Principal’s Message - February 2017
Dear Holy Ghost Families,
Every year, Catholic School principals gather for a three day retreat to be inspired, as we follow our call to leadership in each Catholic School. This year, Bishop Richard Gagnon led six sessions on the theme of Laudato Si; On Care for Our Common Home. I would like to share a few of the highlights, with you.
We need to be aware of our relationship with creation. 1) We have been given dominion over God’s creation. It is our duty to protect the people, creatures, animals, water, plants, resources, earth and sky; all of nature. We must be attentive and take action to understand climate change, pollution, global warming, fossil fuels, sustainability, consumerism and waste. 2) All of creation is a gift, we need to respect and preserve. 3) As Christians we are called to take action, as God’s ambassadors we need a strong attitude regarding our relationship with God’s creation and our stewardship. 4) Each one can do more to reuse, recycle, car pool, create less garbage, preserve water, minimize pollution, and consume less. 5) We must strive to create harmony with God, man and nature.
All of us at Holy Ghost School are called to join with creation, in praising God. We will strive to become more aware of opportunities to preserve and respect God's creations.
FROM A PRAYER IN UNION WITH CREATION (FROM LAUDATO SI)
Father, we praise you with all your creatures. We came forth from your all-powerful hand; filled with your tender love! Son of God, Jesus, you are alive in every creature.
Holy Spirit, by your light you dwell in our hearts and you inspire us to do what is good.
Lord, teach us to contemplate you in the beauty of the universe, Awaken our praise and thankfulness for every being that you have made.
God of love, show us our place in this world as channels of your love for all the creatures of this earth. Enlighten those who possess power and money that they may avoid the sin of indifference. The poor and the earth are crying out.
O Lord, seize us with your power and light, help us to protect all life, to prepare for a better future, for the coming of your Kingdom of justice, peace, love and beauty.
Praise, be to you! Amen.
Yours in Christ’s love,
Mrs. M. Chabluk
Holy Ghost School