Dear Parents Families and Friends
Are you Ready?
In Sunday’s Gospel (Luke 12: 32-40) Jesus gives us advice - “You too must stand ready”. Jesus is not trying to make us nervous or worried about when the “Son of Man is coming”, but to always be looking at doing what is right and doing your best. He challenges us daily to be the type of person we know is best to be. St Mary of the Cross MacKillop also said something similar - “Never see a need without doing something about it”. It is also said that in every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact. We can be ready for the future, by being the best we can in the present, we can make a positive impact.
Our Mini Vinnies sleepout is an example of how we can be the best we can in the moment. The students and staff who slept at school recently had an experience of selflessness. They gave up their comforts, gave up their devices and gave up their money all in the aid of others less fortunate. Thank you all, students, staff and for your generous donations, the Katoomba Chapter of St Vincent de Paul greatly appreciate all that St Canice’s does for those less fortunate.
To answer that question in the beginning - Yes I think every day we are ready - when we love, show compassion and forgiveness towards others and ourselves. The St Canice’s family is a very giving and loving community. What a great school here on the top of the mountain (even when it snows!!)
Mr Mark Geerligs Principal