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February 10th - Monday Memo


Feb. 11 – HS Home Basketball - SENIOR NIGHT! – 6:00 P.M/7:30 P.M. – WHITE OUT FREE DRESS @ SCHOOL

Feb. 12 – Hot Lunch – Breakfast for Lunch – (Pancakes/Sausage/Eggs)

                Parents Guild Meeting – 3:00 P.M.

Feb. 13 - Mark Brumley Series on Benedict XVI’s The Spirit of the Liturgy

     Session 4 @ 7PM

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 –Financial Aid Application Deadline!

March 20 – Early Registration Discount Deadline!


Feb 10, 2020

St. Scholastica, Virgin


This has been a year of many unexpected surprises and although it is difficult for me to announce that Sandra Duong will not be finishing the school year as our 11-12 Spanish teacher, I am very happy for her as she transitions to a new role teaching full time in a language school in the Bay Area. We will announce our new teacher in next week’s Monday Memo.


Last week we were blessed to welcome our bishop, His Excellency Robert Vasa, to our campus. The bishop visited the classrooms and talked to the students about the virtue of hope. Unfortunately, our week ended on a somewhat sad note as Dan Arend was injured in Friday night’s basketball game and will require surgery on his clavicle. Please keep him and the Arend family in your prayers.


Upcoming School Events


Feb. 11 – HS Home Basketball - SENIOR NIGHT! – 6:00 P.M./ 7:30 P.M. -WHITE OUT FREE DRESS @ SCHOOL


Tomorrow, Tuesday, will be a special “white-out” free dress day in support of our final basketball games and graduating seniors. Students are encouraged to wear as much white as possible (with all of the usual modesty stipulations, of course). We’d love to see a packed house at Crosswalk that evening for both the girls and boys games and 6:00 and 7:30 in which we will have a special ceremony to honor our graduating seniors playing their final basketball game for Trinity.


Feb. 12 – Hot Lunch – Breakfast for Lunch – (Pancakes/Sausage/Eggs)

                Parents Guild Meeting – 3:00 P.M.


Don’t forget to check your e-mail for a reminder/agenda for Wednesday’s monthly parents guild meeting at 3:00 P.M. from president Colleen Roche!


Feb. 13 - Mark Brumley Series on Benedict XVI’s The Spirit of the Liturgy

     Session 4 @ 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 13, and will also be held on February, 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. 14 – Valentine’s Day Student Government Childcare – 6:00 – 10:00 P.M.


This coming Friday from 6:00 – 10:00 P.M.  high school student government is providing babysitting for any and all interested couples for a Valentine’s Day date night! A free-will donation to help pay for senior prom is kindly requested. Please RSVP to the office no later than 4:00 P.M. on Thursday, Feb. 13th. Thank you!



Upcoming Community Events


Feb. 29 (SA) – Acclaimed Catholic Novelist, Ron Hansen, @ St. Thomas Aquinas Hall – 7:30 P.M. 


Please join us for an evening of deep inspiration and illumination with NY Times best-selling Catholic novelist Ron Hansen, on Saturday, Feb. 29, 7:30pm at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 2725 Elm St., Napa.


Professor Hansen is the author of ten acclaimed novels including Mariette in EcstasyExiles, Atticus, and The Assassination of Jesse James which was made into a major motion picture starring Brad Pitt. 

Hansen has taught fiction and screenwriting at Stanford, Michigan, Cornell, Iowa and is currently the Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Santa Clara University, and is also a Permanent Deacon.

He will speak on the subject of "Hotly in Pursuit of the Real: The Role of the Catholic Writer."  

No charge. Donations gratefully accepted.


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 -

Suitable for students aged 13+


March 5 – Author Meghan Cox Gurdon (The Enchanted Hour) -St. Helena Montessori – 6:00 P.M.

The St. Helena Montessori School Parents’ Guild is sponsoring what should be a wonderful and inspiring evening with Meghan Cox Gurdon, author of The Enchanted Hour! She will be speaking on the great benefits of reading aloud for all ages (from in utero through the golden years) on Thursday, March 5th at 6:00 pm.  Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple and can be purchased at:


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