Dear St. Michael’s Families,
We hope that this letter finds you and your family well as we enter the holiday season. We want to take this opportunity to let you know how grateful and thankful we are for our St. Michael’s family. Although 2020 has presented many challenges, your patience and support has helped our school to move forward and to continue to provide a high quality and Lasallian Christian education.
We often use the word “family” when talking about St. Michael’s. Our St. Michael’s family is what has kept us motivated through these unprecedented times. We are all in agreement that the most energizing days of this school year are those days that students returned to campus to retrieve books, participate in Senior Retreat, volunteer to serve in various classes and events, and participate in off-season athletics. Our community and our faith have been tested, and without a doubt our family is the epitome of an inclusive community that stands together in prayer, with hope and gratitude.
We are blessed for the trust, support, and confidence you impart by entrusting your students to our care. Working with and teaching your children is such a blessing. St. John Baptist de La Salle said it best: “Young people need good teachers, like visible angels.” We are thankful for our teachers, staff, and you as parents serving as visible angels for our students.
Although we cannot join in person for our Thanksgiving Feast and Prayer Service, you and your families will be in our prayers. The Lord has blessed this school and the entire St. Michael’s Family for over 161 years, and we are thankful for the giving spirit and the traditions that continue at St. Michael’s. We are confident that we will gather again soon in person, and the halls will echo with the energy of our eager youth cementing their place in the St. Michael’s tradition, but until that day we leave you with this prayer of hope:
Dear Lord, we are ever grateful for your presence in our lives and the blessings you bestow on us every day. May we take the time this Thanksgiving to share our gratitude with those we love. We pray for the health and safety of all those dear to us. Finally, we ask you to bless those without family, homes, food. May they be blessed with the generosity of others and find the joy in your loving presence.
St. Michael the Archangel and St. John Baptist de La Salle…pray for us.
Live Jesus in our Hearts…forever!
Sam Govea Leslie Kilmer