This Week At SHOJ

April 1, 2021

From Mrs. Rhodes

When I was growing up, we always had Jello eggs at my grandma's for Easter Dinner. She worked really hard to save the shells, clean them out, and peel the eggs perfectly. It became such a part of my Easter tradition, that when my oldest was a baby, I eagerly snatched up the jello molds in 1995. I still make them every year! As we begin to celebrate the Triduum, we need to celebrate and cherish the traditions that our faith gives us. I love Holy Thursday services when the feet get washed as a sign of how we should serve; but I have recently added in the adoration that evening (our parish does it until midnight) so that I can actually wait with my Lord like Jesus asked the Apostles to do. Another tradition that continues to strengthen my celebration is being quiet form 12-3 on Good Friday to honor the time Jesus is on the cross. Yes it is a cross to not use technology, to have silence around me, or to feel a little bored, but it keeps me faith focused. I also start the Divine Mercy Novena, prayed daily until the Sunday after Easter. Really paying attention to the Easter Vigil and singing Alleluia at Easter Mass only enhances Easter for me. I would encourage you to keep your traditions and find ways to relook at those of our Catholic Faith. Be assured of my prayers for all of you as we begin our Easter Celebration (remember it lasts 40 days)!

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Get Registered

Brown Bottle Registration: The Brown Bottle Auction is going VIRTUAL on Saturday, April 17. Don't miss this golden opportunity to celebrate 50 years of Brown Bottle Auctions! Be sure to register BEFORE March 31 if you want the commemorative ticket which includes a t-shirt, cup and spirits for the mixology session. Click here for event details and to register! It is not too late to donate to the class baskets, see the list below.

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From Nurse Mary

No New cases nor quarantines this week!

Thanks for monitoring symptoms closely and doing all you do to keep our school healthy. Please remember with your spring break adventures, that the virus is still out there and very contagious. If you find that you have been exposed or start showing symptoms, the guidance is still in tact: isolate yourself if you have symptoms, quarantine if you have been exposed, and test if necessary. Don't hesitate to reach out to me if you need help walking through your details.

Student Auction Baskets

Thanks for supporting our student baskets for Brown Bottle. You will be impressed. Email Kim if you have a late request/gift.


All donations were do by March 26, 2021. The baskets will be on display the week of April 5 and the students will be able to purchase raffle tickets beginning on April 12. More information on the raffle tickets will be sent home at a later date. If you have any questions, please email Kim Dreiling at kim.dreiling@shoj.org. Thank you in advance for your generous time and donations.

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Bishop Miege Summer Camps

There are several camps offered this summer at Bishop Miege High School. Check out the PDF below.
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St. James Academy Youth Summer Camps
Registration is open for our high school and youth summer camps.

Visit https://athletics.sjakeepingfaith.org/summer-camps/ for more information.

From SHOJ Youth Ministry - time to plan summer camps

Prayer and Action and The Summit (see PDF) are great options for your high schoolers.
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Recognition for 5 of our Entries

We are thankful for all the participation in the Kindest Kansas Catian . We look forward to celebrating with the students and their nominees. Five of our students received recognition for their work on the application. Congrats to them!
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