Wow Look At This Amazing Artwork!
"God sees Jesus from Heaven"
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The proceeds above $200 will be donated to St Mary's Pre-K backyard repairs/reconstruction (starting bid = $200).
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Thank you parents, students, relatives and friends for joining us for Family Mass on Sunday. Thank you to Mr. Smith and our 7th graders for your wonderful preparation of our Eucharistic celebration. Thank you to Mr. Mason and our school choir for their heavenly voices.
Once again, St. Mary’s was filled to the brim. It was a beautiful sight. Our next Family Mass will be in February at St. Lukes. However, Sunday, January 22nd marks the beginning of Catholic Schools Week and I would like students reading at all Masses at St. Mary’s, Our Lady of Guadalupe, St. Lukes and Christ the King. I have spoken to each Pastor and have been given permission.
After Christmas break we will begin asking for students to sign up for these Masses. Please look at your calendar and let me know which parish and Mass you and your child will attend.
Catholic Schools Week, January 25th through 30th, is also the time when we begin looking forward to the 2015-2016 school year. Tuition and fees for next year will be determined by the middle of February. However, preregistration for current families will begin in January. Tuition assistance applications will be available in February and accepted until the end of April. Greater details will be given on this process in January.
On behalf of the faculty and staff I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. God bless you and keep you well during this holiday season.
Please keep our 4th through 8th graders in your prayers this week as they complete their semester exams.
A Smile From Father Steve
The good Lord didn't create anything without a purpose, but
mosquitoes come close.
·The Catholic school climate, mission, and purpose positively impact student achievement and attendance (Bryk, Lee, & Holland, 1993).
·A faith-based orientation builds coherence and integration of schools and school community (Bryk, Lee, & Holland, 1993).
·Students demonstrate higher academic achievement in Catholic schools (Coleman, Hoffer, & Kilgore, 1982; Sander, 1996).
·Graduates of Catholic high schools are more likely to vote and earn higher wages (Dee, 2005; Neal, 1997).
·Catholic schools tend to produce graduates who are more civically engaged, more tolerant of diverse views, and more committed to service as adults (Campbell, 2001; Wolf, Greene, Kleitz, & Thalhammer, 2001).
· Call the school to make an appointment to take a tour today!