“Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them,
for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
As Catholics, the most important thing we do as a community is participate in Mass each Sunday. Attendance at Mass instructs us; strengthens us in the reception of the Eucharist, and fills us with the joy and mission to take Christ to others in our daily life. As such, the attendance policy pertaining to Mass will remain the same for 2017/18. Attendance at Mass will be recorded each Sunday and attendance cards will be available at every Mass at Holy Spirit.
We certainly understand that, for various reasons, it may not be possible to attend Mass at Holy Spirit each Sunday. Due to this, we will continue to allow nine (9) absences from Mass during the school year. Please know that this attendance allowance will be recorded for each student. Sadly, in the recent past, a number of families needed to be informed that their child would not advance a grade due to poor attendance at Mass and/or weekly class. If we do not, as adults, stress the importance of attending Mass and class, our children will be ill-prepared to meet their own baptismal mission to spread the Good News during their lives to their own children and others.