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.
This morning, January 15, 2021, Dianne Giampietro, a.k.a. Ms. Dianne to those who knew her as former principal and peer, departed this world to join Our Lord, where we never die or cry again. We ask STC’s community’s prayers for her soul’s repose and for the Lord’s comfort for her family and friends. She dedicated her life to Catholic Education, and here in the Conewago Deanery she led Immaculate Conception School in New Oxford for many years, helping numerous students and families to grow in academics, and more importantly in their relationship with Christ. A deep desire to teach all children to read led her strongly, and the reading room in Immaculate Conception’s now parish center building still retains her plaque. During retirement, Ms. Dianne was instrumental as the interim principal at Sacred Heart School twice: once between principals Sr. Eilienn and Mrs. Noel, and second between Mrs. Noel and Miss Rizzuto during the deanery study that would bring us to our school now: St. Teresa of Calcutta Catholic School in Hanover and McSherrystown. She even led CARES at St. Joseph Academy for a time. In short–Ms. Dianne made her life a gift to others. Always ready with a smile and listening ear, quiet with a happy sense of humor, busying herself with caring for others more than herself, be they students, faculty, friends, family, parishioners… Ms. Dianne is one who truly did small things with great love every single day. She was righteous, and “the righteous live forever, and their reward is with the Lord; the Most High takes care of them. Therefore they will receive a glorious crown and a beautiful diadem from the hand of the Lord” (Wis. 5:15,16). And Ms. Dianne has many crowns from God’s hand, as her soul now dwells in His courts, the place where the psalmist says “a day in Your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere” (Ps. 84:10). Please join us in imitating such a saintly woman who is now at home with the Lord.
“I am the Resurrection and the Life. Whoever believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
Mr. Jesse Read, Principal - Conewago Campus