“As I sit on my island, it becomes clear that we need to stop plotting the course and instead just land the plane on our plans to make a difference by getting to the “do” part of faith. That’s because love is never stationary. In the end, love doesn’t just keep thinking about it or keep planning for it. Simply put: love does.”
― Bob Goff, Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World
The second great commandment tells us “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” We are reminded of this in so many ways at the Lafayette Catholic School System. We are reminded by principals, teachers, and even students that we are to put God first, and others second — before ourselves. Yet, the verbal reminders are never as powerful as seeing it in action. Daily, I am reminded just how much our parish and school community support our mission, and support the development of our youth.
We just could not function without the support of our dedicated volunteers. Because of you the Lafayette Catholic School System is thriving! You can observe it in many ways: playground duty at St. Mary; serving lunch at Central Catholic; painting the lines on the football field; sorting and filing for the LCSS Development office; setting up for the Blue Knight Auction; running a student and parent tutorial on science fair projects; taking tickets at a ball game; and the list goes on and on. Our students, faculty and parents also contribute to many projects in our community, whether it’s raising money for cancer research or serving meals at the Lafayette Urban Ministry. Our Catholic community is engaged and making an impact.