June 22, 2018
“Let your light shine…”Matt. 5:16
Excerpted quote from email sent by parent of a recent graduate –
“Finally, as a Catholic family, we really enjoyed the way that faith and love was always such a core message at the school. Your graduation talk about concentrating on the “who” you are rather than the “what” you are was right in line with what we’re teaching our children, so we appreciated hearing that. It was nice to hear the message that faith is important and that you should always treat others as Jesus would. In a society where secularism is so prominent, we really respected the value you placed on faith.”

Dear St. Mary School Parents,

Happy Summer to you all! I hope that you are already enjoying a slower paced schedule. Here at school, that hasn’t happened for us yet.

There have been many workmen here this week focused on getting the offices and the beautiful historic convent ready for our new priests as it will now become the rectory.

We all wish Fr. Bob the very best as he departs for Honduras on Monday. I know that you join me in offering prayers for his safety and good health. He has a busy retirement planned ahead.

Last weekend, our Booster Club hosted a group of traveling cyclists who are traveling to do Outreach Projects for others. They found our gym to be comfortable for the night.

Mrs. Linn has been busy welcoming and registering several new students this week. We look forward to sharing that warm St. Mary welcome with them. She has asked me to remind you all that if you have any school business to conduct, that you do that by next Friday, June 30th, as she will be on vacation for the first two weeks of July. 

Reminder – Don’t forget to order your School Supply Packs!

Always Learning- Some of our teachers attended the New Hanover County Schools Summer Workshop for Teachers this week.

I have interviewed some wonderfully talented teachers. I will share an update when decisions have been made.

Our new pastor, Fr. Ryszard, arrives on Tuesday!

We send our prayers and best wishes to Mrs. Jordan, Spanish teacher Gr. 6-8, as she had surgery this week. Fortunately, she is now home.


Mrs. Joyce Price