October 19, 2023
Theme for the Year
At St. Joseph Catholic School, each and every day we are training students to be missionary disciples, and learning to recognize God in our lives and in the world around us,
full of HOPE for the future.
Our Mission and Vision Statements
St. Joseph Catholic School provides students with a nurturing and prayerful learning environment committed to academic excellence, training missionary disciples to seek virtue, wisdom, and truth, in partnership with a community of active and faithful families.
Catholic schools in the Diocese of Fort Worth are committed to opening the doors so that our students can reach further than the walls that would otherwise enclose them and therefore are able to recognize and cherish the eternal and transcendental goods of Truth, Beauty, and Goodness.
Teaching the Mind...Nourishing the Soul
From the Principal
We are so grateful to Deacon Rodney at St. Joseph Parish for leading the Communion Service this week, while our priests are away at meetings. We were able to worship the Lord together, in both song and prayer. Two practices at the heart of our Catholic school tradition. During the service, students learned about the vestments worn by deacons and priests and how they vary. This made for intriguing moments during Deacon Rodney's homily on the Gospel. He also shared that his own children attended SJCS years ago. Most importantly, he reminded us that we are called to serve the Lord, even two by two. We are not on this journey alone. We are made to work together, to grow in Christ together and bring others to Christ, together.
In Christ's service,
Diane Price, Ed.L.
October Bible Verse on the Theme of Hope
Virtue for the Month of October
New Saintly Quote About Faith to Ponder With Your Family
“Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential.”
-St. Pope John XXIII
Reminders and Upcoming Events
Still Enrolling New Families for the 2023-2024 Academic Year - Please refer your friends!
- Donuts with Dad - Come spend time with dad while enjoying free donuts, coffee, and juice at morning drop-off, starting at 7:20 a.m. until 7:45 a.m.
- Quarter 1 Report Cards emailed to families this afternoon.
- Booster continues! Thank you for all of your hard work, Knights!
- Lego Club after school.
10/22 World Mission Sunday
- Come pray the World Mission Rosary with the school community during Monday Morning Prayer Service. The Rosary will be led by our NJHS students and begins at 7:50 a.m.
- Booster continues! Thank you for all of your participation!
- Booster Knights on the Run - Glow Run and Color Run Day!
- NJHS Donut Sale - Students may purchase a donut for $1.00 during lunch. Monies raised go to purchase much needed items at Christmas time for children in the Arlington Life Shelter.
- Knights Under the Stars - See the details below to learn all about this star-viewing party hosted by HSA!
On Sale Now: SJCS Golf Tournament, November 10th, 1 p.m. Shotgun Start, Mansfield National Golf Club. Please see details below for more information.
Safe Environment Awareness:
Do you need to complete safe environment training? All volunteers need to complete awareness training, please contact Mrs. Wingate 817-419-6800 or visit the diocesan website. https://fwdioc.org/training-sessions
Ways you can assist St. Joseph Catholic School:
- Kroger Community Rewards – select St. Joseph Catholic School to receive the rewards from you using your Kroger card. Please click the link for more information. https://www.kroger.com/i/community/community-rewards
- Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program – Please contact Good.Neighbor@TomThumb.com to link your account to the Good Neighbor for St. Joseph Catholic School 2000 2000#1506. Please click the link for more information. https://www.tomthumb.com/yourstore/good-neighbor.html
Home and School Association News
HSA Family Rosary Night
Buy Your Tickets Now!
"A Knight to Remember" Annual Gala - Planning Meeting
Donuts with Dad Event
Knights Under the Stars!
St. Joseph Parish Event - All Are Invited!
Service Hour Opportunities for 2023-2024
- Volunteer to help at an HSA event!
- Help beautify the flower beds around campus
- Donate food during NJHS Food Collections at Mass
- We are always in need of Lysol spray.
- We are always in need of Clorox wipes.
- Liquid hand soap
- Disposable gloves
- STREAM Enrichment supplies (listed below)
Every $10 you spend will earn 1 service hour. Thank you! We truly need the help.
Men...You are invited!
Knights in Action!
Monday Morning Prayer Service
Thank you to Mrs. Norton and a group of her students offering to lead us in prayer this week! You did not have to lead, but you said "yes" as Mary said "yes" to God. Bless you!
Fifth Grade Wonders!
Altar Server Ministry
Look at all of these smiling faces, as we welcome some new altar servers to the ministry! Thank you, Knights! And thank you Deacon Rodney and Acolyte Dave Leferink, for helping to celebrate the Communion Service this week. It was a pleasure learning about the garments worn by deacons and priests during the homily!
Displays Around Campus
Congratulations to alumni Kaylie Nguyen (Class of 2022) and Jenna Ramdehaul (Class of 2023) for both placing first in the Missionary Childhood Association National Christmas Artwork Contest the last two years! They will be honored at the World Mission Mass this Sunday at St. Rita Catholic Church at 9:00 a.m. Thank you for sharing your God-given talents with others.
Free Choice Day!
SJCS Robotics Team - The RoboKnights!
This week in Robotics, students started with a group problem-solving activity. The activity was designed to help them learn to listen and communicate with each other. Students then broke into three groups. Each group had to choose three missions they wanted to program. They then worked on that programming. Hard work, but you are learning so much, RoboKnights!
And if you got this far in the newsletter.....
A little office humor in support of our Booster fundraiser! Go, Knights!
Congratulations to alumni, Katherine Gutierrez (Class of 2023), for earning second place in the Old Man of the Sea Regatta! We are proud of you!
St. Joseph Parish News
Meet Our Parish Priests
- Parish website link: https://stjoe88.org/
- Please join the parish for daily and weekend Masses at this link: https://youtu.be/LxIRBSew1yI
- Please continue tithing to your parish. St. Joseph Parishioners may go to this link to give: https://stjoe88.org/giving
- Be sure to look into FORMED.org. The parish has paid for your subscription to this vast library of inspiring videos and essential reads to help grow your faith. Just go straight to the "Enter Code" button and enter 4BDX9H to begin the process. You may also access this through the parish website link below. Enjoy!
Are You in Need of Prayers?
Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth link:
ST. JOSEPH, PROTECTOR OF FAMILIES, PRAY FOR US.