Weekly Family Newsletter
Friday November 18, 2016
Fr. John’s Weekly School Chronicle
Great to see basketball practices have started
for our teams. The seventh grade boys showed me no mercy in a quick game of
lightening this week. I was the first one out.
I had the opportunity to watch our eighth
graders teach our younger students about how they ought to behave in different
places in our school: in the lunchroom, outside at recess, and as they arrive
and leave for the day. The younger kids sure follow the older kids’ example.
Great reminder that they also follow ours.
This week for the homily at our School Mass I
asked the students what we do after using the restroom. They answered “wash our
hands”. I asked how we wash our hands and they explained. I asked why we wash
our hands and they told it was to “get rid of germs”. I hoped this little
exercise would help the students understand the Bible story of Jesus getting
rid of the money changers in the temple. It also reminded me of the poster that
reads “Say your prayers and wash your hands because God and germs are
Readings for next Friday’s school Mass
can be found here:
Part-time Employment Opportunity
Want to be a part of the dynamic school office
team?! We have a number of children whom we walk back and forth to Willow River
multiple times a day – what a great chance to not only relieve some of these
duties for the office staff, but a wonderful occasion to increase your fitness
as well! The hours would be from 11:15am – 1:15pm, Monday thru Friday. If
interested about this intriguing opportunity, please email Mr. Bell: email@example.com ,
or call the office at 715-386-3941, ext 107.
Who doesn’t like fruit snacks? And chips? Maybe
even some Halloween candy? While most kids would surely agree that these are
tasty items, they do not represent a well-balanced lunch, nor are they very
filling. If your child is bringing a cold lunch from home, please try to ensure
YOU see what they leave with before departing from home!
11/22 Out of uniform – sports’ day, uniform bottoms not required
11/23 – 11/27 NO SCHOOL, Happy Thanksgiving!
11/24 Thanksgiving Mass at church, 8:00am, 2.5K
or 5K walk/run following Mass
11/30 3rd grade field trip to
hour early release; early release After Care available, forms available on
12/4 Preschool – 4th grade Christmas
Program, 1:00pm in the school gym
12/5-12/7 ELC for 7th & 8th
hour late start; late start Before Care available, forms available on
12/8 Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass at
12/15 5th & 6th grades
and ShamRocks Christmas Program, 7:00pm in the school gym
12 HOUR DAY OF PRAYER FOR OUR VETERANS
Last week we honored our Veterans with our Veterans Day
Remembrance. We continue to support our soldiers by reflecting on our theme of Everywhere
You Go, We Go with You. The most important and critical way we as
Catholics can support our soldiers is through prayer. Our school will be doing
its 12 Hour Day of Prayer for our Veterans and we need you and
your family to pray also. Our 12 Hour Day of Prayer will be Monday, November 21st from 9:00am to 9:00pm.
There are still many
times open for this day of prayer and we need your help, especially in the
evening. Gather your family and friends to pray for our Veterans, our active soldiers,
and especially peace in our world. This can be done anywhere; you do not
need to head to the church or school chapel for your prayer time. The
Google Link to sign-up for a prayer time is below. If you are having a
hard time with the link, simply email Ms. Pieper: firstname.lastname@example.org Also please continue to
bring in money to donate to our local American Legion to help support out
Veterans and their families; money can be brought in through next week.
Day of Prayer Sign-up Sheet - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WWEBap5k0wB_NUBX4pUmKEsxfJUn7aqHBottyLmpDjM/edit?usp=sharing
Follow this link to sign up for
opportunities to serve our school and parish: http://signup.com/go/5xqiph Thank you all for your service and
Hospitality Sunday at Church – Sunday, November
20th. Donate food or prepare and serve
coffee/juice/fruit/donuts after morning masses with your student. This
date is designated for students in the following grades: Kindergarten, 3rd,
and 6th. We are still in need of fruit/juice donations and
volunteers for 10:30am mass.
Christmas Program Receptions – Sunday, December 4th
& Thursday, December 15th.
Serve cookies/drinks to our program guests & assist with clean-up. Also we are looking for a person to help
coordinate the Dec. 15th program.
Please contact Stacie Ramthun if you are able.
to Wolf Ridge for 7th/8th Grade – December 5th-7th.
Parent chaperone for overnight field trip.
Junior Achievement – Work with one of
the K-4th grade classes in making connections between school and the
real world. Materials provided. We are still in need of 5 volunteers for
classrooms. You set the schedule with
Can Crushing 6th/7th Grade for 2016-2017
– Crush cans at church to earn $$ towards ELC. Openings in January – weeks starting Jan. 14th
and Jan. 28th.
November – Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate
December – Boxed Stuffing, Boxed or Instant
January – Syrup, Pancake Mix, Facial Tissues
February – Bar Soap, Shampoo, Toothpaste
March – Peanut Butter and Jelly
April – Baby Diapers, Toilet Paper, Crackers
May – Mustard, Ketchup, Mayonnaise
Day Fun Run/Walk - 2.5K & 5K
join Fr. John and fellow parishioners after Thanksgiving Day Mass!
Date: Thanksgiving Day, November
Time: 9:15am (after 8:00am Mass)
Registration (in the back of church): 7:30-8:00am prior to Mass & following Mass
Place: Saint Patrick Church
Cost: Free will offering and an item for the Hudson
Community Food Shelf
Please note: this event will not be timed. There will
be a fun prize for the top three finishers.
Childcare: available for little ones not running or
Cost: Free will donation per child. All Proceeds to benefit
middle and high school youth ministry programs at Saint Patrick Parish (details
Course: Neighborhood surrounding church - 2.5K loop.
Runners/walkers can choose one loop (2.5K) or two loops (5K). Strollers are welcome,
but please no animals (for the safety of all in attendance).
Snacks available afterwards in the lower level of the
church. Event will conclude around 10:30-11:00am, including clean-up, so that everyone can return
to their families and Thanksgiving Day activities. Volunteers are also needed
to help on the course, please sign up in the back of church or contact:
- (715) 781-5399, email@example.com OR
Piepel - (651) 756-9080, firstname.lastname@example.org
5th - 12th grade
Students - Thanksgiving 5K Child Care Help
During the Thanksgiving run we will be offering child care
for the volunteers and runners. As part of our Summer Program
Fundraising, 5th - 6th Grade students can help with the child care and earn
some money to help with their summer program fun such as Extreme Faith Camp,
Summer Stretch and even Totus Tuus. Contact Ms. Pieper at email@example.com if your son or daughter is able to help with
this fun Parish event. If you have an older son or daughter that might be going
on the Mission Trip, please contact Terri at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Thank you!
Particularly as Thanksgiving approaches, please
remember to clip and save BoxTop labels and return to school - they add up
Middle School Youth
Winterblast is coming up on December 9th/10th. This is a fun faith-filled gathering with
other Middle School Catholic Youth in the Twin Cities. For more information and
permission forms, go to: http://stpatrickofhudson.org/youth_ministry Registration and permission forms are due no later than
this coming Monday,
November 14th. Please address any questions to Ms. Pieper.
Women of Grace
Follow this link to learn about upcoming dates: Women of Grace
RCIA - Rite of Christian
Initiation of Adults
Catholic? Thinking about it? We invite all those
exploring the Catholic Faith to join us this weekend. Please click on this link
for more information: RCIA
your cans at church
recycle your clean beverage cans at church outside the lower level garage.
Find the 2016 - 2017 School Calendar Here!