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Monthly Reflections from President Mike Prato


This monthly Reflection Series is intended to provide readers with reflections on the Gospels that are relevant to our school events and activities and are spiritually up-lifting.

Dream, listen, share, mobilize and execute are five essential words we live by as staff members at Kennedy Catholic. In addition, a foundation in prayer. Deep trust is given to us by our parents and students, so delivering on their investment in Catholic education is our duty.

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Welcome to 2018. I look forward to the new year ahead and for opportunities to engage with all of you as part of this amazing Lancer Family. I listened to an inspiring homily given on New Year's Day and wanted to share a few points with you.

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Advent, by definition, calls us to some kind of action. As Catholic Christians, it is a time to 'clean house' as the Centurion reminds us in the Gospel reading a few weeks ago; " I am not worthy that you should come under my roof...". For the Prato family, we strive for consistency in our preparation by taking part in weekly service as a family, nightly affirmations of Christ in our lives and by making reconciliation a priority. "The house needs a little tidying," my eldest daughter commented.

Read more about A Column of Fire Straight to Heaven

Jesus said to his disciples: "Be sure of this: if the master of the house had known the hour when the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come." As if this wasn't enough of a challenge, Jesus concludes, "Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more."

Read more about We've Been Entrusted With Much

This past month, the consultant to our international program, Mariko Fujiwara, arranged for a trip to Korea with the sole purpose of reengaging with a country that at one time was strongly represented at Kennedy Catholic.

Read more about Lancers Abroad