HFRCS Newsletter SY 2022-2023

March 14, 2023 - Vol.2 Issue 28

From the Principal's Office

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Yesterday we began the final trimester of the school year. This is a great opportunity to refocus and to encourage your child to do their very best and to finish the year strong. Working closely with your child’s teacher can assist in ensuring that your child is working to their full potential. We are looking for all of our students to have a strong and positive finish to the school year!

Today, our students in grades 3-8 received the Sacrament of Reconciliation. All students gathered in church for a brief prayer service followed by individual confessions. Lent is a good time for all of us to reflect on our own choices and behavior.

Our Lenten service project of collecting one can meals for Nutritional Development Services is in full swing. Cans can be brought into school up until Friday, March 31st. Thank you for your generosity and support.

On Thursday, March 16, our 8th grade students from St. Frances Cabrini Parish will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation from Archbishop Adams. We congratulate our students on marking this most important step in their faith formation and pray for them at this very special time!

This Friday we will celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick by having a $1 dress-down day of wearing green and anything Irish!

Next week, we will be hosting our visiting team from the Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools. The visiting team will be in our school on Tuesday and Wednesday and will be meeting with various constituencies of our school. We ask everyone to pray for a successful visit and that our school will be granted reaccreditation.

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Mrs. Haggerty

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Remember to go to Mass this weekend.

Graduate Spotlight!

Chloe Secoda

High School Destination

Conwell-Egan Catholic High School


Student Council, Flag Football, Recording Flag Football, DLFF, Spirit Day Committee, Morning Prayers & Announcements, 8th Grade Graduation Setup, Yearbook Committee, Safety, Holy Family's Got Talent

Favorite Memory

My favorite memory was recording the Flag Football Championship in 2022.

Advice to Holy Family Students

Respect your teachers. Put effort into your work. Be friendly and inclusive.

Jayden McKinney

High School Destination

Conwell-Egan Catholic High School


Track, Comic book Club, CYO Soccer, Flag Football, Dodgeball, and Choir

Favorite Memory

I had fun in seventh grade.

Advice to Holy Family Students

Do your best and have fun.

Lenten One-Can Meal Drive

For our 2023 Lenten Service Project, HFRCS will be collecting one-can meals for our friends at Nutritional Development Services which they will then distribute to local food cupboards and soup kitchens. In order to make this a more meaningful experience, we ask that you have your children either pay for or, at the very least, shop for their donated items. This gives ownership of the good deed and creates a connection to those we are out to help.

Our SCHOOL GOAL is 400 cans! 2 cans per person will exceed our goal!

Many of the local food cupboards and soup kitchens have seen a swift increase in numbers of families with children who utilize their services. Please see attached document for examples of what we are collecting.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity to the many hungry people in our surrounding communities. As always, we appreciate all you and your family do to support your children, our school and Catholic education as well as those in our community.

Please send in donations by Friday, March 31.

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Yearbook News

Yearbooks are now available for sale online by clicking the link (www.buytheyearbook.com) or scan the QR code. When you click on the link, it takes you to a page that requires you to put our SCHOOL NUMBER 713026 to direct you to the sales page. Click on the "Yearbooks" image and complete the form. Please note that you will be asked to create an account.

This year's cost is $22 per book. The order deadline is Friday, March 31st.

Reserve your copy today. Be sure to indicate your child's classroom when placing your order. Yearbooks will be delivered to students at the end of the school year.

Note: Each 8th grader will receive a yearbook so they do not need to place an online order.

Hersheypark Discount Ticket Offer!

Discount tickets to Hersheypark are available to friends and families of HFRCS for significant savings. Gate admission for Regular is $85.80; our price is $40.95 (ALL ages 3+) valid until 9/10/23 or $42.95 (ALL ages 3+) valid until 1/1/24.

*ADD-ON discount Hersheypark Meal Tickets at a savings of up to 12% off retail prices ($14.99 each) and Parking Pass: $20.00 pre-ordered or pay $25.00 onsite.

Tickets purchased in 2023 are valid for any single day of operation throughout the 2023 calendar year, but will not be valid past their expiration date.

Orders must be received by Friday, March 31, 2023. We will distribute tickets on or before the week of April 24, 2023.

Handbook Highlight

Please review the Family Handbook for information on the Dress Code (page 13 and pages 34-44)

Please note that formal/winter uniform is still in effect. In preparation for the summer uniform (after Easter break), please check that your child has the proper summer uniform available on hand.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid applications for 2023-2024 BLOCS funding are being accepted through FACTS Grant & Aid. You can start an application by logging into your FACTS account. There is also a link on our website under Admissions > Financial Aid.

A tax return (2021 or 2022) must be submitted with your application. Please note that FACTS charges a fee for processing and verifying applications.

Grants will be awarded in late Spring once we are notified of our available funding. Awards are based on factors such as the available funding, the number of applicants and the income eligibility of applicants.

