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August 2019

Federation of Catholic Schools
United and 
Alive in Christ
News from the North County
Federation of Catholic Schools

Back to School Blessings!

The 2019-20 school year is underway or about to begin in each of our north county Catholic schools.  May God bless every teacher, student and parent as they begin the school year.  Many gathered last week at St. Francis Xavier College Church for the Mass of Catechetical Commissioning with the Archdiocese of St. Louis Office of Catholic Education and Formation.  Mrs. Maureen DePriest, Superintendent for Elementary Schools, challenged the teachers to #BetheNOWofGod - to share their relationship with God with their students and in their school communities.  Click the image below for a video glimpse at the blessing the educators received.

Teachers at Mass of Catechetical Commissioning

God Bless Our Teachers
Support our Teachers and Classrooms - Grant a Teacher Wish! 

We are blessed with many wonderful educators in our local Catholic schools.  Too often they dig into their own personal checkbook for purchasing items that help enhance their classroom and encourage student learning.  We invited teachers to submit their wish lists so that parents, parishioners and community members might bless them with a gift for their classroom to benefit their students as we begin this new school year!  You can browse the wish lists by clicking the links below. Most lists should have the teacher's shipping address included for direct shipments from Amazon. A few teachers submitted items rather than an actual Amazon Wish List. You can also choose to ship your gift directly to the school (address provided by each school name) to the teacher's attention.

All Saints Academy at St. Ferdinand (1735 Charbonier, Florissant, MO 63031)
All Saints Academy at St. Norbert (16475 New Halls Ferry Rd, Florissant, MO 63031)

All Saints Academy at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne (3500 St. Catherine, Florissant, MO 63033)

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta  (150 N. Elizabeth Ave, Ferguson, MO 63135)

Christ Light of the Nations (1650 Redman Rd., St. Louis, MO 63138)
Our Lady of Guadalupe (1115 S. Florissant Rd, St. Louis, MO 63121)
Holy Spirit (3120 Parkwood Ln, St. Louis, MO 63043)
Sacred Heart (501 St. Louis Street, Florissant, MO 63031)

St. Ann (7532 Natural Bridge Rd. Normandy, MO 63121)

Trinity Catholic High School (1720 Redman Rd, St. Louis, MO 63138)
  • Math - Ms. DuBois
  • American Lit and Lit & Comp 2-Honors - Ms. Laleman
  • English/Drama - Ms. Zimand 
    • I need basics, mostly: pens, pencils, erasers, paper, electric pencil sharpener, dry erase markers, any organisational items, like bins, etc.
As our teachers submit their wish lists to us, we will refresh this page, so feel free to check back again if you are looking for a particular classroom.

Upcoming Events at North County Deanery Parishes 

Our Catholic parish communities in North County offer many opportunities each month for faith formation and fun and fellowship.   Check for details in the weekly parish bulletins.

Life in the Spirit Seminar





Check out the new website featuring stories about the people, places and progress in North St. Louis County! Share your #truenorth story at or 

on social media #TrueNorth #TrueNorthCounty

Spread the Word! Follow our Schools and Parishes on Facebook

Many of our Federation schools and parishes are becoming more active on social media, especially Facebook.  Please consider "Liking" these pages on Facebook and sharing their posts when something may be of interest to your network! By "Liking" and "Following" you can also catch a glimpse of the many great academic programs and service opportunities that our Catholic school students engage in throughout their days!

Think about why you choose (or chose if you have alumni) a Catholic school for your children. Share your thoughts on social media or simply in conversation with friends and family members.
    And, most importantly, PRAY for our students, teachers, principals, pastors, parishioners and all who support Catholic education in our community.

    Other North County Catholic institutions are also on Facebook - be sure to follow them, too!

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