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Friday, February 24, 2017

Morning Announcements
Friday, February 24, 2017

Please stand for our morning prayer.

We remember that we are in the presence of God.

A reading from the Gospel according to Mark:

Jesus came into the district of Judea and across the Jordan.
Again crowds gathered around him and, as was his custom,
he again taught them.
The Pharisees approached him and asked,
“Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?”
They were testing him.
He said to them in reply, “What did Moses command you?”
They replied,
“Moses permitted a husband to write a bill of divorce
and dismiss her.”
But Jesus told them,
“Because of the hardness of your hearts
he wrote you this commandment.
But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female.
For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother
and be joined to his wife,
and the two shall become one flesh.
So they are no longer two but one flesh.
Therefore what God has joined together,
no human being must separate.”
In the house the disciples again questioned Jesus about this.
He said to them,
“Whoever divorces his wife and marries another
commits adultery against her;
and if she divorces her husband and marries another,
she commits adultery.”
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.

Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, we offer you our prayers, works, joys, and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of your Sacred Heart, in union with the celebration of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for sin, for the intentions of our Holy Father Francis, and for the beatification of Venerable Brother Polycarp. Amen.

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.

Dress and Grooming Reminder
Any student who needs a haircut or needs to fix part of his uniform will have until Tuesday, March 7th (the day we return from break) to get that taken care of. If you are in doubt as to whether you should get a haircut, see Mr. Clark before the end of the day. If you come back to school on March 7th and need a haircut or still need to fix part of your uniform, you will serve an hour detention that afternoon.

Re-Registration Forms
Any student who is carrying a re-registration form on him, should ask permission to leave class immediately and bring that to the main office now.

Athletic Events
Tonight the 8th grade baseball team will play Brother Martin at home beginning at 5:30 PM.
On Saturday the SSC varsity baseball team will host a tournament with the varsity team playing St. Patrick at 10:00 AM and Oak Forest at 5:30 PM. Check the calendar on the web page for other teams in the tournament, and other games next week.

Attendance Certificates
Any student who is planning to get a driver’s license or permit over the Mardi Gras break should see Mrs. Richoux, outside of class time, for an attendance certificate by noon today.

Senior Rings
Any junior who has not yet order his senior ring but would like to do so may speak with Mrs. Estrade in her office outside of class time.

Mardi Gras Break Book Club
If any upperclassmen are looking for something good to read over the break, stop by the library to pick up a free copy of This Is Our Story, a book with mystery, hunting, and political drama, all set in a small Louisiana town. Anyone that picks up the book will be invited to participate in a book club lunch discussion one day after the break. Ask Ms. Brannin for details.

Prom Tickets
Prom tickets will go on sale when we return from Mardi Gras break. This year Prom will be held on Saturday, April 29th from 8:00 to 11:00 PM at the Bay Waveland Yacht Club.

Service Project Information
Now is the time to prepare for service projects during the Mardi Gras break. Check the school calendar and the listings in the Mall on the Rock Shop glass. Also, Woodland Village in Diamondhead is looking for direct service to elders on Mardi Gras day to decorate wheel chairs and help with a parade and social. On subsequent days they ask help for an indirect project of washing cars to finance activities. For details see Mr. Roberts or your religion teacher.

NHS Service Hours
Attention all National Honor Society seniors – please do not forget that your service hours are due the Monday after Mardi Gras break. The form can be found online via the NHS Google classroom page.

Lunch Menu
The lunch for today is chicken tenders; or seafood gumbo; or chicken taco salad.

Today is the birthday of 9th grader Juwon Kim. Happy birthday Juwon! Have a great day.

Words of Wisdom The Words of Wisdom today come from Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing, who once was quoted as saying, “I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse.”
Thanks for your attention. Ametur Cor Jesu!