Holy Cross Thunderbolt Newsletter

September 22, 2021

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Have you ever been caught in a hard place where you just didn't know what to do and felt afraid of possible outcomes?

Maybe you're there now.

Situations can last a few hours, or go on for what seems like forever. A health problem, financial crunch, or troubled relationships can make you feel like you’re at the end of your rope.

For situations when fear and uncertainty are getting the best of us, consider the story of Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles:

When a great multitude comes to attack Judah, King Jehoshaphat is scared to death, but he resolves to seek God. He proclaims a fast, and all of Israel comes together to seek Him.

God then speaks to His people through a prophet, “Do not be afraid…the battle is not yours, but God’s” (2 Chronicles 20:15). The following day as Jehoshaphat’s army begins to sing and praise the Lord, God sets an ambush against their enemies.

This story teaches us:

1) If you're feeling scared, keep your eyes on God. Set your heart on seeking Him.

2) Remember the battle is the Lord's. He is fighting for you.

3) You will see victory as you praise God.

When you’re at the end of your rope, remember all you have to do is keep your eyes on Jesus. At the right time, He will show you how to move forward. Keep your eyes on Him today, friend,s and take courage. Victory is on the way.

Heavenly Father,

Lord, you know the situations we are facing. Even when we truly do not know what to do, keep our eyes and hearts focused on you. We trust you will show us the best way to handle our challenges. In your perfect timing, show us what to do.

In Jesus’ Name,


Upcoming Dates

MAP testing through September 30

9/24 Adoration following Mass and Early Dismissal

9/24 11:30 Release - Teacher Inservice

9/29 Birder Acting Class 2:50-4:00 for those registered

10/4 - Feast of St. Francis Blessing of Pets 2:00

10/23 Auction For Education - Badger State Brewery

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Don't Forget To Smile!

Tomorrow is School Picture Day! Students should wear traditional Holy Cross Uniforms. If your child is not attending tomorrow, he or she would be able to have pictures taken on October 27th.

Chaperones and School Volunteers

Want to help out in your child's classroom? Go on a field trip with your child? Help out in school in other ways?

Then you need to get VIRTUS trained and complete a background check. It's easy and can be done right from home! Once you complete both you are good forever.

Please see the instructions attached on how to do this.

If you have already completed both of these please send an email to Mrs. Boudwin in the school office at kboudwin@gracesystem.org

Dessert Raffle Update

The Dessert Raffle is a great money maker for our Auction For Education. Since this raffle is an optional portion of the auction - we are going to proceed with the Home-Made request and ask that those who choose to participate in making a home-made dessert, use best precautions when preparing the item(s).

For those choosing to participate in the Dessert Raffle at our auction, please note that these desserts will be home-made.


Holy Cross Auction is just a month away. There are many ways you can support this very important fundraiser. Please consider selling or purchasing Raffle Tickets for a chance to win up to $5000 Cash! Tickets are $100/each and only 150 will be sold. That's a great chance for a very profitable return! Contact the office to purchase or sell now!



Celebrating Sisters of St. Francis Jubilees

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GRACE Update from President Desotell

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Keeping Our School Healthy - How You Can Help -

Please remember that if your child is exhibiting any symptoms related to COVID-19, including sniffles, cough, stomach ache, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. he/she should stay home. We ask that those who are ill with COVID symptoms be tested by a recognized medical provider regardless of the individual's vaccine status prior to his/her return. We are committed to a frequent review of our Holy Cross Covid Site Plan and will make adjustments as necessary. Thank you for your cooperation and diligence!

"Hail Mary Masks" Donation

Hail Mary Masks have generously donated disposable masks for our adults and children here at Holy Cross. Additionally, they have provided a hand-held thermometer for each household. Please look for one coming home with your parent folder today. Thank you to Hail Mary Masks for your efforts to help keep us safe.

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