While the end of summer is always sad, it is good to be back in school. We have new pews in the Chapel, donated from St. Jude’s in Fredericksburg. They look beautiful and they work so much better. Thank you to everyone who helped with this project. Please join us for Mass whenever you can.
As I sat down for Mass on the first day of school, I felt a major gift of satisfaction and consolation in the work of Holy Family and the situation in the Church as a whole. Many of you are well aware that the Church is going through a very confusing time right now. The crisis of abuse cover-up and the revelations that certain clerics tolerated and, even abetted, gross clerical immorality are testing the faith of the laity and wrongly casting shadows on good priests and bishops. However, this could be a valuable opportunity for healing, reform and renewal. We need the TRUTH to come out. We need more AG reports and we need more bishops to go public with what they knew and what they did. And while we might be disappointed and further tested in what is uncovered, we need to stay on the side of TRUTH.
Holy Family Academy is committed to cultivating the Love for TRUTH in children. This requires the encounter with TRUTH at the altar, the seeking of TRUTH in the classroom and the living of TRUTH in community. The Love for TRUTH is a virtue that must be practiced and lived. We are committed to this and we are committed to constantly trying to improve how we do this. Your partnership in this mission is so important. Thank you.
“If you remain in my word, then you will truly be my disciples, and you will know the Truth and the Truth will set you free.” (Jn 8:31-32)