: Developing the Whole Child

November 30: Advent at School

Thanksgiving: St. John the Baptist School gives thanks for:

November 13: Student Services at St. John the Baptist School

All Saints and All Souls Day

October 25: A Unique and Faith-Filled Preschool

October 18: Family Groups

October 4: Character Development

September 27: Faith and Academics

September 20: St. Anne