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October 28th - Monday Memo


Oct. 29 –Christmas Wreath Fundraiser Kickoff – 8:00 A.M.- 1/2 Grade All Saints Presentation – 2:00 P.M.

Oct. 30 - Opera a la Carte –Pirates of Penzance- 10:00 A.M. (NOTE NEW DATE AND TIME)

Oct. 30 – 3/4 Grade Field Trip to Fort Ross (MOST LIKELY POSTPONED)

Oct. 31 – Halloween – Trunk or Treat Set-Up @ 12:45 (See Flyers)-

     Special 2:30 P.M. Dismissal


Nov. 1- All Saints Day – Holy Day of Obligation – No School – Office Closed

Nov. 2 (SA) – Joseph Pearce Talk @ KT – 7:00 P.M.

Nov. 5 – Guy Fawkes Day Dine & Donate @ Hop Creek – Time TBD

Nov. 11 – 49ers/Seahawks Monday Night Football Party – 5:00 P.M.

Nov. 12 – 15 –Trimester Test/Exams (Full Days)

Nov. 13 – Parents’ Guild Meeting – 3:00 P.M.

Nov. 15 – Fr. Daniel Roa Talk (En Espanol) on Praying for the Dead – 7:00 P.M.

Jan 25 – Crab Feed Fundraiser @ Napa Golf Course – 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. (Sign Up Sheet in the Office)


October 28, 2019

Feast of Sts. Simon & Jude, Apostles


NB: As it currently sits, we are scheduled to be open tomorrow for school since we now have power. However, air quality is now worsening so please do check your e-mail this evening between 6:00 – 7:00 P.M. for an update. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


As many of you may have already heard, board member John Kelly and myself returned from Pennsylvania with a donation from one of our most generous donors, Terrence and Anna Darby.  Terry and Anna have been consistent and important donors to our school since 2008, sponsoring our students to attend World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia with Pope Benedict XVI, assisting us to purchase the property we now own free and clear, and giving reliably every year to help us with operational expenses. They are very dedicated to the mission of our school and I would like to ask each and every one of you to remember them in your daily prayers.


Congratulations to our high school girls volleyball team who finished the season with a loss at home to Leroy Greene Academy, but finished the season with a winning record. A special debt of gratitude to Trinity Prep senior Sophia Haeuser and Kolbe Homeschool senior Ana Rowles who played in their final volleyball game. We’ll miss you both! And of course, thank you to all of the high school volleyball players, their families, Coach Gittings, Everett Buyarski, Dan Arend, and all other people who assisted with keeping score, serving as line judges, operating the scoreboard, etc. And, of course, thank you to all you fans who showed up throughout the season!


A big thank you to former board president Walt Birdsall for providing us with the opportunity to sponsor him in his NovaThon walk-a-thon which raised over $3,000 for Kolbe-Trinity from both individual donors whose contributions up to $1,500 were matched by Nova Group. Thank you to the Birdsall, Arend, Tony Ryan, Wentzel, Madigan-Heun, Roche, Hickey, Andrego , Carr, Mudge, Mendoza-Pineda, Reyes-Mendoza, Luptia Cuevas, Eric Muth, Hill, Rono, Andrego, Buyarksi, Ferrigan, Huss, Quinn, and Bakh families for their pledges and donations.


Upcoming School Events


Oct. 29 – 1/2 Grade All Saints Presentation – 2:00 P.M.


In anticipation of the upcoming All Saints Day Holy Day of Obligation on Nov. 1st, our annual saints presentation by the 1st & 2nd graders will take place tomorrow (Tuesday) in the chapel @ 2:00 P.M. All of our 1-2 grade students, parents, and Miss Wilson have been working very hard on this as they do every year so please arrive early to secure a seat (especially those with 1-2 grade students)!


Oct. 30 – Opera a la Carte –Pirates of Penzance- 10:00 A.M. -(NOTE NEW DATE AND TIME)

Our annual “Opera a la Carte” will feature a presentation by the San Francisco Opera Company, assisted by our 5/6 grade students, of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Pirates of Penzance”. Please join us this Wednesday in the hall @ 10:00 A.M. and be sure to be there early to grab a seat!


