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Tues. Memo

Feb. 23 – Hot Lunch -Meatball Sub Sandwiches! - Volunteer Appreciation Dinner – 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Feb 25 (SA) – 5/6 Boys Basketball vs. St. Eugene’s @ St. John’s, Healdsburg

Feb 26 (SU) – Baby Shower for Emily LaRochelle – 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.

Feb. 28 – 250/200 Fundraiser Kickoff & Mardi Gras Social – 7:00 – 8:30 P.M.

March 1 -250/200 Fundraiser Begins – Special Ash Wednesday Mass @ 1:45 P.M. – NO PARENTS’ GUILD MEETING (Rescheduled for Wednesday, March 8th @ 7:00 P.M.)
March 2- Hot Lunch – Asian Take-Out!

March 3 – Half-Day – 11:40 Dismissal – First Friday Mass @ St. Thomas Aquinas – 12:00 P.M.

March 7 – Fr. Thomas Loya Talk – Fighting the Culture of Lust and Pornography @ 7:00 P.M. – (Tentative)

Mar. 11 (SA) – Spaghetti Dinner and Family Game Night – 5:30 – 8:00 P.M. -SAVE THE DATE!


February 21, 2017

Memorial of St. Peter Damian, Bishop and Doctor of the Church


From the Desk of the Headmaster


I hope your 3 and ½ day weekend was relaxing and productive.


Congratulations to the H.S. boys and girls basketball teams who finished their season last Tuesday. Although neither of our teams made the playoffs, they fought hard all season long. Thank you to Coach Ken Franklin for another exciting season of Trinity Prep Basketball!


Dr. David Suttie, a longtime pediatric dentist in the Valley (you may recall his once ubiquitous yellow t-shirts “Dr. David Likes My Smile”), gave a dental hygiene presentation to the kindergarten, first, and second graders last Friday, Feb. 17th. Along with his trusty assistant, Dr. Suttie used props and humor to impart important lessons to your children. Thanks, Dr. Suttie!


I am happy to report that Fr. Gary Sumpter has been out of the hospital since Friday, Feb. 17th and is currently rehabbing at Napa Valley Care Center. Fr. Gary has made tremendous progress in recent days and appreciates all the outpouring of support in the form of cards, gifts, and visits. Even given his vastly improved condition, it remains essential that Fr. Gary gets as much rest as possible to continue to expedite his healing. Please continue to keep him in your prayers.


Upcoming Events!


Wednesday, Feb. 22nd –Victoria Dunckley M.D., award-winning author of the book Reset Your Child’s Brain: A Four-Week Plan to End Meltdowns, Raise Grades, and Boost Social Skills by Reversing the Effects of Electronic Screen Time, will be @ 6:30 P.M. at St. Helena Montessori School. This promises to be an immensely informative lecture that can provide you with effective tools for improving your child or adolescent’s behavioral and academic performance. Please see the attached flyer for more details.

Thursday, Feb. 23rd – Volunteer Appreciation Dinner – 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

The traditional faculty/staff/volunteer appreciation dinner that always took place in May has been moved to Thursday, February 23rd and will now simply be a volunteer appreciation dinner prepared and served by our faculty and staff in appreciation for all the hard work put in so far by the parents and volunteers. If you have completed any service hours thus far, you should’ve received an invitation in the mail. If you had planned to attend, you needed to RSVP by Friday, Feb. 17th. Thank you for your support!

Friday, Feb. 24th – Date Night @ St. Apollinaris – 7:00 P.M.

This Friday it's Date Night!  Same time, 7:00 pm, same great programming with Beloved (A Deeper Unity), but a new location in the St. A's Youth Room instead of in the hall.  As usual, child care is available.


Also, to help defray the cost of Date Night, if possible please bring a beverage to share, whether a bottle of wine, beer, or non-alcoholic choice.  We will continue to provide the cheese, crackers and other munchies.


We hope to see you all Friday.  Don't forget to invite a friend (or two)!


Have a blessed week.


Walt and Pam Birdsall


Sunday, Feb 26th – Baby Shower for Emily LaRochelle – 1:00 – 3:00 P.M.

Calling all women of Kolbe–Trinity community to celebrate the forthcoming birth of our very own Emily LaRochelle’s (and her husband Sean’s) baby boy! The theme is Afternoon Tea and if you have a young lady in your home who would like to join in as well please feel free to include her. The affair is this coming Sunday, February 26th from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. Please call Cathie in the office to RSVP and join the fun and fellowship!

Tuesday, Feb. 28th – 250/200 Fundraiser Kickoff & Mardi Gras Social – 7:00 – 8:30 P.M.

Please join us for appetizers, beer, and wine as we solicit your valuable input, insight, and ideas for a successful 250/200 fundraiser. We will be gathering in the fellowship hall beginning at 7:00 P.M. The 250/200 is our biggest fundraiser this year and we need all hands on deck to blow this one out of the water! As an added incentive, you can earn up to an hour and a half of service hours and after all, who isn’t looking for an excuse to indulge a little bit before Lent begins……

Saturday, March 4th -Lenten Retreat “Listening to God’s Voice” at St. Apollinaris Parish……from Deacon Peter Matthews

Join Fr. Chi Ngo S.J., Spiritual and Retreat Director from the Jesuit Retreat House in Los Altos for a day of guided prayer and contemplation on Saturday, March 4th from 9:30 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. at St. Apollinaris Parish. See the link below for more information:



Meals for the Joe & Katie Duncan Family


Joe, Katie, Jess, and Allie Duncan welcomed baby Isabelle into their family and we would love to show them support in this beautiful (and hectic!) time of transition by providing dinners for their family over the next few weeks. Joe has recently done countless hours of volunteer work for this great school coaching 7-8 girls and 5-6 boys basketball, and substituting for P.E. If you can be so kind as cook and deliver them a meal, they would be thrilled! It’s the least we can do for them. For more information or to sign up, please visit the following website: https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/e773ry





February Boxtop Newsletter,  from Boxtop Coordinator Jenny Alba – See Attachment!


from Yearbook Coordinator, Hilary Haeuser……


2016-2017 yearbooks can be ordered in advance by visiting the following website https://link.entourageyearbooks.com/YBStore/yearbookStoreMain.asp?yearbook_id=25183&product_id=13637


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 keep Catherine Audrey-Quinn and the extended Andrego family in your prayers.



Ad majorem Dei gloriam!

Mr. Bertolini