HFRCS Newsletter SY2021-2022

December 7, 2021 - Vol.1 Issue 16

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From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Yesterday marked the beginning of the second trimester. This is an opportunity for students to begin afresh and re-commit their attention to their academic studies. This Friday, students will be receiving their report cards. Congratulations to everyone for their hard work during the first trimester!

As a reminder, our K-8th Grade Christmas Pageant is scheduled for Monday, December 20 at 9:30 am and Tuesday, December 21 at 1:00 pm. We are reserving the pews inside the church for family and guests. Masks will be required for those attending. Students will be wearing their full winter uniform for the pageant performances. We hope you will be able to join us for one of the two performances and feel the spirit of the season!

Tomorrow, a very important email will be coming to you with a survey for you to complete. The information gathered from this survey will assist us in our planning for our Middle States visit next fall. Your response to this survey would be most appreciated!

As we continue in this second week of Advent, I share this Advent prayer from Henri J. Nouwen.

May these words enrich our souls this Advent!

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

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Looking for the perfect holiday gift? There are over 600 student original artworks uploaded to Artsonia! Check your student login sent home in October or use our school access code KXZH-XDWK. Use our school discount code HolidayFunds21. This code takes an additional 15% off any one item!

Student Council Candy Cane Sale

Student Council will be selling candy canes for $0.50/each at all lunches until December 13, or while supplies last!

Upcoming Events

December 8 - Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass @ 10:00 am

December 10 - 1st Trimester Report Cards

December 17 - PK3 Christmas Pageant @ 9:15 am, Large Hall, PK4-K Christmas Pageant @ 10:00 am, QU Parish

December 20 - K-Gr8 Christmas Pageant 1st Performance @ 9:30 am, QU Parish

December 21 - K-Gr8 Christmas Pageant 2nd Performance @ 1:00 pm, QU Parish

December 22 - Student Council $1 Dress Down Day - Red and Green, Christmas Prayer Service @ 9:30 am, Men of Harmony @ 10:00 am

December 23-31 - Christmas Break

January 3 - School Resumes

Home & School News

  • PA Lottery Scratch Off Fundraiser for Danica available for sale until December 9, 8:00 pm. Drawing will be held on December 10. See flyer for details.

Upcoming events:

  • January 15 - Cash Bingo @ 7pm (players must be 18 years or older), St. Frances Cabrini Gymnasium. Doors open at 5:30 pm. See flyer for details.
  • February 11 - Sweetheart Dance
  • February 17 - Roller Skating Party/Fundraiser at Philly SkatePlex. See flyer for details.

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

Amazon Smile!

This season of gratitude and gift-giving, please consider designating our school as your favorite charitable organization when shopping on Amazon (smile.amazon.com). When you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases - at no cost to you. Our school benefits by receiving quarterly deposits from Amazon Smile. Thank you for your support! See attached document to see how to designate our school as your favorite charitable organization.

From the Enrollment Office

Please remember to mark your calendars for January 30th, when we'll be kicking off Catholic Schools Week with our annual Open House. All are welcome to come and speak with faculty and staff, visit their child's classroom, and enjoy some time with other members of our incredible school community! Keep an eye out for next week's newsletter for more details!

Please don't forget to email our office if you plan on enrolling another child for the 2022-23 school year. Enrollment for next year will officially open in January but please feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

Merry Christmas!

Mr. Jim Downey, Enrollment Director

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

Parish News: Queen of the Universe

Rev. Brian M. Kean, Parochial Administrator

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

Parish News: 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 $9,000.

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 11@ 9:00 am – 12:00 noon. Tickets are $20 per family.

Breakfast, crafts and games for the kids, scheduled time slot for photo opp with Santa, and Christmas music surprise! Tickets are available at the rectory: 215-946-4040. See flyer for details.

Men of Harmony Christmas Concert

Sunday, December 19 @ 5:00 pm, St. Frances Cabrini Church. All are welcome (no tickets)! See flyer for details.