Weekly Family Newsletter
Friday January 12, 2018
Fr. John’s Weekly School Chronicle
I was really proud of our third graders today.
Several third graders had reading parts at Mass. Those who read the first
reading (it was quite long so three students each took a part) were reading
from the same translation of the Bible we use at Sunday Mass and weekday Masses
for the adults. It was not an easy reading. These readers, the reader of the
welcome message at the beginning of the Mass, and the students who read the
Prayers of the Faithful or petitions read exceptionally well. A great benefit
of being a student at our school is it offers opportunities to read in front of
the entire school – along with parents and other adult visitors – at Mass.
I had the chance this week to watch our 7th
and the 8th grade boys’ basketball teams. Having grown up playing
basketball, I really enjoy watching our teams in action. It was great watching
a couple of our boys play on the court Thursday evening and then cantor our
Psalm the next morning at Mass. Creating well-rounded individuals who can
demonstrate excellence on the playing field, at Mass, and of course in the
classroom is another trademark of our Catholic School.
This coming Wednesday evening we have a
presentation at our church for the 7th and 8th graders
and their parents on the issue of sex-trafficking. Each year we offer to all
students in our school and our faith formation programs instruction relating to
helping our kids live in a safe environment. Parents always have the
opportunity to not have their children participate in these presentations. I recognize
that this year’s topic for our 7th and 8th graders
involves speaking on a theme that can be uncomfortable for some of our students
to hear about, be upsetting for adults and youth, and seem that it is something
that our kids would never encounter or only encounter at an older age. However
I also know that avoiding this topic or putting it off, in an attempt to
protect our children, could prevent them from learning important warning signs
or situations that need to be avoided that they or their friends may someday
encounter. As always, if you want more information about what is being
presented, please contact Mr. Bell or me.
Readings for the next Friday’s school Mass
can be found here:
Mass Readings for January 19, 2018
Basketball Tournament – our 8th grade boys’ first game is at 8AM!!
1/17 Safe Environment training at church for 7th
& 8th grade families, 6 PM
1/18 3rd Grade to Orchestra Hall,
1/19 Mass @ school, 9:00 AM
1/19 Optional Middle School field trip to Badlands Sno Park,
4 PM – 6:30 PM signup: MS to
1/23 – Save
the Date: STREAM NIGHT. We are in need of adult presenters, our theme will
be ‘Water’. Topics could include conservation or scuba diving, or someone from
the DNR or city water plant could present, etc. Let your imaginations flow! For
more information contact Mrs. Harnett, Lohr, Mattimiro, Dumont, or Carlson.
1/25 5th Grade to UWRF Planetarium,
1/26 Mass @ school, 9:00 AM
1/26 Passport Club
& Pie Open House, 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM. Complete your continuous enrollment
paperwork, be entered into a drawing for a $1,500 2018-19 tuition credit!
1/28 – 2/3 Catholic Schools Week
1/29 Parent Group Meeting, 6:30 -7:30 PM,
details below and flyer attached
1/31 CSW Mass @ Immaculate Conception, New
Richmond 10:00 AM
2/1 District wide 2 hour late start –
Before Care forms available on Sycamore: Sign up form
Due to the high number of students who ‘dropped in’
for child care on the last late start and had not signed up, only those who
have completed the form will be permitted to attend on February 1. We apologize
for any inconvenience, but this is to ensure adequate staff coverage for
2/1 Cooking Club
2/2 CSW Family Lunch. If you would like to
purchase a lunch for you or your child through the hot lunch program, here is
the link: CSW
Grade Knights of Columbus Basketball Tournament – Saturday January 13, 2018
Come out and support our 8th graders in
the annual KC basketball tournament on Saturday, January 13th! All
proceeds raised by the Knights through sponsors, ticket sales, and concessions
are donated to the Saint Patrick Athletic Fund. The first game by our boys’
team – which includes 8th grade girl Kira Young! – is at 8 AM, with
their other games at 1:30 PM, 3:30 PM, and hopefully 5:30 PM in the
championship game. Go Shamrocks!
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for your
commitment to our school community!! We
are all called to serve our school, students and staff…and you are doing an
amazing job!! January and February are
full months for participating in service to our school, please take a look and
see where you and your family can assist in these annual events. We truly need
everyone’s support! Follow this
SignUp website link for all school events/activities to choose your spots:
& Pie Social - Help to prepare the soups on Friday, January 26th
and/or serve the soups & pie on Sunday, January 28th. We also need MANY pies donated for the event.
Passport Club – Friday, January 26th. Be a Passport Club checker by quizzing
students during the school day. Now with
shortened shifts to accommodate busy schedules.
We are still in need of several adults for this date.
Food Shelf Delivery – Wednesday, January 31st. Transport Food Shelf donations from school to
Sunday at Church – Sunday, February 4th after both Sunday masses
for ALL School Families. Help us wrap up
Catholic Schools Week by providing and/or serving refreshments as a thank you
to our parish for their support.
at Mass - Catholic Schools Week – February 3rd and 4th for
all weekend Masses at church. 5th-8th
Grade Students encouraged to participate by being a reader at one of the
Book Fair – February 7th-14th. Please consider helping with Set-up, Selling
books, and/or Tear-down of this awesome program for our students and
school. The fair will run during the
school day and on the evenings of conferences.
Conference Meals for Teachers – Thursday, Feb. 8th
& Tuesday, Feb. 13th.
Provide dinner for our awesome teachers during the evenings of
conferences. There are also spots for
cash donations for sub sandwiches one night.
