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February 2020

Federation of Catholic Schools
United and 
Alive in Christ
News from the North County
Federation of Catholic Schools
Today is Ash Wednesday!  

Fr. John Nickolai celebrated the all-school Mass this morning at All Saints Academy at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Parish and invited students to consider that Lent can be a JOYFUL season as we journey with Christ and offer small sacrifices to make room for us to grow closer to Him.Our schools have plenty of opportunities planned to help students enter into the Lenten Season with Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving.  Stay tuned to this e-mail newsletter for stories of how are schools follow the Lenten Journey.

Parish Offerings for Lent

Here are a few highlighted parish offerings for the Season of Lent - 
check your local parish bulletin for more information!

Sacred Heart Lent Series

Lectio Divina


Fish Fry 2020 Map

North County Fish Fry Map

Fish Fry season has arrived! Check out our fish fry map and make plans to support our north county parishes and organizations while you enjoy meatless Friday meals throughout the season of Lent!

Holy Name of Jesus Parish (10257 Ashbrook, Bissel Hills) is serving up 

Ash Wednesday Fish Fry - open now until 6:30pm!

Diversity Theme (1)

Core Teams Begin Work on Diversity Plans
Dr. Alice Prince met with 30+ people on February 25th at our Diversity & Inclusion Core Team Information and Orientation Meeting.  Each school has formed a team who will work on developing at least 3 SMART Goals for their individual school's Diversity and Inclusion Plans.  Each team received copies of the survey results from teachers, parents and parishioners.  They will also receive the student/youth survey results when complete in March. Stay tuned to your school's newsletter and this Federation e-mail for updates.

Questions? Contact Dr. Alice Prince at or Cara Koen at or 314-537-3174.


Diversity & Inclusion Core Teams

Black History Month Celebrations

Our schools have continued traditions and started new practices with resources and suggestions that Dr. Prince has been providing to teachers through her weekly newsletter and Vibrant Life podcast. Judge Jimmie Edwards, Director of Public Safety for the City of St. Louis, stopped by and visited with Our Lady of Guadalupe students earlier this week.


St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden is scheduled to visit All Saints Academy at St. Ferdinand on Thursday afternoon. On Friday, third grade students from All Saints Academy at St. Rose will visit their neighbors at St. Catherine Apartments and present their Famous Black American poster projects that they have worked on throughout Black History Month.

Look for more photos and stories in the next newsletter!

CatholicFIT Kicks Off for

3rd and 6th Grade Students

This week PE teachers at our Federation schools began sharing CatholicFIT lessons with 3rd and 6th grade students during their regular gym and health classes. Parents were sent an introductory letter and students will receive weekly worksheets focusing on the exercises and lessons. Learn more about this program that helps students connect Faith and Fitness by visiting


Titan for the Day

7th grade students from our Federation schools will spend the day as Trinity Titans this Friday, February 28th as they experience a typical high school schedule, changing classes, navigating hallways and enjoying lunch together. This is a great experience for our junior high students as they begin to think about the next chapter of their education. Thanks to Trinity's Enrollment Director, Gloria Howell, and the faculty and staff, for inviting our students for this special day.


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!

    North County Community News & Events:

    North County, Inc. Regional Development Corporation invites everyone learn more about Census 2020 and why it is so important to North County.  Help bring dollars back to our community by encouraging others to participate and getting the facts out about Census 2020. Click here for more information and resources.


    Trinity Catholic High School will be the site for a Trivia Night Saturday, March 21 2020 to benefit Chris Hanson, the son of Jim and Barb Hanson. The Hansons are Rosary alums and former Trinity Catholic parents who were members of the Alumni Thespian group that staged musicals at Trinity Catholic for many years. Chris Hanson has been diagnosed with cancer. Please consider attending this fun evening and contributing to this worthy cause. 

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    The Trinity Catholic Parent Organization (TPO) is hosting its annual Music Trivia Night Saturday, Feb. 29 in the gym at Trinity Catholic. The cost is $160 per table of eight (must be 21 to play). Doors will open at 6:30 and the first round of questions will begin at 7 pm. Beer, water and soda will be provided. Everyone is welcome to bring their own snacks and anything else they would like to drink. To reserve a table call Paul Manganelli at 314-606-6578 or email

    Pallottine Renewal Center invites you to a “Welcome Neighbor STL” Syrian Dinner Saturday, February 29, 2020, 6-8pm.




    (314) 537-3174