Holy Name of Mary School is accredited by the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA) and is co-accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Friday, December 4, 2015 Doors open @ 6:00
Movie starts promptly @ 6:30
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.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL NOVEMBER FOOD DRIVE
Please consider donating to our St. Vincent de Paul during the month of November. St. Vincent de Paul will take these donations and create as many as two hundred baskets to feed those who need in our community. Each grade will have a box in their classroom to deposit the food items.
Pre-K - Instant Potatoes & Stuffing Mixes
Kindergarten – Cake Mixes & Canned Frosting
1 st Grade – Cranberry Sauce & Pumpkin Pie Mix
2 nd Grade – Evaporated Milk & Powdered Milk
3 rd Grade – Canned Fruit & Canned Beans
4 th Grade – Peanut Butter
5 th Grade – Rice 1lb. packages or/and Beans 1lb. packages
6 th Grade – Jello & Pudding
7 th Grade – Tomato products, Spaghetti Sauce & dried Pasta
8 th Grade – Tuna, canned Yams & Soups
November is Shoe Drive Month
The cold months are quickly approaching and the need for shoes that protect is great. Please consider cleaning out your closets and donating GENTLY used shoes, particularly tennis shoes, to the 1st and 5th grade Shoe Drive. DBL Ministry will be collecting new and gently used shoes for men, women, and children throughout the month of November. A bin in the church Narthex is available for your donation drop off.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
The first Sunday of Advent is November 29th! How fun would it be to set aside time each week to pray and reflect on the Christmas season with your friends and family? An Advent Group is the perfect way to make this happen! Forming an Advent Group is as easy as 1-2-3:
1. Form a group with 4 families (more or less is ok) and work out a time and place to meet each week. Four works nicely since there are four weeks of Advent and each family can take a turn hosting.
2. Pick up a book from the school office before Thanksgiving break. Mrs. Marquez will be giving one to each family that is interested. Books will provide you with scripture reading, reflection questions, and may even suggest a craft for the younger children. Use the book to guide your Sunday gatherings.
3. Start meeting the First Sunday of Advent and as many of the 4 Sundays that you can.
If you need help forming a group or are looking for other families interested in forming a group, please sign up on the sign up genius created just for Advent Groups.
If you have any questions, or need help with getting your group going, please contact Rachel Keller at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (909) 630-3742.
PARENT VOLUNTEER SERVICE HOURS
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 using the “Parents” tab.
Also, it is encouraged that you periodically review ther service hours posted to your account by logging into RenWeb
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 email@example.com
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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.