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The Pastor's Corner (Dec. 2, 2022)

Posted by Mrs Rita Klenk

The Pastor's Corner

By Fr. Hoffman

Advent is a time of “devout and expectant delight.” It is not yet Christmas. But it is the time when we look forward to Christmas. It is a time when we prepare for Christmas.

While there are theological reasons not to decorate for Christmas during Advent, ... Read More »

From the Principal's Desk (Dec. 2, 2022)

Posted by Mrs Rita Klenk

Dear Parents,

This week is the first week of Advent. This past Sunday marked the beginning of the liturgical year. Advent is made up of four weeks. The word "Advent" (Latin) means "a coming or arrival". This period of time in the Catholic Church is not only in preparation ... Read More »

The Pastor's Corner (Nov. 18, 2022)

Posted by Mrs Rita Klenk

By Fr. Bob Hoffman

Next Thursday, we celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Most people trace the roots of this celebration to the Pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621. The national celebration of this day was put in place with a proclamation from President Lincoln in October of 1863…on the heels of the Battle ... Read More »

From the Principal's Desk (Nov. 18, 2022)

Posted by Mrs Rita Klenk

Dear Parents,

This week has been great! The weather has been cooler, the students have been here in full force, lessons and activities have been centered around Thanksgiving and gratitude. The first graders had the task of disguising their turkeys, in hopes that they would be spared from Thanksgiving dinner!

I had the pleasure of spending time with third, fourth, and fifth graders this week, discussing what makes a positive community and creating classroom plans and action statements as to how each student can contribute to their classroom community in ways that make it stronger, more virtuous, and kind in every thought, word, and ... Read More »

From the Principal's Desk (Nov. 11, 2022)

Posted by Mrs Rita Klenk

Dear Parents,

This week we were met with the anticipation of Hurricane Nicole and the effects it would have on our area and other areas in our state. Taking precautions to ensure that all our students and their families would be safe, we shortened our already shortened week by ... Read More »

The Pastor's Corner (Nov. 4, 2022)

Posted by Mrs Rita Klenk

The Pastor's Corner by Fr. Bob Hoffman

I have mentioned before the importance of the home as the “domestic church.” It is the place where the faith is first learned from the examples shown to children by their parents. So, it is essential that parents practice their faith.

However, we should ... Read More »

From the Principal's Desk (Nov. 4, 2022)

Posted by Mrs Rita Klenk

Dear Parents,

This week we celebrated All Saints Day with Mass on Tuesday. This is considered a Holy Day of Obligation in the Catholic Church. We had students in each grade level dress up as their classroom saint, and we heard about their lives in a Live Saints presentation ... Read More »

From the Principal's Desk (Oct. 28, 2022)

Posted by Mrs Rita Klenk

Dear Parents,

This week we had a visit from Bishop Pohlmeier. He became our 11th bishop in the Diocese of St. Augustine on July 22nd.

Bishop Pohlmeier visited all of the classes and spoke to the students about his role as a bishop, his meeting Pope Francis, and asked ... Read More »

The Pastor's Corner

Posted by Mrs Rita Klenk

The Pastor's Corner  by Fr. Bob Hoffman

In Genesis 1:27, we read, “So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”

This verse reminds us that we are each created in God’s image because of our human ... Read More »

From the Principal's Desk (Oct. 21, 2022)

Posted by Mrs Rita Klenk

Dear Parents,

This week at Mass, Fr. Bob spoke to us all about doing what is right, speaking the truth in love and not as a means of hurting others, and staying grounded in the truth and not a misguided desire to help a friend.

He gave examples of ... Read More »