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2018-19 Board Spiritual Theme

Hearts on Fire (Luke 24:32) - JOURNEYJourney

The 2018-19 school year marks the first of our three-year Board Spiritual Theme (Hearts on Fire (Luke 24:32) Journey, Encounter, Transform) rooted in the story of the Road to Emmaus found in the Gospel of Luke. On the road to Emmaus, Jesus journeys with his disciples. He shares the story of our faith with them and teaches us to accompany one another. The art of accompaniment is about taking the time to walk alongside one another. This gentle invitation of friendship and respectful listening leads to transformation. As members of this Catholic community, we practice accompaniment by helping one another to realize that God’s story has always been designed to connect with our stories. Our own unique stories have greater purpose and meaning by knowing and living the story we share in Christ. Our faith is an incredible love story about an encounter with God. As we journey through our lives, even though we do not see Jesus, we know that he is always walking with us. This knowing enables us to share the love of Jesus with others and offer encouragement to all those along our path.

As a result of our encounter with Christ on our journey of faith, empowered by the Holy Spirit, we are called to share our joyous experience with others. We live the Emmaus experience in our school communities as we witness to the Risen Lord by serving God and others. We will continue to emphasize the importance of building an interior prayer life, providing a preferential option for the poor and supporting the faith formation of staff and student leaders. Resources and training dedicated to improving our ability to be Catechists and strengthening home, school, parish relationships to accompany students and families with great respect, patience and love will be a focus this year, welcoming all to recognize Christ at the depth of awareness to which he invites us.

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