Dear ACND Family,

“...and remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.” - L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

As we enter February and experience Valentine’s Day, we must contemplate, like the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz, how we judge our hearts. Do we worry about how much we can love or do we act in a way that allows others to love us. We as a community must realize that to have hearts that are loved by others we must have works that are worthy of love. Those acts are prescribed by our faith. Therefore we should examine our spiri-tual theme for the year. “By our Works we show our faith”. We, like the Tin Man, should work each day to show our faith through selfless acts that assist the marginalized in our society. We then can accept the love of others and know that we truly are agents of change, witnessing our faith each day.

In February we will experience two great occasions that will give our community the opportunity to show our faith through our works. The first is our annual Heritage day where we will be honoring those alumni who have forged a career in the communications field. We allow our ACND heritage to be passed down from those who strode before us to our current student body and celebrate the richness of our community together.

The second is our annual Hungerfest. The Hungerfest allows students to show their faith through works such as raising money in a car wash, collecting food for those who are hungry, creating awareness in the community about the plight of hunger and reflecting on what it means for people who are marginalized by society. The students even experience hunger themselves by fasting for 27 hours. Each student spends time making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches while they are fasting. The sandwiches, are delivered to food banks and homeless shelters throughout Miami.

If you would like to assist us with our Hungerfest with a donation of food or provide desperately needed funds for the missions, please contact the main office.

These two acts of love help us to celebrate Valentine’s day in a special way, so like the Tin Man, we judge our hearts by not how much we love but by how much we are loved by others.

God Bless you and your families and may God Bless ACND.

Mr. Douglas Romanik

Archbishop Curley Notre Dame High School
305-751-8367 x. 18