A Celebration of Work Well Done
"'So God blessed the seventh day and hallowed it, because on it God rested from all his work which he had done in creation" (Gen 2:3)'. God himself teaches us the importance of dedicating time to contemplate and enjoy what has been done well in work. I speak of work, naturally, not only in the sense of employment and profession, but in the broader sense: every action by which we as men and women cooperate in God's creative work.
~Pope Francis, General Audience, August 12/15~
Our work in Catholic education is so much more than completing daily tasks. It is truly a cooperation in God's creative work, for we are nurturing and forming our children. We are building God's Kingdom.
As this school year comes to a close and you prepare for the well-earned rest to be found in the summer, I would like to express my gratitude to each of you for the work that you have done to be Leaders of Hope and Mercy for our children, their families, and each other. As our Holy Father shared in the passage above, it is time for us to contemplate, enjoy, and celebrate the amazing work that has happened in our schools and sites over the course of the past year.
Every member of our staff, whether you are working directly with children in our schools or in a centralized role that provides services to schools, plays a vital part in making us #ECSDawesome! You have cared for our students in so many ways in the classroom and far beyond, ensuring that everyone can learn together, work together, and pray together in answering the call to a faith-filled life of service.
Many, many thanks to you all for your contributions to an incredible year of Hope and Mercy!