Our Good News
Mass at Holy Name of Jesus on . Auditions for the Choir will take place at the beginning of the 2016 - 2017 school year. For information contact Theresa McWilliams email@example.com
The Choir was also recently featured on page 9 of the April 18 edition of America Magazine.
The art classes at St. Ferdinand Catholic School are helping to assemble a unique mural of the St. Louis skyline for the Magic House. The mural is the concept of Connor Wright from St. Louis Priory School. The image will require approximately 300,000 crayons in the style known as pointillism. The students are enjoying their roles as apprentices of this great artistic endeavor. It should be on permanent display in the near future.
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta students celebrated Black History Month in February with a fair with live presentations. Check out the great photos:
A little power outage can't stop our 8th grade students from celebrating Mass together! To kick off Catholic Schools week on Monday, Feb. 2. All of our NE Deanery Federation schools, along with neighbors in our region St. Ann-Normandy and Holy Trinity - St. Ann, came together for a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Edward Rice. Christ Light of the Nations School hosted the gathering, originally planned at Our Lady of the Rosary but moved at the last minute down the street to Holy Name of Jesus due to a power outage in the area.
Before Mass began, each school sent a representative to the altar to talk about some of the ways their school serves the community.
Bishop Rice reminded students that what makes their schools different from any other public school down the street is that all of the service and knowledge is rooted in our faith in Jesus Christ.
Musicians and a choir that included students from several schools prepared lively music for prayer and reflection during the Mass. Thanks to all who made this collaborative event possible!
Sacred Heart's faculty and staff produced a super fun video in honor of Student Appreciation Day during Catholic Schools Week. Check it out:
During Catholic Schools Week, on Feb. 3 the Feast of St. Blaise, all students at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne School received a blessing of the throat.
“Through the intercession of St. Blaise, bishop and martyr, may God deliver you from ailments of the throat and from every other evil. In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Blessing of St. Blaise).
Read more about the Feast of St. Blaise on American Catholic's Saint of the Day website.
During Catholic Schools Week, Our Lady of Guadalupe students enjoyed a performance by a band called "FanFare." The did a program of music from the 1940's through the present day and it was great. The kids got to see (or dance) the polka, the duck dance, the twist, etc. They also heard about famous composers and performers from Cab Calloway through Elvis, the Temptations, and on and on. A great time was had by all!
St. Norbert School had a "Penny War" during Catholic Schools Week, where their school families (made up of students from all different grade levels) brought in loose change to benefit their parish St. Vincent dePaul Society. Students could bring in coins only, and earn one point for each penny placed in their family jar. They could also "sabotage" other family jars by adding silver coins, which were negative points. The winning family was announced during their talent show on Friday.
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