Oct. 31 – Halloween – Trunk or Treat Set-Up Begins @ 11:30 A.M. (See Flyers)-

     Special 2:30 P.M. Dismissal


Halloween, as usual, will consist of a morning of classroom instruction followed by an afternoon of fun and games with a special 2:30 P.M. dismissalStudents are to arrive in uniform and are permitted to bring their Halloween costume to change into at lunch. As a reminder, since we are preparing for the holy day of obligation of All Saints the next day, all costumes are to be tasteful, modest, appropriate, and should avoid glorification of characters who are contrary to our Catholic beliefs and principles.  Set-up for “trunk-or-treat” begins in the parking lot at 11:30 A.M. Please see the flyers for more details.


Nov. 2 (SA) – Joseph Pearce Talk @ KT – 7:00 P.M.


Joseph Pearcebest-selling author of numerous literary biographies and other works, will speak on the intriguing topic from his most recent work, Literature: What Every Catholic Should Know. He will present an insightful overview of many important literary works which all Catholics should be familiar with, and why. He will also sign copies of his many books sold at the event. No charge, donations gratefully accepted.


Nov. 15 – Fr. Daniel Roa Talk (En Espanol) on Praying for the Dead – 7:00 P.M.


Fr. Daniel Roa, pastor of St. Joan of Arc in Yountville, will be speaking in Spanish on a very important topic of our Catholic faith: praying for the dead. Fr. Roa will speak about communion of saints, the doctrine of purgatory, and the importance of our prayers for the dead with an opportunity for questions and answers to follow. The talk will take place at Kolbe-Academy & Trinity Prep school in Napa, 2055 Redwood Rd on Friday, Nov. 15th at 7:00 P.M. No charge, donations gratefully accepted.



Athletic Director’s Report…..from the Desk of Kara Gittings


Volleyball has come to an end, what a wonderful season it was. Our ending record of 6-4 was the 3rd in the league!! How exciting! I can't wait to see what basketball has in store for us.


The basketball parent meeting will take place this coming Monday, Oct. 28th at 7pm in the 7/8 Room and the first practice is Monday Nov. 4th. So if you are interested or know of someone who is interested, please contact Kara Gittings. I’m looking forward to another season of boys and girls basketball. 


Upcoming Community Event


Nov 2 – Traditional Sung Latin (Requiem) All Souls Day Mass – 11:00 A.M. @ St. Joan of Arc (Homily in English & Spanish)


This coming Saturday, Nov. 2nd at 11:00 A.M.  Fr. Daniel Roa, pastor St. Joan of Arc in Yountville and Holy Family Mission in Rutherford, will be offering a traditional sung (Requiem) Latin Mass for the Feast of All Souls at St. Joan of Arc Parish in Yountville. The traditional Requiem Mass is a beautiful expression of our faith in the doctrine of purgatory and our hope of eternal life in Heaven. The Mass will be prayed and sung in Latin with a homily given in both English and Spanish.


2 de Noviembre - Misa Tradicional del Latín Cantado (Requiem) All Souls - 11:00 a.m. @ Santa Juana de Arco (Homilía en Inglés y Español)


El próximo Sábado 2 de Noviembre a las 11:00 a.m. El Padre Daniel Roa, pastor de St. Joan of Arc en Yountville y Holy Family Mission en Rutherford, ofrecerá una misa en latín cantada (Requiem) tradicional para la fiesta de todas las almas en la parroquia St. Joan of Arc en Yountville. La misa tradicional de Requiem es una hermosa expresión de nuestra fe en la doctrina del purgatorio y nuestra esperanza de vida eterna en el cielo. La misa se rezará y se cantará en latín con una homilía en inglés y español.




Help Support Kolbe-Trinity Graduate Michael Rowles!


Kolbe-Trinity alumnus Michael Rowles is doing fundraising for a service trip to Guatemala to provide medical support and build homes for the less fortunate. This trip is organized through the University of Mary Physical Therapy program and provides outreach for underprivileged farming communities in Guatemala. He is looking to raise money for the travel expenses and to be able to donate supplies to the families in need. Any support that you can provide for this trip will be greatly appreciated! If you would please share his GoFundMe page on Facebook and spread the word that would be amazing! If you are interested in donating, the GoFundMe link is . If you would like to send a check his address is 1214 E Ave C, Bismarck, N 58501. Thank you so much for the support and God bless!


Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam


John Bertolini