Weekly Newsletter - April 11, 2019
Our Mission and Vision Statements
St. Joseph Catholic School provides students with a safe and prayerful learning environment, enveloped by an intimate 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.
From the Principal
We find ourselves in the 5th Week of Lent with Palm Sunday approaching. This weekend's reading signals the beginning of the series of events that ultimately led to Jesus' death on The Cross. We will witness how quickly the happy throngs of people welcoming Jesus into the city transform into an angry mob demanding His Crucifixion. Jesus accepts both with humility and grace. This is a time for us to contemplate Jesus' role as both Christ the King and Suffering Servant.
In Christ's service,
Diane Price, M.Ed.L.
Truth Bible Verse for April
Saintly Quotes to Ponder
He who speaks rightly should recognize that he receives the words from God. For the truth belongs not to him who speaks, but to God who is energizing him. - St. Mark the Ascetic
Truth suffers, but never dies. - St. Teresa of Avila
Latin and greek roots challenge
Enrollment for 2019-2020
- New Family Enrollment Application - The link to the application for new families to the school is on the school website. We are still enrolling new families. Spread the word!
Reminders and Upcoming Events
- Chrism Mass - Come witness Bishop Olson's blessing of all sacramental oils used in all parishes in our diocese. The Mass will be held on April 16th at 5:30 pm at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Fort Worth. It will be very crowded!
- Early Dismissal - Holy Thursday, April 18th, at noon.
- Come join us in the Marian Center for our Triduum Prayer Service on the morning of Holy Thursday (8:00 am) which recognizes the special time from Holy Thursday evening to evening prayer on Easter Sunday.
- No School on Good Friday, April 19th
- No School on Monday, April 22nd
- If you are an Amazon customer, please use Amazon Smile! We receive a donation from Amazon when you shop. Go to: smile.amazon.com to participate. It is a very easy way to support the school! Thank you!
- If you know a St. Joseph Catholic School alumni, please let them know we are looking to stay in contact, and would love to hear how they are doing. See the notice in our alumni section of below.
The ST. Joseph 22nd Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner
Save the Date!
Sponsors are still needed. Please see the Thursday Folder for more details of this exciting fundraising event!
Box Top update
Home and School Association (HSA)
- Come to our last HSA Spirit Night of this school year, Tuesday, May 7th at Chick-fil-A on 4700 S. Cooper from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
- The next HSA Meeting will be May 8th at 7:00 pm in the school cafeteria. There is no HSA Meeting in April. Come early to hear our band and violin students! They will be performing at 6:15 pm.
- Please bring in your box tops. Be sure to check out the bulletin board display in the cafeteria to see which homeroom is in the lead! Thank you for all the hard work cutting and collecting for the school!
- Looking for uniform pieces? Need to sell some pieces your child has outgrown? There is a Facebook page for that: SJCS Online Uniform Resale.
Safe Environment Training
You must first create a profile in VIRTUS for the Safe Environment Diocesan Program.
Per the Diocese, all school volunteers if they are current on Safe Environment, will have until 7/31/19 to renew through VIRTUS if you do not expire before that date. You need to go on the VIRTUS website and make a profile. You can do this without signing up for a class. Profiles are needed in the new system so we know you have previous training, as the old database is no longer open for viewing.
