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December 11th - Tuesday Memo


Dec. 12 – Our Lady of Guadalupe – Full Day of School

Dec. 13 – St. Lucy Pasta Dinner & Raffle @ KT – 5:00 – 6:30 P.M.

Dec. 14 – Funeral Mass for Francis Crotty – 11:00 A.M. @ St. Apollinaris -Movie Night – 6:00 P.M. – “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Dec. 19 – Christmas Program @ St. Joan of Arc Hall – Yountville – 6:30 P.M.

Dec. 20 – Half-Day- 11:30 Dismissal

Dec. 21 – Christmas Break – No School – Office Open 7:30 – 4:00 P.M.

Dec. 22 – Jan. 1 – Christmas Break – Office Closed

Jan 2-4 - Christmas Break – No School -Office Open 7:30 – 4:00 P.M.

Jan 7 – Classes Resume


Dec. 11, 2018

Pope St. Damasus I


From the Headmaster, John Bertolini


It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of one of the founders of Kolbe Academy, Mr. Francis Crotty. Francis was instrumental in founding Kolbe Academy in 1980 and served as its first administrator for almost twenty years. He died peacefully yesterday (Monday) after a long illness, surrounded by his loving family. We are truly grateful for his contribution to Catholic education, his role in the establishment of the traditional Latin Mass at Holy Family Mission in Rutherford, and for the legacy that he has left us here at Kolbe-Trinity. May he rest in peace. Funeral details can be found later on this memo.


Thank you to the 5-6 grade class, under the direction of Laura Fidler, for another outstanding job in assisting the San Francisco Opera Company in their presentation of Donizetti’s “The Elixir of Love” last Wednesday.


Dec. 12 – Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day – Mass @ 7:45 A.M. – 3-4 Play at 2:30 P.M.


Tomorrow, we will have a special Mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe which will begin with a procession of students carrying roses and a large image of Our Lady of GuadalupeAll families are asked to bring at least one rose with their child(ren) to present to Our Lady of Guadalupe during the procession into Mass which will begin at 7:45 A.M. followed by a reception of Mexican pastries (pan dulce), coffee, and Mexican hot chocolate. At 2:30 P.M., all are invited to attend the 3-4 grade’s presentation of a play of the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe.


We are hoping to have two adults to assist with the posole hot lunch from 10:30 – 12:30. Please contact Maria if you can help


Dec. 13 – St. Lucy Pasta Dinner and Raffle @ KT – See Attached Flyers!


Please come and enjoy a delicious pasta dinner at KT this Thursday evening, Dec. 13th, from 5:00 – 6:30 P.M. with 100% of the proceeds going to the school. Wine will be available for purchase. See the attached flyer for more details.


We will also raffle off a 65 inch. ultra high definition televisionRaffle tickets are available for $20 each in the office and can be purchased up until the drawing @ 6:30 P.M. on Thursday Dec. 13thSee the attached flyer for more details.


Dec. 14 – Funeral Mass for Francis Crotty – 11:00 A.M. @ St. Apollinaris -Movie Night – 6:00 P.M. – “It’s a Wonderful Life”


Francis Crotty’s funeral Mass us this Friday morning, Dec. 14th, at St. Apollinaris Parish at 11:00 A.M. I know that members of his family who dedicated decades of service to the school would greatly appreciate a strong showing from the Kolbe-Trinity parents and students.  


Students in grades 7-12 will be dismissed from class to walk over to the church accompanied by their teachers and will be issued permission slips for you to sign and return no later than Thursday, Dec. 13th. Parents of students in grades TK-6 are encouraged to pick up their children at 10:45 A.M. to bring them to Mass and then return them to school. There will be no regular morning school Mass. Morning drop-off and afternoon dismissal remain at the usual time.


Our December movie night will feature the annual Christmas classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life” starring Jimmy Stewart, directed by Frank Capra. This is not simply a feel-good Christmas classic, but contains layers of depth that often go unnoticed with casual viewing. We will begin the film at a special earlier time of 6:00 P.M. to facilitate a brief discussion of the film afterwards.  Soda, popcorn, and beer (to those of age) will be provided. Donations will be gratefully accepted.


Dec. 19 – Christmas Program @ St. Joan of Arc Hall – Yountville – 6:30 P.M.


Our Christmas program is Wednesday, Dec. 19th @ St. Joan of Arc Hall in Yountville @ 6:30 P.M. We are kindly asking parents of 1-2 grade students to provide napkins and cups, (25 each per family), parents of 3-4 students to bring a medium size package of cookies, and parents of 5-6 student to provide two large bottles of juice. High school student government will be taking care of set-up, service, and breakdown. We are expecting between 200-250 people. Please arrive with your child(ren) no later than 6:15 P.M. for the performance.

Prayer Requests


Please pray for former teacher, Barbara Hall, whose mother is very near death.

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. Please continue to pray the St. Peregrine Novena found below as well. 
St. Peregrine Novena


Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam,


John Bertolini

Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep