I got back from Washington D. C. one week ago and since then it’s been a whirlwind of activity. The trip with our 8th graders was wonderful. The kids were perfect. One major glitch that was no fault of our own and that was when our bus hit the side view mirror of another bus. Doesn’t sound like a big deal but it crashed into the windows along one side of our bus and blew out all the window. Frightening….you bet. Luckily, the glass did what it was supposed to do and that was to shatter instead of shard. Our entire bus was sprayed with little pellets that found themselves everywhere including hair and clothing. Within an hour we were able to get a new bus and be on our way.
As usual, Gettysburg was awesome. We had Jim Roubal again as our guide. He is so awesome and he has a good memory. I have learned so much more as an adult about our country’s history by visiting these historic places. Of course, Mt. Vernon and the Naval Academy are cool too!
I really got to know some of our kids who are leaving us. They are genuinely nice kids and like the kids we had two years ago, I will really miss them. I also got to know some of our parents too and they were a blast too.
The school year is beginning to wind down but our parish is never asleep. We are already filling up for next year. Our pre-K and 1st Grade is on a waiting list and I imagine that we will be repeating this with the other grades too as the days move forward. I can’t even begin to express the pride I feel when hard work bears good fruit.
With the CSA (Catholic Services Appeal) beginning this weekend, I hope I can convince the Nativity community to be generous again. I would really like to put the roof repairs behind us and start working on some of the other things we need around here. Such as, our narthex! I would like to replace the cringing, put in new lighting, paint the walls, completely remodel the bathrooms, and rip out the carpet and replace it with tile. That’s all!
The festival will also be here before we know it and just about everything in that is pretty well set. Raffle tickets will be going out shortly and the new revamping of that should prove to be profitable provided that we execute it properly. By the way, the tickets went from a dollar a piece to $5 a ticket. the winnings are up too along with the odds of winning.
Thats all for now!