Let's focus on Homecoming for a minute. A lot of work goes into setting up for Mass here at school. People can assume it all just happens magically, but there is a lot of planning and preparation behind the scenes. This is especially important when we are trying to transform a gymnasium or auditorium into a sacred worship space.
Pep rallies don't just happen. People plan them extensively. Bands practice. Cheerleaders practice. It is a joint effort among many to create a positive spirit within the school.
The maintenance crews and volunteers make sure the field is in top notch condition, bleachers are safe and clean, public address system is working, concession stand is stocked, and the Spirit Store is ready to go for game day.
Finally, the kitchen staff deserves a "shout-out" today for going above and beyond the call of duty to offer a "cook-out" for lunch at school. It is difficult enough to provide hundreds of meals each day for the students, but our staff was willing to go the extra mile today to make Homecoming lunch extra special for the students. We are blessed indeed.
Thanks to everyone who sacrifices time, talent, and financial resources to help our school. The impact of what you do goes far beyond these walls at our school. We are making a difference in the world.