Regal Leader

Volume 31 - November 27, 2017

A look to the week ahead

I hope everyone enjoyed our extended break. We have a somewhat calm week before the craziness of December sets in.

Tuesday: Board of Ed. meeting @ 6:30

Wednesday: Mass @ 2:15, Parent meeting @ 3:15. 7-12 Band Concert @ 7:00 at the CCPA

Thursday: RVC principal meeting @ 10:00 in Tipton, Individual PD @ 2:30

Friday: PSE meeting @ 1:00

Have a wonderful week!

This Week's Morning Prayer

We will pray this in parts on Monday-Wednsday and the full prayer Thursday and Friday. The Morning Prayer Doc has been updated.

Nov 30-Dec 1: Prayer to Mary Immaculate (Full)

You are all-beautiful, O Mary!

In you there is no sin.

Awaken in all of us a renewed desire for holiness:

May the splendor of truth shine forth in our words,

the song of charity resound in our works,

purity and chastity abide in our hearts and bodies,

and the full beauty of the Gospel be evident in our lives.

You are all-beautiful, O Mary!

In you the Word of God became flesh.

Help us always to heed the Lord’s voice:

May we never be indifferent to the cry of the poor,

or untouched by the sufferings of the sick and those in need;

May we be sensitive to the loneliness of the elderly

and the vulnerability of children,

And always love and cherish the life of every human being.

You are all-beautiful, O Mary!

In you is the fullness of joy born of life with God.

Help us never to forget the meaning of our earthly journey:

May the kindly light of faith illumine our days,

The comforting power of hope direct our steps,

The contagious warmth of love stir our hearts;

And may our gaze be fixed on God, in whom true joy is found.

You are all-beautiful, O Mary!

Hear our prayer graciously hear our plea. Amen.

7-12 Band Concert

The 7-12 Band Concert will be at 7:00 at the Coralville Center for Performing Arts. The students love to see you at their performances.

Thursday Afternoon Meeting

Continue to work on your individual professional development. Let me know if you have something to discuss with the entire staff prior to 2:30.

Advent Celebrations

We will have a few schedule changes due to religious celebrations during Advent. Here is a list of our celebrations and the expected schedule changes.

12/6: Prayer Service @ 2:30 - no change

12/8: K-12 Immaculate Conception Mass @ 9:30 - Morning Mass Schedule (attached below)

12/13: Prayer Service & Reconciliation @ 8:30 - Reconciliation Schedule (attached below)

12/20: Christmas Basket Prayer Service @ 11:00 - Christmas Basket Prayer Service Schedule (attached below)

Yearlong Reflection Journal

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Reflection questions:

Week 3 - Popular culture brings many challenges and pressures to our students. What do you think the Church can bring them to help them deal with all of the outside influences they face? How does Regina do this? Can we do more? How?

Week 4 - What structures or opportunities exist at Regina to help students build a deep sense of community? Can we do more? What?

Week 5 - What kind of balance exists between a Regina student’s intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual lives? Are we happy with the current balance? If so, what can we do to change it?

Week 6 - What practical ways could we incorporate periods of silence into our school day?

Week 7 - Is Jesus the genuine foundation of Regina? In what ways can we improve in making Jesus the foundation of Regina?

Week 8 - Does the sense of Regina achieving its mission ‘depending chief!y on you’ make you feel excited or burdened as a community?

Week 9 - An authentic Catholic school will try to reveal to students the deep truth that they are made in the image of God, that they are loved and that are needed in the world. How effective do you think Regina is at the moment in helping young people know these truths?

Week 9 - It takes courage and effort these days to present Jesus both to the hearts and heads of young people. Do you think your school has the courage to first make Jesus a priority for staff and then proclaim Him to young people in the many opportunities of each day or is Jesus given an occasional mention? What could change and how?

Week 9 - The idea of your subject being a way that students encounter truth can be a paradigm shift. Being totally honest, do you think your school values academic and teaching excellence more in terms of rankings and its appeal to parents or in terms of leading students to truth and Christ? Could both be possible?

Week 10 - What ways currently exist to really encounter the person of Jesus at Regina? What could change or be given more emphasis?

Week 11 - In what ways do you see your school currently developing ‘strong habits of virtue’ in each student that will ‘sustain them in the struggle of life”? What is one thing that could be attempted to strengthen this?

Week 12 - How effectively do you think Regina addresses the spiritual hunger that exists in every young person? Could more be done?

Week 13 - Try and define two or three core elements that truly capture what living the Gospel means.

Week 14 - Do you feel your strengths and expertise are creating a community where love for others is increasing? If not, what could be attempted or done differently?