Principal Weekly Letter

Message from the Principal - May 18, 2022  

Dear Parents, 

This Sunday’s Gospel Reading is set at the Last Supper. Yet Jesus speaks in veiled terms about His Ascension to the Father, which of course took place less than seven weeks after the Last Supper. In Sunday’s Gospel Reading, we hear Jesus proclaim: “If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father”. But how could we expect the apostles to rejoice over Jesus leaving them?

After His Resurrection, Jesus could have remained in Jerusalem instead of ascending to Heaven. Through His divine power, Jesus could have kept His resurrected, glorified body from ever aging, so that even today, He would still be just 33 years old. From Jerusalem He would be still ruling the earth, settling disputes, and working miracles to dispel hunger and disease.

“Would not that have been a better world?” we might ask. Why, instead, did Jesus ascend to the Father’s Right Hand in Heaven, and establish in His stead a Church whose members have been unfaithful to the Church’s mission in every century of her history? The answer points our attention to the divine virtues of faith, hope and love.

God Bless You-

Mother Elaine, Principal

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