St. Paul The Apostle Catholic School

St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Parish
K-4 Christmas Program - December 11, 6:30 PM in the gym. Nativity Prayer Service - December 19, 11:45 AM in the church.

Principal Post

December 5 2018

 

Dear Parents,

 

When you walk through the halls at school, it is very evident we are seeking Jesus this Advent. Our journey from bondage to freedom is beginning. In last Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus said to us,

“Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap.” What traps do we fall into that bind and block us from fully experiencing God’s grace and love?

We continue Fr. Tony’s challenge to unplug and find ways to seek Jesus. Ask your children what they are doing in class to seek Jesus and share His love with others. This is our exodus, your exodus. I’ve attached an info-graphic about Exodus Now and following is a link to the St. Paul the Apostle Church YouTube channel, which has some short, thought provoking videos by our students and parishioners. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNWRV5mTyGWDlil46fA9uaQ/featured

 

December Virtue - Moderation

Each month we focus on a different Christian Virtue as part of our Bully Prevention Program. This month, our virtue is moderation, having balance in our lives. On Mondays we remind students to say the Silent Strength Pledge, “In honor of the life that Christ led, this week my positive actions will speak louder that all of my words.” Moderation also fits in beautifully with our challenge to unplug. There is more information in the Wednesday Announcements.

 

Advent at SPS

Next week we begin our Advent celebrations at school. Each Monday we will begin our week by gathering in the gym for an all school prayer service. We will be focusing on Seeking Jesus. We have our Advent collections to help with those in need.

1st Week – Monetary donations for books for the children in Haiti

2nd Week – Warm items for guest at Café on Vine – hats, mittens, socks, blankets, etc.

3rd Week – Baby items for Birthright

 

Reconciliation Opportunities

As we prepare our hearts to seek Jesus this Advent, the following opportunities for Reconciliation are available.

  • Every Saturday at St. Paul’s – 9:30 – 10:30 AM Individual Reconciliation
  • Students will receive the sacrament of Reconciliation on Thursday, December 13 as part of their school day.

 

Panther Perks, WOW!!!!

Panther Perk 2 Day Holiday inventive Recap!

  • $43,000 in sales
  • $2800 rebate Profit!
  • Profit for this year to date is $17,210 versus $14,700 last year!
 

November Drawing Winner

  • Neiemeyer Family!
 

Family Rebate profit earnings for the year can be accessed online under reports.

 

Did you know?

  • If you have an 8th grader you can apply your Tuition credit for your family to AHS for the following year?
  • Only have children attending AHS, 50% of your rebate is applied to SPS, and the other 50% towards AHS Tuition! Take advantage of this great incentive!

Thanks for Supporting SPS!

 

Upcoming Events

  • K-4 Christmas Program – December 11 at 6:30 PM and December 12 at 9:30 AM.
  • Musical Tryouts – December 13 and 14 from 3:00 – 4:30 PM.
  • Nativity Prayer Service – December 19 at 11:45 AM in the church.
  • December 19 - 2 hour early dismissal
  • December 20 – January 2 Christmas Break
  • January 3 – School resumes