Dr Tony Rieglings Letter 4/13/17

Greetings!

As we approach the Triduum, I hope you will have a wonderfully spiritual Easter experience. We celebrated Mass yesterday morning and prayed the Stations of the Cross in the afternoon. Our students seem to have taken their Lenten Journey seriously, with a real emphasis on growing spiritually.

We have some more congratulations to pass along. McKenzie C., 8th grade, finished first in the double mini and in tumbling at the USAG State Championships on April 2nd. She also finished second on trampoline. She also qualified for Nationals in all three events. Her next competition is Regionals in Evansville, IL in May. Nationals are in Milwaukee near the end of June. Way to go McKenzie! Our Girls On The Run squad had their first 5K practice run this past Monday. The distance was a real challenge for some of our elementary girls. The squad is working very hard and doing well. We had a send-off ceremony for our Precision Panthers on Wednesday for their RCX Robotics State Championship competition. They competed and placed 3rd out of 24 teams.

Remember, there is no school on Holy Thursday and Good Friday; we hope you will have the time to pray and give thanks for all Jesus did to bring us salvation. Next week is spring break, so we will see you back again on April 24th. There are many things going on this time of year. Please be sure to check the calendar for events that you may want to be a part of.

I hope you had a chance to see the coverage on WXIX, Fox19, last Friday. The reporters did a great job of highlighting all the energy and enthusiasm our Boosters pour into our school. We are so lucky to have such a capable and dedicated group. Not to mention some wonderful cooks!

At Mass yesterday, Fr. Bertke shared a thought I wish to pass along. In the Gospel reading, MT 26:14-25, Judas is confronted by Jesus and denies his conspiracy. The question during today’s homily is “why?” Is he trying to fool Jesus (highly unlikely), fool the other disciples, or fool himself? Perhaps all three. I found myself wondering about those times when, in our Human imperfection, we look for excuses to justify something we know we should not do, or for not doing something we should be doing. The challenge for us is to spot those times, take charge of them and make amends—not always an easy task. But, then we have the example of Jesus, who, in his humanity, went through terrible suffering for our benefit. Perhaps we can do better with that example in mind.

God bless, and see you around campus,

Tony Riegling