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March 14th Tues. Memo

Tues. Memo

Mar. 16 – Hot Lunch – Pasta w/ Meat Sauce (No Mac N’ Cheese Option) State of the School Address (Mandatory Meeting) – 7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

Mar. 17 – St. Patrick’s Day – Mostly Free Dress (Green Required) – Home Baseball Game vs. Buckingham @ Napa Valley College – 5:00 P.M.

Mar. 18 (SA) – March Workday – 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. (See Attachment)

Mar. 20 – Traditional Latin High Mass with Reception to Follow - Feast of St. Joseph – 7:45 A.M. – 9:15 A.M.

Mar. 22 – Baseball Game Away @ Archbishop Hanna High School, Sonoma – 4:00 P.M.

Mar. 23 – Hot Lunch – Pizza

Mar. 24 – Home Baseball Game vs. Leroy Greene @ Napa Valley College – 5:00 P.M.

Mar. 30 – Hot Lunch –Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Apr. 3 – Informational Meeting for Parents of Students Grades 6-10 –Theology of the Body – 7:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Apr. 5 – Special Screening of Ignatius of Loyola: Soldier- Sinner- Saint @ Century-Cinemark Theatre – 7:00 P.M.


March 14, 2017

Tuesday of the Second Week in Lent


From the Desk of the Headmaster


With the second trimester exams and the three-day weekend behind us, we have already hit the ground running for the third trimester. This week’s Tuesday Memo will be longer since I’ll be attempting to cram two weeks worth of information into one memo. Think of it like a double issue of a magazine! I will be participating in a WASC-WCEA accreditation visit to St. Bernard’s High School in Eureka from Sunday, March 19th – Wednesday, March 22nd and will be unavailable to send out the regularly scheduled Tuesday Memo on March 21st.


Fr. Thomas Loya of the Tabor Life Institute delivered a well-received talk to our high school students about Pope St. John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body” last Tuesday morning followed by a similar, but more adult-appropriate lecture “Fighting Fire with Fire: Confronting the Pervasive Culture of Lust & Pornography” in the evening. Although the evening lecture was very lightly attended, Fr. Loya poured out the same enthusiasm as he would’ve to a packed auditorium to alert us to the pervasiveness of soft-core pornography and provide us with practical advice to fight this pernicious element in our secular culture for ourselves and on behalf of our children.


It was apparent in last week’s second trimester exams that some students might be thinking that the school year is essentially over. In reality, there are over fifty school days left from now until the end of the school year. Please assist us in keeping your child(ren) and/or adolescent(s) focused on their studies and maintaining a solid routine as we head into the warmer months and sprint for the finish line in June.


Thank you to Emily Arend and her entire crew from the parents’ guild for a thoroughly enjoyable pasta dinner and game night last Saturday evening. We had a great turnout and raised a good amount of money for the parents’ guild. If it were possible to give Emily’s food a yelp review, it would merit 5 stars.


Upcoming Events!


March 16 – State of the School Address (Mandatory Meeting) – 7:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

The State-of-the-School Address will take place this coming Thursday, March 16th from 7:00 – 8:30 P.M. in the Hall. The purpose of the State of the School Address is to inform you about important current and future developments at the school. I was unable to line up a taco truck this year, but we will be serving light appetizers, snacks, beer, wine, and assorted non-alcoholic beverages from 6:30 – 7:00 P.M.  For those of you concerned about childcare, our high school seniors will be offering babysitting services. They are counting on your free-will donation to help raise funds for their senior trip.

For this important event Maureen Rowles, Special Events Coordinator from the Parents’ Guild, is asking for volunteers for setup and cleanup. Please consider donating your time, especially since it counts towards your mandatory service hour requirement. Visit the following link to sign up! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c49adaf2fa0fe3-state

As a final reminder, this is the second and final mandatory meeting of the school year and you will receive a $50 credit to your account for attending, so be sure to sign the register indicated that you have attended. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, students will be allowed free dress provided that they wear green! Just a friendly reminder that even though it’s St. Patrick’s Day, since it falls on a Friday in Lent, Catholics above the age of 14 are still required to abstain from meat.

March 18 – Monthly Saturday Workday (See Attachment) – 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

Our monthly Saturday workday will take place this weekend from 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. I have attached an updated maintenance list to the memo, but there are always plenty of ongoing cleaning projects not mentioned on the list that can be completed. The window for completing necessary service hours is beginning to close and if you haven’t made a significant dent in your requirement, there’s no time like the present…..especially if coffee and donuts are involved!

