Monday October 5th - Monday Memo


October 5, 2020

Blessed Francis Xavier Selos, Priest

St. Placid & Companions, Martyrs (Traditional Calendar)


Oct. 12 – Columbus Day (No School/Office Closed)

Oct. 14 – PSAT – 10-11 Grade Students in the A.M. ; No Classes for Grade 9 & 12

Oct. 16 – Oktoberfest to Go!  - 5:30 – 7:30 P.M. - Order Now! Flyer Coming Soon!


Dear KT Family/Friends,


Thank for all of your prayers for the residents of Calistoga, Angwin, and St. Helena. The Glass Fire is now 30 percent contained and the fire has largely spared the major population centers of these towns. All of our families and teachers are safe and sound and looking forward to return home as soon as it is safely possible.


We are now in the month of October: the month of the Holy Rosary. If you have not been in the habit of saying the Rosary, now is a good time to do so, especially since there are so many people and intentions that need prayer. The coming Wednesday, Oct. 7th, is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary and our bishop, Robert Vasa, will be leading a rosary for the students of Catholic schools in the Santa Rosa diocese @ 9:30 A.M. We are planning to have all students, those in-person and those still online, to join him. A link will be out to parents tomorrow.


We had a massive turnout on Saturday morning to help with Agape. A big thank you to Yul Vieyra and his two assistants, Maria Cunningham, John, Veronica, and Elias Kelly, Allison, Gianna, and Dominic Bertolini, Mary Quinn, Eric, Nico, and Leonie Muth, Clare Huss, Walt and Pam Birsdall, Irina, Joshua, and Iris Reyes, Damian and Valentina Jasso, Laura Fidler, Mike Gaffey, Maria, Sergio, Guadalupe, Cristina, and Ashley Angulo, Gwenn (friend of Anna Hickey), Eduardo and Julia Rodriguez, Phil Duncan, Debbie Brumley, Anna Hickey, and anyone else I may have forgotten to credit for all of their help. We served more people than ever in half of the time!


Although we had planned to bring our 7-12 students back on campus today, the recent fires which forced the evacuation of both teachers and students made us have to delay that by at least one week. Please keep up your prayers for the teachers, parents, and especially the students of Kolbe-Trinity who are bearing the brunt of all the instability.


Oct. 16 – Oktoberfest to Go!  - 5:30 – 7:30 P.M. - Order Now! – Flyer and Beer Prices Coming Soon!


Bob Quinn is preparing a great Oktoberfest-to-Go package for you to take home and enjoy with your family! For just $35, you get 4 bratwursts, 4 hot dogs, 4 soft pretzels, 16 oz. homemade potato salad, 8 buns, ketchup, mustard, and sauerkraut. All you need to do is heat up the food! We also have some great craft beer to purchase to go along with the food. Prices on the beer to be announced soon. RSVP and order at no later than next Wednesday, Oct. 14th.


Prayer Requests


Thank you for your prayers  for Bill Wilson, father of Brigitte Wilson, who was recently discharged from the hospital and her goddaughter, Christiana Quillicci who was diagnosed with lupus and is recovering after being discharged from the hospital.


Please continue your prayers for John Carr who is now undergoing more aggressive treatment for cancer.  He is deeply appreciative to you all for the prayers. Also, please continue to pray for Henry Ramirez, Jay Hipolito’s grandfather, who has once again taken a turn for the worst and is in the hospital.


Thank you for your continued prayers for former Kolbe Academy student (and my classmate) Michael Arribage who is currently battling stage-4 kidney cancer. His treatment continues to move in a very positive direction. Please continue to keep Bethany Pham, an 8-year girl battling cancer who is a student at St. Apollinaris Catholic School, in your prayers.




Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam,


John Bertolini

Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep