SMM PARENT NEWSLETTER
July 19, 2020
We are updating our SMM prayer list. There have been may people/families who were or are still in need of our prayers. Since we have not been in close communication with all SMM families, we are asking that you email Gay with any prayer requests so that she may revise the list to reflect your current requests.
Please pray for the families and friends of our SMM community who have asked for our prayers. If you would like us to pray for a loved one, please send Coach Gay an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reba Slayton, Simone Boell, Dale McCloskey, Dale Davis, Cherie Manuel, and Augusta Flanagan
For all service men and women; first responders; police; firefighters; health care workers; and everyone who is keeping us safe, protected, and fed during the COVID 19 crisis.
For all those sick and suffering from the Coronavirus, may they recover quickly and completely.
And, God Bless America!
Are You Ready? We Are. Let's Get Back to School!
WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?
Returning parents, please take time to make sure that your children have sufficient funds in their lunch accounts before school begins and continue to check their accounts on a regular basis.
New parents, please click on the schoolcafe.org link to set up your children's accounts. If you have any problems with accessing or registering, please contact Mrs. Candi Longmyle, cafeteria Manager, at email@example.com.
AUGUST LUNCH MENU
Special Request from Amanda Schneidau, Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Coordinator
Please SAVE YOUR SHOE BOXES! If you are purchasing school shoes for your kiddos, please don’t throw those boxes away! We have a better use for them! During phase 2, we will be unable to go to the atrium, so we are bringing the atrium into the classrooms. Students in grades Kindergarten through 7th grades will each need a shoe box (about 10”x7”x4”, or within a few inches of those dimensions) to keep their personal atrium items in for the classroom. If you don’t have a shoe box handy, a plastic container with a lid will do great too. We do not want to lose the hands-on component to learning our Catholic faith, and we won’t let the coronavirus stop your children from gaining fruitful religious instruction at SMM! God is giving us the grace to turn this time into an opportunity for creativity and deeper growth into the heart of Christ.
Coordinator of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
From the Office of RaeNell Houston, PhD., Archdiocese of New Orleans School Superintendent
HELP WANTED: Before & after Care Workers
We also need teen workers for after school care. Work hours vary from 3:00 - 6:00 PM Monday through Friday. Students must be 16 years of age and drive. Please contact Shannon Gallo at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Inquiring Minds Want To Know (about the 2019/2020 yearbook)
Our yearbook sales are lagging behind last year's sales, so Jostens has agreed to extend the purchase deadline until July 31. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer personalization any longer.
Even though our yearbook may look a little different from previous years, it will still be full of wonderful pictures of your children.
We ask that you please order your year- book online as soon as possible. Jostens offers a payment plan at checkout for your purchase if you would like to use that option
The Clarion Herald Online Edition
I WANT TO GO TO MASS
You do NOT need a reservation to attend a weekday Mass at 8:30 am or 6:30 pm.
We now have ample room for up to 150 people to start returning to Mass at weekend Masses (Saturday 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm (Spanish); Sunday 8:30 am, 10:15 am, 12 noon), but you should make a reservation if you want to attend one of the WEEKEND Masses.
Call the I WANT TO GO TO MASS hotline 985-201-5504 on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. Reservations are strongly recommended. If you come to a weekend Mass without a reservation, please see the call-in list and add your name where you see blank spaces up to 150. Remember that a mask is required at any Mass you attend.
While we have returned to the weekend Masses scheduled, we do understand that some may not be ready to return to Mass in church. The dispensation of the obligation to attend Sunday Mass is still in effect. The Archbishop also recommends the elderly and those with health conditions to also consider staying home as a wise decision until things get better.
Father Ed and Father Jared live-stream weekend Masses on the SMM Church Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/StMargaretMaryChurch/
If anyone does not feel comfortable attending Mass and might yet desire to receive Holy Communion at the end of one of the Sunday Masses, please let the usher at the main door of church know you are waiting, and he will contact the deacon or priest to bring you Holy Communion at the door.