Weekly Family Newsletter
Friday April 7, 2017
Fr. John’s Weekly School Chronicle
It is always great to call on kids to answer a
question during the homily at Mass. One never knows what answer he will
receive. But sometimes it leads to an insight into the readings that I had not
previously thought about. My challenge to you as we begin Holy Week: discuss something from the Bible with your
child – ask him or her a question about the reading. Be ready to talk about the
answer and don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know”.
My second challenge to you is attend one additional
service at church this coming week. It could be the Living Stations of the
Cross tonight at 7:00 or Stations next Friday night. Holy Thursday is a great
time to bring kids to church. When else during the year can you bring kids to
church and they can have their feet washed? Good Friday is somber, but also
coming forward and touching the cross just after listening to the Passion of
Jesus being read leaves a lasting impression. The Easter Vigil, which most
refer to as the longest Mass of the year, holds our attention with fire, water,
adults being fully immersed during their baptism, stories, darkness, and light.
I hope to see you in church this coming week.
Readings for next Friday’s school Mass
can be found here (April 21)
4/7 Movie night in gym, 6:30pm – details below
4/7 Fish Fry @ church, 4:30-7pm; Living Stations
of the Cross @ church 7PM
4/10 7pm Postmark Grille – School Parent Group
Meeting (formerly Home and School)
hour late start, Before Care available
4/13 4th grade field trip to CCH,
Living Stations of the Cross for residents; Holy Thursday Mass, 7pm @ church
Friday, No School. Passion of the Lord, 1pm @ church; Stations of the Cross,
7pm @ church
4/20 Out of uniform, Character Day
4/21 Mass @ school, 9am
4/21 2nd grade field trip to UWRF Lab
Follow this link to sign up for our many service
Sunday at Church – Sunday, April 30th for Preschool, 2nd,
5th, and 8th Grade families. Assist us by providing and/or serving
hospitality to our parish after both Sunday Masses.
Can Crushing 6th/7th Grade for 2016-2017
– Crush cans at church to earn $$ towards ELC. Openings beginning weeks of April 29th
through the remainder of the school year.
Families are encouraged to sign up for 2 weeks/year.
Movie Night – Moana
Friday April 7, 2017, 6:30PM in the school gym.
Stop by the KC Fish Fry at church, then come down to school for a tropical
movie night! Remember you can order your fish to go. Bring a beach
towel/blanket and pillows to sit on. Beach attire is encouraged!
OR…Stay for Living Stations of the Cross
Come to the
KC Fish Fry at Church next Friday, April 7th and
stay and join our Middle School Youth as they lead us in the Living Stations of the Cross at 7:00PM.
Bring the kids and see the love Christ had for us as we pray the Stations
together in this very beautiful way.
Cream Buckets Needed
lots of ice cream and donate your (clean!) gallon bucket to the lunchroom and
Mrs. Kamm. Thank you!
It was fun to see the kites come
in from the March Student Challenge! Now we have the April Student
Challenge. Pre-K through 3 are invited to create their own Earth Day
Critter from only recyclable materials and complete a sheet about the
Critter. Grades 4-6 are invited to write a poem about the earth for Earth
Day. Come see the samples by the LEAD Room. And finally, Gr. 6-8
are invited to choose a poem and sign up to be a part of a Poetry Slam, TBA!
Information and materials can be found on the LEAD Edublog.
Remember, there's always more to learn. Thank goodness!
styles of headbands are available for sale in the school office for $10 each –
come check them out!
Meeting, Monday April 10th – 7pm Postmark Grille
Saint Patrick School Parent Group, formerly known as Home and School
Association, for a social to meet other parents and to help plan our last few
events of the year. We will be discussing the Father and Son Game Night,
End-of-the Year Summer Send-Off Party and our final Hospitality at church.
Food Shelf Schedule Recommendations
April – Baby Diapers, Toilet Paper, Crackers
May – Mustard, Ketchup, Mayonnaise
Women of Grace
Follow this link to learn about upcoming dates: Women of Grace
RCIA - Rite of Christian
Initiation of Adults
Please click on this link for more information: RCIA
Deacon Howard Cameron or Katie Waldal.
Train children in the way they should go. Even when they are
old they will not depart from it.
Find the 2016 - 2017 School Calendar Here!