St. Patrick Catholic School
Principal's Weekly Newsletter
March 3, 2022
If today you hear God’s voice, harden not your heart.
Ash Wednesday begins the Christian celebration of Lent--forty days of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving to prepare believers for the celebration of Easter. A part of Lent is the call to quiet and reflection. It's a call to still ourselves and consider our faith lives. We cease searching and striving for the external markers of success and fulfillment and settle in to listen to what the still, small voice of God is saying in our lives and in our hearts. It’s an opportunity to ask ourselves, "Am I able to hear the voice of God?" Let us all take some time to listen to God's word .
The CDC has updated guidance for mask wearing and we are no longer required to wear masks on the school buses! I am so thankful that we continue to move closer to ending the pandemic and the return to normal routines!
I have been asked how we can help Ukraine and we have decided to have an out-of-uniform day tomorrow, Friday, March 4, with a free will donation going to Catholic Relief Services for Ukraine.
Reminders: Registration for 2022-23 was due March 1. If you have not registered, please do so soon! Plan to attend the Book Fair in the CCC before or after your child's conference on March 9/10. Remember there is no school on Friday, March 11.
We were so happy to see such a fantastic group of alumni join us for Ash Wednesday Mass. We welcome them back anytime!
We are so proud of our grade 4-8 students who entered the Catholic Daughters 2022 Education Contest. Students chose one of two themes: “With God All Things Are Possible” Mt. 19:26 or “Where is God in my life when I am struggling?” They submitted entries in the categories of essay, poetry, art, computer art, music and photography. First place winners advance to state.
Our students are so excited about serving others that they are now coming up with additional projects.These fourth graders have decided to branch out on their own and raise awareness and money for endangered species. An eighth grader has organized an after school group to write letters to Western Home residents. Initiating and leading such efforts is exactly what we want from our service learning and The Leader in Me programs.
Testing your mastery of prepositions in Spanish class is fun when it's a game!
Main Event a Success!
Thank you to everyone who attended, donated or helped with the Main Event and Annual Appeal. We had such a fun night celebrating our school and our donors! Winners left with fantastic items, services, and experiences from the auctions thanks to our generous community. We'll have results of our successful evening to share with you soon. In addition to the sponsors listed below, we had many others who joined forces to help us at the Friend and Supporter Levels.
Knights of Columbus Fish Fries Start Friday
The Knights of Columbus will offer in-person and take-out meals from 5-7 PM every Friday during Lent. Baked fish is back on the menu along with fried fish, baked potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese, cole slaw, dinner rolls, beverages, and sherbet and Dave and George’s cookies for dessert. $14 for adults/$6 for children/under six eat free
Buy Scrip After Mass This Weekend
Don't forget that we are now back to selling Scrip in the Narthex after Masses, generally on the first and third weekends of the month. It's a great way to just walk up and leave with in-stock items and order cards for receipt later in the week. March 5/6 and March 19/20 are the next weekends scheduled.