To our new families, welcome to Mary Immaculate! And to our returning families welcome back!
We are prepared for another great year at MIS! We’ve already been in school for a few weeks and everyone seems to be back in the swing. I have enjoyed meeting the new students and parents and I know the teachers have as well, particularly at Great Expectations. I hope all of your students are feeling settled, made new friends and become reacquainted with old ones. It’s going to be a great year!
My theme this year is Family as we have been discussing. With that them I include your immediate family, of course, but also our Family in Christ as Catholics and as human beings. My belief is that if we begin to see each other as brothers and sisters, we begin to treat each other with more kindness and increase our empathy for our fellow people.
Last year I focused on empathy and saw changes in our student body in the way we treated each other, so I want to continue that this year and improve on it. As I told the students last year, we can make this world better by starting small and local, then it can grow beyond to help all people, not just our fellow Mustangs.
A prime example of this is the way we respond to Hurricane Harvey. We have started with our small fundraiser and I have been blown away by the response. Every cent we give will help with the diocese of Corpus Christi as they rebuild after the hurricane. I am sure we will be asked to help in other ways as well so please keep an eye out for any announcements from MIS or the diocese.
Let’s have a great year!
Matthew Krause, Principal
Papal Intention for the Month of September:
That our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity is seen.