Hello, Saint Mary’s Catholic School Community,

I’d like to give you a weekly update on the school.  A week has passed since my first day as Principal of St. Mary’s, and as I reflect on the events of this week, I see that so much has already been achieved academically, morally and spiritually before I came here, but I also see so much potential for the future.  The school is coming back to normal, step by step, after a year or so of anomaly and difficulty.  Despite trials of various kinds, I see that people are determined to move on with hope and grit, come what may. 
I believe the best times are yet to come, as we work together for a continuously better school than yesterday, and a lifestyle centered on God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth.  We seek this lifestyle at St. Mary’s because God is the very cause of goodness and every other perfection we find in life.  St. Mary’s is no ordinary school, it is one in which everything is ultimately informed and measured by faith in this God.  Although we may encounter imperfections, as long as we focus on and pray to God who is the cause of perfection and truly Perfection Himself, we can have confidence that those imperfections will be brought closer and closer to perfection in, through and by Him.

Therefore, I exhort all in our community to look to God to perfect us, guide us, and to make St. Mary’s the best school divinely possible.

There will be a Fall picnic at St. Mary’s school on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 5:30 and all school families, staff and faculty are invited to meet together as a community and socialize.  Details about the picnic will be forthcoming.

I pray God to have mercy on us, bind up every wound and heal every illness,
In Christ,
Tim Vail