February 26th - Tuesday Memo


Feb. 26 – Mark Brumley Presents on the Gospel of Mark – Part V (The Passion & Death of Jesus)  – 7:00 P.M.

Feb. 27-28 – Final Exams Continue (12:15 Dismissal) – Paid Aftercare Available! Call Ahead to RSVP!

Feb. 28 – Bake Sale After School – 12:15 Fundraising Meeting – 7:00 P.M.

March. 1 – Second Trimester Break (No School) – Faculty/Staff Morning of Recollection @ the Carmelite Monastery – Office Open from 1-4 Only.

Mar. 2 (SA) – March Saturday Workday – 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Mar. 4 – Hot Lunch Orders Due @ 4:00 P.M. – Order Form Attached

Mar. 5 –Mark Brumley Presents on the Gospel of Mark – Part VI (Makeup Session)

Mar. 6 – Ash Wednesday – All-School Mass – 7:45-8:45 Hot Lunch – Cheese Enchiladas -$5– Jump Rope for Heart Fundraiser Money Due

Mar. 7 – TK Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Begins 12:30 P.M.

Mar. 8 – BASIC Financial Aid Application Due

Mar. 14 – State of the School Meeting (Mandatory) – 7:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Mar. 15 – FACTS Financial Aid Application Due

Mar. 22 – Parents Night Out – 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.

Mar. 23 (SA) – School Rummage Sale – 8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. – Flyer Attached


Feb. 26, 2019

Tuesday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

Tuesday after Sexagesima Sunday (Traditional Calendar)


From the Headmaster, John Bertolini


Along with attempting to keep the students focused during exam week, I have been reminding them that Lent is beginning in little over a week. Especially due to how late Easter is this year, Lent will be primarily occurring during the month of March when the weather begins to improve, parents are making plans for summer and for next school year, and teachers and staff members also ponder difficult decisions for their future and the future of the school. This has traditionally been a very difficult stretch in the school yearbut if we collectively focus on turning away from sin and being faithful to the Gospel (as we are reminded on Ash Wednesday), some of that stress and anxiety can be mitigated and calmed. May God grant us a productive and peaceful Lent and a joyous Easter.


Thank you so very much to Nabor Andrade Sr. who has been preparing for weeks, gathering materials and preparing to put a new roof on the leaking maintenance shed that we know as “The Cave”. Nabor, with help from Francisco-Reyes Acosta, Dennis Healey, and Sean Warner, spent the better part of Saturday tearing out the old roof and plywood underneath, and replacing it. I am so appreciative of Nabor’s help and for all of the men who assisted him. We are truly blessed to have you as a part of our school community!


A big hand for our 7-8 boys basketball team who finished their season will a well-fought defeat against St. John’s Lutheran last night in the first round of the single-elimination tournament. Duncan Hickey, Ivan Warner, Matthew Amador, and Luke Haeuser have much for which to be proud. Thanks also to our volunteer coaches, Joe Duncan and David Hill. Congratulations also to our revitalized high school girls soccer team who began their season yesterday with a well-fought 3-0 defeat at the hands of Cristo Rey in the rain in Sacramento.


Congratulations also to Sophia Haeuser and Jessica Duncan for being selected by the CIF-Sac Joaquin for 2nd team all-league in girls basketball and to Dan Arend for receiving an honorable mention. I’m very proud of the fight, determination, and most importantly, character of all our student athletes.


Upcoming School Event


Feb 26(TONIGHT!)– Mark Brumley Presents on the Gospel of Mark – Part V (The Passion & Death of Jesus) – 7:00 P.M.


From Mark Brumley, President of Ignatius Press…


The Gospel of St. Mark is an often misunderstood Gospel. I hope to make it better understood.


This is really an introductory course—a getting acquainted with the main themes of St. Mark’s Gospel.


The sessions will be held at Kolbe Academy-Trinity Prep2055 Redwood Rd, Napa, CA 94558.

People are free to use whatever translation of the Bible they like, but I will be using the Revised Standard Version Second Catholic Edition. I will occasionally refer to the New American Bible translation as well. I will also refer to the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible booklet on the Gospel of Mark, which features the biblical text, as well as commentary and notes by Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch. It’s available from Ignatius Press 

In addition to the great commentary and notes, this booklet features a wide margin for note-taking.

Cost: There is no charge but a free-will offering will be encouraged to help support Kolbe Academy-Trinity Prep.

Upcoming Community Event


The Lenten journey gives us an opportunity to examine our lives, renew our faith, and deepen our relationship with God.  Join us on this Lenten retreat and take a break from your busy schedule to slow down, recollect and pray.
Lunch provided - Free will offering - All are welcome

For more info or to register:
visit www.stapollinarisparish.org
or contact Jackie (707) 486-9502 

Deadline for registration is Thursday March 7th 9:00 am

  Presented by the St. Apollinaris Team for the New Evangelization

Prayer Requests

Please continue to pray for Sara Roche, sister-in-law of Colleen Roche, who is recovering from serious heart surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. Please keep her and the Roche family in your prayers as she recovers.


Thank you for your prayers for Jenn Power, cousin of Joan Andrego, who gave birth to twins. Mother and babies are both healthy.


Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam,


John Bertolini

Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep