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January 16th,2018 Tuesday Memo


Jan. 16 – HS Girls and Boys Basketball Away @ New Life – 5:30/7:00 P.M.

Jan. 18 – Hot Lunch – Chicken Nuggets - $5 – Parent’s Guild Meeting in the Front Office – 7:00 P.M.

Jan. 19 – Progress Reports Mailed Home – HS Girls and Boys Basketball Home Game vs. Alpha Charter – 5:30/7:00 P.M.

Jan 20 – January Saturday Workday – 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. (Flyer Attached) - 7/8 Girls Basketball vs. St. Eugene’s @ St. Helena Montessori – 10:15 A.M.

Jan. 22 – Votive Mass for Peace (Traditional Latin) – 7:55 A.M.

Jan 25 –  Bishop Vasa Visit – 8:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. -Fr. Gary Sumpter – Fathers of the Church – Lecture #5 – 7:30 P.M.

Jan 28 (SU) – Joe Scheidler (Pro-Life Activist) Talk @ 7:00 P.M. (Flyer Attached)

Feb 3 (SA) – Open House for Prospective Parents and Students – 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.


Jan 16, 2018

Tuesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

St. Marcellus, Pope & Martyr (Old Calendar)


From the Headmaster, John Bertolini


Hopefully your first week back wasn’t too jarring and even if it was, at least your children had one extra day to recover yesterday on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


Mr. Duncan, Mrs. Cuevas, and myself will be visiting all the Napa parishes after the Masses starting this weekend Jan. 20-21 and continuing Jan. 27-28 inspreading the word about our school and advertising our upcoming open house on Sat. Feb. 3rd from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Mr. Duncan and myself will also be visiting the 7-8 graders from St. Apollinaris school tomorrow and hope to visit the 7-8 graders from St. John’s next week to present our high school program. Please pray that God will send us some more students to add to our already wonderful student body.


Week in Review (Jan. 8-12)


A big thank you to Mr. Bob Quinn for providing us with some amazing tri-tip sandwiches and coleslaw to enjoy for dinner last Monday, January 8th, as we gathered to watch the College Football National Championship in which Alabama came from behind to beat Georgia and win their 17th national championship. Although turnout was a bit disappointing, but perhaps not unexpected, our football squares were almost all sold. Thank you to all those who bought squares in support of the athletics program and congratulations to the Davis family who won $84. We raised over $1,000 for the sports program. Thank you again for your support and generosity.


Upcoming School Events!


Jan. 18


Hot Lunch – Chicken Nuggets - $5.

Parents Guild hot lunch returns this Thursday featuring chicken nuggets! Cost is $5 and second portions are included in the price. 


Parents Guild Meeting – 7:00 P.M

Please join us Thursday evening for our monthly parents guild meeting at 7:00 P.M. The parents guild provides assistance to the faculty and staff at the school for all sorts of different projects which are important for building school unity and fellowship.


Jan. 20 (SA)– January Saturday Workday – 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.


Due to the very busy and hectic schedule in December, we had to cancel our workday last month which means we’ll need to make up for lost time. We’ll alsoneed more help than usual since we’ll be sprucing up the campus for our upcoming open house in early February. Please make an effort to attend the January workday. I have a provided an updated maintenance list as an attachment to this memo.


Jan. 22 - Votive Mass for Peace (Traditional Latin) – 7:55 A.M.


Since Jan. 22nd is the 35th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion throughout the United States, Fr. David Jenuwine will be offering a Votive Mass for Peace (Traditional Latin) at the usual time to begin our week. Please join us in prayer for peace.


Jan. 24 – Bishop Vasa Visit – 8:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.


His Excellency, Robert Vasa, Bishop of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, will be spending the week of Jan. 22 – Jan. 26 visiting the Catholic schools around the diocese in anticipation of Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 29 – Feb. 2. We will  be honored to his host His Excellency on Thursday, Jan. 25th from 8:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. The bishop will join us for morning prayer, followed by a presentation in the hall by our students. The bishop will then spend some time visiting the classrooms in grades TK-12. Please join us in welcoming our bishop.


