Regina Caeli Newsletter

May 2023

Queen of Heaven Pray for Us!

Regina Caeli or Queen of Heaven is a beautiful prayer! Check it out!!

May... the Month of Mary!

May, the month of our Blessed Mother, is here!

This month, we are focusing on Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and all of her glorious virtues! It is fitting as we celebrate our own beautiful mothers on Mother's Day that we will engage and reflect on the description of Our Lady as "The Crown Jewel of Creation." I love this analogy as it describes the most exceptional of women as the masterpiece of God's creation. Pope Saint John Paul II coined the phrase "The Feminine Genius" in his Letter to Women at the 1995 Beijing Conference. The pope stated "For in giving themselves to others each day, women fulfill their deepest vocation. Perhaps more than men, women acknowledge the person, because they see persons with their hearts. They see them independently of various ideological or political systems. They see others in their greatness and limitations; they try to go out to them and help them." The Catholic Church teaches us that Jesus's mother must be filled with Grace and without sin as she carried our Savior and nurtured and taught Him to grow and develop as a man. Women have a beautiful example of greatness in Our Lady. Women are the crown jewel because of Mary and her example of love, faith, and goodness!

During our five minute morning prayer, we will be learning about Jesus's mother and her perfect example. We will discuss the dignity, beauty, and celebration of the mystery and genius of femininity. We will remember to thank the special women in our lives and to celebrate them.

And don't worry men... June will bring St. Joseph and the Masculine Genius!

"Womanhood expresses the 'human' as much as manhood does, but in a different and complementary way." "Thank you, every woman, for the simple fact of being a woman. Through the insight which is so much a part of your womanhood you enrich the world's understanding and help to make human relations more honest and authentic." Pope St. John Paul the Great

Enjoy the May newsletter which includes celebrations, awards and events.

Let's be exceptional!!

Sincerely in Him,

Michelle Smetanick, Principal

Kayden Castle Awarded for Representing the USA in Speed Skating!!

We are so proud of our very own Kayden Castle (aka Speedy) for his achievements in the competitive sport of Speed Skating! While many of us were resting over Easter Break, Kayden represented the USA in Paris, France. Kayden was recognized by the City of Hagerstown and was awarded a plaque as well as some pins to trade with the other athletes. We are very proud of our seventh grader and know he has only just begun to represent our country on the world stage! Go gettem' Speedy!!
Check Out Our Good Samaritans!

We pay attention! We look for those students who extend themselves regularly to help and encourage their classmates and show kindness to others.

Easter Egg Hunt in the Park!!

Thank you for the hard work of our Kindergarten, First Grade and Second Grade Teachers, Instructional Assistants and Parents. The kids had a great time!!


Thank you for all the hard work of Mrs. Abe and Mrs. Stoner! Thank you to HSA, NJHS and GHS volunteers!

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We ARE Saint Mary Catholic School!

  • We are a learning school where mistakes are met with compassion and followed by reflection, correction, and grace.
  • We seek The Truth of our world and our Catholic faith with humility, fidelity and fortitude.
  • We are a community that helps each other to become the best versions of ourselves for we are ALL "fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of our Creator."