Holy Cross Thunderbolt Newsletter

December 21, 2022

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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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His Humble Arrival

Perhaps it wasn’t just a coincidence that Jesus was born in a manger.

It’s not like He didn’t know the Inn would be full.

But, why a manger?

Perhaps . . . it’s because a manger isn’t intimidating.

It’s humble. So, so very humble.

A manger, unlike a King’s palace or a King’s throne, is accessible to anyone.

You can freely walk to it.

No blockades. No guards. No fees.

It’s approachable.

Of course, this wasn’t a coincidence. Nothing about God’s plan is.

If He wanted to be born in the nicest 5-star hotel, in the most beautiful castle or palace, in the most gorgeous place . . . He would have.

But from birth, He’s been showing us something:

He wants all of us.


And He made it oh so easy to get to Him.

The message of Christ gets convoluted and confused sometimes.

But the manger? It was no coincidence.

It’s pretty simple.

He is whispering, “Come to me."

And He made a way so we could. All of us. No one excluded.

The manger represents a truth about Christ:

He will welcome you, as you are, but you won’t leave there the same.

By: Kelli Bachara

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On The Calendar

12/22 - Caroling and Bell Ringing Field Trips

12/22 - Special Visitors to PK

12/22 - Green and Red Dress Down Day with Christmas Accessories

12/23-1/2 - No School (Christmas Break)

1/3 - Classes Resume

1/4 - SAC Dress Down Day

1/6 - Packer Dress Down Day

1/9 - Therapy Dogs Visit HCCS

1/11 - Crazy Coupon Day

1/16- No School

1/29-2/4 - Catholic Schools Week

Daily Attendance Reporting

Reminder: Please report your child absent to the school office each day that they are/will be absent or have an appointment and will need to be picked up early or will arrive late. This is critical for our attendance records and planning purposes.


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Every gift to the Day of GRACE makes a difference. Please support the Day of GRACE on February 1, 2023. Save the date!

Voice of the Customer Survey Deadline Extended to December 22nd

2023-24 GRACE Academic Calendar

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Vision And Planning For Long Term Growth In Our Holy Cross Community

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HCCS Class of 2023 Designs Special Catholic Schools Week Shirts For Purchase:

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Share the time with your children this break...

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Happy Birthday, Abbot Gary Neville!

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Order Your Tickets For NDA's "The Little Mermaid"

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Holy Cross Blogs

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Let's Get Excited About Science! NDA Chemistry Teacher, Ms. Corriveau, Visits Holy Cross.