As We Journey Through Lent...
Reflection for Lent from Deacon Mike Madden
Who do you belong to?
That’s a strange question. Our society puts a high value on individualism, on “being my own person”, and not being “owned” by anyone. But, maybe that’s not really how human life works. Maybe there’s another way to think about it.
On Ash Wednesday this year, Pope Francis said there is one essential truth about life: we belong to God! We exist only through relationships! Our primary relationship is with the Lord Himself, and it includes relationships with the brothers and sisters around us. He said these relationships are “vital” to our existence, and called us to “rediscover the joy…of caring for those who are poor and afflicted.”
All that we have actually belongs to God. He gave it all to us to help develop those relationships. Our talents and abilities, our time and attention, our treasure and fortunes, all are given to us for that same purpose, to develop and strengthen relationships, by sharing them with others.
Lent is a great time for us to focus on these essential truths, and to make them more and more part of us. It’s a time for us to learn more deeply the joy of sharing our gifts with others, and to develop habits of sharing that endure, that don’t end with Easter, but go on through the rest of our lives.
It’s a time for each of us to consider the best way of sharing what we have with those who need it.
Who needs you today?
Who do you belong to?
Deadline for WPCP is April 15th so the office has time to verify your application.
Thank you Home & School for another yummy D&G hot lunch!
Spring Fundraising Events
HOOPS MANIA UPDATE:
Throughout the Tournament - While the tournament is in progress, scores will be posted and updated on the website. Please encourage your card holders to check their cards on the website and have fun tracking their progress all tournament long. HoopsMania Winners - Winners will be calculated after the conclusion of the tournament on Monday, April 3rd.
$10K Raffle Tickets - SAVE THE DATE - May 5th 2023
- Friday, March 24th - END OF 3rd QUARTER
- Friday, April 7th - Good Friday - NO SCHOOL
- Monday, April 10th - Easter Monday - NO SCHOOL
- Friday, April 21st - Teacher Inservice - NO SCHOOL
- Tuesday, May 16th - Spring Concert (Afternoon Performance)
Scrip Helps You Save on Tuition!
How Scrip Works: You buy Scrip to purchase everyday products (ex: gas, groceries, etc). The company donates a percentage back to the school when you use Scrip for your purchases. You get half of that amount as a savings on your tuition and the other half goes towards the school. For example, if you buy $100 Shell card, they give 10% back. Therefore, $10 is given back; $5 comes off of your tuition and $5 goes to the School.
How to Buy Scrip:
1) Scrip is sold after the following Masses:
- Saturday, 4pm Mass @ Askeaton
- Sunday, 8am Mass @ Greenleaf
- Sunday, 10am Mass @ Wrightstown
2) Scrip is sold at school on Wednesdays
3) Scrip can be purchased using the RaiseRight App
How to Sign Up:
Sign up with your coordinator or school.
Download the RaiseRight App in your app store.
Use enrollment code: A1C5219523L2
*If you use the app, eGift Cards, your purchased Scrip is in the "Wallet" feature on the app. Any purchase or physical gift cards will be shipped to the coordinator and then will have to be picked up at a later time and location. You can choose to pay on the app with the following options: "Banck Account" (has a $0.15/fee), or "Pay Coordinator Directly" (you will have to pay before your order is submitted), or "Credit Card" (has a 2.6% fee).
Open to current 1st-3rd Graders
Please check your email for more info from the bus company about recent updates:
Quick Note from the Principal
It is through a positive collaboration with Fr. Brian and all of the wonderful people that care so deeply about the success of the Parish and School that our community is able to thrive.
The future is bright, God is good, and I send lots of luck and love on this St. Patrick's Day.