A Letter from the VCMS Principal – October 2021

Dear VCMS Families,

Prayer is one of the hallmarks of the Valley Catholic community, and I invite you to include our students and staff in your daily prayers. One way to do this is by sending a favorite prayer or reflection for our faculty morning prayer time.
Faculty morning prayer includes a wide range of spiritual reflections and focuses on bringing Christ’s spirit into each day. Prayers might be a traditional prayer, poem, short story, song, or image that is intended to bring us (the faculty) to a place of prayer/reflection.

Sharing your favorite prayer is a way to support our teachers’ spiritual lives and help set the tone for their day. The prayer/reflection does not need to be “religious” per se, but if it helps YOU center or moves your spirit or soul, please share this with us. It truly can be anything you find inspirational. If it moves you, then it is a prayer.

If you have something you would like to share, email it to me ([email protected]) and I will use it at the next available school day. You are encouraged to submit as many times as you want. I will use your contributions in the order I receive them.

Valley Catholic Middle and High Schools Conferences –Parent teacher conferences will be held Wednesday, Oct. 13 through Friday, Oct. 15 via Zoom.

The teachers teach between 140-175 students in a week and will have a corresponding number of parents to see over the three conference days. For this reason, we encourage you to keep all the students, parents, and staff in your prayers as we meet to further the partnership between the teachers and parents.

As a final thought, I want to share one of my favorite prayer reflections. This song is not considered a religious song, but has always made me think about God using the singer’s voice to convey the message to those who listen. This song was used as part of our Passion Play ten years ago. Some of you may remember it. This is the type of non-religious reflection that, in my opinion, brings God’s message to us. I hope you enjoy it:

Whenever You’re In Trouble
by Donny Osmond

Jennifer Gfroerer
VCMS Principal