The greatest fulfillment is in doing God’s will.
We do not have to do great things, only small things with great love.
We do not have to be extraordinary in any way.
I can do what you can’t do and you can do what I can’t do. Together we can do something beautiful for God. We can be the little pencils in the hand of God.
St. Teresa of Calcutta, Pray for us.
“O Man, beatitude is placed within your hands, If only you submit, and freely give consent.”
The laws of the Kingdom of Heaven given by Our Lord on the Mount of Olives (Matt. 5) work within us only when we freely submit to Him. He will not force us. The only way to receive from Him is to freely concede. This week we celebrated Constitution Day at STC. Teachers wove our country’s foundational laws into their instruction, and all sported red, white, and blue apparel. It's a happy annual observance our Catholic schools enjoy every year! As Americans, our rights are recognized as God-given, and while they enable us not to not do certain things, they were designed by our ancestors to enable us to do virtuous things‒Freedom for something rather than Freedom from something. Free to do good. Our school community is a wonderful, living example of this freedom, the freedom enshrined in our self-government, and even more importantly the freedom we exercise as Christians. STC is here because individuals have freely chosen to spend their intellect, strength, creativity, and passion in the service of Catholic education. It is here because of the families who freely choose to make the sacrifices to give their children a Catholic education. And we’re continuing the legacy our ancestors freely gave themselves to many, many years ago, whether as immigrant families building the parishes or as the women who freely consecrated themselves to Christ to be His teachers that would start Catholic schools here. We feel so blessed to be a part of STC’s mission in making “active disciples of Christ” in all the things we do, particularly in the “small things” filled “with great love.” Please continue to pray for our community as we continue our mission in 2020. “Blessed are those whose greatest desire is to do what God requires; God will satisfy them fully!” (Matt. 5:6 GNT).
Mr. Jesse Read, Principal - Conewago Campus