Dear St. Francis Families,
The past week has been trying for all of us! I think we’re all done with being quarantined, and ready for a return to normalcy.
Over the past week, I’ve received numerous emails from parents about the challenges of being isolated at home, juggling distance learning for K-12 students, as well as trying to work and maintain a household. Needless to say, this quarantine has tested our patience and sanity more than we possibly imagined.
Even with all of the challenges we’re facing as a school community, I’ve been moved by the silver linings you’ve all shared with me. Whether it’s taking a walk, playing board games as a family, trying new cooking recipes, caring for a neighbor or simply appreciating a quiet family dinner at home, you’ve all identified what you’re thankful for. Please continue to share your silver lining moments with me, as I would love to share those in the coming week on our social media sites.
As we end this week, I leave you with the following prayer and ask that you keep the faith. I have no doubt that we will get through this unprecedented event together.
Heavenly Father, we pray for all those who have contracted the coronavirus, as well as those who are vulnerable.
We also pray for those who are experiencing fear or anxiety.
Please provide for the affected families who are facing difficult decisions between food on the table and our public safety.
We also pray for those who are afraid to access care due to their immigration status, let us pray for recognition of the God-given dignity of all human life.
For our brothers and sisters around the world, we pray for shared solidarity.
St. Francis of Assisi, pray for us!
In the spirit of Pax et Bonum (peace and goodness),