11 Jan

 

Happy New Year! Welcome to 2019!

Cry out with joy and gladness: for among you is the great and Holy One of Israel.
God indeed is my savior;
I am confident and unafraid.
My strength and my courage is the LORD,
and he has been my savior.
With joy you will draw water
at the fountain of salvation.  Isaiah 12

January 11, 2019

Please visit the school calendar regularly for the most up-to-date information as times and dates may change.

IMPORTANT DATES THIS WEEK:

Friday January 11 – End of 2nd Marketing Period
Wednesday January 16 – School Mass
Friday January 18 – Report Cards Distributed

 

NEWS/EVENTS/NEED TO KNOW:

NEW – Monarch of the Month For December :  Knowledgeable – These students know a little bit about a lot of things that are important both at school and at home, also all over the world!

Congratulations to:

First Grade = James M and Andy O
Second Grade = Sydnee S and Mateo R
Third Grade = Carter B and Becky S
Fourth Grade = James O and Paolo T
Fifth Grade = Mac C, Joseph W, and Christian A
Sixth Grade = Grace Ann F
Seventh Grade = Ann G
Eighth Grade = Maggie O

NEW – Monarch Messenger:  The latest issue of The Monarch Messenger, the Saint Mary’s Alumni newsletter, is available to view.  Click HERE to read the good news!

NEW – Children Helping Children Christmas Project: On behalf of the SCA, we would like to thank everyone for the very generous donations to our toy drive for the needy families along Jeff Davis Highway.  Saint Mary’s Student Council and the St. Mary’s Faith Formation Program sponsored the annual partnership with Sherbourne Methodist Church again this year. We helped low income children by collecting 132 toys!  Giving is the true meaning of Christmas.

NEW Office Hours and Entry into the school after Office Hours: Please note our office hours are 7:30am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday.  If you need entrance to the school after office hours please use the ASC  entrance at the back of the school. (The  entrance used while our school was under construction.)

NEW – Chili Cook-Off:  

 

What a great way to kick off Catholic Schools Week, sharing time and a delicious meal together.  Come join us on Saturday, January 26th in the Saint Mary’s Parish Hall at 6:30 p.m. for the 10th annual Chili Cook-Off at Saint Mary’s.  We need tasters and Chili Chefs! Bring your best chili and there will be prestigious prizes for the first, second, and third place winners.    Chicken nuggets and macaroni will be available for non-chili eaters.  Beer and wine will also be available for purchase at the event.

Register to cook and get tickets HERE:

Please volunteer! Click HERE the Sign Up Genius has everything from set up to clean up!


NEW – Masquerade Ball and Casino Night:

Tickets are now on sale for our Masquerade Ball & Casino Night!!! We have tax deductible sponsorships available as well. Purchase tickets, sponsorships and TAG week HERE.

NEW – Field Day T-shirt Order:  It is that time of year “Already” for field day T-shirt orders.  Parents please print the order form by clicking HERE. If you have more than two children , just add additional children on the back of the form repeating all needed information. Please return the form to your oldest students teacher by Friday January 25th.

 

Saint Gertrude High School Fall Admission Events: 

Shadow Days; Multiple dates in November, January, and February, School day begins at 8 a.m. Register at saintgertrude.org/shadowdays.

Click HERE for all Saint Gertrude Events.

WORTH REPEATING …

 

 

Church Events:

“The Abuse Crisis and the State of the Catholic Church Today”  Saturday, January 19th, 10 a.m. St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Dr. Massimo Faggioli. Click HERE for more information.

“Pope Francis After Size Years” Saturday, February 16th, 10 a.m. St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Fr. Thomas Reese

“Are You Interested in Becoming A Catholic?”   If you have never been baptized, if you were baptized in another Christian denomination and would like to become Catholic, or if you were baptized Catholic, but never received the Sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation, you are welcome to join our RCIA Inquiry Process.  For more information, call Sr. Pat at 740-4044, ext. 13, or go to our parish web page, and click on “Interest in Becoming Catholic

“St. Mary’s Catholic Church Registration” Parish registration takes place monthly on Sunday afternoon at 12:30 pm in the Bishop Sullivan Room.  During this one-hour program, you will meet other parishioners, our Pastor and staff, receive an introduction to St. Mary’s Parish and complete the registration documents.  Childcare and refreshments are provided.

Our next registration will take place on January 13th, 2019.

 

Helpful Links:

Volunteer for Carpool Duty
Volunteer in the Lunch Room
Painless Fundraising
Flynn O’Hara Uniform inform