Grab your Partner & Promenade to the St. Louis Besancon Hall for the Spring Square Dance on Saturday, March 10th
Early Re-Enrollment Feb 5- March 2
Watch for paperwork to be coming home for re-enrollment. Re-enrollment deadline is March 2. Open enrollment begins March 19.
Open House March 18
We will have the school building open following Sunday’s mass. We will have enrollment packets available for new families.
Open Enrollment March 19
Following our Open House, we will open enrollment for any new families. Seats will be given on a first-come/first-serve basis.
Square Dances February 10 and March 10
Bring friends for your own square, or come as a couple and join others! Each event: 7:30-11PM Cost: $10 per person
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From the Principal
As a reminder, we will be in school on President's Day, February 19, as a make-up day from snow in January.
The Crusader Athletic Board will be meeting Tuesday at 6PM in the School Basement. Please come in door #2 (back of school leading to the basement).
Please complete all paperwork that was sent home Monday for re-enrollment and return all papers with your family re-enrollment fee ($50) at your earliest convenience. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Diller. Re-Enrollment deadline is Friday March 2.
Please spread the word about our Open House on Sunday, March 18 following mass until 2PM. We would love for potential families to join us for mass prior to opening up the school. All teachers will be present to answer questions. We hope to utilize members of our Student Council to help give guided tours to new families. If you know of a family that is interested but may be unavailable on the 18th, please extend an invitation to email me so we can set up an alternate time to meet and give a tour. Thank you for helping us spread the word about what we have to offer at SLA!
Lunch Menu change:
Monday, February 12- Instead of Spaghetti, we will have the planned menu meal from February 6; French Toast Sticks, Sausage Links, Yogurt, Hash browns, Fruit Juice Drink
February 9, 2018February 9, 2018
How to Have the Best Lent Ever!
Tips from Pope Francis
1. Get rid of the lazy addiction to evil- “[Lent] is a ‘powerful’ season, a turning point that can foster change and conversion in each of us. We all need to improve, to change for the better. Lent helps us and thus we leave behind old habits and the lazy addiction to the evil that deceives and ensnares us.” – General Audience, March 5, 2014
2. Do something that hurts- “Lent is a fitting time for self-denial; we would do well to ask ourselves what we can give up in order to help and enrich others by our own poverty. Let us not forget that real poverty hurts: no self-denial is real without this dimension of penance. I distrust a charity that costs nothing and does not hurt.” – Lenten Message, 2014
3. Don’t remain indifferent- “Indifference to our neighbor and to God also represents a real temptation for us Christians. Each year during Lent we need to hear once more the voice of the prophets who cry out and trouble our conscience. God is not indifferent to our world; he so loves it that he gave his Son for our salvation.” –Lenten Message, 2015
4. Pray: Make our hearts like yours! - “During this Lent, then, brothers and sisters, let us all ask the Lord: ‘Fac cor nostrum secundum cor tuum’: Make our hearts like yours (Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus). In this way we will receive a heart which is firm and merciful, attentive and generous, a heart which is not closed, indifferent or prey to the globalization of indifference.” – Lenten Message, 2015
5. Take part in the sacraments- “Lent is a favorable time for letting Christ serve us so that we in turn may become more like him. This happens whenever we hear the word of God and receive the sacraments, especially the Eucharist. There we become what we receive: the Body of Christ.” – Lenten Message, 2015
6. Prayer- “In the face of so many wounds that hurt us and could harden our hearts, we are called to dive into the sea of prayer, which is the sea of God’s boundless love, to taste his tenderness. Lent is a time of prayer, of more intense prayer, more prolonged, more assiduous, more able to take on the needs of the brethren; intercessory prayer, to intercede before God for the many situations of poverty and suffering.” – Homily, March 5, 2014 7. Fasting- “We must be careful not to practice a formal fast, or one which in truth ‘satisfies’ us because it makes us feel good about ourselves. Fasting makes sense if it questions our security, and if it also leads to some benefit for others, if it helps us to cultivate the style of the Good Samaritan, who bends down to his brother in need and takes care of him.” – Homily, March 5, 2014
8. Almsgiving- “Today gratuitousness is often not part of daily life where everything is bought and sold. Everything is calculated and measured. Almsgiving helps us to experience giving freely, which leads to freedom from the obsession of possessing, from the fear of losing what we have, from the sadness of one who does not wish to share his wealth with others.” – Homily, March 5, 2014
9. Help the Poor- “In the poor and outcast we see Christ’s face; by loving and helping the poor, we love and serve Christ. Our efforts are also directed to ending violations of human dignity, discrimination and abuse in the world, for these are so often the cause of destitution. When power, luxury and money become idols, they take priority over the need for a fair distribution of wealth. Our consciences thus need to be converted to justice, equality, simplicity and sharing.” – Lenten Message, 2014
10. Evangelize- “The Lord asks us to be joyous heralds of this message of mercy and hope! It is thrilling to experience the joy of spreading this good news, sharing the treasure entrusted to us, consoling broken hearts and offering hope to our brothers and sisters experiencing darkness.” – Lenten Message, 2014
From the web: https://focusoncampus.org/content/what-should-i-do-for-lent-pope-francis-10-tips
Wishing you all a blessed season of Lent as you draw closer to the Lord!
Our 5/6 girls and boys basketball teams closed their seasons this past week.
The 7th and 8th boys’ teams will play in the CYO tournament in a couple weeks.
Every Monday in the month of February our parish will be hosting the Third Option program from 7-8:30 in the Atrium. Each session stands alone so it is not mandatory for you to attend all sessions if your schedule does not allow, and either one or both spouses can come to each session. Even if one spouse attends just one session he or she will leave with a lot of information on how to strengthen the marriage. Your marriage does not need to be in peril for you to benefit from the messages of the sessions. There is no cost to attend and we are still looking for junior high students to provide babysitting services to make it easier for couples to come. Contact the parish office with any questions.
Student Volunteers Needed
We are still in need of some volunteers for the following events:
What: babysitters for Monday evening Third Option Couple events in the Atrium
Dates and Time: Monday, Feb 19, Monday, Feb 26, both from 6:45-8:45PM
Contact person: Josie Ball, 450-3083, text to confirm if your child can volunteer