*** Also coming up in February… KC
Fish Fry Dessert Donations.
Also, at the Parish level, the I GOT TIME!
service group will be hosting an event Saturday, Jan. 13th from
10am-2:30pm at Options for Women Pregnancy Support. They will be organizing and assembling baby
items. Please follow this link for more
information and to sign up: https://signup.com/group/887010354778448011
Saint Patrick Parent Group January Meeting
January 29th, 2018 Saint Patrick School 6:30-7:30PM
We are excited to welcome Hudson School District
Detective & Police Liaison, James Wildman for a special presentation about
how to keep your kids safe on the internet and on social media! Recently, he
visited our 5th grade students to teach them about a program called CounterAct.
Officer Wildman is well known in our community and is also a Saint Patrick parishioner.
Childcare will be provided by our parish youth ministry team! Free-will
Cooking Club – coffee cakes for CSW
On February 1st
the cooking club will be making coffee cakes for the CSW Hospitality after the
8:30 and 10:30 AM Masses on Sunday, February 4th. Your 5th
– 8th grade student should have a sign up flyer if you are
interested. There are 15 spots available, and it is first come, first served.
There will not be a charge for cooking club this month.
Individuals Giving Of Time
and Talent In Missionary Experiences
Here is the list of our
Saturday, January 13: Respect Life!
Options for Women-East, St. Paul
Organize and assemble baby
items at pregnancy support clinic
Saturday, February 10: Feed My
Starving Children, Eagan MN
Pack meals for children in
third world countries
Sunday, March 18: Hudson Food Pantry, St. Patrick Church Hall
Sort, pack, organize, clean
our local food pantry
Sunday, April 8: Blankets for a Brighter Day, St. Patrick Church Hall
Make fleece blankets for
Saturday, May 12: Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
Packing and sorting of food
collected in Hudson
The January event is a
perfect way to honor Respect for Life month! Options for Women East is a
pregnancy resource center that offers help to women and their families facing
unplanned or difficult pregnancies by offering total and compassionate service,
extending God’s love, and encouraging them to make the loving choice — the
choice for LIFE. Family-friendly activities will include sorting and organizing
donations, cleaning the facility and making birthday cards for new babies and
parents. For handy volunteers, there is a need for assembling baby items. We
are connected to Options for Women-East through our parishioner, Dr. Greg
Young, who serves as volunteer medical director for the clinic. Options for
Women-East is located at 891 White Bear Ave St.
Paul, MN 55106. This event will begin at Saint Patrick Parish, in the lower
Go to our parish website: www.stpatrickofhudson.org and click on the sign up link. Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spirit Wear Store
Let's show our school spirit! Each month, we have an out of
uniform school spirit wear day. Those days, students are encouraged to wear
clothing that shows their Shamrock Pride (with uniform bottoms)! Below is a
link to our local spirit wear shop, Imagining World-located in downtown Hudson.
They offer t-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, caps, hats and many more items for
spirit wear days as well as our uniform tops with logos for every other day of
the school year. The following is a list of the remaining Spirit Wear Day's for
the 2017-2018 school year.... Jan 10, Feb 7, March 14, April 4, and May 2. https://stpatrickparishschool2016.itemorder.com/sale
We have already received some Bionicles from Mrs.
Hebert, and TJ Pennycook and Mr. Bell have donated some Lego’s. We are off to a
great start for our Lego Club! If you have any you would care to donate, please
bring them to the school office!
Your Heart Connect Coffee Talk: Your Heart —You are Captivating
In this world of noise and
busyness, it is hard for us to find the time to give ourselves a little
attention. But it’s important that we do. Please join us for a taste of Walking
with Purpose (WWP) and discussion to remind us of how precious we are to
God and that His love is unconditional. He is captivated by each one of us -
not because of what we do or what others think of us but simply because we are
His precious daughters. All women are welcome - no need to be signed up
for the weekly Bible Study. Just come as you are for some fellowship (wine will
be served!) and a chance to see what Walking with Purpose is all about.
Monday, January 22, 8-9:30 pm,
Music Room - St. Patrick Church
“Above all, guard your heart,
for it is the wellspring of life.” (Proverbs 4:23)
Walking with Purpose is a
women’s Catholic Bible study held on Mondays from 8-9:30
pm at St. Patrick Church from October through May. The
program aims to bring women to a closer relationship with Christ.
Personal study and small group discussions at WWP each week link our everyday
challenges with the solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and
the Catholic Church. For more information, contact Susan Gotrik at email@example.com or Jessica Timmerman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hudson Ski Club 2018
The Hudson Ski Club will once again be sponsoring 5 weeks of
recreational skiing at Afton Alps starting January 4, 2018. This
program is open to students in grades 6th and up. The registration
sheet with additional details is available on Sycamore as a Document.
Willow River Ski Club
At Willow River State Park, every Sunday 2 PM – 4 PM, from Jan 7th
– Feb 25th, 2018. For more information, click on: email@example.com, or call 612-703-8482.
January – Syrup, pancake mix, facial tissues
February – Bar soap, shampoo, toothpaste
March – Peanut butter and jelly
April – Toilet paper, paper towels
May – Mustard, ketchup, pint jar of mayo
Recycle your aluminum
cans at church
Please remember to drop off any aluminum cans
you may have at the lower level garage at church. Our students crush them
weekly to earn money towards their ELC fees in their 7th and 8th
grade years. As an added bonus, Michelle Faust will love you forever.
Links to church
and Ninja Classes Jan 2 – Feb 22