9 September 2020
The past 5-1/2 months certainly have been different, and it is SO good to have our students back in our classrooms. Seeing their smiling faces every morning is such a blessing!
As a reminder, due to social distancing requirements, our students are able to attend Mass only once weekly at this time. Ms. Tulppo's students and the 8th-graders attend on Wednesdays, Sr. Carolee's and Mrs. Hiltunen's students on Thursdays, and our big 5th- and 6th-grade class attends on Fridays. Parents/guardians who wish to sit with their child at Mass may do so; please check with your child's teacher regarding this.
Fr. Corey will be visiting our classrooms once weekly, and he will bring Communion to the school on First Fridays for those who desire to receive on those days. Father will also hear confessions periodically at the school.
While these certainly are strange times, I am confident that we will get through them with grace and joy--with His help! Our school family is strong and can be counted on to pull together to weather any storm.
Please know my door is always open. You may contact me via email or by calling the office at 524-5157.
God bless you all!
Saturday, Sep. 26th, 10am-1pm
L'Anse Area Schools, MI, USA
First Day Smiles
Grades 5 and 6 in their classroom on the first day.
Our Lady of Fatima
See below for information about the Our Lady of Fatima Home Visitation program.
Mark your calendars...more info to come soon!
Our Lady of Fatima Statue
We would like to welcome everyone, all of our returning and new families to Sacred Heart School. Once again we will be participating in The Home Visitation Program of Our Lady of Fatima. This program is designed to assist families to grow in their love and devotion to The Sacred Heart of Jesus and The Immaculate Heart of Our Blessed Mother Mary.
As Catholics our faith teaches us that Mary is The Mother of God and Our Mother, Catechism of The Catholic Church , CCC 963. The CCC 964 also teaches us, Mary’s role in the church is inseparable from union with Christ and it flows directly from it. Rev. 12:17, The dragon was angry with the woman, and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring. We who keep Gods commands and bear testimony to Jesus are her offspring. John 19:26-27 When Jesus saw His Mother and the disciple whom he loved standing near, He said “Woman, behold your son!” Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her into his own home.
Through the home visitation program we can take Our Blessed Mother into our own homes and begin or continue to foster our relationship with The Two Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
There are many ways to honor Our Lady in our homes. One of the most powerful is to pray the family rosary. You can look online to find sites that teach us how to pray the rosary and even pray it with scripture. This can help us to meditate more fully on the life of Christ. Some other things you can do is read scripture, pick flowers for her, sing songs to Jesus and Mary, watch movies about Our Lady of Fatima or others about Our Lord and the saints.
Included with the Fatima statue you will find rosaries and scapulars for you to use and keep if you wish. There are also DVDs, books, and pamphlets on Fatima, and the rosary. This year we are adding a journal for everyone to write anonymously about special graces received and other things experienced during their visit. Please feel free to include prayer requests as well. Please use all of these things And return them with the statue at the end of your week with Mary.
We pray you will be greatly blessed as you participate in this very special Home Visitation program. Please include Fr Corey and Sacred Heart School’s families and staff in your prayers. To sign up to have Our Lady of Fatima come to your home call or email Mrs. Rich.
May The Holy Family of Nazareth pray for and protect us all. To Jesus through Mary!
The Sacred Heart School Catholic Identity Committee