Holy Cross Thunderbolt Newsletter

March 1, 2023

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Holy Cross Catholic School guides each student in developing academic, emotional and physical excellence while spreading the Gospel message as Jesus did, since 1868.

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ʺAsk, and it will be given you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. Or what man of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!ʺ

Everyone who asks receives. Everyone means everyone. And in order to explain it, Our Lord cites the example of a good father who gives his children what they need. If fathers do that on earth, Jesus teaches, how much more will your Father God give good things to those who ask Him!

Have you ever prayed slowly about those words: ʺhow much moreʺ? But sometimes we ask God for things and either nothing changes or the situation gets worse! True. What happens to us sometimes is what Coldplay explain in the song ʹFix Youʹ: ʺWhen you try your best but you donʹt succeed. When you get what you want but not what you need.ʺ Sometimes people get what they want... but not what they need. God, as the best of fathers, gives His children what they need; not what they want. Thatʹs His way of ʹfixing youʹ from the effects of original sin and when everything goes wrong.

Remember when your mom wouldnʹt give you fizzy drinks before bed or sweets before lunch? Because she loved you, she didnʹt give you what you wanted, but rather what was best for you. God is not a ʹvending machineʹ in which you insert prayers to get what you fancy. God is not even a ʹgrandadʹ who could be easily convinced to give you what you wanted. Heʹs a Father Who loves, and therefore He only gives the best.

On The Calendar

3/2 - Talent Show 1:45 PM

3/2 - Parent Teacher Conferences 3:00-7:00 PM

3/3 - Student Led Stations of the Cross 11:00 AM / Early Dismissal 11:30 - Parent Teacher Conferences 12:00-3:00 PM

3/3 - Parish Fish Dinner

3/6-3/10 - Spring Break

3/13 - Classes Resume - Therapy Dogs Visit12:00 PM

3/15 - Adoration - 8:40 AM

3/17 - Lenten Penance Service - Gr. 2-8 1:00PM

3/20 - Therapy Dogs Visit - 12:00 PM

3/22 - Gr. 2-8 Spiritus "Made For More" Retreat - 1:15-2:30

3/24 - Student Led Stations of the Cross 2:00 PM / Parish Fish Dinner

3/26 - Student Led Mass - 10:00 AM

3/27 - Therapy Dogs Visit - 12:00 PM

3/28 - Gr. 3-8 - Dr. Kaboom Field Trip - Weidner Center - 11:50 AM

3/31 - Student Led Stations of the Cross - 2:00 PM / Parish Fish Dinner

Feast of St. Katharine Drexel on March 3rd - Patron Saint of Racial Justice

St. Katharine Drexel was from Philadelphia. She inherited several million dollars and she gave it all away! She was especially shocked by the treatment of Native Americans, so she decided to use her money to finance missions for Native American communities.

Katharine went to Rome in 1887 and met with Pope Leo XIII, asking for missionaries to staff the missions. Pope Leo said she should be a missionary! She heard the call of the Holy Spirit and decided to dedicate herself to a life of service to those in need. She founded the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament on February 12, 1891 to minister to the needs of African American children and Native American children, especially those living in poverty.

She had a heart attack at age 77 and could no longer actively participate in her ministry. But that didn’t end her life of service. She spent the next 20 years in quiet prayer. Katharine died at the age of 96.

HCCS Read A Thon Results : Preliminary Total = $10,898

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Be A Sweety - Help HC Parish!

Our first fish dinner is coming up this Friday and the parish is in need of more homemade desserts. Click below to sign up or call the parish office.


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Catholic Ecology Center Retreats and Summer Camps!

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Help GRACE grow! Refer new families and earn an incentive for yours. We at GRACE value the support and loyalty of our school families, and are excited to announce our New Family Referral Program, which rewards our existing families with a tuition incentive for referring new families that enroll in our system. Share the word about GRACE education with your friends and family, and be a part of building our strong, faith-based community.

Register Now!

Registration is open for GRACE: Gold Summer Camp! Register quickly, before classes fill up! To learn more, please visit these links:

Save The Date!

Mark Your Calendars For The HCCS Spring Concert & Art Show May 11th, 2023

Nativity Parish is hosting a Eucharistic Healing Service with Bishop Ricken on Tuesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. All GRACE families and staff are most welcome to attend this event.

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Order Your Yearbooks!

It is time to purchase your yearbook! Please visit the below link to order today.

LINK: https://harmannstudios.wufoo.com/forms/holy-cross-yearbook-20222023/

Best pricing for books is available until March 1st. After March 1st prices will increase and no upgrades will be available.

If you are in need of alternative ordering options please have them contact Harmann Studios Customer Care Team at 1-800-236-8910.

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