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Christ Light of the Nations 6th Graders Enjoy Camp

posted Apr 29, 2016, 12:07 PM by Cara Koen   [ updated Apr 29, 2016, 12:07 PM ]

6th grade students from Christ Light of the Nations were blessed with a beautiful day at Camp Wyman in Eureka on Monday April 18th. In the morning they worked on building communication and co-operation while performing difficult tasks as a group. Balance, patience and listening to each other were also vital to achieve success on the activities that were built into the side of a hill nestled in a wooded area. The students enjoyed a lunch and then had an afternoon of games such as "toilet tag", "It's just a flesh wound" and an unusual kickball game with crazy variations. The afternoon concluded with a bonfire while we roasted some impressive s'mores. When asked by Sr. Mary if the students enjoyed the day, one student stated "it was the best day of school we ever had!" It can't get any better than that! 

St. Norbert Teachers Spent Retreat Day Making Birthday Fun for Kids

posted Apr 29, 2016, 8:50 AM by Cara Koen   [ updated Apr 29, 2016, 8:50 AM ]

The teaching staff of St. Norbert School had such a rewarding Retreat Day last Friday, at Sweet Celebrations. The talents God gave each one of us were either used for creating birthday goodie bags for children, or organizing the many new, donated items used for children's birthday parties. Sweet Celebrations services the homeless community by providing birthday parties for each child. The birthday parties include: a personalized birthday cake, ice cream, birthday gifts, birthday games, and goody bags for all the birthday guests.

Northeast Deanery Children's Choir Featured in America Magazine

posted Apr 29, 2016, 8:23 AM by Cara Koen   [ updated Apr 29, 2016, 8:51 AM ]

The Northeast Deanery Children's Choir (pictured above signing at Christmas Eve Mass at Holy Name of Jesus Parish) was formed in 2014 but it's roots go back to when 4 of the parishes in the deanery combined schools to form John Paul II School. The objective is to provide an opportunity to children in 4th - 8th grades who do not otherwise have the opportunity to sing in their own parish or church choir. The NDCC is a traveling choir that sings for Mass once a month at four parishes who currently have participants; Holy Name of Jesus, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of the Rosary and Sacred Heart. Our final Mass for this year will be the
5:00 pm Mass at Holy Name of Jesus on May 7. Auditions for the Choir will take place at the beginning of the 2016 - 2017 school year. For information contact Theresa McWilliams  tmacwms@sbcglobal.net

http://americamagazine.org/sites/default/files/issues/2016/pdfs/04-18-16_web.pdf
The Choir was also recently featured on page 9 of the April 18 edition of America Magazine. 
 

St. Ferdinand Students Help Assemble Mural for Magic House

posted Mar 16, 2016, 9:56 AM by Cara Koen   [ updated Mar 16, 2016, 9:56 AM ]

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.

Sacred Heart Students Celebrate Eddie the Police Dog's Birthday

posted Mar 11, 2016, 1:26 PM by Cara Koen   [ updated Mar 11, 2016, 1:29 PM ]

On March 7, Sacred Heart students had the opportunity to help celebrate Eddie's first birthday! Eddie is the Florissant Police Mascot. Police Chief Lowery helped explain to the kids the important role that Eddie plays in helping his staff. Happy birthday Eddie!


BTC Students Present About Lives of Famous African Americans at Black History Fair

posted Mar 11, 2016, 12:53 PM by Cara Koen   [ updated Mar 11, 2016, 12:55 PM ]

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta students celebrated Black History Month in February with a fair with live presentations.  Check out the great photos:

BTC Black History Fair

8th Grade Students Gather for Region Mass at Holy Name of Jesus

posted Feb 12, 2016, 10:34 AM by Cara Koen   [ updated Feb 13, 2016, 5:35 AM ]

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.

Catholic Schools Week 2016 Region 2 8th Grade Mass at Holy Name of Jesus


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 Teachers Celebrate Students in Fun Video

posted Feb 12, 2016, 10:00 AM by Cara Koen   [ updated Feb 12, 2016, 10:00 AM ]

Sacred Heart's faculty and staff produced a super fun video in honor of Student Appreciation Day during Catholic Schools Week. Check it out:

SRPD Students Recieve Blessing of Throat on Feast of St. Blaise

posted Feb 12, 2016, 9:53 AM by Cara Koen   [ updated Feb 12, 2016, 9:56 AM ]

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).

OLG Students Enjoy Fanfare and Welcome Visiting Ministers

posted Feb 12, 2016, 9:50 AM by Cara Koen

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!


Also, on Friday OLG welcomed visitors during Ministers Day. We invited the pastors, ministers, etc, from the churches of our students to join us for a conversation about their faiths, their traditions, etc. We had a nice response and the kids really liked it.


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