Holy Cross Thunderbolt Newsletter
February 1, 2023
Holy Cross Catholic School guides each student in developing academic, emotional and physical excellence while spreading the Gospel message as Jesus did, since 1868.
Snow-covered fields, leafless trees, and skies laden with steel gray clouds describe the view out my window. It’s wintertime, and frost covers everything. It penetrates the ground, and farmers discuss how deep the frost line goes and how it impacts next spring’s fieldwork. The wind drives snowflakes like tiny needles piercing the sky. The cold reaches deep into my bones, and I struggle to stay warm.
Too often, we view the beginning of a new year with an eye to growth and transformation. While this is a noble pursuit, we also ebb and flow with the seasons. Sometimes, we have seasons where it doesn’t seem like any growth or change happens. There is a time to bear fruit and there is a time to harvest fruit. There is also a time of rest so that more fruit can grow.
We will have seasons where we feel as though we’re missing fruit in our lives. Instead of gentleness, we respond with harshness. Rather than self-control, we choose to self-indulge. Peace disappears in the face of worries and it can feel like our previous growth faded like autumn colors giving way to the monochromatic colors of winter.
In these moments, we can pause. We can rest and trust that God hasn’t given up on us. He still has fruit to grow in us. When we choose to rest and trust, God works in the soil of our hearts to prepare us for the next harvest of fruit.
On The Calendar
1/29-2/4 - Catholic Schools Week
2/2 - Mass at 8:00 AM
2/3 - Special Person's Bingo 9:00 AM
2/6 - Therapy Dogs Visit HCCS
2/8 - SAC Dress Down Day
2/9 - Mass at 8:00 AM
2/10- No School - FAST Ski Brule Trip
2/12-2/26 - Read-A-Thon Fundraiser
2/13 - Therapy Dogs Visit HCCS
2/14- St. Valentine's Day - Choice Dress Wearing Red, White, Pink or Purple
2/15 - Adoration 8:30 AM
2/17 - Hearing and Vision Screening - Grades PK/Kinder/1/3/5
2/20 - Therapy Dogs Visit HCCS
2/21 - Grades 1, 2, 3 - Field Trip To Weidner
2/22- ASH WEDNESDAY 8:00 Mass - Lent Begins
2/23 - Student Led Stations of the Cross 11:00 AM / Early Dismissal 11:30 - End of 2nd Trimester
2/26 - Student Led Mass - 10:00 AM
2/27 - Therapy Dogs Visit HCCS
2/28 - GRACE Solo & Ensemble - 3:30 - St. John the Baptist School
3/1 -SAC Dress Down Day
3/2 - Talent Show
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
3/3 - Fish Dinner
Catholic Schools Week 2023
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