The words of St. Augustine, “If you aspire to great things, begin with little ones” reminded me the summer holidays are coming to a close thus signalling a return to school and the halls of academia for many. The return to school can be both a stressful and an enjoyable experience for many families. For the younger children and their parents it can be a very exciting time as they begin school for the first time. The older ones will negotiate the transition from primary to secondary school and begin a new phase on their journey. Much will be learned during the coming year but always in small steps. That is true of all of us in life. We are learning more about ourselves each day, about our faith, and those around us. Personally, it is good to be back to a routine again. Routine allows us to be comfortable with what we have to do and what we like to do. As we welcome the month of September we pray that all of us, no matter our age, will be open to learning new possibilities in our lives. “Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference”.