There is such an excitement in the air at the beginning of the school year. For students and staff alike, the start of class fills us with a sense of endless possibilities. A new year means new learning, relationships, opportunities, and responsibilities. There is such a paradox in this new growth and change beginning just as Mother Earth slows down in warm autumn days.
The start of the new school year in our Catholic educational community is always one that is marked by giving thanks to God and offering up our petitions for an uplifting and fruitful year. Our Division leaders began this year’s journey of Walking Together in the Light of Christ in late August with a full day of learning that included a Eucharistic Mass. Just last week, our staff gathered in 5 churches around the city to renew their commitment to Catholic education and to sit at the Lord’s Table.
Each of the 44,571 students who have joined us for the 2019-20 school year will have the opportunity to begin their year of growth and learning by celebrating their membership in the Body of Christ. Celebrating our relationship with God is at the heart of who we are, and this is why #ECSDfaithinspires!