ROYAL REVIEW (11.17.22)
To be Christ-centered in our words, thoughts and actions.
Wow! What a great end to last week with our largest school fundraiser of the year, ROYALFEST! If you were unable to attend, you will want to make sure be there next year. We are planning for the 2023 Royalfest to be held on Saturday, November 11, 2023. I cannot thank enough our two Chairwomen, Courtney Bowlin and Elizabeth Barger, for all of their hard work! Many people are still raving about the fun of the evening.
This week is also ending on a high note with Pastries with Parents, which occurred this past Thursday. We had a tremendous attendance turnout and a wonderful selection of treats that parents brought in. Your assistance is much appreciated!
As we continue to look at the “Truth, Beauty, and Goodness” elements of our faith, I want to focus this week on Truth. Where do we go as Catholics and Christians to search for Truth? How do we come to know what (and Who) Truth is? How do we as Catholic educators ensure that your children are understanding and learning Truth? These are all questions we must ask ourselves as we continue our spiritual journey.
The primary answer to this question is that Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh and image of the Father’s love is Truth Incarnate. We encounter Him through the Holy Bible, reading the Sacred Scriptures to understand more deeply who God is and what He is asking of us today. The Bible (guided by Sacred Tradition), provides the foundation of all we know and believe. Every Christian has a duty to ponder the Scriptures and look for the Truth God desires to reveal. (This is the hardest part of my faith journey and I can always do better.) The most intimate Truth God gives us is the gift of His very self in the Eucharist. There is nothing more beautiful or profound than coming to know and understand the loving goodness of the Lord, which we have the opportunity for at every Mass through hearing the Scriptures and receiving Holy Communion.
As Catholic educators, we are charged with the task to ensure that we provide Truth to your children. There are many examples of dangerous challenges to truth in our society, in media, and even in common textbooks. This is why it is vitally important that we choose materials to teach our students well. Our teachers here use the Truth of the Scriptures and other faith-based resources to lead students to the Truth that they so desperately need.
Across our school environment, we seek to cultivate a culture of Love and Truth to show our students the fundamental source of their identity in God and how to better equipped in their mission of brining His loving Truth to others.
This subject matter can be very deep, but it is important that all of us seek the Truth, so that we can further our relationship with the Lord and evangelize to the world. May we all work together to consider how the Lord is calling us to spread His Good News (that there is Truth which brings forth authentic life) to the world!
Wishing you a blessed weekend!
CanStruction Competition for our St.Vincent DePaul Society
Voting and judging will be available on our Facebook page here beginning Thursday November 17th. A picture of each design will be available. The number of "likes" will help determine the winner. All votes are due by Monday, November 21st.
If needed, families can register their child(ren) for aftercare by clicking here.
Early Dismissal Added for December 7, 2022
Texas Roadhouse Holiday Gift Certificate
The orders will be ready for distribution the week of December 19th. We will receive 10% of the total of all the orders placed. The Parish and School will split the proceeds earned. These cards can also be used during our “Dine to Donate Day” on February 16, 2023, where we will once again receive 10% of your total bill.
Buy your friends and family the gift of food! And our QofA family receives a gift too!
HASA (Home and School Association) News
Thank you to all our set-up and take-down volunteers, and to those who brought in food for our "Pastries with Parents!"
November HASA Events:
11/17/22: Pastries with Parents breakfast in Monsignor Activities Center (7:15-8:00 a.m.) We need parent help with setup, cleanup, and food donations!
December HASA Events:
12/03/22: Kids Night Out; 5:45-8:00 p.m. (Grades PK-5)--Flyer coming home this week!
12/5-12/8: Christmas Boutique shopping for all students (information coming home before Thanksgiving)
Future Board Meetings (held in the Spanish Room)
Tuesday, January 10, 2023; 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 14, 2023; after school 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 9, 2023; after school 3:30-4:30 p.m.
"Pastries with Parents"
Important Dates to Remember!
Sunday, November 20: Knights of Columbus Breakfast after both Masses
Wednesday-Friday, November 23-25: Thanksgiving Break
Friday, December 2: E-Learning Day
Saturday, December 3: Kids Night Out--PK-5th Grade QofA students only (5:45-8:00 p.m.)
Monday-Thursday, December 5-8: Christmas Boutique
Wednesday, December 7: 2 PM Early Dismissal
Thursday, December 8: ALL SCHOOL MASS (Feast of the Immaculate Conception)
Tuesday, December 13: Advent Program (6:30 p.m.--Doors open at 6:00 p.m.); Students should arrive at 6:00 p.m. and sit with their class on the bleachers.
Friday, December 16: End of Quarter 2
Wednesday, December 21: Las Posada and last day before Christmas Break. No aftercare.
DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP--Beware of Holiday Phishing Scams
Think before you Click!
Before you click on that link or share any of your personal information, get out of that email or text and search the website you made the order from for your order. Check your account and order status that way to make sure you are not being scammed!
Winter Sports pictures are coming soon!
Thursday, December 8, immediately following the 2:00 p.m. dismissal.
If you would like to pre-order your child's pictures online, click the link below:
Miracle on 34th Street - the Play
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, The Play
Friday, November 18 - 7:30pm - Special Student Ticket - $3 (Opening Night, Only)
Festival Seating - $6 Reserved Seating - $10
Sunday, November 20 - 2:30pm Matinee - Festival Seating - $6
Reserved Seating - $10 - No Special Student Tickets
Journey to Bethlehem - Saturday December 3rd
The BDHS Drive-Thru Live Nativity will take place Saturday, December 3 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at BDHS. There is no fee, but we will be collecting a free will donation to Women’s Care Center.
As you drive through, you will see the story come to life! You will see live animals, including a camel! During the event, you can enjoy the seasonal sounds of BD students singing Christmas music. Bring the whole family, and experience the joy of Christmas! This year we will have a petting zoo with goats and sheep.
Visitors enter the event off of Washington Center Road, and exit the event off of North Clinton Street.
Prayer Cards for the Unborn
October is Respect Life Month and all our Staff and Students were given a prayer card to keep with them to pray for our Unborn.
Everyone is encouraged to pray the "Spiritual Adoption Prayer for the Protection of an Unborn Child" every day for nine months (the duration of time the child is in the womb), asking the Holy Family to save a baby's life.
As stated on the prayer card, “You may never meet the baby you spiritually adopted while on earth, but you surely will in Heaven!”
Please join us in praying for our unborn children!
Rosario en espanol Rosary in Spanish
Paz y Bien,
Come and join us every Monday at 8:15 and learn to pray the rosary in Spanish. We have three parishioners that have joined us since April and they know already how to pray it in Spanish. I have made prayer cards where you can follow with us. Our Lady promises whoever prays my rosary constantly will receive whatever grace they ask of me in accordance with God’s will. Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary awaits you.