The Opening Liturgy of School Year 2018-19: Faith to Move Mountains

Our opening mass on Friday, August 31, highlighted this year's school theme of "Faith to Move Mountains." Each class presented a "mountain" representing a promise to live out the virtues of our faith: faith, hope, charity, temperance, justice, prudence, fortitude, compassion, and gratitude.
 
Our school theme mirrors the Archdiocese of Chicago theme for its schools this year. In the words of the Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Dr. Jim Rigg, PhD: "The chosen theme for the 2018/2019 school year is “Faith to Move Mountains.” As Christ tells us in the 17th Chapter of Matthew, God’s faith can help us to do great things. Even faith as small as a “mustard seed” can enable us to move mountains! As we look to the future of our schools with confidence, we know we have some mountains to move. Momentum is building in spite of all challenges, and our faith provides us with constant strength and comfort."