Regal Leader

Volume 43 - March 5, 2018

A look to the week ahead

Yes, it is March and we have 5 days to go before spring break! Have a great week away from school. You deserve it!


Awesome job to Grant and the cast and crew for the musical! If you can keep a 4th grader's attention (especially mine) for the entire performance and have him say that was really good, then you did something special.


Many of us will be on the Italy trip through Monday, March 19. I doubt I will be able to get an update out for the week following spring break.


Monday: Hancher Art Show @ 4:30

Tuesday: Diocesan principal meeting 9:00-3:00, Fees meeting @ 3:30

Wednesday: Prayer service and Reconciliation @ 8:30, 7-12 Band Concert @ 7:00 at CCPA

Thursday: Policy Comm. @ 9:00, Prayer service @ 2:30, 3-5 concert @ 7:00

Friday:

Saturday: Italy trip departs @ 9:30


Have a great week!

This Week's Morning Prayer

3/5 God who created me,

You offer me new life through your Son

and through the gift of your sacraments.

While I see new life all around me,

I don't always recognize the new life you offer me.

Help me to grow this Lent in an awareness

of the gifts you place in my life

and in a greater appreciation for your care.

Give me the courage to ask for help.

May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.

Amen.


3/6 Joyful praise in Lent?

I'm not sure I always feel that.

I ask you to help me prepare to understand

and embrace the paschal mystery in my life.

I don't always see the beauty and mystery of this season

and often I run from the pain.

Help me to see how your saving grace

and your loving touch in my life

can fill me with joyful praise of the salvation you have sent to me.

May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.

Amen.


3/7 Loving and merciful God,

I am so aware of my sins and weaknesses.

But as painfully aware of my faults as I am,

Let me also remember your tender love,

your gentle and limitless forgiveness.

I come before you filled with pain and guilt

but look into your eyes and see the forgiving love

I so long for in my life.

Help me to forgive the same way.

Teach me to love as you love.

May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.

Amen.


3/8 Merciful Father, Loving Mother,

I know that the tiny sacrifices I make this Lent

can never serve as a real penance in my life.

But help me to make my whole life one of following your Son.

I am filled with your love.

Let your love shine out from within me and guide my life in this sacred journey

toward the Easter joy you offer me.

May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.

Amen.


3/9 Loving God of forgiveness,

I come before you humbled and sad in the face of my own repeated failings.

I hold out my hands as a petitioner would, asking for mercy.

It is then that I feel you reach out and take my hand in your loving grasp.

Thank you for the love you pour out on me so lavishly.

Help me to follow more closely in the path you have set for me, the path of your Son.

May the Lord bless us, protect us from all evil and bring us to everlasting life.

Amen

Reconciliation This Week

We will have a prayer service and Reconciliation Wednesday morning. The bell schedule for Wednesday is below.

ACT Tessera

Testing is complete. I will share results once I get them and have a chance to go over them.

Thursday Afternoon Meeting

Prayer service hosted by Social Studies at 2:30.

Yearlong Reflection Journal

Links to past videos:

Week 3 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/going-deeper-ep/week-3-2/

Week 4 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/going-deeper-ep/week-4/

Week 5 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/going-deeper-ep/2001/

Week 6 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/going-deeper-ep/week-6_201/

Week 7 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/going-deeper-ep/week-7_/

Week 8 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/going-deeper-ep/big-mansion-episode/

Week 9 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/going-deeper-ep/truth-person-episode/

Week 10 - https://beingcatholic.com.au/jesus-and-the-poached-egg/

Week 11 - https://beingcatholic.com.au/the-nobility-episode/

Week 12 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/going-deeper-ep/new-missionaries-episode/

Week 13 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/going-deeper-ep/2788/

Week 14 - https://beingcatholic.com.au/the-pope-francis-episode/

Week 15 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/going-deeper-ep/internet-episode/

Week 16 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/going-deeper-ep/rigorous-curriculum/

Week 17 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/going-deeper-ep/power-witnesses/

Week 18 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/going-deeper-ep/okavango-episode/

Week 19 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/going-deeper-ep/human-rights-episode/

Week 20 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/going-deeper-ep/european-sports-car-episode/

Week 21 - https://beingcatholic.com.au/the-lost-sheep-episode/

Week 22 - https://beingcatholic.com.au/the-unity-of-purpose-episode/

Week 23 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/?p=3441

Week 24 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/going-deeper-ep/great-cloud-witnesses-episode/

Week 25 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/going-deeper-ep/courage-episodes-part-1/

Week 26 - http://beingcatholic.com.au/?p=3578


Reflection questions:

Week 3 - Popular culture brings many challenges and pressures to our students. What do you think the Church can bring them to help them deal with all of the outside influences they face? How does Regina do this? Can we do more? How?


