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Principal's Corner


The world tells us to seek success, power and money; God tells us to seek humility service and love.”  Pope Francis. 

I’ve never been hugged so many times in my life as I have in the last month of being a principal.  Thank you for sharing your children with me.  Each child is a gift!!



Pope Francis






God always knocks at the door of hearts. He likes to do this. It comes from His heart. But, do you know what He likes best? To knock on the doors of families and find families that are united, to find families that love each other, to find the families that bring up their children and educate them and help them to keep going forward and that create a society of goodness, of truth, and of beauty.
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)



Important Reminders




HNM Spirit Gear Custom Shirts & Apparel

  You can now also order all your HNM Spirit Gear online!!!




During the month of October, the 7th grade class will be assisting in collecting donations for Holy Name of Mary Parish’s annual Crib Project, sponsored by the Sanctity for Life ministry.  This is the 7th grade’s Double Bag Lunch special ministry and we appreciate all the help we can get from the entire school!  Thank you for your continuous support of families in need in our parish and surrounding areas. 


Please consider sending an item for donations.  Send it with your child throughout the month of October.  There will be bins in the church Narthex and also in bins outside of each school building.  Or… just bring it by our classroom!  


Diapers, Wipes, Baby clothes, Baby Food, Blankets, Formula Bottles






To benefit the Graduating

Class of 2016


Sunday, October 18, 2015

7:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.

HNM Hall


$5 Tickets available in the school office or from any 7th grade student!


Sponsored by the 7th Grade



Please remember to submit your completed Volunteer Service Hours Slips to the school office as soon as you complete them. 

You may download the VSH slip at“Parents” tab.


Also, it is encouraged that you periodically review ther service hours posted to your account by logging into

and click on Parent’s Web Login.  Proceed to Family Information and open the Service Hours tab .


Required Annual Family hours : 25 Hours (Single Parent :12 hours)


If you have any questions, please contact Julia Gutierrez at



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


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

Mary the Blessed Virgin

mary-lrg.jpgMary 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.

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