Jan. 25 - Fr. Gary Sumpter – Fathers of the Church – Lecture #5 – 7:30 P.M.


The 5th session of a 10-part series on the Fathers of the Church will be given by our chaplain Fr. Gary Sumpter. Church Fathers discussed include St. Clement, St. Justin, St. Cyril, St. Ignatius, St. Athanasius, St. Irenaeus and many more 7:30pm in the hall. There is no charge for this event, but donations will be gratefully accepted.


Jan 28 (SU) – Joe Scheidler (Pro-Life Activist) Talk @ 7:00 P.M. (Flyer Attached)


The great pro-life hero, Joe Scheidler, is coming to Napa Valley to speak on Sunday, Jan. 28, 7pm. You are invited to join us for a powerful & inspiring talk by this man who has been called the "Godfather of Pro-Life Activism". 


The founder of Pro-Life Action League in Chicago in 1980, Scheidler has been on the front lines of fighting abortion, saving babies and helping mothers for 40 years. He won a landmark case at the Supreme Court against NOW, and has inspired countless young pro-life leaders everywhere to courageously stand up for the sanctity of life. Come be inspired! No charge. Donations gratefully accepted.


Flyer is attached. Please help spread the word on Scheidler's visit. Tell all your pro-life friends!


Upcoming Community Events!


Jan. 19 – Date Night Returns to St. Apollinaris – 7:00 P.M.


Date Night returns this Friday, January 19th at St A's.  Wine, cheese, etc. are served at 7:00, program begins at 7:30.  We will be continuing with our study of Familiaris Consortio which has provided some very interesting discussions on JPII's road map for Catholic families in the modern world.


This week we will be reviewing Sessions 4 and 5 in the "Call to Families" study guide which covers Part Two (Articles 11 through 16) in Familiaris Consortio, "The Plan of God for Marriage and the Family". 


We hope to see you there in the Youth Room this Friday.  We will have child care available, and if you will be bringing children please let us know so we can be prepared.


Have a Blessed week!


Walt and Pam Birdsall


Jan. 20 – Sung Requiem Mass for the Repose of the Soul of Fr. James – 11:00 A.M. @ Holy Family Mission in Rutherford


As you may recall, Fr. James Lantsberger, who was the chaplain at the Napa State Hospital for decades, offered daily Masses at Kolbe Academy beginning in the 1980s until very recently, and offered the traditional Latin Mass at Holy Family Mission in Rutherford for the last five years of his life, passed away on Oct. 9thin Belleville, IL at the age of 89. The Latin Mass community will be gathering this Saturday, January 20th at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Family Mission in Rutherford – 1243 Niebaum Lane and Fr. David Jenuwine will be offering a Sung Traditional Requiem Mass for the repose of his soul. Please join us!


News and Updates


We Need Your Wine Donations!


Thank you to those who have already generously donated. We need only 35 more bottles of wine for our instant wine cellar raffle (value of $20 and up) for our upcoming Casino Night Fundraiser on Saturday, April 21st. Please be generous as this is our biggest and most important fundraiser of the year and we need it to be a success. And to provide an extra incentive, you will receive a raffle ticket for every bottle donated for a one-night stay at the Indian Springs Resort and Spa in Calistoga. The more you donate, the better chance you have to win!

Prayer Requests

Some of you may Steve Perryfather of Kolbe Academy students and Trinity Grammar and Prep graduates Maggie, Thomas, and Anna Perry. Steve suffered two cardiac episodes last Friday and remains in the hospital at Kaiser-Vallejo. His condition is improving and he is being moved out of the ICU tomorrow. He will be at Kaiser-Vallejo tonight, tomorrow, and until Thursday morning when he will be moved to another Kaiser hospital in Santa Clara where he will undergo a procedure and hope to be discharged by the weekend. Besides your prayers, of course, Steve would LOVE to have some visitors beginning after 10:00 A.M.until about 8:00 P.M. Thank you for your charity.

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



Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam,


John Bertolini


Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep