HFRCS Newsletter SY2021-2022

March 15, 2022 - Vol.1 Issue 30

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Yesterday was the start of the last trimester of the school year! And although Spring is just around the corner, it’s important for our students to begin this last leg of the race with confidence and stamina. We can’t let spring fever get us off our game! We must pursue this trimester with positive efforts and finish the race strong! Report cards will be distributed on Friday at the close of the school day. Please reach out to your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns.

This afternoon our students from grades 3-8 received the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The students participated in a brief Penance Service where they heard the word of God and did an examination of conscience.

As we continue through the holy season of Lent, I want to remind all our students and families of our Lenten service project. This year we are collecting baby items for the Blessed Margaret Castello Home. Please see the list of items needed in this newsletter. All donations are due in school by Wednesday, April 13. Thank you for your support of this very worthy cause!

This Thursday we will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day by the Wearing of the Green! This will be a $1 dress down day sponsored by our Student Council.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

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Graduate Spotlight!

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Lenten Service Project

As part of our Lenten Service Project, the school will be collecting donations for The Blessed Margaret Castello Home for Crisis Pregnancies.

The following items are needed:

  • baby shampoo/body wash
  • diapers size 2 to 6
  • new clothing: boy/girl clothes (6-24 months), socks (newborn to 24 months)
  • laundry detergent
  • wipes
  • diaper rash cream
  • Similac Advance 12.4oz can
  • pacifiers
  • bottles
  • nursing pads
  • stamps
  • gift cards to Walmart/ACME/Giant/Target/Aldi/Uber/Lyft

The Blessed Margaret of Castello Home for Crisis Pregnancies, founded in 1986, is the longest continually active crisis pregnancy home in the Delaware Valley. It is a residential home for pregnant women offering support, guidance, and physical security in a loving atmosphere, throughout a woman’s pregnancy. The services are free of charge and they are located in Bensalem.

Please send in your donations by Wednesday, April 13. Thank you for your support and generosity.

Student Council: Ukraine

Student Council will be sponsoring a two-part fundraiser to provide immediate assistance to families in Ukraine. March 25, Friday, will be an extra $1 dress down day to wear Blue and Yellow only to show our support.

Student Council will be selling $0.50/chance to guess the number of blue and yellow jelly beans in a jar. Chances will be available at all lunch times through March 25. Winner will be announced on Friday, March 25, afternoon. If more than one winner guesses the exact amount, the jelly beans will be split amongst the winners.

All proceeds will be donated to Catholic Relief Services.

Yearbook Order!

You may place your Yearbook Order (School Year 2021-2022) through the month of March using this link. The cost of the yearbook is $30 each. Don't delay so you don't miss out on bringing home the memories of this school year! Books will be distributed in June for those who ordered.

Note: 8th graders will receive a yearbook as part of their graduation fee so there is no need to place an online order unless they need more than one copy.

If you missed out on ordering the yearbook for previous years, we have limited quantities available for purchase. If you are interested, please send in the payment, exact cash or check payable to HFRCS, in an envelope marked "Past Yearbook" to your homeroom teacher.

  • SY 2020-2021 - $25
  • SY 2019-2020 - $20

Message from the Nurse's Office

Water Bottles

Please remember to pack a water bottle for your child(ren). Water refilling stations are available throughout the school.

Physical / Dental Exam Forms

Please turn in the overdue physical and dental exams forms to the Nurse's office as soon as possible.

Contact: Mrs. Barbara McKnight, School Nurse

hfrcs.nurse@hfrcs.org, 215-269-9600 x207

Upcoming Events

March 16 - Stations of the Cross 1:15 pm (Gr 1-4), 2:00 pm (Gr 5-8)

March 17 - Student Council $1 Dress Down Day - wear green

March 18 - Report Cards

March 23 - Stations of the Cross 1:15 pm (Gr 1-4), 2:00 pm (Gr 5-8)

March 24 - 7th Grade Visitation Day @ CEC

March 25 - Student Council $1 Dress Down Day - wear blue and yellow only

March 30 - Stations of the Cross 1:15 pm (Gr 1-4), 2:00 pm (Gr 5-8)

Save the date: April 22 - Holy Family's Got Talent, 7:30 pm @ CEC


From the Enrollment Office

If you are interested in sending another child of yours to Holy Family, or have a family/friend who may be interested in joining our community, we encourage you to connect with the Enrollment Office. School tours available Monday-Friday, from 4:00-6:00 pm.

For families who do not plan on returning to Holy Family next school year, we kindly ask that you complete an opt-out form at your convenience by April 15. If there is anything we can do to address the reason(s) you are considering leaving, please let us know right away. We hope to have all of our families return next year and encourage those who are considering other options to get in touch with us!

I hope everyone has a wonderful, reflective Lenten Season!

Mr. Jim Downey, Enrollment Director

jim.downey@hfrcs.org 215-269-9600 x209

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***** HOME & SCHOOL NEWS *****

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Day, All Day Today!

Today, March 15, come enjoy good food and support a great cause at the same time. When ordering your meal from Chick-Fil-A on 2424 E Lincoln Highway, Langhorne, mention "Holy Family" (for mobile carryout orders, please inform a team member). Thank you for your support and see you there! See flyer for more information.

H&S Upcoming Events

  • March 15: Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser (All Day)
  • March 18: St. Patrick's Gift Card Bingo @ 7:00 pm, $5 gift card entry, doors open @ 6:30 pm. See flyer for details.
  • Until March 25: Fritz's Sticky Bun voucher sale. $10 for 1/2 dozen sticky buns. Vouchers will be distributed the first week of April. See flyer/order form for details.
  • Apr 1-May 4: Mother's Day Raffle. See flyer for details.
  • May 13: Cash Bingo, St. Frances Cabrini Gymnasium @ 7:00 pm, doors open at 5:30 pm. See flyer for details. Tickets on sale now, $30/ticket in advance ($35 at the door).
  • June 12: Holy Family at Trenton Thunder. See flyer/order form for details. Orders are due by May 11th.

For any questions regarding Home & School events, please reach out to the H&S Leadership Team.

***** PARISH NEWS *****

Queen of the Universe

Rev. John R. Weber, Pastor

Rev. Cesar J. Izzaguire, Parochial Vicar

View the Parish Weekly Bulletin.

Sunday Mass Schedule:

4:00 pm (Vigil Mass), 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm La Misa en Español

Weekday Daily Mass:

8:30 am - Tuesday through Friday

Holy Days: (subject to change)

5:00 PM (Vigil), 8:30 AM, Noon, & 7:00 PM

The Sacrament of Reconciliation:

Thursday: 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm, Saturdays: 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

The Sacrament of Baptism:

1st and 3rd Saturdays, at 11:00 am

St. Frances Cabrini

Msgr. McCormac, Pastor

Msgr. Magee, Weekend Assistant

View the Parish Weekly Bulletin.

Mass Schedule

  • Monday-Saturday: 9:30 am
  • Saturday Vigil: 5:30 pm
  • Sunday: 7:00 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am

Pot of Gold

Included is this week's winnings. Next week's jackpot prize is $17,000.

Lenten Fish Fry

Fish Fry by Chef Rick "Ballpark" Tralies will be available for Dine In or Pick Up on Fridays during Lent from 4:00-7:00 pm. Menu and Order Form is attached. Please drop off your order at St. Frances Cabrini Rectory by 12:00 noon on Friday.

First Reconciliation:

The 2nd Grade parishioners of St. Frances Cabrini will be receiving their first Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday, March 19 at 1:00 PM. God Bless our 2nd Graders!

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