04/27/2019 1:15 PM St. Bartholomew Parish Fort Worth (Spanish)
04/27/2019 9:30 AM St. Vincent de Paul Parish Arlington
04/30/2019 6:00 PM St. Andrew Parish Fort Worth
05/02/2019 6:00 PM St. Francis of Assisi Parish-Grapevine Grapevine
05/04/2019 9:00 AM St. Benedict Fort Worth
05/06/2019 9:00 AM Catholic Center Fort Worth
05/06/2019 9:00 AM St. Peter the Apostle Parish-Fort Worth Fort Worth
05/07/2019 6:30 PM St. Vincent de Paul Parish Arlington
05/08/2019 6:00 PM St. Maria Goretti Parish Arlington
05/11/2019 9:00 AM St. Ann Parish Burleson
05/18/2019 9:00 AM St. Maria Goretti Parish Arlington
05/18/2019 9:00 AM Most Blessed Sacrament Parish Arlington
05/28/2019 6:30 PM St. Vincent de Paul Parish Arlington
05/29/2019 9:00 AM Most Blessed Sacrament Parish Arlington
06/01/2019 9:00 AM Most Blessed Sacrament Parish Arlington
06/08/2019 8:45 AM St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Keller
06/15/2019 8:45 AM St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish Keller
06/15/2019 9:00 AM St. Maria Goretti Parish Arlington
06/19/2019 6:00 PM St. Maria Goretti Parish Arlington
06/22/2019 9:30 AM St. Vincent de Paul Parish Arlington
07/08/2019 6:00 PM Our Lady Queen of Peace Wichita Falls
Teens and Driving - You have the Choice
Mike was scared. He had a daughter who was about to turn sixteen. As if that wasn’t scary enough, Mike’s daughter, Angela, was excited to get her driver’s license and go cruising around the city with her friends.
To top it all off, Mike was quite certain his beloved Angela would not be a safe driver. She seemed totally focused on the fun aspect of driving and not on the responsibility. She spent lots of time texting and little time paying attention to the lessons of the road he tried to teach her. Despite his recommendations, she had saved up zero money toward the privilege.
What can parents do when they have teens in the house who are eager to drive but are not demonstrating readiness for this important responsibility?
For these situations, we really like the phrase:
“I’m happy to allow you the privilege of driving when I see you being responsible in other areas of life.”
Families get to decide what being responsible looks like in terms of chores, grades, finances, and other responsibilities kids might handle.
Of course, if we make this statement, we must follow through and delay the privilege until we truly see improvement in the areas of concern (particularly with youth who cannot stay off their phones at important times).
Please don’t fall for the myth that kids should automatically be afforded full driving privileges the day they turn sixteen, whether they have put time into saving and learning or not. We believe lives will be saved if adults refuse to make driving free and expect teens to display responsible behavior firstversus handing over keys and hoping they will be responsible behind the wheel.
Wise parents who are willing to delay the process for kids who aren’t ready will make the roads safer for everyone.
Love and Logic Institute, Inc.
Knights in Action!
Frassati Award Recipients
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Stations of the Cross
Under the supervision and guidance of Mrs. Hess, our 6th graders continue to beautifully lead us through the holy moments of the Stations of the Cross.
Moments Captured around campus
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8th Grade Vocations Day and Mass
All the 8th Grade classes from around the diocese gathered to hear speakers share their paths to the priesthood and religious life.
Thank you for the history lesson, St. Patrick's!
Students truly enjoyed the seated tour of St. Patrick Cathedral, learning all about the stories behind the beauty.
Thank you to Aiden Norton for representing our school by carrying our school flag at the opening of Mass.
Displays around campus
Stop by the school and take a look at all the beautiful work our students are creating!
RoboKnights in Action!
Do you have any information you would like to share with the entire Knight Community? We would love that as well! Please send your news to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once a Knight - Forever a Knight!
Meet our parish priests!
St. Joseph Roman Catholic Parish
- Check out the Thursday Folder for an invitation to stroll down memory lane at the St. Joseph Parish 1950's through the 1960's dance on April 27th beginning at 7pm. Stop by after the Golf Tournament!
- The last St. Joseph Men's Club Fish Fry will occur this Friday!
- 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!
- Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is occurring after daily Mass in the Chapel until 5:45pm. Come spend some time with our Lord.
- Please enjoy this link to a lovely article in the North Texas Catholic about the pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Fr. Kelley: https://t.co/3ItrotxIyf
Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth link:
ST. JOSEPH, PROTECTOR OF FAMILIES, PRAY FOR US.