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The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. Psalm 23

As I stood at the side of the gym on Wednesday morning, looking at the physically distanced students in their uniform skirts and the seniors in their black cardigans and the underclassmen in their new purple quarter-zip or purple-ish fleece sitting in the bleachers, I was incredibly moved. This was the first time since March 12 that the SCA community was able to gather to celebrate the Eucharist together. On top of it all, the Responsorial Psalm was Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. At that moment, and in these days since then, I continue to feel blessed by all that the Lord has bestowed upon me and upon the SCA community. While we work tirelessly throughout the latter parts of the summer to prepare to return to school in person, I do believe that as we live out our faith lives, we will be guided by the Good Shepherd, and we shall not want. He has provided for us. We have received all that we need. Now it is our responsibility to see to it that we honor this great gift by living responsibly, “For thus says the Lord God: I myself will look after and tend my sheep.”  

Rev. John Conley, C.S.C., The University of Notre Dame 

Lord, help us to find your way of sincerity, patience, and truth. May we always be humble in seeking your way, and may our faith be filled with the blessings of charity. Help us to do good, to stand upright, and to show others your saving power active in our lives. Amen.