The Archangels

Today’s lesson:
Student Learning Expectation (SLE): Know and apply the teachings of the Catholic Church

Today is the Feast of Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael, the Archangels (not the ninja turtle as one student guessed!). We all need caregivers now and then and these biblical messengers signify God’s transcendence and loving care. Michael (meaning ‘Who is like God’) is the patron saint of security forces and of the sick. Gabriel (God’s strength) is the patron saint of telecommunications and the postal service, and Raphael (God’s remedy) is the patron saint of travelers and the blind. (From the Ordo. Book 2)

Yesterday, the first and eighth graders attended morning Mass with the daily Mass community and participated so well. Next we we have All School Mass on Wednesday October 5th. Even though the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi is on the 4th, we will remember his goodness at the Mass. This is a dress uniform day.

Remember that school is not in session on Friday, October 7th. The teachers go to class that day.

Tomorrow is the final day to turn in your Jog-a-thon donations. I thank you, your extended families, and friends for making this a very successful fundraiser. Your children will benefit as the Jog-a-thon supports our operating budget which we depend on to offer quality instruction and best practices. Thank you also to Tricia Kane-Yi, Andrea Vaught, Megan McCarthy and rest of the Scrip team who have stepped up to try to fill the shoes of Karen Gunther Bombino. Karen is moving to to lead the Auction. All of these events and operations are vital to our budget which in turn is vital to the successful running of the school. Bless you all! You are empowered disciples SLE and very effective role models for your children!

Special thanks to Kari Aguila, for filling the flower boxes along the east windows with succulents and other favorites to make our campus just a little more beautiful!

Bernadette O’Leary