You have probably noticed new signs around our campus. These were installed the week after Easter and these signs are Phase 2 of a 3-phase project to help make our campus more navigable. It was interesting to work with the company that designed and installed the new signs and we learned the term “wayfinding” which describes how the company decides how the signs will read and where they will be placed; “wayfinding” means that we put ourselves in the position of a person who may not know anything about where to go, meets them where they are, and guides them along the way – showing them “the way,” in this case, the way around a large campus. The third phase will add additional signage along walkways, to help people find their way to the church, offices, schools, gym, chapel, etc.
Our 8th grade class at the Franciscan School graduates on Wednesday of this week and so congratulations to our graduating class as they move on to high school. The last day for our preschool is Thursday. Both schools have openings for the upcoming school year and if you are interested please contact either school for more information.
In our prayers at mass last weekend, you may have noticed that we prayed for Jean Vanier, who died a few weeks back at the age of 90. He was the founder of the L’Arche movement, internationally known as a haven for people with disabilities. In the obituary for Mr. Vanier, he is quoted on the effect people with disabilities can have on others when they meet: “When those ingrained in a culture of winning and of individual success really meet them and enter into friendship with them, something amazing and wonderful happens. They are changed at a very deep level. They are transformed and become more fundamentally human.”
Blessings on your week!