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  Welcome to the month of November! In the Church's calendar, the month of November is the time we remember all those who came before us...the Saints as well as the Holy Souls in Purgatory. We teach that our prayers can aid those souls in Purgatory who cannot pray for themselves. I have started a board where the students have included the names of loved ones who have died. We are promising to pray for their souls EVERY DAY in November. If you would like to join us, I am including a copy of the form we used. Just write the names of your loved ones who have died and we will add them to our prayers!
 
 
Click on prayerforthefaithful.pdf

I felt that the Queenship of Mary would be an excellent time to reveal what I have been doing this summer! This is my prayer corner in my classroom for the students to use after going to Confession or just to have a moment to themselves. Judging from the reactions as my classes entered my room, I think they are excited! Mother Mary, watch over us! Queen of the Angels, pray for us!

Week of August 22, 2019

WELCOME BACK! 
So happy to be back and enjoy so many bright, shiny faces! We opened with Mass on this, the memorial of the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary! The children will be handed their new Religion books and will make their first entry in their Prayer Journal. Please pray for us as we begin this school year and know that we will be praying for you!

Week of April 29

To all students: Religion Test over the Divine Praises is on Tuesday of this week!
 

HOLY WEEK

We enter this week, the holiest of all weeks, drawing ourselves closer to Our Lord and to His suffering...leading to His Resurrection... The children will experience prayer time in front of the Eucharist, reflection time with their families and the Stations of Cross on Thursday. Please come join us on Thursday @ 2:00!

Week of April 1

We have a pretty busy week ahead...Mass on Wednesday, Adoration on Thursday to remember the 100th anniversary of the death of Francisco Marto (one of the children of the Fatima apparitions), and Confessions on Friday. Fr. Chris will have gotten all the school children to Confession for Lent by then!
8th Grade - The students will be taking a quiz over Chapter 14 and viewing the Theology of the Body lessons 2 and 3 this week. 8A will be assisting with parts of the Mass as well! We will also review for the Unit test!
7th Grade - The students will be taking a quiz over Chapter 13. They will also be viewing Theology of the Body lessons 2 and 3. We will also try to begin Chapter 14, breaking down the Beatitudes. 7th graders will be helping with our Adoration and Rosary for Thursday!
6th Grade - The students will be reviewing for their quiz over Chapter 14, God Forgives Us. The quiz will be Tuesday!
 

Week of March 4

IOWA TESTING THIS WEEK! PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD HAS PLENTY OF REST AND EATS A NICE BREAKFAST EACH DAY!

Week of Feb 25

A HUGE thank you goes out to Fr. Chris! Last Friday he spent the entire day at school hearing confessions. What a great gift to give the students of our school! Not everyone was able to get to Confession because of the time factor. Please know, parents, that our priests offer Confession times on the weekend if any child would like to go that didn't get the opportunity. 
 
Here's what will be happening this week:
All classes will be taking some reflection time as a pre-Lent activity has them taking a look at and praying for ways they can grow closer to Christ. 
 
8th Grade - They will have a quiz on Tuesday over Chapter 12. We will be looking at life in the Middle Ages and how saints, with the help of the Holy Spirit helped the Church grow stronger.
 
7th Grade - The students will have a test over Chapter 11 - Miracles of Jesus on Tuesday. We will take a quick look at the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Anointing of the Sick and taking a closer look at what makes Viaticum such a special gift to us.
 
6th Grade - The students will be testing over Chapter 12 on Monday. They were also given a worksheet (#39 - The Golden Rule in Action) that must be turned in when they take their test. We move into Chapter 13 where we read about the Israelites roaming in the desert for 40 years!

Week of February 4

Here's what's going on this week:
8th gr - 8A will be helping with planning the Mass this Wednesday. We will be taking the boys to the Seminary on Thursday as well as the girls to the Holy Spirit Center. The students will get a chance to speak with seminarians and sisters from the order of The Children of Mary. 
7th gr - We will take a close look at the Parables that Jesus told in Chapter 11.
6th gr - We will read about what happened to the Israelites after they were led out of Egypt and headed to the Promised Land.
 
8th graders - make sure to bring in your permission slip for the Vocations Day field trip!

Week of January 14

What a great week we had! We ended with Adoration for all classes on Friday! Your children are amazing...they ask for this time to be with Jesus. It is inspiring to witness! Thank you for sharing them with me! Here's what's happening this week:
8th Gr - We will be taking a closer look at some of the instrumental people of the early Church and why their work was fundamental to our growth!
7th Gr - We finish up our first unit. We will review all that we have covered in these eight chapters! Unit test might be given at the end of the week!
6th Gr - We are taking a closer look at the Plagues of Egypt...and the one that finally convinced Pharaoh to let God's People GO!

Week of January 7

Welcome back to all parents and students! Hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and have started the new year in thanksgiving and hope! I have kept you all in my prayers and look forward to the second half of this school year! Just want to also take the time to, again, thank all of you for your prayers and very thoughtful gifts. I am humbled by your generosity!
Let's take a look at the week:
8th Grade: We start Chapter 10 and we are looking at what happened to our Church after Pentecost! We will be focusing on the Acts of the Apostles.
7th Grade: We are reviewing Chapter 8 and will have Fr. Chris and Catherine in our classes on Thursday as we take a close look at the Sacrament of Baptism. We will look at the signs and symbols of the sacrament while this is happening!
6th Grade: We will be reading about the Exodus, so that means we meet Moses! We will also take a closer look at the plagues of Egypt (Ew,gross!)
 
 

Week of December 10

Second Week of Advent!
 
Our Advent is off to a great start! We have been walking through Advent with Mary and that will continue this week. We celebrate Our Lady of Guadalupe on Wednesday. Come join us for this Mass.
8th Grade - Looks like the test for Chapter 7 - HOLY will be Tuesday!
7th Grade - Working on Apostles' quiz for classmates. Test will be Tuesday or Wednesday.
6th Grade - Test over the Joseph of Egypt will be Tuesday! Moving into Moses and the 10 Commandments by the end of the week.

Week of Dec 3

Happy New Year, liturgically speaking! We mark the first week of Advent and our children will spend the time waiting with Mary this Advent. I will be trying to connect with Fr. Chris's Sunday homilies during Lent and having the students look at the Psalms that Mary (and Jesus) prayed! 
8th Grade - Finishing chapter 7 - The Church Made Holy. They have to memorize the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit and unite them with saints. Expect a test toward the end of the week.
7th Grade - We finish Chapter 7 featuring the Apostles, Mary and others. Expect a test toward the end of the week.
6th Grade - We finish our chapter on Joseph, the Journey to Egpyt . Expect a test at the end of the week!

St. Andrew's Feast Day, November 30th

The students have put together a St. Andrew Christmas Novena bracelet today! We will have them blessed at tomorrow's Mass and begin praying our prayers, too! Ask your children about them. What a great commitment of prayer for Advent! A huge THANK YOU to Mrs. Heffernan who was kind enough to donate all the beads and elastic so that every student could make one! 

Week of November 12

This week is the 8th grade Church Pilgrimage! Please make sure your child has turned in their permission slips and money.
 
6th Gr - We are beginning our discussion on Isaac's problems with sibling rivalry between his twin sons, Esau and Jacob!
 
7th Gr - We are preparing for a test over Chapter 6 - Jesus' Mission.
 
8th Gr - We look at how the Church is ONE...in faith, worship and charity.