Regal Leader

Volume 41 - February 19, 2018

A look to the week ahead

The last week of February is here. Hopefully the girls basketball team causes some scheduling issues on Friday. If they win Tuesday night then we will handle Friday like we have in years past (survey to see who wants to go, parent letter home, determine coverage from those 2 things).

Our musical is this weekend at the Coralville Center for Performing Arts. Shows are at 7:00 on Friday and Saturday and 2:00 on Sunday. The students will love seeing you there.

Monday: 7-12 Admin. @ 10:00, Tessera make-up @ 1:00

Tuesday: Board of Ed. meeting @ 6:30, Girls state basketball quarterfinal @ 8:30

Wednesday: Mass @ 2:15

Thursday: Faculty meeting @ 2:20, K-2 concert @ 7:00

Friday: Girls state basketball semifinal @ 10:00 a.m., Musical @ 7:00

Saturday: Girls state basketball final @ 5:00, Musical @ 7:00

Sunday: Musical @ 2:00

Have a great week!

This Week's Morning Prayer

2/26 Creator of my life, renew me:bring me to new life in you.

Touch me and make me feel whole again.

Help me to see your love in the passion, death and resurrection of your son.

Help me to observe Lent in a way that allows me to celebrate that love.

Prepare me for these weeks of Lent as I feel both deep sorrows for my sins

and your undying love for me.

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


2/27 God of Love, Joseph was the husband of Mary,

and you entrusted Jesus to his care.

I am inspired by his fidelity and integrity as your self-sacrificing servant.

Allow Joseph to offer strength, courage, fidelity

and tender self-less love to all husbands.

Let this holy family renew in me the desire to be your servant,

faithful in the vocation you have given me.

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


2/28 God of infinite love, I thank you for this reminder of your love

and your call that we be more patient, gentle and compassionate with others.

Here in the middle of Lent, I turn to you to beg for your help.

Please soften my heart.

Help me to let go of judging others.

I ask you this, in Jesus' name.

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


3/1 God, you love me as your own child.

May I bend my life and will toward you

so that I might accept your teaching and guidance.

I am so grateful for your support in my life,

now and in the eternal life you are preparing for me.

I beg for your help and Spirit in my life today.

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


3/2 Loving God,

I hear your invitation, "Come back to me"

and I am filled with such a longing to return to you.

Show me the way to return.

Lead me this day in good works I do in your name

and send your Spirit to guide me and strengthen my faith.

I ask only to feel your love in my life today.

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


Mass This Week

We will have Mass at 2:15 on Wednesday.

ACT Tessera

I will try getting make-ups done this week, starting Monday at 1:00. The list of those who need to take the exam is attached below.

Thursday Afternoon Meeting

Meeting at 2:20 to discuss struggling students and strategies to help them succeed.

Yearlong Reflection Journal

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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, ‘ 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?