Saint Maria Goretti Catholic School

January 9 - 13

Mission Statement

Saint Maria Goretti Catholic School is a living testament to our Lord's work in his youngest disciples, exemplified by academic excellence, spiritual formation, and compassionate service to others.

Upcoming Events

Friday, January 13

Geography Bee @ 1:30 in the Cafetorium


Monday, January 16

Holiday - NO SCHOOL

Sunday, January 29 - February 3

Catholic School's Week

Sunday - Open House (10:00-1:00) & Spaghetti Dinner (10:00 - 2:00)

A few words...

Last Wednesday was our first Mass of the New Year and Father Luke held up three fingers to explain these "three" items: last year's calendar, this year's calendar, and his last unopened Christmas gift. In his Homily, he encouraged students to take the time to appreciate their Catholic education and to also be thankful to their parents for offering such a wonderful gift. He also explained how difficult it is to make things right when reviewing and reflecting on our previous year's activities and moments of glory and maybe times of not such glory.

I had the opportunity to work with several students throughout the week and found Father Luke's words as an empowering tool with each situation. As I sat, listening to Father Mike's Homily this morning, I felt a rush of emotion come through me as I prayed and offered thanks, thanks, and more thanks for the opportunity to be able to work with our amazing priests to help form and grow our students closer to Christ. In the seventeen years, I've been in education, I have never been so grateful for having the opportunity to work with students, parents, and educators. There is no class, online course, book, or professional development session that can offer the experiences and exposures the Lord has offered me at Saint Maria Goretti Catholic School and Parish. With that said, I pray that In a time of resolutions and fresh starts, may we all keep our priorities focused on teaching and following the Way of Christ.

Thank you for accepting and allowing me to be a part of the Saint Maria Goretti Community!

Last thing...Let's keep Father Mike in our prayers as he mourns the breakdown of the Christmas decorations; and Father Luke, as he enters into Basketball Season. :)

Words from our Pastor

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I would like to personally invite you to join us at our first Festival of Praise on Sunday, January 22nd, from 5:00-6:00pm in the church.

What is a Festival of Praise? It’s a high-energy hour of Adoration, intercessory prayer, worship music, the sharing of Sacred Scripture, and exhortations. It’s an invitation to the Holy Spirit to work among us and bring us closer to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Come by on the 22nd and check it out! You won’t be disappointed!

God bless,

Fr. Luke

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Community Rosary Group

All are invited to join in on a weekly morning Rosary in the Saint Maria Center. There is no better way to begin the day than spending a few moments with God. Rosary prayers only take about twenty minutes. Come each week or drop in as often as those busy schedules allow. For more information, please contact Mary Rowell @ (682) 552-3082 or Mike Ginani @ (214) 864-7811

Women's Rosary Group (babies and toddlers welcome)

Monday Mornings @ 7:35 AM

Men's Rosary Group

Wednesday Mornings 7:35 AM

Men's and Women's (combined) Rosary Group

Thursday Mornings @ 7:35 AM

Registration for 2017-2018

Registration will begin in February after Catholic School's week. All tuition and registration fees for the 2017-2018 school year will be announced at the January Home and School meeting...Monday, January 23rd @ 7 PM.
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Catholic Schools Week

Plan to join us as we kick off Catholic School's week on Sunday, January 29th with SMG's annual Spaghetti Dinner (10:00-2:00) and Open House (10:00-1:00). Students are encouraged to wear Mass uniforms to weekend Masses. More information will be sent on the festivities for the week.

Please help us spread the word about our Preschool three and four year old programs!

Saint Maria Goretti Catholic School Alumni

Are you an SMG Alumni?

Come join our team of alumni and share those "glory day" stories and get involved with the SMG campus! If you or anyone you know is an alumnus, please send your contact information to Abbey Lewis at The SMG Alumni committee will be sending out special invitations to all alumni. Please feel free to share this message with friends and family.

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