How’s it going? What an exciting time! As I write this I’m gone on the March for Life in Washington, DC. What a great opportunity to stand up for all human life from conception to natural death.
Also, we have Catholic Schools’ Week this week. I remember Catholic Schools’ Week at St. Cecilia in Ames, Iowa with fond memories. Hopefully, we can help create some great memories for the kids of St. Casimir School. What great joy it is to be able to hand on the Christian faith, values, and morals to our kids every school day. Don’t forget to support the school through the book sale Sunday morning after the 8:00 AM Mass.
We also have KC Trivia Night on Saturday, February 4th at 7:00. I am kind of biased, but I’m praying that my team wins.
Friday, February 3rd, there is Blaze in Mankato. Blaze is for high school students. Blaze is at the Newman Center. There will be great Christian music, Adoration, a talk by Father Beerman, games, and spending time hearing college students talk about their Catholic faith journeys. This could be a great inspiration to live out your faith in school.
On Sunday, February 5, Chase Ottman, son of Scott and Michelle, will be baptized at St. Casimir. We welcome Chase to the Family of God and to the joy of having the stain of Original Sin removed. What a glorious event!
This Sunday we have the Beatitudes, part of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. In some ways we can think of the Ten Commandments as a bare minimum, what not to do. The Beatitudes are the maximum, what to do. They show us how to live not just a good life, but a great life, a life lived to others, and for something bigger than ourselves, namely the Kingdom of Heaven.
Have a blessed week and don’t forget to wish the kids from St. Casimir School a happy Catholic School’s Week.
Peace of Christ,