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March 5th - Tuesday Memo


Mar. 5 –Parent’s Guild Meeting – 7:00 P.M. (X-Room) -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 & Vegetarian Refried Beans

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

Mar. 8 – Day of Mourning for Victims of Abortion & Euthanasia -BASIC Financial Aid Application Due

Mar. 13 – Hot Lunch (TBD)

Mar. 14 – State of the School Meeting (Mandatory) – 6:30 – 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


March 5, 2019

Tuesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time – Mardi Gras- Shrove Tuesday

Tuesday after Quinquagesima Sunday (Traditional Calendar)


From the Headmaster, John Bertolini


The third and final trimester started Monday, Lent begins with Ash Wednesday tomorrow, and from now until the end of the year, there will be a lot going on in our community as the weather improves and summer approaches. Please be sure to check your e-mail on a regular basis to receive important updates, changes, or additions to the calendar. Thank you!


I spoke to all of the students at our Monday morning assembly about resolving to use the upcoming season of Lent as a way to stay focused (or to refocus) on prioritizing all of their responsibilities as a student as we move through the third trimester.


Our high school student government has planned a “Respect Life” week this week. We had a Votive Mass of Thanksgiving for the Gift of Human Life this morning and our high school students were visited this afternoon by Trinity Prep graduate Anna Bakh (Arend) from Students for Life. OnThursday from 1:30 – 2:30high school students will be given permission to take part in a pro-life chalking (with teacher supervision) at theVeterans’ Park in Napa. This coming Friday will be a day of mourning at the school for all victims of abortion, euthanasia, or any assaults on human life. Students are welcome and encouraged to wear black or some other dark color with their free dress in recognition of this.  Usual modesty rules apply.


The deliberate murder of an innocent person is gravely contrary to the dignity of the human being, to the golden rule, and to the holiness of the Creator. the law forbidding it is universally valid: it obliges each and everyone, always and everywhere.”….Catechism of the Catholic Church – 2261


Since Lent is beginning tomorrow with Ash Wednesday, I included a reminder for parents of the Catholic Church’s current discipline regarding fast and abstinence from meat during Lent.


Ash Wednesday (March 6 – Tomorrow!)  and Good Friday (April 19) are days of fast (18-59 years old) and abstinence from meat (14-up). Fastingconsists of eating one large meatless meal and two small meatless snack-size meals. Eating fish is permitted, but eating between meals is not permitted. All Catholics 14-up are required to abstain from meat (including meat products like meat-based broth, meat fat, etc.) on Ash Wednesday, all Fridays of Lent, and Good Friday. Children ages 7-14 are not required to abstain from meat, but the Church highly encourages them to take this penance on themselves.


Thank you to Sean, Ivan, and Tommy Warner, Cindy MudgeNabor Andrade, Francisco Reyes, and Dennis Healey for all the work they did at our Saturday workday! Our school doesn’t function without dedicated parent volunteers and students and we are truly appreciative for donating your time, talent, and treasure to our school. The next workday will occur on Saturday, April 6th.


Upcoming School Event


March 5 – Parent’s Guild Meeting – 7:00 P.M. – X-Room


We have a very important parent’s guild meeting tonight in which we have two important things to accomplish:


1)   Get volunteers and coordinate details to provide refreshments, set-up, and clean-up for our upcoming State-of-the-School meeting on Thursday, March 14th.

2)   Recruit a parent to chair Jog-a-Thon which will occur on Friday, April 12th. Last year we raised $25,000 and I don’t see why we can’t at least raise $35,000 with the additional families who have joined us from St. Helena and Calistoga this year. It would be wonderful if we could have a parent from St. Helena/Calistoga take on a role as a vice-chair.


We will meet from 7:00 – 7:30 in the X-Room (upstairs in the main building).



LAST NIGHT! (TONIGHT!)– Mark Brumley Presents on the Gospel of Mark – Part VI (The Passion, Death, & Resurrection 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.


Mar. 8 – BASIC Financial Aid Application Due


All parents currently receiving BASIC scholarship money this year, or those with children eligible for it next year, have been informed already that they need to complete an application for BASIC to be considered for financial aid from the school itself. The application is due this Friday, March 8th.


Mar. 14 – State of the School Meeting (Mandatory) – 6:30 – 8:00 P.M.


Mark your calendars and be sure to attend the second of two mandatory parent meetings (and receive a $50 credit) next Thursday, March. 14.We will begin with a drinks and light appetizer social from 6:30 – 7:00 and will have the meeting from 7:00 – 8:00. The state of the school meeting serves to give parents an update of the current situation at the school and provide some information for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Please join us!


Items Needed for TK Atrium


We are in need of the following items to begin to beautify our new atrium in the cry room behind the chapel so that we can provide the best possible environment for our TK students to enrich their new experience with the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.


Several small tables: we can shorten the legs to children's height


Small children's wooden chairs


1 -2 floor lamps


Small bookshelves


Small plant stand


1 yard or so of cotton cloth in solid liturgical colors of purple, white, green and red.  


Statue of The Good Shepherd


Small brass candle snuffer


clear glass vases, about 3 inches in height


small glass pitcher


small trays


small oriental-style rugs, 2x3 and 3x5


If you have an item you wish to donate, please first send a picture/description AND dimensions to Kristen Kelly @ johnpatrickkely@yahoo.com.


Thank you for your help and support!



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:
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.


Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam,


John Bertolini

Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep

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