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November 2016 Newsletter

Federation of Catholic Schools
United and 
Alive in Christ
News from the Northeast Deanery
Federation of Catholic Schools
Fine Arts Experience for Students:
Metro Theater New Kid Performances at St. Angela Merici & Sacred Heart
New Kid Production at St. Angela Merici
     Everyone has experienced the feeling of being a "new kid." Whether it's the first day at a new school, a new job, new neighborhood or a whole new country, the emotions are similar.  To bring an additional Fine Arts experience to students, the Federation of Catholic Schools hosted a live production of "New Kid" by Metro Theater Company on November 15 at St. Angela Merici, with visitors from Christ Light of the Nations, Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Norbert, and on November 17 at Sacred Heart, with visitors from St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta and St. Ferdinand. 
    Students in grades 5-8 from each school had the opportunity to watch this professionally produced play, and had a live Q&A session with the actors. The discussion ranged from exploring the feelings of being a "new kid" and how to be welcoming, to technical questions about putting on a live performance from building the set, rehearsals and some insight into the work of an actor.  Pictured above are the actors in a "freeze frame" situation, which they discussed with the students.  The picture below shows the actors saying goodbye to students as they head back to their schools!      
New Kid Production at Sacred Heart

Upcoming Events and Activities
Here are a few examples of events and activities that our parishes and schools are hosting in the coming weeks. You can access more information by browsing each parish's weekly bulletin.

Tonight - December 1 
Learn about Anxiety in Children at Sacred Heart in Florissant: Parents are invited to a free talk about anxiety in children with Dr. Sylvester, a pediatric psychiatrist, from Washington University School of Medicine. He will speak at 7:00 pm in the Sacred Heart Parish Center (501 St. Louis Street).  All are welcome!

December 2:
  • Fried Chicken Dinner at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne 4-7pm (3500 St. Catherine Street)
  • Fish Fry at St. Ferdinand 3-7:30pm (1765 Charbonier Rd)
December 3:

December 4:

December 5:
Advent Adult Faith Formation
 at St. Sabina - 7pm in Fr. Huels Room - featuring video talks by Cardinal Timothy Dolan - see bulletin for details

December 10:
Breakfast with Santa at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Parish

December 11:
Gateway Bell Ringers at Holy Name of Jesus Parish - doors open at 3pm, performance begins at 4pm (10235 Ashbrook Drive)

December 12:
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
 - click here for the feast day schedule at OLG parish.


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    National Conference for Catholic Education Coming to St. Louis in April 2017
    The National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) is hosting its annual conference in St. Louis in April 2017!  Catholic educators and administrators from across the country and beyond will be coming to our city for this exciting event.  Check out the welcome video that the Archdiocese of St. Louis Catholic Education Office prepared and presented at the conference last spring in San Diego. Follow the #NCEA17 hashtag on Twitter and get ready to learn about all the great things happening at the conference and, more importantly, in Catholic education!

    Read the Good News about Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of St. Louis in The e-Vangelizer archive.

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