Charger Check-In

Thursday, September 26, 2019

A Note from Ms. Owens

Hello Charger Families,

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Eat & Earn Night at Chipotle on Monday. I definitely enjoyed my burrito bowl for dinner that evening! It was great to see so many familiar faces in line and at the tables.

Congratulations and thank you to the students, staff and faculty who dressed down today to bring awareness to the fight against childhood cancer. All the money raised from today's dress down will be donated to the St. Baldrick's Foundation.

For families with 2019 graduates, be on the look out for the graduation DVD. If there is a younger sibling in school, the DVD is going home with them. For families who no longer have students at St. Catherine, those DVDs will be dropped off at your home in the next few days.

I'm excited for our 7th grade families as they begin the journey of preparing for Confirmation next year. As Fr. Dennis and Mrs. Lynch reminded us on Tuesday evening, this journey and the sacrament itself strengthen our relationship with the Holy Spirit. A child preparing for a sacrament is a fabulous opportunity for the entire family to recommit themselves to their faith, the Church and each other.

Thank you for all you do to support the St. Catherine community! Have a great rest of the week!


Kristine Owens

An Important Message from Fr. Dennis

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Beyond the Books - October

Our teachers have fun sessions planned for October's Beyond the Books! The details of the different sessions and the registration form are at the button below. All registrations are due by Thursday, October 3.

Fall Spirit Wear

The SCA Fall Spirit Wear store is now open! The store will close on Sunday, September 29 at midnight. Items should be delivered by October 11.

Please take a look at the site today and select your favorite items for yourself and your family members.

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5th Annual FSA Trunk or Treat

St. Catherine families are invited to register their cars, vans or SUVs for this year's Trunk or Treat event the evening of Saturday, October 26! Families with registered vehicles can then visit cars for Halloween treats. There's also a Chili Cook Off for the competitive chefs out there!

7th Grade Confirmation Retreat

On October 18, our 7th graders will participate in their Confirmation Retreat. Students will be going to Holy Fire Chicago at Credit Union 1 Arena (formerly UIC Pavilion). More details are included at the Holy Fire website and on the permission slip.

Champion of Choices - Anti-Bullying Program

On Wednesday, October 3, OLHMS is sponsoring a workshop with Marc Mero - former WWE champion and anti-bullying advocate - to provide you and your student with tools to make good choices in today's world. The session will be held at OLHMS at 6:30 PM.

Tuesday Hot Lunch Ordering

The link for placing hot lunch orders is below. Please remember that ordering closes at noon the day before delivery.

There will, of course, be days when parents have ordered a hot lunch and their child is absent. On those days, parents (or another designated person) are welcome to pick up the child's lunch. In order for this to happen, parents must notify the school of the hot lunch pick-up prior to 11 AM and then the actual lunch must be picked up before 12:30 PM. We cannot keep lunches beyond that or send them home with students due to food safety regulations.

Queen of Hearts Raffle

Queen of Hearts is rolling over. After the fourth week, the pot is $28,700!

Because of last weekend's rain, this Sunday's drawing will happen after the varsity football game at PIE Field (108th & Kenton).

For this week's incentive, purchasing $20 in tickets enters you into a drawing for $200 for Lettuce Entertain You. You can get more details by clicking on the banner just below. Keep buying those tickets!

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Church Renovation Update

This week, one of our first graders walked by the church and said, "It's so beautiful!" I agree with her whole-heartedly! The chair rail is up, the Stations of the Cross are re-hung, and the pews are being installed.
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Broken Mary - Please join us for an evening of inspiration!

Thursday, Oct. 17th, 7pm

10621 South Kedvale Avenue

Oak Lawn, IL

Kevin Matthews entertained drive-time radio listeners for seventeen years on AM 1000, The Loop, ABC and CBS radio. Mr. Matthews was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2008. "Broken Mary" is the story of his struggle with MS and the chance encounter with a broken statue of Mary left next to a dumpster and all that transpired as a result.
Sign Up to Volunteer at Broken Mary

If you would like to volunteer at Broken Mary, please complete this Google Form. Volunteers are needed to serve food, usher, greet people, help set up and clean up, as well as bake treats.

Upcoming Events

Friday, September 27

  • All-School Liturgy at 8:30 AM

Sunday, September 29

  • 6th Grade Family Mass - Bible Presentation at 9 AM

Tuesday, October 1

  • First Round of ACT Aspire Interims begins
  • 8th Grade Confirmation Meeting at 7 PM
  • FSA Meeting in Kane Hall at 7:30 PM

Thursday, October 3

  • Baby Bottle Project begins
  • Progress Reports
  • Champion of Choices Program at OLHMS at 6:30 PM

Friday, October 4

  • All-School Liturgy & Adoration at 8:30 AM

Sunday, October 6

  • 7th Grade Family Mass

Tuesday, October 8

  • School Board Meeting in Fr. Lion Center at 7 PM
  • First Reconciliation Meeting at 7:15 PM

Thursday, October 10

  • High School Visits for 7th and 8th graders

Friday, October 11

  • All-School Liturgy at 8:30 AM
  • Dismissal at 1 PM - no extended care

Sunday, October 13

  • Preschool Family Mass at 9 AM

Monday, October 14

  • Columbus Day - No School

Tuesday, October 15

  • Memorial Mass for Pregnancy and Infant Loss at 7 PM
  • Athletic Board Meeting

Wednesday, October 16

  • Prayer Service for Victims of Domestic Violence at St. Germaine at 7 PM

Thursday, October 17

  • Broken Mary with Kevin Matthews in Church at 7 PM

Friday, October 18

  • All-School Liturgy
  • 7th Grade Confirmation Retreat to Holy Fire
  • Pack the House - 8th Grade Girls Basketball

Saturday, October 19

  • FSA Oktoberfest

Sunday, October 20

  • VBC Reunion and School Board Induction Mass at 9 AM

Monday, October 21

  • Red Ribbon Week begins

Tuesday, October 22

  • Tuition Exclusion Day

Thursday, October 24

  • Baby Bottles due back

Friday, October 25

  • All-School Liturgy at 8:30 AM

Saturday, October 26

  • FSA Trunk or Treat

Sunday, October 27

  • 8th Grade Confirmation Enrollment Mass at 9 AM

Thursday, October 31

  • Happy Halloween Parade in Parking Lot at 1 PM

Friday, November 1

  • All Saints Day - All-School Liturgy at 10 AM