HFRCS Newsletter SY 2022-2023

October 18, 2022 - Vol.2 Issue 8

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Tomorrow our 8th grade students from Queen of the Universe Parish will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. I ask for your prayers for these students as they take this most important step in their faith formation by becoming full members of the Catholic Church. It is through this sacrament that the baptized are sealed with the Holy Spirit and strengthened for service to the Body of Christ. Please join me in praying for them on this most special occasion!

As a result of the Confirmation Mass, school will be dismissing at 11:30 AM (11:00 AM for PK), tomorrow, Wednesday, October 19. There will be no after school CARES. All buses will be available to take home students except for Bensalem.

During the school year, families choose to take vacations. This practice is strongly discouraged, as students miss valuable instructional time. Should a family vacation be scheduled, and the student will miss school, advance notice must be provided to the teacher and the school, and all missed work must be made up upon return to school. Teachers are not responsible to provide schoolwork to the student prior to the start of the vacation. Please see our Family Handbook for more information about this issue.

This week marks the mid-point of our first trimester. Please check the gradebook in FACTS to see how your child is doing and reach out to your child’s teacher with any specific concerns. On November 7-8, we will be having Parent/Teacher Conferences. During this conference, specific concerns can be discussed regarding your child’s progress. Please look for a sign-up link coming soon!

On Tuesday, November 1, we will begin wearing the winter uniform. Specifics about the winter uniform are provided in this newsletter. Please be attentive to the specifics of the winter uniform as we plan to wear the uniform as specified in our Family Handbook. It is not too late to check the Swap Shop if you are missing items for the winter uniform.

This Friday we will be celebrating the Hawk Walk! The Hawk Walk is our biggest school fundraiser of the year. It is a day filled with fun for our students and we look for our families to join as they are able. Please see the schedule for the day and additional Hawk Walk information in this newsletter. For students who make their individual goal of $125, they will get their name on a footprint that will be hung in the hallway by the front office under our Hawk Walk banner. These students will also get a ticket placed into a drawing for a Holy Family Spiritwear basket! For each additional donation of $125, a ticket will go into the drawing! I thank all our students and families for your support of Hawk Walk 2022! See you on Friday!

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

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Remember to go to Mass this weekend!

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Pray the Rosary as a family!

Hawk Walk 2022

This year's Hawk Walk is on Friday, October 21 (Rain date: Monday, October 24)!

Home and School is looking for volunteers the day before and the day of the Hawk Walk. Also, donations of snacks to be sold during the Hawk Walk would be appreciated. Any and all rainbow-themed prepackaged snacks would be greatly appreciated. Some examples are rainbow Twizzlers, rainbow chocolate chip cookies, and anything that goes along with the rainbow theme of the Hawk Walk. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508054fa4a92aa3fc1-hawk

Pot of Gold Challenge!

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Student Council Raffle

Starting today October 18, Student Council is selling tickets for $0.50 each for a chance to win this Belly Buddies Hamster (measures 26" tall)! Raffle tickets will be sold at all lunch periods.

Thank you for supporting the Student Council!

Oct 19: Phillies Add-on Day

Wednesday, October 19, will be another Phillies “Add On” day! Students are permitted to wear a Phillies shirt over their regular uniform shirt. Wear a Phillies shirt or a red shirt! Support our fightin’ Phils as they take on Game 2 against the San Diego Padres, beginning tomorrow at 4:35 PM. Go Phils!

Winter Uniform

See the Family Handbook, pages 38-41, for the specifics of the winter/formal uniform which starts on Tuesday, November 1.
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Gifts from Gwyn

Gifts from Gwyn is sponsoring the 6th annual 5K run and 1 mile fun walk at beautiful Falls Township Community Park, on Saturday November 5th, starting at 9:30 AM. This is a professional timed event, with awards for top male/female finishers in each class. Once again, this year, we will have music, vendors, a food truck, sports tickets and restaurant gift card raffles. Please come out and support the foundation to help us keep Gwyn's memory alive. Proceeds will go towards scholarships for Holy Family Regional Catholic School and Conwell-Egan Catholic high school, in Gwyn Rivells' name. For More info or to register, go to www.GiftsFromGwyn.org. Look forward to seeing you there!

Registration link: https://www.pretzelcitysports.com/onlineform1.php?id=1559 or see attached registration form and flyer for more information.

Upcoming Events

  • Oct 19 (Wed): Early Dismissal (PK 11:00 AM, K-8 11:30 AM) - parent pickup needed for Bensalem. No afternoon CARES. Queen of the Universe Parish Confirmation @ 4:00PM, Phillies "Add-on" Day!