Week 4 - What structures or opportunities exist at Regina to help students build a deep sense of community? Can we do more? What?


Week 5 - What kind of balance exists between a Regina student’s intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual lives? Are we happy with the current balance? If so, what can we do to change it?


Week 6 - What practical ways could we incorporate periods of silence into our school day?


Week 7 - Is Jesus the genuine foundation of Regina? In what ways can we improve in making Jesus the foundation of Regina?


Week 8 - Does the sense of Regina achieving its mission ‘depending chief!y on you’ make you feel excited or burdened as a community?


Week 9 - An authentic Catholic school will try to reveal to students the deep truth that they are made in the image of God, that they are loved and that are needed in the world. How effective do you think Regina is at the moment in helping young people know these truths?


Week 9 - It takes courage and effort these days to present Jesus both to the hearts and heads of young people. Do you think your school has the courage to first make Jesus a priority for staff and then proclaim Him to young people in the many opportunities of each day or is Jesus given an occasional mention? What could change and how?


Week 9 - The idea of your subject being a way that students encounter truth can be a paradigm shift. Being totally honest, do you think your school values academic and teaching excellence more in terms of rankings and its appeal to parents or in terms of leading students to truth and Christ? Could both be possible?


Week 10 - What ways currently exist to really encounter the person of Jesus at Regina? What could change or be given more emphasis?


Week 11 - In what ways do you see your school currently developing ‘strong habits of virtue’ in each student that will ‘sustain them in the struggle of life”? What is one thing that could be attempted to strengthen this?


Week 12 - How effectively do you think Regina addresses the spiritual hunger that exists in every young person? Could more be done?


Week 13 - Try and define two or three core elements that truly capture what living the Gospel means.


Week 14 - Do you feel your strengths and expertise are creating a community where love for others is increasing? If not, what could be attempted or done differently?


Week 15 - How could Regina, “...bring warmth and stir hearts.’ through how it understands and uses social communication?


Week 16 - What is your sense of the quality of Regina’s religious education curriculum? Do you think students are given the chance to engage deeply with the Catholic faith on a rigorous level?


Week 17 - If observers spent a week at Regina what would they encounter? What ways exist at Regina for staff to deeply encounter Christ?


Week 18 - John Paul II saw Jesus as the centre of the universe and of history. Would it be fair to say that Christ is the centre of Regina?


Week 19 - Do you think that Regina is currently a place where students, ”...sense their dignity even before they have a definition for it”? What things make this likely or unlikely? What needs to change or what more can be done?


Week 20 - As a staff how do you see the current balance at Regina between a focus on knowledge and outcomes and the bigger picture of human and spiritual formation of staff and students?


Week 21 - How are we meeting the needs of the poor at Regina whether that be financial, relational, social or spiritual? What do we need to do more of? What could we start doing that we are not doing at the moment?


Week 22 - Describe the ‘purpose’ of Regina in a single sentence.


Week 23 - In what ways are we currently bringing the brokenhearted in our Regina community, ‘...rest for their souls.”? In what ways can we help them encounter Jesus who wants to be closer to them? In what ways are we being the presence of Christ to them? What could we attempt?


Week 24 - What role does tradition play in the life of Regina? What is our most valued school tradition? Could new traditions be started that would create a more vibrant Catholic community?


Week 25 - How can moral courage be lived out as a staff at Regina when it comes to witnessing to the Catholic faith? What would it cost people?


Week 26 - In terms of finding the courage to be a faithful Catholic school that is committed to sharing the Good News what do you think are the biggest fears and obstacles to this courage that need to be faced and overcome at Regina?