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December 18th - Tuesday Memo


Dec. 19 –Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration after Mass – Benediction at Noon – Hot Lunch (Chili)- Christmas Program @ St. Joan of Arc Hall – Yountville – 6:30 P.M.

Dec. 20 – Half-Day- 11:30 Dismissal – NO VAN SERVICE BACK TO ST. HELENA

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

Jan 8 – HS Basketball League Home Opener vs. New Life – 6:00 (Girls)/7:30 (Boys)

Jan 9 – Hot Lunch (TBD)

Jan 12 (SA) – January Workday – 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.


Dec. 18, 2018

Greater Feria of Advent


From the Headmaster, John Bertolini


Gaudete! Rejoice!


As we have now entered the most intense period of the Advent season to prepare our souls for the coming of Christ in Christmas, let me thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your prayers and sacrifices for the school. Many of you have been praying the St. Andrew Novena and invoking the assistance of Our Lady of Guadalupe so that we receive the funds necessary to maintain and grow this school. I am very pleased to announce that yesterday we received a very generous financial gift from a donor. Let us continue to pray and offer sacrifices in thanksgiving for this donor and their family and let us all do our part to help make this school thrive. As this will be the last Tuesday Memo of the year, let me wish you and your family a blessed Advent, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year. May God grant you and your family a restful and rejuvenating Christmas break. Be sure to check your e-mail inboxes on Friday, Jan 4th for an update before school resumes on Monday, Jan. 7th.


A huge thank you to all of the people who made our first ever Our Lady of Guadalupe Day celebrationpossible: Susana de la Cruz, Ana Montiel, Isabel Ayala, Maria Cuevas, Odemaris Aparacia, Maria Angulo, and Laura Lepe-Garcia. From Spanish processional hymn, sung Mass, reception, posole hot lunch, and play of the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe.


Thank you to Katie Ferrigan and her crew (Maria Cuevas, Sophia Castańeda, Everett Buyarksi, Susanne Madigan-Heun, Allison Bertolini, Pam Birsdall, Tom and Wendy Huss, Mary Quinn, and Melissa Buyarski for pulling off a delicious pasta dinner on St. Lucy’s Feast Day, Dec. 13th. Later that evening, we were honored to host a viewing and rosary for Francis Crotty in the chapel.


It was truly inspiring to see the huge turnout for Francis Crotty’s funeral last Friday, including many of our parents, teachers, and students. He has left us a legacy that we are proud and honored to further enhance and develop. May his soul rest in peace.


Upcoming School Events


Dec. 19 –Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration after Mass – Benediction at Noon – Hot Lunch (Chili)- Christmas Program @ St. Joan of Arc Hall – Yountville – 6:30 P.M.


Our Christmas program is tomorrow 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.


Dec. 20 – Half-Day- 11:30 Dismissal – NO VAN SERVICE BACK TO ST. HELENA


Our last day of school before Christmas break will be this Thursday, Dec. 20th. It will be a half-day with 11:30 dismissal. Since Mr. Hipolito will be attending the faculty luncheon and then heading to the airport, there will be no return van service back to St. Helena. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Upcoming Community Events


Jan. 25 – St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Dinner-Fundraiser


The Annual St. Thomas Aquinas Parish Dinner & Fundraiser will be held on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 6:00 – 9:30pm. Dinner will include an entrée, salad, vegetables, coffee, and dessert. Tickets are $20.00 per person. Tickets will be sold after all Saturday evening Masses and Sunday Masses beginning at the end of December. A silent auction & raffle will also be held at the event. Don’t wait- buy NOW before tickets run out. For more information, contact Bob Quinn at 259-4800 or Ken Dumars at 255-4916. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Prayer Requests

Please pray for former teacher, Barbara Hall, whose mother, Mary Amelia Lloyd, passed away last Wednesday.


Please remember to pray daily for the repose of the soul of Francis Crotty. His wife, Margaret, has specifically requesting that we storm heaven with prayers for his soul all the way up until Christmas.

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