Two days are down and we have more than a few to go… this week I have been praying these words from Catholic Household Blessings and Prayers found on the National Council of Catholic Bishops’ website for our students: Lord our God,in your wisdom and love you surround us with the mysteries of the universe. Send your Spirit upon these students and fill them with your wisdom and blessings. Grant that they may devote themselves to their studies and draw ever closer to you,the source of all knowledge.
I have been thinking and praying a modernization of a prayer that the Christian Brothers shared before school each day beginning some time after 1850. It has its genesis in the eighteenth century Traité des Étudesby Charles Rollin. I am sure you will be able to see why it has been turning over-and-over in my brain: You, O Lord, are my strength, my patience, my light, and my counsel. It is you who touch the hearts of the children entrusted to my care. Abandon me not to myself for one moment.
While it's still summer in the city, we at Mullen High School will be coming back together sooner than later and I, for one, am ready! I know that many of you are too, and I hope that some (most? all?) of your students are as well!
A New School Year Begins Here! We are red carpet ready, and very excited to settle into this new year. We are grateful to our families for entrusting your students to us either anew in the case of those new families joining us this year or again for all of you who are returning!
All Mullen parents are invited! This adult social event has it all! The party is held at Mullen High School in the the gorgeous Grotto on the lawn! The event begins at 5:00pm and offers dinner and beverages in the spirit of Italy.
This year we benefited from professional photographer John Leyba. He worked tirelessly to capture our student body, student-athletes and faculty throughout the year. His gift to the class of 2019 includes his shots from the 84th graduation ceremony this past weekend.
As we end the school year let us remember God is never far… God be in my head, and in my understanding; God be in my eyes, and in my looking; God be in my mouth; and in my speaking; God be in my heart; and in my thinking; God be at my end, and at my departing.