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December 16th - Monday Memo


Dec. 16 – Mission Collection Concludes! – TODAY!

Dec. 17 – HS Girls & Boys Basketball Home Game – 4:00/5:30 P.M. @ Crosswalk

Dec. 19 – Christmas Program @ St. Joan of Arc Hall – 6:30 P.M.

Dec. 20 – Minimum Day – 12:15 Dismissal –Office Closes @ 4:00 P.M. – $100 Family Challenge Deadline!

Dec. 23 – Jan. 6 – Christmas Break – Office Open Jan 2, 3, & 6


Jan. 7 – Classes Resume

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


Dec. 16, 2019

Advent Feria

St. Eusebius, Bishop & Martyr (Traditional Calendar)


By next Monday, Dec. 23rd, we will officially be on Christmas break and the office will be closed. This will be the last Monday memo you will receive until Jan. 6th. I wish you and your family a very blessed remainder of the Advent season, a joyful Christmas, and a Happy New Year!


We had another beautiful celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Thursday, Dec. 12th. A big thank you to Maria Angulo for providing us with pan dulce and a statue of Our Lady for our procession, Tomas and Araceli Cortes for their beautiful Spanish hymns, Ana Montiel and Nora Nava for making and serving Mexican hot chocolate, Isabel Ayala for making and serving posole hot lunch, and to Natividad Zetina, Cristina Uribe, Jorge Ayala, and Maria Romo for assisting with various kitchen-related duties. Your help is very much appreciated.

Our collection for the Catholic missions, which serve the poorest of the poor around the world,  is now due this coming Monday, Dec. 16th @ 4:00 P.M. Every year we assist Fr. Gary’s efforts to collect money for the missions to send in time for them to receive it at Christmas. Please bring all your loose and spare change for us to collect.


$100 Family Challenge Update!

Thank you again to the Hill and Andrego families and grandparents John and Mary Ann Haeuser who contributed to our $100-per-family challenge last week and to the Huss, Andrego, Andrade-Zetina, Bakh, Carr, Roche and Muth families, teachers Pam Birsdall and Steven Silvagni, and bookkeeper, Toni Williams, who made generous contributions this week. We would LOVE to be able to inform our generous donors, Terrence and Anna Darby, that our families, with very limited financial resources, sacrificed a minimum of $100 per family and raised $5,000!  Please make your donation by Friday, Dec. 20th, @ 4:00 P.M. Thank you for your generosity.

Upcoming School Events


Dec. 19 – Christmas Program @ St. Joan of Arc Hall – 6:30 P.M.


Mark your calendar for next Thursday, Dec. 19th for our annual Christmas program to be once again held at St. Joan of Arc hall in YountvilleAll K-6 students and select 7-8 students participating in the program will be asked to show up no later than 6:00 P.M. The program itself will begin at 6:30, but please do plan to arrive early to guarantee a seat.  A reception of juice and cookies will follow.


The parents’ guild is asking all families of students in K-2 to bring juice and for families of students in grades 3-6 to bring cookies (no cupcakes, please) and to assist with serving refreshments following the program.


We would also welcome the assistance of parents of 7-12 students who are not participating in the play with either setting up the hall @ 5:30 P.M. or cleaning up the hall @ 7:30 P.M. 


We also need a parent volunteer with a truck to pick up platform risers after school and to return them that evening.


Please contact Mrs. Cuevas in the office if you can set up, serve, clean up, or transport risers.


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


Thank you to the generous sponsorship of the Louise Davies Foundation, Greger-Pacific Marine, and Chateau Montelena Winery, we have already raised $4,000 for our upcoming crab feed on Sat. Jan. 25th! Interested in having your business or know a business who would be interested in sponsoring this event? See the attached flyer which contains detailed information for potential sponsors.

How else can you help? Buy tickets and bring some friends along to enjoy a great party and introduce them to Kolbe-Trinity! You can purchase tickets online by visiting the following link:  


Can’t afford to come? Volunteer to help! Sign-up in the office today!


Athletics Update…..from the Desk of A.D. Kara Gittings


What a great time of the year! We are looking forward to Christmas and the start of basketball season. Our first home preseason game is this Tuesday (tomorrow!) Dec. 17 at 4pm (girls) & 5:30pm (boys) at Crosswalk against Napa Christian School. Looking forward to seeing you all there supporting our team's hard work!


Unfortunately, due to low numbers we are unable to have a 7/8 boys basketball team. Thank you for your understanding with this difficult decision. 

Free Basinet and Co-Sleeping Crib in the Office


Sonia Camos-Balderas no longer needs her basinet and co-sleeping crib. If anyone is interested in them, they are in the office. Please see the picture below and contact Maria in the office if interested.



Upcoming Community Event


Fatima Statue @ Joan Andrego’s House – Tuesday, Dec. 17th


This coming Tuesday (tomorrow), Dec. 17th, Joan Andrego will have a beautiful statue of Our Lady of Fatima in her home on 1049 Round Hill Circle in Napa from 2:45 – 4:45 P.M. Please stop by!



Collection for the Homeless of Napa – DUE TODAY!


In coordination with the Napa Police Department and Mary Quinn, we will be collecting items to the distribute to the homeless population in Napa in time for Christmas.  Please see below for further details:


Christmas Blessings

Collection for the Homeless

List of items:

Warm Socks, Gloves, Ski Caps/Knit hats, Granola Bars, Cereal Bar, Toiletries – Soap, Toothbrush & Toothpaste, Deodorant, Wipes, Gum, Mints, Chapstick


K -Wipes, chapstick,

1st – 2nd –gum, mints

3rd – 4th - Warm Socks

5th – 6th – Ski Caps/Knit hats

7th – 8th – Gloves

9th – 12th - Toiletries: soap, toothbrush, toothpaste


Prayer Requests


Please remember to keep Steven Silvagni’s mother-in-law, Angela Cabacungan, who is nearing death due to kidney failure. Also, please continue to pray for the health of Bill Jenuwine, father of Fr. David Jenuwine, former Kolbe Academy student (and my classmate) Michael Arribage who is currently battling stage-4 kidney cancer and also for John Carr who continues to be treated for cancer. Thank you for your prayers!


Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam


John Bertolini



Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam,


John Bertolini

Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep