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Dec. 13th Tue. Memo

Tuesday Memo:

 

12/13 – HS Girls & Boys Basketball @ Christo Rey, Sacramento – 6:00/7:30 P.M.

12/14 – HS Drama Shakespeare Presentation –6:00 P.M. @ School -Fellowship Hall

12/15 – Breakfast for Lunch Hot Lunch -HS Boys Basketball @ Redwood Adventist, Santa Rosa – 5:00 P.M.

12/16 – Christmas Program @ School - 7:00 P.M. – Fellowship Hall

12/18 – (SU) – Pancakes with Santa – 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. @ School

12/19 – High School Field Trip to St. Anthony’s Kitchen – Ordinary Form Mass in English

12/21 – Half-Day – 11:40 Dismissal – Extraordinary Form Mass in Latin

12/22 - Alumni Basketball Game @ Crosswalk – 6:00 P.M.

12/22 – 1/8 – Christmas Break- NO SCHOOL

1/3 – HS Girls & Boys Home Basketball vs. Freedom Christian @ Crosswalk –        6:00/7:30 P.M.

1/6 – HS Girls and Boys Basketball @ Western Sierra – 6:00/7:30 P.M.

1/9 – School Resumes

 

Memorial of St. Lucy, Virgin and Martyr

 

December 13. 2016

 

From the Desk of the Headmaster

 

Despite the rainy weather, enthusiasm and turnout wasn’t dampened too much this past Wednesday evening, Dec. 7th, for Kolbe-Trinity Night @ Napa on Ice. Although people from our school were almost single-handedly keeping the place open, it was a great community-building event for those who showed up despite the less than desirable weather. Thank you to all the parents, students, and staff members who braved the rain!

 

Kudos to Bob Quinn and the student government for their hard work putting on the Christmas-themed drive-in movie last Friday, Dec 9th. Due to your great turnout and purchase of concessions, we raised over $300 to purchase warm blankets for our homeless brothers and sisters right here in Napa. Hope to see you all at the next drive-in movie at a date to be announced later!

 

Thanks to Eric Forestall, Allison Bertolini, Gianna Bertolini, Dominic Bertolini, and Phil Duncan for turning out for our monthly Saturday workday this past Saturday, Dec. 10th, conducted almost exclusively indoors. Despite the low turnout, we tidied up the front office area and fellowship hall considerably, assembled and set up risers for the upcoming Christmas program, installed new toilet paper dispensers in the junior high-high school men’s and women’s bathrooms, and planted new season-appropriate flowers in the front office entryway.  Also, thanks once again to Isidro Rodriguez for working his magic and maintaining our landscape so beautifully. See you at the next workday in January!

 

Congratulations to our seventh and eighth grade girls’ basketball team for a hard-fought season which ended yesterday with a one-point loss to Blue Oak School in the first round of the playoff tournament. Thank you to Joe Duncan and David Hill for the numerous hours spent volunteering to coach these fine young ladies. And thank you to the parents for taking the necessary time to shuttle them to and from practices and games, particularly on Saturdays, driving as far as Ukiah.

 

Upcoming Events!

 

Operation Blankets for the Homeless

 

The student government is collecting blankets for Operation Blankets for the Homeless. We would be grateful if families donated either money or warm blankets large enough to cover an adult. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Phil Duncan.

 

Shakespeare Performance @ the School

 

The Wojtyla Workshop (High School Drama Program) proudly presents "The Play's the Thing: A Night of Selected Shakespearean Monologues". The performance will be held in the Fellowship Hall this Wednesday, December 14th. Doors open at 5.00pm and the show begins at 6.00pm. Tickets will be $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for students. All proceeds will go to fund future Wojtyla Workshop events. We look forward to seeing you there! For more information, including pictures and information about the cast, please see the attached program.

 

Christmas Program

 

This coming Friday, Dec. 16th @ 7:00 P.M. we will present our annual program in anticipation of the upcoming celebration of Christmas. The program will feature skits and choral performances by students ranging from T-K to 12 (perhaps even a bonus performance from our new faculty and staff choir, assembled by 3-4 teacher, Karen Schindler.) This program will take place in the Fellowship Hall and is usually the best attended event in the entire school year, so get here early to ensure a seat! Refreshments will be served afterward.

 

Pancakes with Santa – Last Chance!

