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CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK SCHEDULE 2016
This year’s theme focuses on faith development, academic excellence and dedication to community service.

 Double Bag Lunch

Don’t forget to bring in your Double Bag Lunch on Thursday, February 11th. The majority of lunches collected this month will be given to HNM’s Winter Shelter for distribution. Please continue to support this ministry. ALL of your donations are greatly appreciated and needed by those facilities that our school supports.

 

Pope Francis


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The Pope loves everyone, 
 rich and poor alike,
but the Pope has the duty, 
 in Christ's name,
to remind the rich to help
the poor, to respect them,
to promote them
Pope Francis


 
WHEN: Wednesday, June 17
thru Friday, July 31, 2015
HOURS: 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Monday thru Friday
WHO: Grade K–8 (Fall 2015)




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January is Beanie & Mitten

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Underwear & Sock Drive Month

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6th Grade and 2nd Grade are sponsoring the Double Bag Lunch Ministry's "Beanie & Mitten" and "Underwear & Sock" Drives for the month of January.  We are asking for 2 sets of items in preparation for the February Shelter.  

Donated items, except for underwear may GENTLY USED.  The UNDERWEAR MUST BE NEW. Please drop off your donation in the church Narthex or in bins outside our school's Junior and Senior buildings.  

Thank you for your support in providing for those in need!

     

 

 

 

 

    


Common Core

 

The Common Core and California Catholic Schools
A Statement by the Superintendents of Catholic Schools in California

 

The Common Core and California Catholic Schools

A Statement by the Superintendents of Catholic Schools in California


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"Our community offers support and encouragement for Catholic families.”


Mary the Blessed Virgin

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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.


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