This weekend we say goodbye to Father Waldman, who has taken up an assignment as Parochial Administrator of Saint Martin of Tours Parish. I would like to take this opportunity to express my deep gratitude to him for his hard work during his time here at Queen of All Saints. Father was able to touch the hearts of may people here through his work with adult faith, pastoral care, St. Vincent De Paul Society, greeting parishioners after Masses and specially through his homilies. Please join me following all Masses this weekend in expressing thanks to him.
It is hard to believe that July 4th has come and gone. Summer is quickly passing by and soon the halls of our school will be teeming with students. Our current enrollment for next year has risen from 297 to 315 in our K-8 Grades, and we have about 62 enrolled in our Pre-School program. Ever since Queen of All Saints School opened its doors in 1985, our school has served the mission of giving children solid formation in the faith that is fully integrated with an excellent academic education.
The benefits of our school and Catholic schools throughout the Archdiocese of Saint Louis go far beyond simply teaching children academics. We seek to form the whole person – spiritual, academic, and social – society has greatly benefited from this education as our graduates, who give of themselves, impact our communities. Our school not only continues to educate young men and women in the faith from Pre-K through 8th Grade in our full-time school, but also in our Parish School of Religion. This program, which is staffed by parishioners, is designed to assist families of children in Grades 1 through 8 attending public school in their religious education. Being
present each week for these classes, I can testify that this program makes an impact on the faith life of our students.