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Friday, April 7, 2017

Morning Announcements
Friday, April 7, 2017

Please stand for our morning prayer.

We remember that we are in the presence of God.

A reading from the Gospel according to John:

The Jews picked up rocks to stone Jesus.
Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from my Father.
For which of these are you trying to stone me?”
The Jews answered him,
“We are not stoning you for a good work but for blasphemy.
You, a man, are making yourself God.”
Jesus answered them,
“Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, ‘You are gods”‘?
If it calls them gods to whom the word of God came,
and Scripture cannot be set aside,
can you say that the one
whom the Father has consecrated and sent into the world
blasphemes because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’?
If I do not perform my Father’s works, do not believe me;
but if I perform them, even if you do not believe me,
believe the works, so that you may realize and understand
that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.”
Then they tried again to arrest him;
but he escaped from their power.

He went back across the Jordan
to the place where John first baptized, and there he remained.
Many came to him and said,
“John performed no sign,
but everything John said about this man was true.”
And many there began to believe in him.

The Gospel of the Lord.

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Let us pray together as a school community in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Mrs. Boudreaux, along with Coach Jeff Jordan, Ms. Duvernay, and Mr. Gamble, are leading nine juniors and seniors to represent us in the Navajo land of dream catchers in Klagetoh during the Easter break. We will see them off at our school liturgy on Holy Thursday.
Today we pray for them using a prayer Navajos pray before they set out for an important walk.

When you leave, may everything unnecessary leave you,
May you be as you were before, May you have a cool breeze over your body.
May you have a light body, May you be happy forever,
May nothing hinder you.
May you walk with beauty before you. May you walk with beauty behind you,
below you and above you.
May your words be beautiful.
May you witness the One-in-All, and the All-in-One!
May you meet the one Creator, the Sole Doer, without hate, who fears no-one,
Who never dies, who is beyond birth and death and who is Ever True!
May you listen, learn and love!
We pray all this in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Saint Stanislaus, pray for us.

Will everyone please join me as we recite together the Pledge of Allegiance.

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Please remain standing until the dress, grooming, and haircut check have been completed.

Holy Thursday Prayer Service
Next Thursday, we will have a Prayer Service at the OLG church. We will leave the school as soon as attendance and dress code have been checked. Please remember to wear your oxford shirt and tie.

Attendance Certificates
Any student who is planning to get a driver’s license or permit over the Easter break should see Mrs. Richoux, outside of class time, before next Wednesday for an attendance certificate.

Athletic Results
The junior high baseball Rocks played Hancock last night. The 7th grade lost a hard fought game by a score of 6-5. Tanner Reinike pitched well in the loss striking out five. Kameron Cunningham and Gage Rabby both had two hits and Kameron has two RBI.

The 8th grade won a close one 5-4. Keaton Cunningham was the winning pitcher. Keaton and Conner Ladner both had two hits and Conner drove in three runs. William Kimbrell executed squeeze bunt and beat it out for a single. The 8th graders’ win advances them to the conference playoffs.
The 9th grade baseball team won the Wester Division of the Gulf Coast Conference last night by defeating Gulfport by a score of 2-1. Braxton Bean was the winning pitcher; pitching a complete game, allowing one hit, no earned runs, and striking out six. Thomas Williams had a double; Taylor LaFontaine and Easton Logan scored the Rocks two runs.

The Freshmen will play on Monday for the overall Conference Championship. Their opponent and location of the game is yet to be determined.

The Rock-A-Chaw golf team finished second in the Gulfport Invitational major. Individually our players shot well considering the windy conditions. Scores were: Vincent Almarico 80; Malone Harrison 80; Patrick powers 83; Myles Brennan 90; and Manuel Fernandez 92.

The SSC tennis team played the Division 8 individuals tournament yesterday. The following students will advance: Thomas Healy (Boys Singles), Jacob Estrada and Paige Palazzo (Mixed Doubles), and Nour Tayara and Sebastian Walker (Boys Doubles). Overall the tennis team was the runner-up for the division and they will advanced to the first round playoffs.

Athletic Events
Tonight the junior varsity and varsity baseball teams will travel to Pass Christian for games beginning at 5:00 PM.

On Saturday the junior varsity and varsity baseball teams will play at Harrison Central with the junior varsity game at 11:00 AM and the varsity at 1:00 PM.

Seniors who think they will receive an award for honor roll status in their years here at SSC, please check your name and award status on the list posted in Mr. Mavor’s office window. If you have any questions regarding this, please see Mr. Mavor by next Tuesday.

Prom Tickets
Prom tickets are on sale in Mrs. Estrade’s office outside of class time.

The lunch for today is shrimp jambalaya; or catfish poboy; or tuna salad.

Today is the birthday of 7th grader Charles Kearney. Happy birthday Charles! Have a great day. Sunday is the birthday of junior Leo Roos. Have a great birthday on Sunday Leo.

Words of Wisdom
The Words of Wisdom today come from Father Pedro Arrupe, who argued that: “Only by being a man for others does one become fully human.”

Thanks for your attention. Ametur Cor Jesu!