This weekend, in a special way, we are observing Catholic Schools Week. We are blessed to have not only fine religious education and faith formation ministries here at St. Cecelia Parish, but we also have access to fine Catholic schools in our area. In a particular way, St. Cecelia Grade School and Clearwater Central High School provide excellent education for our young people. It is wonderful to see the strong support these schools enjoy in our area.
Jesus commanded his disciples to go and teach all nations. Our support of Catholic Education on all levels helps to fulfill that mandate in our present day.
Our support of the diocesan Annual Pastoral Appeal (APA) is also an important part of this. We know that our Catholic schools and other religious education outreaches have been a blessing to so many of our youth and families. Let’s continue to support them and all the many ways we strive to grow in our faith in our parish and diocese!
And let us continue to pray for one another.