Newsletter – 2021 January 8


Dear Our Lady of Mercy Families,

May 2021 be a year filled with optimism, hope, joy and good health!

“Your life is the greatest enterprise in the world. Many appreciate you, admire you and love you. Remember that to be happy is not have a sky without a storm, a road without accidents, work without fatigue, and relationships without disappointments.

To be happy is to find strength in forgiveness, hope in battles, and security in the stage of fear, love in discord. It is not only to enjoy the smile, but also to reflect on the sadness. It is not only to celebrate the successes, but to learn lessons from the failures. It is not only to feel happy with the applause, but to be happy in anonymity.

Being happy is an achievement for those who can travel within themselves. To be happy is to stop feeling like a victim and become your destiny’s author. It is to cross deserts, yet to be able to find an oasis in the depths of our soul.

Being happy is to thank God for every morning, for the miracle of life.

Being happy is not being afraid of your own feelings. It’s to be able to talk about you. It is having the courage to hear a “no”. It is confidence in the face of criticism. Even when unjustified.

Being happy is to kiss your children, pamper your parents, to live poetic moments with friends, even when they hurt us.

To be happy is to let live the creature that lives in each of us, free, joyful and simple.

It is to have maturity to be able to say: “I made mistakes”. It is to have the courage to say “I am sorry”. It is to have the sensitivity to say, “I need you”. It is to have the ability to say “I love you”.

May your life become a garden of opportunities for happiness…
May your life in spring may it be a lover of joy…
May your life in winter be a lover of wisdom.

And when you make a mistake, start all over again. For only then will you be in love with life. You will find that to be happy is not to have a perfect life. But use the tears to irrigate tolerance. Use your losses to train patience. Use your mistakes to sculptor serenity. Use pain to plaster pleasure. Use obstacles to open windows of intelligence. Never give up… Never give up
on people who love you. Never give up on happiness, for life is an incredible show.”

– Pope Francis

LIST OF IMPORTANT DATES

DateActivity
February 15th, 2021Family Day
March 12th – 29th, 2021Spring Break
April 2nd, 2021Good Friday
April 4th, 2021Easter Sunday
April 5th, 2021Easter Monday
May 24th, 2021
June 24th, 2021
Victoria Day
Last Day for Students

ADDITIONAL PRO-D Days
* January 25, 2021
* February 11th & 12th, 2021
* May 21st, 2021

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