  • Oct 20 (Thu): 1st Trimester Midpoint

  • Oct 21 (Fri): Hawk Walk! Rain Date: Oct 24 (Mon)
  • Oct 28 (Fri): Pot of Gold Challenge ends
  • Nov 1 (Tue): All Saints Day Mass @ 9:30 AM, Winter Uniform begins
  • Nov 4 (Fri): Last day of Hawk walk online donation platform
  • Nov 7 (Mon): Parent-Teacher Evening Conferences PK-Gr. 8
  • Nov 8 (Tue): No School (Parent-Teacher Conferences)

Save these Dates!

  • Dec 20 (Tue): Christmas Pageant Gr. K-8 @ 9:30 AM
  • Dec 21 (Wed): Christmas Pageant Gr. K-8 @ 1:00 PM

From the Enrollment Office

If you know anyone that would like to schedule a tour of our school, please have them contact regan.downey@hfrcs.org or call 215-269-9600 x 209. You can check out our referral page for more information on this program.

From the Advancement Office

Danaher Lynch Family Foundation CEC Scholarship

The DLFF scholarship portal is now open for the 2023-2024 school year. Students who wish to be considered for a DLFF scholarship, which is a 2-year renewable grant at Conwell Egan High School, should complete the application at www.dlff.org, select scholarship, how to apply.

Please note the deadline so every student who would like to be considered will have an opportunity.

Questions? Contact: Ms. Mary Ann Conway maryann.conway@hfrcs.org

215-269-9600 x 208

***** HOME & SCHOOL NEWS *****

H&S Upcoming Events

  • Oct 26 (Wed): Home & School Meeting - see invite for details
  • Oct 28 (Fri): Trunk or Treat, signup here
  • Nov 6 (Sun): Margaritas Fundraiser
  • Nov 7 (Mon): Orders due for Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser
  • Nov 12 (Sat): Designer Bag Bingo

See flyers for details. For any questions regarding Home & School events, please reach out to the H&S Leadership Team or holyfamilyhands@yahoo.com

New Spirit Wear

New spirit wear inventory on hand and available for purchase! Please see attached order form and email holyfamilyhands@yahoo.com for any questions.

Join Cub Scouts Pack 168 and Scouts BSA Troop 168!

Cub Scouts meet on Tuesdays 6:00-7:00 PM and Scouts BSA meet on Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 PM at First Methodist Church of Fairless Hills, 840 Trenton Road Fairless Hills, PA 19030. For more information, contact N. Sonnie at 215-939-6411 or smtroop168@gmail.com.

***** PARISH NEWS *****

Queen of the Universe

Father John R. Weber, Pastor

Father Cesar J. Izzaguire, Parochial Vicar

View the Parish Weekly Bulletin.

Sunday Mass Schedule:

4:00 PM (Vigil Mass), 7:30 AM , 9:30 AM , 11:30 AM , 1:00 PM La Misa en Español

Weekday Daily Mass:

8:30 AM - Monday through Saturday

Holy Days: (subject to change)

5:00 PM (Vigil), 8:30 AM, Noon, & 7:00 PM

The Sacrament of Reconciliation:

Thursday: 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM , Saturdays: 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

The Sacrament of Baptism:

1st and 3rd Saturdays, at 11:00 AM

God bless our Queen of the Universe Confirmation class as they receive the gift of the Holy Spirit on Wednesday, October 19th. Please pray for them as they continue their faith journey.

St. Frances Cabrini

Monsignor McCormac, Pastor

Monsignor Magee, Weekend Assistant

View the Parish Weekly Bulletin.

Mass Schedule:

  • Monday-Saturday: 9:30 AM
  • Saturday Vigil: 5:30 PM
  • Sunday: 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM
  • Holy Days: 6:30 AM, 12 Noon, 7:00 PM (except January 1st which follows a Sunday Mass schedule)

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday: 4:15-5:15 PM or by appointment

Daily Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Saint Joseph Chapel

Monday - Saturday: 8:00 AM–8:00 PM

Sunday: 12:30 PM–8:00 PM

Pot of Gold

Included is this week's winnings. Next week's jackpot prize is $48,000!

Annual Memorial Mass

On Thursday, November 3rd at 7:30 PM, we will gather for our Annual Memorial Mass. For this Mass, we have especially invited the family members of all those whose funeral Mass was celebrated here at Saint Frances Cabrini. We invite all our parishioners to come celebrate the life, the love, and the faith of all those who have gone before us in faith.

Following Mass, there will be refreshments served in Monsignor Woods Hall.

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