St. Mary Catholic Schools News
October 5, 2022
St Mary Catholic Schools News
It's Homecoming Week!
Friday morning at 9:30 A.M. you are invited to join us in the gym at SMCHS for an ALL SCHOOL Mass. Earlier plans to hold this Mass on Zephyrs Field have been thwarted by a very chilly Friday morning forecast. Parents and guests who are attending the Mass are asked to enter the high school through the front doors so they can check in.
At 5:00 P.M. the Homecoming Parade will process from Schildt Park, down Cold Spring Road to Zephyrs Field. You're invited to don your Zephyrs wear, pick the perfect viewing spot on either side of the road, and come cheer! New this year: elementary families will have their own group viewing area. Look for the signs!
From 5:30-6:30 P.M. you can take a peek at the fun things happening inside the STEM lab. This open house is a great opportunity to learn more about this important asset to St. Mary Catholic Schools.
We'll cap off the evening under the Friday Night Lights on Zephyrs Field as the football team takes on Abundant Life Christian Academy at 7:00 P.M. Alumni who attend the game get FREE ADMISSION and a sweet treat. Enter through the special Alumni Entrance.
ALL ABOARD is 10 Days Away!
After months of hard work and planning, we can't wait to celebrate St. Mary Catholic Schools at ALL ABOARD 2022. Join us Saturday, October 15, 2022 on the campus of St. Mary Catholic Middle School, for a casual evening of drinks, delicious food, and entertainment to support students at all five campuses of St. Mary Catholic Schools.
You'll find more details about the event specifics by clicking here.
Register by October 7th to reserve your place!
Silent Auction Opens Saturday
Can't attend ALL ABOARD but still want to support St. Mary Catholic Schools? Prepare to shop till you drop in our ALL ABOARD Silent Auction. There's something for everyone from collectibles to amazing experiences. Bidding opens Saturday and closes during ALL ABOARD on October 15. Good Luck!
PlayStation 5 Raffle
If there's a gamer on your shopping list this Christmas, you could be just $25 away from landing one of the most sought after gifts of 2022: a Sony PlayStation 5 gaming system. This is a new way to support ALL ABOARD this year. 400 raffle tickets will be sold for $25 each. The PS5 retails for $500, if you can find one in stores! Raffle tickets can be purchased through any school office until they sell out.
Cash Raffle Tickets
We are asking each SMCS family to sell 8 cash raffle tickets as a way to support the fundraising goal of ALL ABOARD. These tickets went home with the youngest student in each family in September. Tickets will sell for $25 each and cash raffle prizes will range from $1,000 to $2,500. For every 8 tickets your family sells, you'll be entered into a drawing for a $400 SMCS tuition voucher. One voucher will be awarded to each campus.
Once you have sold your tickets, the stubs and payment should be returned to the school office along with the tuition credit drawing slip. If you are interested in selling more tickets, administrative assistants at each building will have additional tickets and tuition credit entries.
All tickets should be returned to the school offices by Wednesday, October 12, 2022.
Volunteers Needed for ALL ABOARD
Volunteers are needed to help make ALL ABOARD 2022 an exciting evening for our guests and a tremendous success for our schools. Volunteers are asked to sign up for a 3 hour shift in exchange for free admission into the event.
Please review the time slots and volunteer roles at the link below and sign up for the one that best fits your availability to help.
Varsity Girls Volleyball: Conference Champs!
Congrats SMCHS Varsity Girls Volleyball 2022 Conference Champs! Last night, the team defeated Mischicot, bringing their record to 6-0. Well done Zephyrs!
SMCMS Presents Lion King Jr.
Tickets are now on sale for the SMCMS production of Lion King Jr. October 21-23 at the Jane Bergstrom Fine Arts Education Center. Click the image above to purchase yours!
Spirit Stop News
Whether you're looking for a new polo or some comfy sweatpants, our Spirit Stop has you covered. Click here to shop online anytime, or come visit the shop in person this Friday from 7:30-8:15 A.M. at St. Mary Catholic High School.
UNITED in Faith, Hope, and Love
A group of young men from St. Mary Catholic High School attended this year's St. Andrew Dinner last month on the campus of the Diocese of Green Bay. The dinner is for young men who want to learn about the priesthood. It began with Mass with Bishop Ricken and then the dinner followed. Afterwards, there was a talk by the Vocations Team which included Fr. Mark Mleziva, SMCHS Chaplain.
Join us in praying for these men and all who are considering vocations.
A message from Steve Pable, Director of Adult Discipleship Formation Catholic Parishes of Neenah & Menasha. Learn more about Steve's role here.
It’s time to celebrate! Join us on Saturday, October 8th at 4:45 pm at St. Margaret Mary to mark a truly special anniversary.
Did you know that for the past 25 years, there has been a constant prayer vigil taking place for YOU, for your family, and for your intentions? Did you know that you can participate in this prayer, any time, day or night?
It was 25 years ago that the five parishes of Neenah & Menasha joined to commit our communities to 24/7 Adoration of Jesus in the Eucharist. This means that since October of 1997, every hour of every day, at least one person from our parishes has been present with the Lord, bringing before Him the needs of families, friends, our country, and our world. Imagine that! Even in the middle of the night, for the past 25 years, someone you may not even know has been praying for you!
Where does this happen? Our Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is located at St. Margaret Mary Parish, between Washington Ave. and Division St. in Neenah. The celebration will begin at 4:45 pm with a short Eucharistic procession, followed by the regular 5:00 pm Mass at St. Margaret Mary, and a reception in Friendship Hall (lower level) after Mass.
If you are attending Mass at a different parish, you can still join us for the 6:00 pm reception.