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Catholic Community Like No Other
Catholic Community Like No Other.
Sr. Jean McGrath, Principal
March 16, 2018
Dear Falcon Families,
Happy St. Patrick’s Day AND Happy St. Joseph’s Day…As an Irish Sister of St. Joseph, I need to be sure both saints get equal time.
We will celebrate St. Patrick tomorrow evening at a Celtic Dinner immediately following the 4:00 Mass. An authentic corned beef dinner complemented by other Irish libations and some terrific entertainment will make it a fun evening for all.
I wish all could have been present for our prayer for peace on Wednesday. I asked the students to come to church in silence as a way to honor all who have died because of any kind of violence. Our prayer was centered on the need for each of us to be a peacemaker and for us to be mindful of all in our lives who are peacemakers. The “sign of peace”, done so respectfully, was a simple handshake and greeting: “May we be peacemakers today and every day.” I was inspired by the sincerity and attention of each child in Church. May these students be part the generation of leaders who will resolve so many problems that are the result of violent behavior.
Tomorrow, the Parish Men’s Club will be distributing shopping bags to every household in the parish. We are inviting each family to fill the bags with non-perishable food items that will...
Tom Dowling is a proud member of the St. John Fisher Class of 2010 and recently received the prestigious Truman Scholarship. Currently a Junior at the University of Illinois, Tom was nominated by the university and was one of only 62 nationally selected recipients from a field of over 750 nominees.