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February 3rd - Monday Memo

 

Feb. 5 – Hot Lunch – Turkey Sub Sandwich w/ Soup - $5

Feb. 6 – Bishop Vasa Visit – 10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M. -Mark Brumley Series on Benedict XVI’s The Spirit of the Liturgy –Session 4 @ 7PM

Feb. 7 – First-Friday – 11:30 Dismissal – 12:00 P.M. School Mass @ St. Thomas Aquinas – HS Basketball Home Game –(BOYS ONLY) – 6:00 P.M.

Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day Student Government Childcare – 6:00 – 10:00 P.M.

Feb. 15 (SA) – Mass, Confession, & Morning of Recollection for Moms w/ Fr. Daniel Roa – 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.

February 17 - Presidents' Day – No School

February 22 (SA) - Workday – 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. -Development Dinner – 5:30 P.M.

February 24-28 -Second Trimester Exams

 

March 16 – Early Registration Discount and Financial Aid Application Deadline!

 

Feb 3, 2020

St. Blaise, Bishop & Martyr

St. Ansgar, Bishop

 

Final crab feed fundraiser news! We have officially reached our goal of raising $15,000 due to our generous sponsors the Davies Foundation, Greger Pacific-Marine, Chateau Montelena Winery, Leavitt Group Insurance, Mechanics Bank, and Burbank Housing, along with all of your help in ensuring a sell-out crowd! Thank you again so much, and get ready to mark your calendars for Sat., Jan. 16th, 2021 for the next crab feed!

 

Catholic Schools Week was great! Thank you again to you, the parents, for making countless sacrifices of time, talent, and treasure to send your children to Kolbe-Trinity, to Maria Angulo and Leticia Mendoza-Reyes for cooking up another delicious (and free!) hot lunch of chicken pasta alfredo, and to all of the students for participating and cooperating so well with our all-school capture-the-flag game and free-dress day.

 

Great to see so many of our parents at our two home basketball games this week in which our high school girls won their first game of the year against Fortune and our five high school boys played their best game all year in a losing effort again John Adams Academy.

 

We capped off the very busy week with an open house on Saturday in which four prospective families toured the school guided by Dan Arend and Guadalupe Angulo! Thanks, Dan and Guadalupe!

 

Upcoming School Events

 

Feb. 6 - Bishop Vasa Visit – 10:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.

 

We are happy as always to welcome Bishop Robert Vasa, just back from Rome and a visit with Pope Francis, to our school on Thursday, Feb. 6th. The bishop will be here from 10:00 A.M. -11:30 A.M., will visit the K-6 classrooms and also address the 7-12 in an assembly in the hall.

 

Feb. 6 (Evening) – Mark Brumley Series on Benedict XVI’s The Spirit of the Liturgy

Session 3 @ 7PM

What does it mean to worship God? How ought we to understand the Liturgy? If Jesus came to bring “worship in Spirit and truth”, why do so many Christians worship in a particular place (church), at a particular time (Sundays), following a particular pattern of worship (liturgy and ritual)? Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI answers these and other important questions in his classic work, The Spirit of the Liturgy. Explore his answers as Mark Brumley leads a nine-session course based on The Spirit of the Liturgy. Classes continue on Thursday, Feb 6, and will also be held on February, 13, 27March 5, 12, and 19.

Sessions will begin @ 7:00 P.M. and will take place at the school. No charge. Donations gratefully accepted.

 

Feb. 7 – First-Friday (NO MORNING MASS) – 11:30 Dismissal – 12:00 P.M. School Mass @ St. Thomas Aquinas – HS Basketball Home Game –(BOYS ONLY) – 6:00 P.M.

 

School will dismiss @ 11:30 A.M., as usual, this coming first Friday of the month, Feb. 7th, and we encourage as many of you as possible to attend Mass @ St. Thomas Aquinas at 12:00 P.M. Our teachers will spend the afternoon continuing to work on accreditation reports.

 

Upcoming Community Events

 

Feb 9 (SU) – Celebrating Marriage Mass & Reception at St. Eugene’s Cathedral – 3:00 P.M.

 

The Family Life Office of the Santa Rosa Diocese is sponsoring a "Celebrating Marriage Mass" presided by Bishop Vasa on Sunday, February 9th (which also happens to be World Marriage Day).  The mass is at St. Eugene's Cathedral in Santa Rosa at 3:00 pm and will be followed by a reception at 4:30 pm.  Couples celebrating "milestone" anniversaries this year will be recognized and Patrick Coffin will be speaking at the reception.  There is no charge to attend.

 

If you can attend you need to RSVP to the Marriage and Family Life office via email - www.familylife@srdiocese.org - or call (707) 566-3305.

 

March 1st (SU) – Jason Evert “Purified” Chastity Discussion– 7:00 – 9:00 P.M. @ St. Patrick’s-St. Vincent’s High School in Vallejo

 

There is NO MORE important message for our lonely, stressed, and low human-dignity ridden youth culture we're ministering too. Tickets can be purchased via this link - https://chastity.com/seminars/events/

Suitable for students aged 13+

Prayer Requests

 

Please pray for former Kolbe Academy student (and my classmate) Michael Arribage who is currently battling stage-4 kidney cancer and don’t forget to remember John Carr who is hoping and praying for a full recovery from cancer.

 

Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam

 

John Bertolini
Headmaster