weekend, in a special way, we are observing Catholic Schools Week (see below). We are blessed to have not only fine religious 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 Interparochial School and Clearwater Central Catholic High School provide wonderful opportunities for the education of our young people. It is great to see the strong support these schools enjoy in our area. We also celebrate all the Catholic schools in our diocese which provide this important Catholic ministry.
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 time.
It is also that time of year for us to consider our financial support to the Annual Pastoral Appeal (APA) for the Diocese of St. Petersburg (see page 6). Part of APA funding is dedicated to the ministry of Catholic schools and education. Your generosity is much appreciated.
As we continue to “courageously live the Gospel” let’s pray for all of our faculty, staff and students in our Catholic schools. May God continue to bless these great efforts.
And let us continue to pray for one another.