Sing to the LORD a new song, sing to the LORD, all you lands. Sing to the LORD; bless his name. Psalm 96:1-2
Friday, January 14, 2022
It is great to see your children back at school this week. There was a lot of excitement as they shared their holidays with us and of course all the fun they had in the snow. I guess as adults, we see the weather differently. It has definitely caused some concern with our traffic flow and walkways. Thank you to all who helped remedy the situation and thank you all for your patience.
This week’s Gospel reading is one of my favourites, The Wedding at Cana. In John 2:4 Jesus says to Mary “Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come.” Some days I feel those words deeply. I ask and plead and want Jesus to show me His plans immediately but He may not be ready to unfurl all of His plan for me. My prayer is for patience, to wait and see His plan and the courage follow His plan as He lays it out for me.
May God bless you with a fruitful and blessed week.
Yours In Christ,
Mrs. Maria Fonseca
Re-registration packages are coming home today with your oldest child. Please read the package carefully and return along with your registration fee of $90. You will need your Pastor Authorization Form signed by Father Matthew, please contact the Parish office at 604.463.7148 to arrange it.
Your registration package is due by FEBRUARY 1, 2022. You may send it back with your child or if you prefer to bring it in person, please call the office at 604.467.1571 to make an appointment.
After this date, new family registrations are accepted and your spot may not be guaranteed.
Our Open House was cancelled but we do have a virtual Open House video. Feel free to share that with family and friends who are looking for a school community just like ours! Registration packages for new families will be available on the website or for pick up at the school on Monday, January 17.
We would like to congratulate the following Gr. 5 students who were awarded monetary awards for their submissions to the Maple Ridge Legion Remembrance Day Contests
1st place: Vanessa V. for her poem in the literary contest
1st place: Mia B. for her black and white poster
2nd place: Abigail A. for her black and white poster
Three Way Conferences
In light of the new restrictions, we will be holding virtual Three Way Conferences on February 11 instead of Student Led Conferences. The conference will be between the parent, child and teacher. Please ensure that your child is able to join you at that time.
Sign up will be done through School Interviews.ca like we did in the fall with Parent-Teacher Conferences. The sign up link will be sent out in next week’s newsletter.
Virtual Parenting Evening- January 20, 2022
St. Patrick’s is excited to invite you to our second session of Church At Home on Thursday, January 20th at 6:30pm.
In this session, we will be discussing ways to support parents during the pandemic in terms of Mental Wellness. Mrs. Lorna Demedeiros, a registered social worker and certified trauma therapist, will be sharing tips on how we can lessen stress and share de-escalation strategies for parents. We will also be sharing a new resource from CISVA called Open Parachute that you can use in your own homes.
We will be meeting on Zoom from 6:30 – 7:30pm.
Please use your family name in the Zoom app so we can give you access to the meeting room.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 935 1672 5270
St. Patrick’s Parish Town Hall, January 26, 2022
Save the Date! Our parish is hosting a Town Hall Meeting on January 26th, 2022.
More details to follow.
Message From the Knights of Columbus
Please consider supporting our Knights of Columbus(Maple Ridge/Thomas Haney Council) by purchasing some raffle tickets. Last day for tickets is January 29th 2022https://kofcdraw.net/c5566
18: P.E.C. Meeting
20: Parenting Evening (Virtual) – Mental Wellness
21: School Mass
26: Adoration & Benediction
26: Parish Townhall (Virtual)
28: Pro D Day – No School
1: Registrations are due (Current Families)
4: School Mass
8: Registrations due for Prospective Families
11: 3 Way Conferences
14-18: Catholic Schools Week
17 & 18: Catholic Educators’ Conference – No School
21: Family Day – No School pdf Year Calendar 2021-22.docx (1).pdf Download 389.4 KB pdf COVID 19 Addendum Jan 2022.pdf Download 118.0 KB