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December 19th Tuesday Memo


Dec. 20 – Half-Day – Tacky Christmas Sweater Day – 11:30 Dismissal – Christmas Vacation Begins – School Office Closed 12:30 – 2:30 – Reopens 2:30 -4:00

Dec. 21-22 – School Office Open – 7:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Dec. 23-Jan 1 – School Office Closed

Jan. 30 (SA) – Alumni Basketball Showcase – 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. @ Crosswalk

Jan. 2-5 – School Office Open from 7:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Jan. 5 – HS Girls & Boys Basketball Home Game vs. Western Sierra @ Crosswalk – 6:00/7:30 P.M.

Jan 8 – School Resumes – College Football Championship Sports Fundraiser –


Jan. 10 – Parents Guild Meeting – 7:00 P.M.

Jan. 11 – Hot Lunch – Pizza - $5 (Benefits 1/2 Class)

Jan. 12 – HS Girls and Boys Basketball Home Game vs. John Adams Academy @ Crosswalk – 6:00/7:30 P.M.


Dec. 19, 2017

Greater Feria of Advent


From the Headmaster, John Bertolini

Since we have entered the final week before we celebrate the birth of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ at Christmas, it is important to remember that the best way to prepare for Christmas is by spending time in prayer and making a good confession. A great way to pause and reflect during the greater feria of Advent is to meditate on the “O” Antiphons which occur from Dec. 17 – Dec. 23rd. I spent some time this morning after prayer briefly explaining these beautiful antiphons and I will pass out pamphlets to the oldest child in each family to take home tomorrow so keep an eye out for them.


This will be the last Tuesday Memo of the calendar year. On behalf of the board, faculty, and staff of Kobe Academy & Trinity Prep, I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. My God bless you and your families.



Week in Review (Dec. 11-Dec. 15)


Congratulations to the 3/4 grade class under the direction of Mrs. Rowles for their debut performance of a play depicting the events surrounding the apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 12thand reprised at the Christmas program on Dec. 15th.


Last Thursday, Dec. 14thFr. Gary Sumpter gave the fourth of ten talks on the Fathers of the Church in which he discussed St. Hippolytus (an antipope who was later canonized!) and St. Clement of Alexandria. Over thirty people were in attendance, a good turnout despite a conflict with another Catholic event and the busy leadup to Christmas. Please tell all your friends and family that Fr. Gary’s fifth talk will be on Thursday, Jan. 25th at 7:30 P.M.


On Friday, Dec. 15th judges Toni Williams and Maria Cuevas awarded the 3/4 grade class and the 7/8 grade class with the best Christmas-decorated classrooms. Both classes were awarded with free dress tomorrow (Wednesday, Dec. 20th) for their efforts. Thank you to all the parents, faculty, and students who helped to overfill a box of items to distribute to the homeless residents on Napa in time for the Christmas holiday. The evening was capped off with our annual Christmas program, always our best-attended event of the year, held this year at St. Joan of Arc parish hall in Yountville. A big thank you to the students who were involved in one way or another with the program, to the parents who donated cookies and juice, set up, served, and cleaned up the hall, and to Mrs. Warner, Miss Wilson, Mrs. Rowles, and Mr. and Mrs. Fidler for their preparation and direction of the program.


Upcoming School Events!


Dec. 20 – Half-Day -Tacky Christmas Sweater Day - 11:30 Dismissal


Tomorrow, Wednesday Dec. 20th, will be a half day with 11:30 dismissal. Grades 3/4 and 7/8 will be allowed free dress given all the usual conditions. All students are welcome and invited to find the cheesiest, tackiest, and maybe even downright ugliest Christmas sweater they own to wear over the uniforms.


Jan 30 (SA) – Alumni Basketball Showcase – 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. @ Crosswalk


Spread the word! The annual alumni basketball showcase will take place on Saturday, January 30th @ Crosswalk Community Gym from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Our current high school boys and girls basketball teams will be taking on the men and women alumni. All alumni are invited and encouraged to play and/or attend. See you at the game!


Jan. 5 – HS Girls & Boys Basketball Home Game vs. Western Sierra @ Crosswalk – 6:00/7:30 P.M.


High school league basketball begins on Friday, Jan. 5th with the Crusaders hosting Western Sierra. The girls will play at 6:00 and the boys will follow at 7:30. Don’t miss the home opener!


Jan. 8 – College Football Championship Sports Fundraiser – 4:00 P.M.


