SJCS Family Newsletter

March 2022

As we prepare for the season of Lent, I am always on the lookout for how to make this time meaningful and special for myself and for my family.


In case you are also looking for ways to increase your faith walk during Lent, check out these options:

  • Sophia Institute Press just released a new Lenten Cookbook. It contains wonderful recipes as well as teachings about Lent written by Scott Hahn.
  • Holy Heroes has some great kid-friendly (and FREE) Lenten resources.
  • The Amen app (App Store | Google Play) from the Augustine Institute has a library of Catholic prayers and meditations including Stations of the Cross.
  • Ideas for Giving, Praying & Fasting from teachingcatholickids.com.
  • Blessed is She has a Lent 2022 Digital Download for women called All She Had. They also have a digital men's Lent Book called Born of Fire.
  • Parousia Media is hosting an online Lenten Pilgrimage over The Seven Last Words of Christ from the wisdom of Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen.


I hope you have a wonderful Lent and may you draw ever closer to our beloved Lord and Savior who poured out everything for us!.


Go Eagles & God bless!


Mrs. Mishler

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Mass and Distribution of Ashes will be on Wednesday, March 2 at the following times:


30 minute Ash Wednesday Service with distribution of ashes at St. Joseph Catholic Church:

7 a.m. | 12 noon | 4 p.m. | 5 p.m. | 6 p.m. | 7 p.m.


Ash Wednesday Mass with distribution of ashes:

8:15 a.m. St. Joseph Catholic Church (Limited Seating)

9:30 a.m. Christ the Good Shepherd Chapel (Extensive Seating)


Additionally, Pope Francis has asked that “everyone, believers and nonbelievers alike” to make March 2—Ash Wednesday—“a day of prayer and fasting for peace” in Ukraine.

Online Registration Updates

All current families should have received an email from Mrs. Mishler with the instructions for completing the re-enrollment process for the 2022-23 school year. The email was sent to the primary email address on file.


We realize the change in the look of the tuition rate sheet changed from years past. It is our hope that the updated version is easier to determine the appropriate rates for each student in your family. With that change in appearance, we want to make sure to point out that the former parishioner tuition rate has been adapted to a $2000 discount to keep the cost of tuition manageable for our families.


All registrations that are completed before March 21st will receive a $500 discount on your tuition for next school year.


If you are in need of financial assistance, please check out the Financial Assistance Information Guide. All returning student financial assistance applications are due by April 30.

Spirit of St. Joe's Celebration & Fundraiser

A HUGE thank you to everyone who supported our Spirit of St. Joseph's Celebration & Fundraiser! We raised over $110,000 for our school!


We owe a great dose of appreciation to the committee who worked many, many hours in planning and preparing for this event. It's our planning committee who make events like our Spirit of St. Joseph Celebration & Fundraiser a fun and successful night. We need YOUR time and talent when it comes to planning, organizing, decorating, seeking sponsorships, donations and more!


If you are interested in serving on the next SOSJ Planning Committee, please contact Sarah Badillo at sbadillo@stjosephbcs.org.

March Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

This month's SEL is College and Career Exploration. It is never to early to start talking to your kids about their interests, what they like learning about and what sounds like an interesting job. It's also a great idea to start exposing kids to college and trade schools. Talk about what college is, school colors, mascots, majors, do virtual visits online.


Our students will have various activities and videos throughout the month to get them more knowledgeable in college and career readiness. If you have any questions about college and career readiness, please email Mrs. Kleiber at akleiber@stjosephbcs.org.

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RED-C Radio Collaboration

As part of our collaboration with RED-C Radio, several of our students from all grades were selected to record prayers to be played on the radio. We encourage you to listen to 88.5 FM to hear some sweet voices over the airwaves and receive their many graces.

San Antonio Spurs Faith & Family Night - March 11

The San Antonio Spurs are hosting a Faith & Family Night with special guest David Robinson on March 11, and Catholic School staff, students, family and friends are invited to join in on the fun. Custom t-shirts will be provided, as well as a post-game opportunity to chat with David Robinson.


Click here to purchase your discounted tickets.

List of Events for March

March 2 - Ash Wednesday/Start of Lent

March 2 - Knights of Columbus Omelette Supper @ PAC

March 3 - HS Track Parent Meeting, 6:00 PM @ Secondary

March 5 - Pre-K/Kinder Round Up, 9-11 AM @ Elementary

March 9 - Class Pictures @ Elementary

March 11 - Secondary Field Day

March 11 - End of 3rd Quarter/Report Cards Go Home

March 14-18 - Spring Break

March 19 - Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary

March 21 - Beginning of 4th Quarter

March 21 - Early Bird Registration Ends

March 25 - Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

April 1 - Grandparents Lunch @ Elementary

Pre-K/Kinder Round Up - March 5

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Class Pictures - March 9

Class Pictures will be on Wednesday, March 9th and students are to wear mass uniform.


Use THIS LINK to purchase your class photos by March 18th.

Rice Bowls

Rice Bowls for Lent will be sent home in Tuesday folders, March 1st. CRS Rice Bowl is the Lenten program of Catholic Relief Services, the official relief and development agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Through CRS Rice Bowl, faith communities in dioceses throughout the United States put their faith into action through prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Lenten alms donated through CRS Rice Bowl support the work of CRS in more than 100 different countries each year.
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Pursuit Retreat for 9-12th Graders

Each and every one of us is always looking for the answer to the same question: Am I worth it?


The reality is, by our very nature, we are worth pursuing. Jesus is constantly chasing down our restless hearts, asking that we only trust in Him. That we pursue Him in return.


This is love. This is adventure. This is pursuit.


What: Pursuit Retreat

Who: 9th-12th grade

Where: Messiah's Ranch

When: April 1-3

Register at ablaze.us/pursuit

Called to Protect

Called to Protect for all 6th and 9th graders is scheduled for the week of March 21st.

Vision, Hearing, and Spinal Screenings

Blinn nursing students will provide the state required vision, hearing and spina screening for all of our Jr. High students the last week of March. Thank you to our Blinn students for your support!
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Band Solo & Ensemble Contest

Mighty Eagle High School Band members attend the Solo & Ensemble Competition in San Antonio on Wednesday March 23rd. Good luck to our mighty Eagle band members!

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