Cougar News- Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Cougar News- Thursday, February 7th, 2013
February 07, 2013 11:00:00
By Nancy Windisch

Reverence, Respect, Responsibility

Week of February 7th, 2013

Cougar News – Donuts with Dads on Friday, Feb 8th  7:15-8:00 am in the parish hall.  


In this issue

  • Ash Wednesday
  • JumpRope for Heart
  • Yearbook Ads on Sale
  • JumpRope for Heart


Monday, February 18th, 2013
Friday, February 22nd, 2013 

General Parent Meeting- Thursday, March 14th at 7:00 pm

School Budget, Strategic Planning, SummerFest and Registration Packets.

Yearbook Ads on Sale Now!

Full Page (8th grade only) $50
Half Page   $25.00

Ad and payment DUE Friday, March 1st!!   Forms are in the front office

JumpRope for Heart- Thursday, February 14th

Students MUST have a permission slip in order to participate.  Students who do not have a permission slip will remain in the office during the event.
All donations will be due on Monday, February 25th.
The event will take place from 9:00 am-10:00.  Students may wear RED to jump.  Jeans, sweats, gym shorts, capris with any RED!!!  No short shorts are allowed.

Its What We Do

Alumni News:

Congratualtions to Michael Trott, Class of 2012 who is a freshman at Troy Tech.

Awards: Principal Honors (4.0 and higher) and Lineman MVP for football. 

Nacho Sale- Friday, February 15th.  Support our 1st Grade Class

Where Can I find AR books?
Check out AR Book Find 

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God is our God  Let ____ experience your faithful love for you in the morning, for I trust in you.   Reveal to him/her the way he/she should go because I long for you.

Psalm 143.8

Ash Wednesday- 9:30 Prayer Service at SAM

Our observance of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which falls on February 13 this year, and is a a day of fast and abstinence for Catholics.  At Mass on Ash Wednesday, the imposition of ashes replicates an ancient penitential practice and symbolizes our dependence upon God’s mercy and forgiveness.

During this Lent, the U.S. bishops are encouraging Catholics to make going to confession a significant part of their spiritual lives.  They  have issued a statement,“God’s Gift of Forgiveness: The Pastoral Exhortation on the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation” that can be distributed and shared in parishes.  Dioceses are encouraged to make the sacrament available often during Lent and to use these resources to promote participation.  We are also providing resources to help
 who have not been to confession in a while “rediscover” the sacrament. 

During Lent, the baptized are called to renew their baptismal commitment as others prepare to be baptized through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, a period of learning and discernment for individuals who have declared their desire to become Catholics.

rosary-hands-istock-montageThe three traditional pillars of Lenten observance are prayer,fasting and almsgiving. The Church asks us to surrender ourselves to prayer and to the reading of Scripture, to fasting and to giving alms. The fasting that all do together on Fridays is but a sign of
the daily Lenten discipline of individuals and households: fasting for certain periods of time, fasting from certain foods, but also fasting from other things and activities. Likewise, the giving of alms is some effort to share this world equally—not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents.

The key to fruitful observance of these practices is to recognize their link to baptismal renewal. We are called not just to abstain from sin during Lent, but to true conversion of our hearts and minds as followers of Christ. We recall those waters in which we were baptized into Christ’s death, died to sin and evil, and began new life in Christ.

On these pages, you will find a variety of suggestions and resources to support your Lenten practice, enhance your prayer, and embrace your baptismal commitment.

Stations of the Cross- Friday, February 15th
2:00 pm- Presented by the 5th Grade Class 

Teaching Eucharist/Prayer Service begins on Tuesday, February 18th

We will be sending out the schedule next week for times for each class.

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