Father Aidan, our pastor, and the Saint Mary School Board, are beginning a search for the new principal for Saint Mary School, to be in place for July of 2020. Plans are underway to gather input from the various stakeholders; parents, teachers, staff, and alumni. Father Aidan and the search committee would welcome input from parishioners concerning the qualities and attributes that should be the strengths of our new principal. I have been tasked by Father Aidan and the search committee to compile this input and share it with them, all to help guide their search. If you have strong ideas about the principal who should lead our school, please forward them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send them in writing to the rectory.
If you are aware of a potential candidate for the position, you may have them contact Deacon John as well. There is a link both on the school website and on the parish website to the application directions, and a brief job description detailing qualifications required.
The change of seasons often gives us a reason to take stock and reflect on how we are doing. I always like falling back with the time change, and getting an “extra” hour, usually of sleep. Perhaps we can all think of something to do with our extra hour that will benefit those around us, especially those who need our help the most. Here’s hoping we can all find an extra hour to be the presence someone else may need. May the beauty of the changing leaves lead each of us to consider turning over a new leaf (pun intended) and change our hearts for the better. God bless you all.