A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Dear SJA Administrators and Personnel, Parents, Pupils and Students, a very warm Christmas greetings to all of you!
It is my special prayer that you and your families would continue to enjoy the blessings of GOOD HEALTH, JOY, PEACE, UNITY and HAPPINESS not just during this season, but all throughout the New Year 2020!
We had gone through some trials at the beginning of this school year but happily, there were more kind and supportive parents who understand the situation than from just a few who opt to show who they truly are. Hence, even a misfortune had become a blessing for the school community. I believe this is what St. Paul had said that “for those who love God, everything works out for good”(Rom:8:28). This is because God has promised: “If you would hearken to my commandments, your prosperity would be like a river, and your vindication like the waves of the sea.”(Is.48:18).
It is therefore with so much admiration that even without any pressure of a contest exerted upon anybody to make donations, this year’s Christmas Fund Drive enabled us to make a total of 5,000 packs of goodies for our needy brothers and sisters! Personnel, students, pupils, and especially many parents if not all, are so amazingly generous! Some parents has donated an unusually large amount of goods like 50 or 70 sacks of rice without any fanfare! How generous indeed! Some parents had even participated in the repacking and distribution of these goods! Bravo to these parents! Your kindness would surely go back to you in so many mysterious ways. Meanwhile, a portion of the packed goods would be brought to Bicol for the typhoon-stricken families anytime soon.
So in behalf of our beneficiaries and in the name of St. James Academy, please accept my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all of you dearly beloved PARENTS, PUPILS & STUDENTS, TEACHERS, NON-TEACHING STAFF & ADMINISTRATORS for the KIND HEART & GENEROUS SPIRIT! Thank you for upholding this admirable institutional culture!
MERRY CHRISTMAS and GRACE-FILLED NEW YEAR 2020 !!!
With much affection,
SR. NANITA M. HANDUGAN, O.P.