“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” (Matthew 28:19)
The Gospel reading for this Sunday focuses on Jesus’ command to his apostles to go out and “make disciples of all nations” by “teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.” Today we reflect on what it means to be a disciple of Christ.
The word disciple comes from the Latin discipulus meaning “pupil, student, follower.” The primary job of a student is to learn and so to be a disciple of Christ means to learn about Christ. This is why Christ instructs his apostles that they are to evangelize by teaching others what Jesus taught them. But is it enough to just learn about Christ?
Learning about Jesus is only a starting point. If the learning does not lead to transformation of the heart then the lessons have fallen short. I think sometimes we feel that to be a disciple of Christ means we have to be perfect. But if we study and examine the gospels we can see that while Jesus had high expectations for his disciples, he also emphasized a few key big ideas that did not center on being perfect.
One such big idea is to pray. Jesus models to his disciples how to pray and we can find examples of Jesus going off to pray by himself. This is something we can all do. For to pray is to communicate with God. My prayers are often short and simple. My favorite is simply “God help me be who you need me to be.” I leave the rest up to God trusting he will help me.
The second big idea is to forgive others. There are many instances of Jesus forgiving others and preaching about the importance of forgiveness. To forgive another is to give new life to a relationship. Christ knew the weaknesses of humanity and so emphasized the value of forgiveness. In forgiving others and ourselves, we follow Christ’s powerful example.
The most powerful of Christ’s lessons is to love others. In each of the Gospels, Jesus remarks about the importance of loving others. While the command to love others is not new to Christ, Christ takes the command found in Leviticus 19:18 and extends it to all of humanity. In Leviticus the interpretation is to love your neighbour as yourself. The focus was on loving your own countrymen or tribe. But Jesus teaches his follows to love everyone, including one’s own enemies.
There are many lessons that Jesus teaches to his disciples. To pray, to forgive, and to love may be the ones we can most focus on and in so doing we can grow in our relationship with Jesus and with our fellow humans.
GR 5 MAKES INSTRUMENTS FOR MUSIC
GR 6 DOES THEIR WALKATHON
Our Grade 6 class was in isolation due to Covid-19 exposure during our May 14 Walkathon. Today, the class took the streets around our community to do their walkathon. Our walkathon has been an enormous success and again my sincere thanks to all our sponsors and donors!
BIG THANK YOU TO OUR WALKATHON SPONSORS
In addition to all of our donors raising money for our school, several businesses also helped to make this Walkathon a success:
PAYMENT WITHDRAWAL SCHEDULE
The following payment schedule is in effect.
- June 01 – Activity Fee ($75 per student) + Emergency Fee ($10 per student)
- July 01 – First month’s tuition or Full year’s lump sum tuition for 2021-2022
SCHOOL SUPPLIES LIST FOR 2021-2022
The school supplies list for next year is available to purchase at School Start now. Please select your child(ren)’s grade for 2021-2022 to purchase the supplies directly from them. It will be delivered to our school late August.
To view the list, please click on the desired grade below:
COVID-19 DAILY SYMPTOMS CHECK
This is a reminder that parents need to take the time to do the Daily Check every day. It is important that we remain committed to taking our COVID-19 procedures seriously. Click here to access the form. You will no longer need to provide the child or parent’s name on the form.
Complete Daily Screening
All Walkathon money is due to the Office. Thank you
June 1 – Hot Lunch – Riz Sushi
June 2 – Hot Lunch – Pizza; School Mass Gr. 6
June 3 – Hot Lunch – Church’s Chicken
June 6 – First Communion for Gr. 3 Students at 2pm
June 8 – Hot Lunch – Pampanga’s
June 9 – Hot Lunch – Pizza; School Mass Gr. 4
June 10 – Hot Lunch – Subway; Confirmation Gr. 7 at 6pm
June 11 – Sports Day – Noon Dismissal
June 13 – First Communion Gr. 2 @ 2pm and 4pm
June 15 – Hot Lunch – Riz Sushi
June 16 – Hot Lunch – Pizza; School Mass Gr 3
June 17 – Hot Lunch – Church’s Chicken; Confirmation Gr. 7 @ 6pm
June 18 – Gr. 7 Awards Ceremony and Farewell
June 22 – Hot Lunch – Pampanga’s
June 23 – Hot Lunch – Pizza; School Mass Gr. 2
June 24 – Hot Lunch – Subway
June 25 – Last day of Class for Students – Noon Dismissal