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Catholic Virtue Reflection: Rejoice and Be Glad

Rejoice and Be Glad for your Reward in Heaven will be Great.
We have been identified by our faith with the King of Salvation. We bear His name, claim His Creed, and proclaim the Good News: that there is a kingdom of righteousness and peace, which is both spiritual and eternal. However, like Jesus, we too will experience opposition. Nevertheless, we should rejoice, for our reward in heaven will be great! God will do so much more than “make it up to us." The Kingdom of God is not a future reality—it is with us, here and now!

May God continue to bless us all.

What is Catholic Virtue Education?
Catholic Virtue Education focuses on teaching students and their families about Catholic virtue as outlined in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. While all of the virtues, works, gifts and fruits are intricately intertwined into our Catholic Faith, Catholic Virtue Education at Holy Cross Catholic School focuses on certain aspects each month in order to enhance learning for all students, of all abilities, in all grades.

Each month a new virtue is developed, and the students are involved in defining, discussing and exhibiting that trait in their daily lives. Principal Robin Jo Jensen includes reflections on the month's virtue in her weekly parent letter to spur discussions at home. At the end of the month parents are encouraged to attend a student-directed, all-school assembly focusing on the lessons taught throughout the month.

About Holy Cross Catholic School
Located on the growing northeast side of Green Bay at the historic crossroads of Church and Bay Settlement Roads, Holy Cross Catholic School is the point at which faith, community and education converge. The school educates children within the Catholic faith and provides them with opportunities to develop the values, attitudes and skills that will enable them to become vital members of the community. Holy Cross Catholic School has been in existence for 140 years and has an enrollment of 189 students in grades EC3 to 8th grade. For more information, please visit the school's website: www.holycrossfamily.org/.

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