A Note from Mrs. Preston
Dear Parents and Friends of St. Peter’s School,
Daffodils are blooming; buds on the trees are blossoming…the month of March ushers in spring!
There are special opportunities for growth for all of our St. Peter’s community this month. Our faculty will experience cognitive growth at the biannual Diocesan Teacher Education Conference. They will hear from a number of speakers, attend informative sessions and Bishop Robert Guglielmone will celebrate Mass.
Experience has shown me that the trip to Washington, DC results in considerable emotional and intellectual growth with our 6th grade students. As we get closer to the departure date, the students exhibit nervousness and excitement. After 3 whirlwind days, they return home exhausted, but with a heightened sense of confidence and accomplishment. I look forward to joining Ms. Geene,6 parents and the students on this trip, March 27-29.
We begin our Lenten journey on Ash Wednesday, March 1st, where through abstinence, alms giving, and prayer we hope to grow in our relationship with God. This is a special time of spiritual growth for our students, faculty, and families.
Of course the month of March would not be complete without a celebration of St. Patrick! Be sure to join the St. Peter’s community in the parade that travels down Devine Street and through Five Points on Saturday, March 18. St. Peter’s Church and School owe a debt of gratitude to those who came from Ireland and built the church in 1824 and started the school over 160 years ago. I believe that our founders would be very pleased with the continued growth of this special parish and school, still thriving in downtown Columbia!
I encourage you to take advantage of the penitential season of the next 40 days to focus on your own intellectual, emotional and spiritual growth. Making room for God in your life through prayer will foster positive growth in all areas of your life.