March 20 – St. Joseph’s Day – Mass and Reception 7:45 – 9:15

There will be a special Traditional Latin High Mass this coming Monday morning @ 7:45 A.M. to celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church. Following Mass, there will be a reception featuring coffee, juice, and donuts. On this day the Church encourages us to forsake our Lenten penances and rejoice with the entire universal Church in celebration of the great St. Joseph.

March 23 – Hot Lunch Meal Change

Since Emily Arend is unavailable next Thursday, March 23rd, the High School Student Government will be selling pizza for hot lunch. Price is $4.00 for a slice of pizza, drink, and dessert and $1 for each additional slice. Pulled pork sandwiches will be served the following Thursday, March 30th.

April 3 – Theology of the Body Informational Meeting – 7:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Head P.E. teacher Tonja Dilly will be showing an informational video on Monday, April 3 from 7:00 – 8:00 P.M. in the Hall to introduce a once-a-week, sex-segregated curriculum focused on Pope St. John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body” commencing Monday, April 24th for students in grades 6-10 during the normal P.E. slot. This program will supplement existing theology and P.E. instruction in an integrated format. Tonja will be using Ascension Press’s Theology of the Body for Teens. Parents concerned about the program are kindly requested to attend the session before they make a decision to opt their child/adolescent out of the program.

April 5 - Ignatius of Loyola: Soldier- Sinner- Saint @ Century Theatre – 7:00 P.M.

Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep is pleased to present the exciting new film, Ignatius of Loyola: Soldier, Sinner, Saint, on Wednesday, April 5 @ 7:00 P.M. at the Century Theatre in Napa.  Ignatius of Loyola: Soldier, Sinner, Saint is a story of life, love, death, sin, tragedy, despair, powerful conversion and saintly devotion to God. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased from the school office. (The original e-mail blast listed $10 as the price which was incorrect. My apologies for the confusion.)

250/200 ……from Chairwoman Anna Hickey

Please make arrangements with the office ASAP to get your packet as this is our largest fund raiser of the year!  There are great incentives and exciting news about this campaign.  On behalf of the entire 250/200 team, I look forward to sharing this with you.

Prayer Requests

Please keep the Daniel family in your prayers as Kevin’s father, Ben, passed away unexpectedly yesterday. Also remember Catherine Audrey-Quinn in your prayers as she continues to battle cancer and prepare for her upcoming trip to Lourdes in May. And continue to keep Chuck Rowles and his entire extended family in your prayers. Chuck is currently battling stage 4 colon cancer. In this season of Lent, I would like to ask you to re-double your efforts towards prayer, sacrifice, and almsgiving for his intentions. Please see the message below from Chuck’s eldest son, Chris.


Please pray for us; masses, novenas and prayers of support are what we really need now as we are still discovering what treatment options are available to him at this time. 

Donations are also welcome. We are hoping to have a consultation with MD ANDERSON CANCER CLINIC in Houston TX, and all proceeds will help to supplement Mary and Chuck’s trip to Houston. Thank you everyone for your support and let’s pray that God intercedes for us.

Caringbridge: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/charlesrowles


(Donations should go through WonderWe, donations through Caring Bridge do not help Chuck)

St. Peregrine Novena

News and Updates!

Office Job Available @ Napa-based Craiker Architects and Planners

Please see the attached file and forward your resume to Eric Forestall – eric@craiker.com if interested.

Free Tickets to Magic Show @ Napa Valley College

Thanks to Sophia Castañeda, the school has 20 free tickets available on a first-come, first-serve basis (limit 2 per family) for The Amazing Max on Sunday, March 26th @ 3:30 P.M. The event will take place at the Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center. For more information visit the following website: http://theamazingmaxlive.com

Battery Recycling Program

In partnership with Napa Recycling and Waste Services and other schools in the Napa area, Kolbe-Trinity is accepting old and used batteries. Please deposit them in the bin in the front office. For more information, see the attached flyer.

Lenten Mission Jar

Due to Fr. Gary’s extended absence, our high school student government has decided to take on the task of collecting money for the missions this Lent. Beginning on Ash Wednesday, mission jars were placed in every homeroom and students are being encouraged to bring their spare change (or more) from home to help us raise money to provide food, clothing, medicine, and shelter for those less fortunate, particularly in third-world countries. The money will be collected on April 13th (Holy Thursday).




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 (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.



Ad majorem Dei gloriam!

Mr. Bertolini