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August 30th - September 4th

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Catherine McAuley Quote of the Week

"God will support you in affliction."

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Saint of the Week

St. Gregory the Great

"servant of the servants of God"

Gregory was born about A.D. 540 in Rome, the son of a wealthy senator. Like most of the nobility of his time, he was well educated. But unlike many, he was generous and concerned about those who were poor.

In his early thirties, Gregory was made the chief prefect, or governor, of Rome. Gregory was attracted to the religious life and soon left his position. He converted the family estate in Rome into the Abbey of Saint Andrew, became a monk there, and founded six Benedictine monasteries on his estates in Sicily. In about 578, he was ordained a deacon of Rome and sent as the papal ambassador to Constantinople, where he served until 585. When he arrived back in Rome, he was made the abbot of Saint Andrew’s.

In 590, Gregory was acclaimed pope by the clergy and the people of Rome. Unwillingly, Gregory accepted the role, calling himself the “servant of the servants of God.” Because of his political skill, learning, talents, and deep devotion to God, Gregory was able to make peace with the invading Lombards, save the city from famine by reorganizing the property and granaries of the Church, and restore order within the Church. In 596, he sent Augustine of Canterbury and 40 other monks to England to teach the Angles the faith. Gregory is called the “Apostle of England.” He died March 12, 604.


  • Discuss how Saint Gregory the Great responded to the needs of his time. Ask for qualities a person would need today to be a saint.

  • Gregory is sometimes accredited with Gregorian chant, the Church’s liturgical chant form. Play some samples of Gregorian chant and teach the students one of the Latin responses. Gregory was known for liturgical reform and for encouraging the Stations of the Cross and daily Mass during Lent.

  • Gregory the Great, Augustine, Ambrose, and Jerome are the four key Fathers of the Western Church. Have the students research any of these men to discover why they are called Fathers of the Church.

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Catholic Celebrations This Week

Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. : Senior Mass at McAuley Chapel

Thursday at 8:30 a.m.: St. Peter's students will attend Mass

Parents are able to attend Mass on Thursday morning.

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Friday, September 11th: NOON DISMISSAL

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2020 Fall Sports are in Full Swing!

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Check Out What's Happening at

McAuley Catholic & St. Peter's

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Students are enjoying a game of "Sharks and Minnows" after lunch and before 6th period.
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St. Peter's/McAuley September Lunch Menu

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This Week's Lunch Menu

(9/07) NO SCHOOL: Labor Day

(9/08) BLUE DAY: Festival, Beef Burrito, rice, beans

(9/09) GRAY DAY: In-House Catering - Smoked Pork Loin, baked potato, green beans

(9/10): BLUE DAY: Sonic, Chicken Strips, tater tots

(9/11) GRAY DAY: In-House Catering - Spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, salad, apple cake

Questions regarding lunch account balances and information can be sent to Darren Cook at dcook@jacschools.org

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At-Home Screening

Thank you to all of our families for being vigilant with your children and reporting symptoms they may be exhibiting. We ask that you keep monitoring your child's health at home and please stay in communication with the school office.
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At-Home Learning: Google Classroom

If your child is at home, they can/should still attend classes live through Google Classroom/Google Meet. Below are the bell schedules for each school. Your child's teachers will be live during their classes at school.

If you have any questions or are having trouble joining the live class, please call the school office at 624-9320.

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This Week's Event Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 10th- McAuley Cross Country @ Seneca Invitational - 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 10th- St. Peter's Cross Country @ Seneca Invitational - TBA

Thursday, Sept. 10th- McAuley V/JV Volleyball @ Home vs. Rich Hill - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 10th- St. Peter's Volleyball @ Sarcoxie - 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 12th- McAuley JV VB @ Spokane Tournament - TBA

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2020-2021 Friday Dress Schedule

Friday, September 11th- $2 Charity Free Dress Day

$2 Charity Free Dress Day: Students must pay $2 to the school office to participate in this free dress day. Sister Joan will keep a list of approved students. Students will follow FREE DRESS DAY guidelines from above. Charities for each month will be decided by different groups within each building along with our monthly Mercy Mission. No hats allowed.

Free Dress Day: Students may wear any approved clothing (t-shirts, dress tops, dresses, skirts, etc.). Non-approved items include sweat pants and leggings. Any sweatshirts, hoodies, or jeggings are acceptable. All shorts/skirts/dresses must be no shorter than 5” above the knee. Students are not required to wear belts or have their shirts tucked in on these days.Please make sure that all apparel is of appropriate content. Students do not have to follow the dress code shoe and sock policy. No hats allowed.

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