As I began to write this letter for the Annual Appeal for Bishop Luers High School, I reflected on my time as a student, as an alumnus, and as a parent of this school. One word that kept floating back to me was the word "challenge." We all face challenges in our lives every day, and the school is no different.
As a student at Bishop Luers, I was challenged to be a good student and become a disciple of Christ. As a new alumnus, I was challenged to make my way in the world and remain a good steward in Christ. Today as a parent, one of the many challenges I face is to make sure my children become disciples of Christ and receive a wonderful education.
Bishop Luers Catholic High School has faced, and continues to face, challenges of an aging infrastructure, technology that changes by the second, and guiding students to be bright and well-rounded Christians in an ever-changing world. I feel that through the years, Bishop Luers has heard God’s call and risen to the many challenges it has faced.
This year I am calling you to take part in the challenge to continue superior and valued Catholic education at Bishop Luers. I challenge our fabulous teachers and staff to give a small gift in honor of their students. I challenge our alumni to give in honor of the wonderful education they received. I challenge our parents to give so Bishop Luers can continue to provide a superior education and form lifelong disciples of Christ. Additionally, I challenge everyone to pray daily for Catholic education at Bishop Luers High School, our diocese and throughout the world.
What is a better cause than giving an exemplary Catholic education to a child in our community? Challenges push us to improve ourselves. Challenges ask us to reach for the stars and hopefully achieve our dreams. I have some big dreams for Bishop Luers and they begin with your help. I ask you to look into your heart and accept the challenge to give to the Annual Fund. Our family has accepted the challenge. Will you?
May God bless you and Bishop Luers,
Bishop Luers High School
"Rise up in splendor! Your light has come, the glory of the Lord shines upon you. See, darkness covers the earth, and thick clouds cover the peoples; but upon you the Lord shines, and over you appears His glory." –Isaiah 60: 1-2
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