Upcoming Events

  • Mar 15 (Wed): Stations of the Cross Gr 1-4 @ 1:15 PM, Gr. 5-8 @ 2:00 PM
  • Mar 17 (Fri): Report Cards, $1 Student Council Dress Down Day (green)
  • Mar 20-23 (Mon-Thu): Middle States Visit
  • Mar 22 (Wed): Stations of the Cross Gr 1-4 @ 1:15 PM, Gr. 5-8 @ 2:00 PM
  • Mar 23 (Thu): 7th Grade Universal HS Visit, Early dismissal PK 11:00, K-8 11:30, after school CARES available, dismissal buses available for all school districts EXCEPT Council Rock and Bensalem.
  • Mar 31 (Fri): Last day of Lenten one-can meal drive
  • Apr 5 (Wed): Early dismissal PK 11:00, K-8 11:30 AM, NO after school CARES
  • Apr 6-7 (Thu, Fri): No School, Easter Break
  • Apr 10 (Mon): No School, Easter Break

Save the date for Holy Family's Got Talent! Friday, April 28, 7:30 PM @ Conwell Egan High. School

From the Enrollment Office

PreK3-8th Grade applications for the 2023-2024 school year is now open! If you are interested in enrolling another child of yours this fall, please get in touch with our Enrollment Office. Our Referral Program is a great way to expand our school community while earning a tuition credit for your family.

Ms. Regan Downey, Enrollment & Marketing

regan.downey@hfrcs.org 215-269-9600 x209

***** HOME & SCHOOL NEWS *****

H&S Upcoming Events

  • Mar 14 (Tue): 6:30 PM Home & School Meeting, Parish Center
  • Mar 17 (Fri): St. Patrick's Day Virtual 50/50 drawing @ 2:00 PM; get tickets now! See flyer for details.
  • Mar 23 (Thu): Miller's Ale House, 4:00 PM to Midnight!, Present flyer to the server at the time of payment, see flyer for details
  • Apr 22 (Sat): Family Spring Fling Dance, RSVP Form due by Apr 10. See flyers and form for details

For any questions regarding Home & School events, please reach out to the H&S Leadership Team or holyfamilyhands@yahoo.com

Spiritwear: New spiritwear inventory on hand and available for purchase! Please see attached order form and email holyfamilyhands@yahoo.com for any questions.

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***** PARISH NEWS *****

Queen of the Universe

Father John R. Weber, Pastor

Father Cesar J. Izzaguire, Parochial Vicar

View the Parish Weekly Bulletin.

Sunday Mass Schedule:

4:00 PM (Vigil Mass), 7:30 AM , 9:30 AM , 11:30 AM , 1:00 PM La Misa en Español

Weekday Daily Mass:

8:30 AM - Monday through Saturday

Holy Days: (subject to change)

5:00 PM (Vigil), 8:30 AM, Noon, & 7:00 PM

The Sacrament of Reconciliation:

Thursday: 6:45 PM - 7:30 PM , Saturdays: 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

The Sacrament of Baptism:

1st and 3rd Saturdays, at 11:00 AM

St. Frances Cabrini

Monsignor McCormac, Pastor

Monsignor Magee, Weekend Assistant

View the Parish Weekly Bulletin.

Mass Schedule:

  • Monday-Saturday: 9:30 AM
  • Saturday Vigil: 5:30 PM
  • Sunday: 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM
  • Holy Days: 6:30 AM, 12 Noon, 7:00 PM (except January 1st which follows a Sunday Mass schedule)

The Sacrament of Reconciliation

Saturday: 4:15-5:15 PM or by appointment

Daily Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Saint Joseph Chapel

Monday - Saturday: 8:00 AM–8:00 PM

Sunday: 12:30 PM–8:00 PM

Pot of Gold

Included is this week's winnings. The jackpot prize for the next drawing is $19,000!

Sacrament of Confirmation:

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Parishioners of St. Frances Cabrini who will be receiving their Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday, March 16th. God Bless our 8th Graders!

***** OTHER NEWS *****

CYO Track & Field

SPRING TRACK REGISTRATION IS HERE! Season starts March 13. Please contact Mr. Brian McGinley brianmcg11@gmail.com or Mrs. Cassandra Lee cassbernard41@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Registration link: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/360744

Please register by Friday, March 24th.

CEC Summer Camps

CEC is proud to offer a variety of summer sports camps and enrichment programs to keep students active all summer long! There's something for everyone this summer at CEC!

For a full list of camp offerings this summer and visit www.conwell-egan.org/summer-camps for more information.

CEC Middle School Ice Hockey

Conwell-Egan Catholic is in the process of gauging interest for the return of the CEC Ice Hockey Program. In addition to the high school JV/Varsity teams, the program would include a middle school (grades 5-8) team.

If you are interested, please complete this survey to help CEC in this process.

Gifts from Gwyn Designer Bag Bingo

Saturday, March 18, 2023

Tickets only $30 (If purchased in advance, $35 at the door)

Includes 3 chances to win on 10 games of Bingo

Extra sheets and Special Games available for purchase

Location: Saint Frances Cabrini Gymnasium 325 S. Oxford Valley Rd.

Doors open at 6:00 PM / Bingo starts at 7:00 PM

For tickets or more information contact: Susan Rivells 215-327-0278 or

visit www.giftsfromgwyn.org to purchase tickets and view foundation details.

50/50 / Raffles and Door Prizes

BYOB! And feel free to bring your own snacks! The Snack Stand will also be open, selling hotdogs, pretzels, soda and water!