For the first time ever, Kolbe-Trinity will be hosting a sports fundraiser for the college football championship game which will take the place of the Super Bowl party. Four teams will be competing on New Year’s Day: Clemson vs. Alabama, Georgia vs. Oklahoma. The winners of those two games will face each other in the championship.  The event will be held in the afternoon and evening ofMonday, January 8th, the first day back to school after Christmas break, beginning at 3:30 P.M.  Admission will be $15 per person ($50 per family) and will include one of Bob Quinn’s famous tri-tip sandwiches, salad, and a complimentary non-alcoholic drink. Soda, beer and wine will also be available for purchase. Football squares will also be sold for $10 each and can be purchased in the office from Tuesday, Jan. 2nd – Monday, Jan. 5thSquares can also be purchased on the day of the game all the way up until kickoff. All proceeds will benefit the Kolbe-Trinity sports program.


Upcoming Community Events!


Jan 26 – St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Dinner & Fundraiser – 6:00 P.M.


The St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Dinner and Fundraiser will be held on Friday, January 26 from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Dinner will include an entrée, salad, vegetables, coffee and dessert. Tickets are $15.00 per person. A silent auction and raffle will be held at dinner. Don’t wait – buy your tickets NOW before they run out. For more information, contact Bob Quinn 259-4800 or Ken Dumars at 255-4916No tickets will be sold at the door.



News and Updates


Update on Joan Andrego – Good News!


Joan Andrego wanted to thank you all for your prayers. She is back home resting and recovering from a case of vertigo with medication and rest. She also very appreciative for all the meals providedby families for her granddaughter Amy.


Job Opportunity from Alpha Pregnancy Clinic – Director of Services - Napa




Director of Services-Napa


The Director of Services is responsible for the supervision and nurturing of all the volunteers, as well as, overseeing all the client services of APC in the Vacaville Clinic.



  • Be a strong Christian who has a heart for women facing crisis pregnancies and must be solidly pro-life
  • Active membership in a local church with a positive recommendation by a pastoral leader in that church
  • Be in agreement with APC statements of Faith, Principle, Commitment, Confidentiality, Mission and Policies and Procedures
  • General knowledge of Christian ministries
  • Managerial experience
  • Completion of APC counselor training.
  • Skills in written and verbal communication, organization and management, and working in cooperative human relationships
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Must pass background check and fingerprinting



  • Maintain a list of community resources to be used for client referral purposes
  • Oversee the center receptionist, including hiring with the direction of the Executive Director
  • Conduct staff evaluations within center of responsibility
  • Organize and oversee the Baby Boutique volunteers, as well as, the acquisition, storage, and distribution of items of equipment, clothes, and baby supplies
  • Research and acquire, with Executive Director approval, educational resources, literature, and materials for client counseling.
  • Communicate new and existing resource information to volunteers at quarterly in-service meetings
  • Oversee the appearance and maintenance of the center including, reception room, counseling room, resource room, equipment room and the bathroom.
  • Maintain a list of churches to which clients may be referred 
  • Serve as a client advocate as needed.
  • Participate in training new volunteers.
  • Supervise all client advocates
  • Oversee the effective follow-up of the clients by the client advocates
  • Review client files and client advocate notes
  • Be available for client advocates on difficult cases, offering suggestions, prayer and encouragement
  • Maintain a monthly volunteer schedule
  • Interview volunteer applicants
  • Maintain and monitor volunteer orientations and facilitate written evaluations. Evaluations will be executed after three months annually
  • Maintain client data and communicate statistics to Executive Director on a monthly basis
  • Complete monthly director's report, due the first of every month
  • Attend staff meetings, quarterly staff and volunteer meetings and quarterly director's meetings
  • Be available to attend Board meetings as requested
  • Be available to attend Regional Directors' meetings as requested
  • Be available to attend inspirational or educational conferences as requested


NOTE: Volunteers may be recruited, trained, and supervised to assist in accomplishing the tasks listed above involving informational, educational, and physical resources


To Apply Please Submit a Resume and Application to denise.woods@alphaclinics.org or mail to 

Denise Woods

138 S. Orchard Ave

Vacaville, CA 95687


For Questions 707-449-8996

Employment Application








Monastic Wine Cozies for Sale….from Cindy Mudge


Have you seen the monk/nun wine cozies in the office? They are available for $12 per cozy. Purchase of these will help the new Catechism of the Good Shepherd program at Saint Mary's in Vacaville. Please see Maria in the office if you are interested. If paying by check, make it out to St. Mary’s Parish in Vacaville. Thank you for your support!


Cindy Mudge

Prayer Requests

Please continue to keep Chuck Rowles and his entire extended family in your prayers so that he will be ultimately cured of his stage-4 colon cancer, and that he can return to enjoying a full and active life with his family and friends. Chuck’s son, Chris, posts updates on the websites listed below. Please continue to pray the St. Peregrine Novena found below as well.

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


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

St. Peregrine Novena



Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam,


John Bertolini


Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep