Friday, January 6, 2023
Happy New Year and Happy Feast of the Epiphany!
I learned something new this week, that new year’s resolutions date back to Babylonian times. The Babylonians thought that if they fulfilled their promises, which they made in March during the planting of the crops, then their gods would look favourably upon them.
Now, resolutions are made to better ourselves. Every year, I used to vow to eat better, exercise more and spend less. January was great and somewhere between February and December, there seemed to be more excuses to break the resolutions than there was resolve to keep them. The past couple of years, I have chosen a word of the year. This has given me single focus to help with my life choices. My word this year is “simplify”. My hope is to take out the extra things that I do not need in my life to be able to focus on the proper order to bring J.O.Y. into my life: Jesus, Others, Self.
Whatever it is that helps you bring joy to your lives, I hope you take time to make memories, to find adventures and to seek quiet times with our Lord this year. Let’s make 2023 a great year to remember!
Yours In Christ,
Mrs. Maria Fonseca
This week’s feature is Mrs. Geary.
Hot Lunch Order Forms for January
Order forms are available here: https://www.stpatsschool.org/parents/hot-lunch-program/
Ordering closes on Wednesday, January 11th at 2:00pm.
Grade Two Parent Meeting
Grade Two parents are asked to attend a Sacramental meeting on January 16 at 7pm in Holy Grounds. This will give us an opportunity to talk about Reconciliation and First Communion. At this meeting, we will have the dates firmed up for you for both sacraments. We will not have child care available, so please leave the children at home. Thank you.
Open House – January 18, 2023
If you know of any new families looking for a vibrant Catholic school in our area, please invite them to our Open House on January 18, 2023. We will have an information session in the gym starting at 6:00 pm followed by tours in the school.
If they are unable to attend that evening, please ask them to call the school to book a tour and to obtain a registration package.
We are in need of basketball referees for our home games this season. Please email [email protected].
High school students in need of volunteer hours are welcome. Those with knowledge of C.I.S.V.A. League rules are greatly appreciated but will train if needed.
Superintendent of C.I.S.V.A.
Our current Superintendent, Deacon Henk Luyten, is retiring at the end of the school year. Below is the press release introducing our incoming Superintendent. Mrs. Sandra Marshall.
GRADE 6 & 7 CONCERT BAND:
CONCERT BAND workshop at A.C.R.S.S. in Port Coquitlam – Friday, January 13 @ 1pm-4pm
- Gr. 3 & 4 – Liturgy Choir Practice Wednesday Jan. 11 & 18 @ 12:00-12:30
- Gr. 3 & 4 – School Mass Friday, Jan. 20 – morning practice @ 8:10am
- Gr. 5, 6 & 7 – Liturgy Choir Practice Wednesday, Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8, & 15 @ 12:00-12:30
- Gr. 5, 6 & 7 – School Mass Friday, Feb. 3 – morning practice @ 8:10am
- Gr. 5, 6 & 7 – School Mass Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22 – morning practice @ 8:10am
- Gr. 3 & 4 – Liturgy Choir Practice Wednesday March 1 @ 12:00-12:30
- Gr. 3 & 4 – School Mass Friday, March 3 – morning practice @ 8:10am
INTERMEDIATE CHOIR Gr. 4-7:
- every Wednesday 8:00am-8:35am in the music room resuming January 11, 2023
- No Intermediate Choir Practice on Ash Wednesday Feb. 22, 2023
Message from Archbishop Carney Secondary
Archbishop Carney is having a family game night on Saturday, January 21st, beginning at 5:30pm. Winter Gamefest is an opportunity for fun for the whole family to enjoy a game night with other families and friends. Games will include old favorites like UNO or checkers but will also have a wide variety of other games like CodeNames, Quirkle, Coup and many others. Tickets can be purchased at the door ($10 per person or $30 per family). Prizes, food and free babysitting will be available on site. We would love to see each and every one of you for an evening of laughter and community!
A Look Back
18: Open House for Prospective Families – 6:00pm
20: School Mass (6B) – FOOD BANK COLLECTION
23: Pro D Day – No School
27: Celtics Day
03: School Mass
10: Student Led Conferences (No School)
13: Catholic Schools Week
16-17: Catholic Educators Conferences – No School
20: Family Day Holiday – No School
22: Ash Wednesday – School Mass – FOOD BANK COLLECTION
22: Lenten Sacrifice Lunch
Permissions slips must be handed in prior to attending. These are NOT open to all grades:
Math Club (Gr 7s): Tuesdays from 7:45-8:30 am (Mrs. Eskut & Mrs. Roth)
Latin Club: Tuesdays from 3:00 – 4:00 pm (Mr. Brooks)
Games Club: Thursdays from 3:00 – 4:30 pm (Mr. Brooks & Mrs. Wagg)
Intermediate Choir: Gr. 4-7:
- every Wednesday 8:00am – 8:35am in the music room
- Dec. 7, 14 – No Intermediate Choir Practice