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April 12, 2013 - San Gabriel Valley Tribune
February 22, 2013 - Daily Bulletin Catholic School's Week Articles
- Catholic Schools Week Celebrated at Holy Name of Mary
- San Dimas School Prepares Valentines for Military
- Special Persons Day Part 1 - Part2
- The Ned Show
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Please call (909)542-0449 ext 224 to register for screening or for information on fall enrollment for Grades 1-8.
Students entering Pre-Kindergarten must be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2013. We offer two sessions: 7:55-11:45am and 7:55-3:00pm
Admissions Policy Based on the following criteria:
1. Screening Results
2. Children whose brothers and sisters attend HNM School.
3. Children whose parents are registered and active in Holy Name of Mary Parish.
4. Children of new parishioners who have been active in their former parish.
5. Out of parish children whose parents are active in another parish.
Read the article in Family Fun magazine (April 2011) about how Holy Name of Mary students display stewardship in providing lunches for the less fortunate.
Check out our new Accelerated Reader Resources link under the Academics menu above. This link takes you to the Renaissance Learning website which is the company that provides our Accelerated Reader program. Their site offers parents a Guide to Accelerated Reader, AR BookFinder and Renaissance Home Connect. Help your children to be great readers with Accelerated Reader Resources for Success!
Mary the Blessed Virgin
The Mother of God, Mother of Jesus, wife of St. Joseph, and the greatest of all Christian saints. The Virgin Mother “was, after her Son, exalted by divine grace above all angels and men”. Mary is venerated with a special cult, called by St. Thomas Aquinas, hyperdulia, as the highest of God’s creatures. The principal events of her life are celebrated as liturgical feasts of the universal Church. Mary’s life and role in the history of salvation is prefigured in the Old Testament, while the events of her life are recorded in the New Testament.
Traditionally, she was declared the daughter of Sts. Joachim and Anne. Born in Jerusalem, Mary was presented in the Temple and took a vow of virginity. Living in Nazareth, Mary was visited by the archangel Gabriel, who announced to her that she would become the Mother of Jesus, by the Holy Spirit. She became betrothed to St. Joseph and went to visit her cousin, Elizabeth, who was bearing St. John the Baptist. Acknowledged by Elizabeth as the Mother of God, Mary intoned the Magnificat.
When Emperor Augustus declared a census throughout the vast Roman Empire, Mary and St. Joseph went to Bethlehem, his city of lineage, as he belonged to the House of David. There Mary gave birth to Jesus and was visited by the Three Kings. Mary and Joseph presented Jesus in the Temple, where St. Simeon rejoiced and Mary received word of sorrows to come later. Warned to flee, St. Joseph and Mary went to Egypt to escape the wrath of King Herod. They remained in Egypt until King Herod died and then returned to Nazareth. Nothing is known of Mary’s life during the next years except for a visit to the Temple of Jerusalem, at which time Mary and Joseph sought the young Jesus, who was in the Temple with the learned elders.
The first recorded miracle of Jesus was performed at a wedding in Cana, and Mary was instrumental in calling Christ’s attention to the need. Mary was present at the Crucifixion in Jerusalem, and there she was given into John’s care. She was also with the disciples in the days before the Pentecost, and it is believed that she was present at the resurrection and Ascension.