posted on March 28, 2012 21:20
Today’s readings focused on not worshiping false gods. Fr. Bob suggested that we might not find ourselves worshiping Baal or other alien gods, but how often do we fail to worship on Sunday because of a sporting event or picnic? I recently read Neil Gaiman’s American Gods (not recommended for young people). The premise of the novel is that the new gods of America are television, the internet, credit, houses, etc. These are the very things we often seem to put before the God who made us. For this last week of Lent and during Holy Week, I humbly suggest that we all reflect on to what or whom do we offer one of the greatest gifts we have to offer—our time. How we spend our time speaks more powerfully to our children than any words we speak!
Hats for Harrisburg
Thanks for your generosity for Hats for Harrisburg IL just before Spring Break. We sent a check for $452.82 to Catholic Charities of Southern Illinois.
Girls in the Know
A local organization, Girls in the Know, fosters communication between moms and 5th & 6th grade girls (mature 4th and 7th grade welcome also). They have a series of four sessions in April on Thursday evenings at Avery Elementary School. More information at www.girlsintheknow.org
Improving Your Catholic Parenting Skills
The Archdiocese is piloting a parenting program (Birth – 5th Grade), Leading & Loving, in our deanery. The session will be at St. Peter’s in Kirkwood on Friday, 13 April 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, 14 April 9:00-2:00. More details in next week’s Wednesday Folder.
Glory of Missouri Awards
On Friday, 13 April, fourteen of our 8th graders will be recognized in Jefferson City with Glory of Missouri Awards. The 8th grade class nominated peers for each trait, giving reasons for their nominations, and teachers verified nominations. The process was taken seriously by all and the results show the care taken. Please see letter in FastDirect for names of the awardees.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School will be July 16-20. Mark your calendars—more details will come later. Thanks to the many adult and teen volunteers who make this possible!
In His Peace,
Gerry Kettenbach, Ph.D.
Wed 4 Apr All School Mass (8:45 a.m. in Church)
Thu 5 Apr Holy Thursday Activities—K-6 Presentation/Service (1:45 in Church)
Fri 6 Apr Good Friday [NO SCHOOL]
Mon 9 Apr Easter Monday [NO SCHOOL]
Tue 10 Apr Professional Development Day [NO SCHOOL—CHANGE]
Wed 11 Apr All School Mass [change from level masses]
Bringin’ Home the Bacon
Spring Art Club (Grades 3-5)
Spring Festival “Your Time to Shine”
St. Joseph Academy Summer Camps info at www.stjosephacademy.org under Summer Camps
SLUH summer programs for boys and girls info available at www.sluh.org (Academics—Summer Camps) [info in lit rack]
Finishing 6th Grade: Science and Reading Enrichment
Finish 7th Grade: English, Mathematics, Science
DeSmet Summer Camps info at www.desmet.org [info in lit rack]
Kirkwood High School Summer Sports Camps (213-6116) [info in lit rack]