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Lent

Beginning with Ash Wednesday, Lent is a time of school-wide involvement in a journey toward Easter. There is a morning Mass on that day (Ash Wednesday) when ashes are distributed.

On each Wednesday during the season of Lent, as an act of sacrifice and awareness, children are asked to forgo snacks at the first recess. The Kindergarteners are exempt from our Lenten practice of no snacks. They are encouraged to participate through extra acts of kindness and prayer.

Mite boxes are also distributed to the children. These boxes serve as an opportunity to donate spare change to support the young men studying in the seminary to become priests.

On Holy Thursday, the school participates in a retreat that follows the significant events of Holy Week and in some years includes a Seder Meal.

During the season of Lent, we ask parents to remember that it is a time of solemn preparation for Easter, not an early celebration of Easter. Easter begins on Easter morning and classroom celebrations will occur during the forty day Easter Season that follows.

Announcements:  

Early Dismissal:  Every First Monday of each month (some exceptions)

School Masses: Every Wednesday at 9:15 AM

School Confessions: Last Tuesday of every month with some exceptions

JUNE 2017
 
 5  Noon Dismissal
6 Learning In Depth Showcase
7, 14, 23, 29
School Mass 9:15 AM  NB:  There is a schedule change from 21st & 28th to the 23rd and 29th
9 Parent Appreciation Tea
 12  Non Instructional Day – No school for students
13 Feast Day of Saint Anthony – T-shirt/shorts/shades day
23

Grade 7 Farewell Mass 10:30 AM (Luncheon to follow at 1PM)

Noon Dismissal

29

Last day of school for students

9:15 AM Mass

10:30 Dismissal

Thank you for a wonderful year and may you have a safe and blessed summer holiday!
JULY & AUGUST
7 School Office Closed for the summer holidays
 
 Aug. 22  School Office opens for the new school year.
SEPTEMBER
 5  School Reopens  8:45 – Noon
 6, 13, 20,27  School Mass @ 9:15 AM

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