I share these memories with you, not out of a sense of nostalgia, but to share with you my own experience with Catholic education and how formative it truly is and, because I believe it to be so formative, to invite you personally to stop by our parish school's Open House on Sunday, January 27th from 8:00 to 12:30. As parents of young children there are so many choices you have had to make and will continue to make — and there are few more important than the educational decisions you make for your children. I would like to invite you to consider St. Mary’s Visitation Parish School as a possible educational choice for your child and to stop by the Open House and learn more about it, to meet school parents and our wonderful principal, Mrs. Mary Tretow, and all the dedicated teachers and staff of our parish school.
While it may be possible to think that it’s only in my role as a pastor to encourage people to look at the school, I do not encourage you to do so out of a sense of obligation or duty, but because I truly believe in what our school is doing and the treasure that it is. I also believe that if you see it and experience it for yourself, you will come to agree with me. I hope to see you there!