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Friday, March 31, 2017

Morning Announcements
Friday, March 31, 2017

Please stand for our morning prayer.

We will be led in prayer today by Senior Student Minister Patrick Powers.

We remember that we are in the presence of God.

A reading from the Gospel according to John:

Jesus moved about within Galilee;
he did not wish to travel in Judea,
because the Jews were trying to kill him.
But the Jewish feast of Tabernacles was near.

But when his brothers had gone up to the feast,
he himself also went up, not openly but as it were in secret.

Some of the inhabitants of Jerusalem said,
“Is he not the one they are trying to kill?
And look, he is speaking openly and they say nothing to him.
Could the authorities have realized that he is the Christ?
But we know where he is from.
When the Christ comes, no one will know where he is from.”
So Jesus cried out in the temple area as he was teaching and said,
“You know me and also know where I am from.
Yet I did not come on my own,
but the one who sent me, whom you do not know, is true.
I know him, because I am from him, and he sent me.”
So they tried to arrest him,
but no one laid a hand upon him,
because his hour had not yet come.

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.
The Church teaches us that giving alms, or donations, to the poor is one of the central practices of Lent, along with fasting and prayer. I don’t have alms to give, Lord, but I can offer a prayer. Send your blessing in the form of someone to help
· the children who can’t go to school in Syria because of civil war there;
· the students in our school who have lost their father and for their mothers who carry a burden of sorrow and work;
· The poor, especially immigrants, who are sick but can’t get the care they need because they have no insurance.

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.

Course Selection Process
Today you will turn in completed course selection sheets with parent or prefect signatures in your Religion classes.

Athletic Events
Tonight the junior varsity and varsity baseball teams will travel to Vancleave with games beginning at 5:00 PM.
And the varsity track team will travel to The Crusader Relays at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans.

On Saturday the sailing team will participate in the SEISA Mallory/Baker Qualifiers at Fairhope Yacht
Club in Fairhope, AL.
The varsity baseball team will travel to Hattiesburg playing Hattiesburg at 12:00 PM and Gulfport at 2:30 PM.
The varsity track team will host the SSC Catholic School Challenge beginning at 12:00 PM.
And the SCUBA team will be at the SSC pool at 9:00 AM.

Senior Breakfast
Attention all Seniors. The Hancock Chamber Education Committee will be holding its 5th annual Graduating Senior Breakfast on Tuesday, April 4th, at 8:30 AM in the Bay St. Louis Community Hall. Please arrive to the Resource Center no later than 8:15 AM so that we can walk over together. In your Oxford shirt and tie.

Booster Club Drawdown
The Booster Club is sponsoring a Drawdown to benefit the athletic program this Saturday, April 1st in the College Cafe. Tickets are $100.00 and covers admission for four guests with a chance to win $10,000. Tickets can be purchased online at or in the finance office. See the flyer on the window at the Main Office for more information.

NJHS/NHS Boys and Girls Club Visits
Attention National Honor and Junior Honor Society members interested in volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club: we will visit the club on Monday, April 3rd and Wednesday, April 12th. If you’re interested, stop by the library to confirm with Ms. Brannin which dates you can attend.

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

OLA Students
Students who have third period at OLA should report to the Resource Center today.

The lunch for today is shrimp bordelaise; or filet-o-fish; or surimi salad.

Today is the birthday of 8th grader Connor Moran, and 9th graders Jack Dufrene and Jackson Garrett. Happy birthday Connor, Jack, and Jackson! Have a great day.
Saturday is the birthday of Michael Cabell. Have a happy birthday on Saturday, Michael.

Words of Wisdom
The Words of Wisdom today come from from Saint John Paul II, who wanted us to remember what God tells us: “Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that I am with you, therefore no harm can befall you; all is very, very well. Do this in complete faith and confidence.”

Thanks for your attention. Ametur Cor Jesu!