Dear ACND Family,
As we enter into this most holy of seasons, a phrase that resonates with me is “Keep Christ in Christmas”. As the leader of the Archbishop Curley Notre Dame community it is important to me but should also be important to all of our community. We must strive to not only keep Christmas about Our Savior’s birth, but we should also work to keep Christ in our everyday lives each day of the year.
We as a society are bombarded with influences and messages that take Jesus out of the holiday and our everyday lives. Our students are besieged with images that attempt to convince them that what we receive, own and have is that which measures their worth, instead of who they are inside.
Archbishop Curley Notre Dame must, during this time of Advent and the whole year round, become the counter to this culture of measuring self worth through materialism and selfishness. We as a community must teach that through words and deeds we must be the change we want in the world. Our community must believe that we are Christ visible in the world not just on Christmas but every day of the year.
May the Christmas day bring peace and joy to you, your families and our world.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
Very Truly Yours,