August 24th - 28th
Catherine McAuley Quote of the Week
"...amidst all this tripping about, our hearts can always be in
the same place centered in God for whom we go forward or stay back."
Saint of the Week
Do you find life difficult?
Do you sometimes feel desperate?
Did anybody tell you that you’re impossible?
This past Thursday, we celebrated the memorial of St. Monica and her life gives us a hint to our questions.
Monica lived in North Africa and was a Christian wife of a pagan husband. Her husband had some redeeming features, but he had a violent temper and was licentious. Monica also had to bear with a grouchy and irritable mother-in-law who lived in her home. Monica’s prayers and example finally won her husband and mother-in-law to Christianity. Her husband died a year after his baptism.
They had three children and one of them named, Augustine, was involved in a strange sect called the Manicheans. For thirty years, Monica prayed and cried for him.
The circumstances of St. Monica’s life could have made her a nagging wife, a bitter daughter-in-law and a despairing mother, yet she did not give way to any of these temptations. She continually fasted, prayed, and wept on her son’s behalf. When Monica asked the bishop to put pressure on her son, he told her, “let him be and continue to pray for him. It’s impossible that a son of so many tears should be lost.”
What was lost was indeed found. Jesus brought the lost sheep, Augustine, to the true faith and a moral lifestyle. This lost son is now known as St. Augustine whose feast we celebrated on Friday, August 28th.
St. Monica is a good example not only of the power of prayer united with tears and suffering, but also of patience. St. Monica showed us that it is not hopeless and we are not hopeless.
Catholic Celebrations This Week
Thursday at 8:30 a.m.: McAuley students will attend Mass
Parents are able to attend Mass on Thursday morning.
2020 Fall Sports Social
2020-2021 School Approved Monday/Wednesday T-Shirts
Logos are being sent home as they become available. If you have ordered a logo and have not received it yet, your child may wear a blank royal blue or navy crew neck, cotton t-shirt on Monday and Wednesday.
Each student MUST have the logo with the name of the school they attend.
In addition, you may purchase your child's school logo to iron-on a plain royal blue or navy full zip or quarter zip jacket. The jacket cannot have a hood. This jacket can be worn as part of the school uniform.
St. Peter's/McAuley September Lunch Menu
This Week's Lunch Menu
(9/01) BLUE DAY: Bamboo, Sweet and Sour Chicken, fried rice
(9/02) GRAY DAY: In-House Catering - Meatloaf
(9/03): BLUE DAY: Pizza Hut, Pepperoni Pizza
(9/04) GRAY DAY: In-House Catering - Breakfast Casserole
Questions regarding lunch account balances and information can be sent to Darren Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org
First Chapter Friday
'''A world with no hunger, no disease, no war, no misery: humanity has conquered all those things, and has even conquered death. Now Scythes are the only ones who can end life—and they are commanded to do so, in order to keep the size of the population under control.
Citra and Rowan are chosen to apprentice to a scythe—a role that neither wants. These teens must master the “art” of taking life, knowing that the consequence of failure could mean losing their own.
Scythe is the first novel of a thrilling new series by National Book Award–winning author Neal Shusterman in which Citra and Rowan learn that a perfect world comes only with a heavy price."
This led to a beautiful discussion between Fr. J., Ms. Chirafisi, and the class regarding the Death Penalty and how we, as Catholics, need to respond to this issue in our day and age.
Click on the buttons below for more information regarding the Death Penalty and the Catholic Church
This Week's Event Schedule
Saturday, Sept. 5th- McAuley V VB @ Jasper Invitational - TBA