The hallways here at school are basically quiet with just a few exceptions. The childcare center is open and active. Basketball practice is happening in the gymnasium. The finance office is busy with end-of-year duties and making sure we get paid at the end of the month. (I checked on them in particular!) The maintenance crew is busy with changing furnace filters, making minor repairs to a variety of things, and the cafeteria floor is being given a new coat of wax after stripping off the old. The heavy traffic that takes place in the cafeteria can cause even the most hardened surface to lose its luster.
Being in the school during lengthy breaks always serves as a good reminder for me about the dedication of Catholic school employees. There is a lot of work behind the scenes that keeps the place running smoothly. I am grateful to all of those individuals who give so generously of themselves to make our institution a place of excellence.
St. John the Apostle--pray for us!