 

If you missed last Saturday’s event, there’s still an opportunity to have pancakes with Santa! This coming Sunday, Dec. 18th from 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M., you can have your picture taken with Santa and enjoy a delicious breakfast featuring Principal Emeritus Brian Muth’s world-famous homemade pancakes with succulent breakfast sausage. Cost is $7 per person for breakfast and includes an opportunity to bring your own camera to take pictures with Santa. See the attached flyer for more information.

 

Carols and Lessons @ St. Thomas Aquinas Parish

 

The Holy Family Choir, all six of whose members have ties to Kolbe-Trinity, will be presenting the Carols and Lessons prayer service one final time during Advent, to help you prepare for the Christmas feast.  Carols and Lessons is an evening prayer service originally from England.  It was first held at Cambridge University in 1918, to give thanks for the end of the Great War.  It comprises nine Scripture readings from the Old and New Testament which pertain to the promise and birth of the Messiah.  Interspersed are familiar carols to sing with the choir, and motets and carols presented by the choir, including English carols from the 15th century, American Christmas hymnody from Colonial Times, and music from the Renaissance and 20th century from Germany, France, Spain, and Eastern Europe.

 

Our final service of Carols and Lessons will be presented at St. Thomas Aquinas this coming Sunday, the 4th Sunday of Advent, December 18, at 7:30pm.  The service takes about 90 minutes.  Fr. Gary Sumpter will preside.  It’s a good way to do a little caroling without getting cold and wet, and is a lot more edifying than Sunday Night Football.  It is also a bit of relief from the mundane Christmas music you will be hearing in all the stores and malls from now on. 

 

This is the third straight year the Holy Family Choir has presented this service.  Three years makes a tradition, so come and be a part of it.

 

Steve Perry, Director – Holy Family Choir

 

“Rorate” Mass @ the School

 

Fr. David Jenuwine, parochial vicar at St. Apollinaris parish, has generously offered to celebrate a traditional Latin (Extraordinary Form) “Rorate” votive Marian Mass on Thursday morning, Dec. 22nd @ 7:00 A.M. in the chapel at the school.  This tradition extends back hundreds of years and receives its name from the first word of the introit, “Rorate”. The Mass begins in darkness just before sunrise, and the Mass is celebrated using only candlelight for illumination. It emphasizes the darkness of the world, the joyful expectation of the birth of Christ our Light, and Mary’s special role in salvation history. It is an excellent way to prepare oneself for the upcoming celebration of Christmas just three days later.

 

Annual Alumni Basketball Showcase

 

Join us on Thursday evening, Dec. 22nd at Crosswalk Gym for our annual alumni basketball showcase beginning at 6:00 P.M. with an exhibition game between the junior high and high school girls’ teams followed by a spirited match between the Trinity Prep male alumni and our current high school boys’ basketball team. This event is open to all junior high and high school students and families, alumni from both Kolbe Academy, Trinity Grammar and Prep, and Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep.  This is a great opportunity especially for alumni to meet the current coaches, teachers, and administration, get acquainted or re-acquainted with the school’s academic and athletic programs, and re-connect with fellow alumni. Admission and parking are free and concessions are available.

 

Athletics Update – Check your e-mail soon for the sports bulletin!

 

New Kolbe-Trinity Apparel Available!

 

Just in time for the upcoming Christmas season, you can now purchase our new Kolbe-Trinity spirit wear including the now famous fleece modeled by yours truly! Not only is the apparel attractive, it’s a great way to advertise this wonderful school. To place your order, simply go to Athletic Feat (3367 Solano Ave) located in the Redwood Plaza shopping center. Attached is an order form for you to print out and bring with you when you order.

 

Reminders

Fingerprinting for Volunteers

Anybody who wishes to volunteer to earn requisite service hours and assist in whatever capacity next year (athletic coaching, field trips, driving for sporting events, lunch duty, etc.) MUST have been fingerprinted and needed to have this information submitted to the diocese ASAP. Please contact Emily in the office immediately to begin the process if you have not done so.

Prayer Requests

 

Please pray for Sabine Krygier, co-founder and teacher at Trinity Education Center who is battling late-stage cancer. Please continue to keep Catherine Audrey-Quinn in your prayers.

 

 

Ad majorem Dei gloriam!

Mr. Bertolini