From the President

Father Joseph P. Tierney

Dec 05

A Message of Gratitude

December 5, 2017 | 5:14 pm


  “Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness.”  2 Corinthians 9:10 



It is the season of the Harvest where all that we have worked for comes to fruition. The act of harvesting is where we learn the true meaning of endurance, patience, and hard work. It is not about the final product but the labor of love that goes into making it worthwhile. This is not a singular act. It takes a group of dedicated and humble workers to lay the seeds and provide proper nourishment so that the seed can prosper.

At Hayes, we teach our students not only to plant the seed but work on its constant evolution. With that concentrated effort, great things can happen. We can grow stronger bonds as a community and become greater stewards of God’s vision. One such vision is the importance of sharing our bounty with those who are in need. When we look at our world in recent times there have been catastrophic events in areas like Texas, New Orleans, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Many residents are now facing the holiday season without their homes, limited food options and experiencing feelings of despair. Our neighbors are part of our extended family and we believe in sharing our bounty with others. Cardinal Hayes has organized a Thanksgiving Food Drive, Hurricane Relief Funds and taken up a collection in partnership with Catholic Charities in support of these noteworthy causes.  We believe it is our duty to be part of the change that will bring hope to others in moments of tribulation and uncertainty.  These acts of kindness and support demonstrate our Christian values. What we are teaching our Hayesmen is the importance of thinking of others and knowing there is a great spiritual reward when you lend a hand to your fellow man.  No one is immune from life’s challenges but it is up to us as part of the human family to show compassion and support.  In this season of giving, I am grateful to the Hayes family for all that you do throughout the year that makes the harvest so bountiful.