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Friday, May 12, 2017

Morning Announcements
Friday, May 12, 2017
Please stand for our morning prayer.

We will be led in prayer today by Senior Student Minister Ricky Schaefer.

We remember that we are in the presence of God.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John:

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Do not let your hearts be troubled.
You have faith in God; have faith also in me.
In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places.
If there were not,
would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?
And if I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come back again and take you to myself,
so that where I am you also may be.
Where I am going you know the way.”
Thomas said to him,
“Master, we do not know where you are going;
how can we know the way?”
Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.”

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. Amen

Lord, in our situation of security and comfort, it is hard to imagine what Syrian students of our age are going through. What destruction! What confusion! What pressures to fight and to hate! Strengthen them so that they may be able to bear up under the strain of war. Help us to spend time reflecting on the devastating effect of war and on the need for an international peace effort in Syria and the entire Middle east. Through Christ our Lord.
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.

Mass Next Tuesday
We will have a Volunteer Celebration Mass next Tuesday, May 16th, at 8:30 AM. Please wear you oxford shirt and tie.

Exam Schedule
The senior exam schedule is posted on Mr. Mavor’s window as well as the exam schedule for all 7th through 11th graders.

New Student Council
Thanks to everyone who voted in yesterday’s election and congratulations to your 2017-2018 Student Council officers and class representatives:

8th grade class reps: Jack DiMento & Brandon Griffith
Freshmen class reps: Nour Tayara & Nicholas Toepfer
Sophomore class reps: Thomas Hillard & Brennan Toepfer
Junior class reps: Alexander Fuller & Alex Koons
Senior class reps: Cahill Marlowe & Andrew Trapani

Treasurer: Joe Lawson
Secretary: Jack Wikoff
Vice President: Nathan Hale
President: Jake Gardner

Congratulations again, gentlemen. All new officers and class reps – please see Ms. Brannin in the library during the second break today.

Summer Opportunity
Coach Hoffer has an exciting summer opportunity to work in our National Parks for three weeks in either Wisconsin or California. All expenses, including travel and lodging, will be paid for. Any student between the ages of 15-18 is eligible to apply. Anyone interested should see Coach Hoffer immediately. Applications are due May 15th.

Mission Trips
To help support the mission trip to the Houma Indian tribe, today and all this week at both lunches, desserts will be provided by the mothers of the fifteen missionaries. For a donation of one dollar you will be able to make your choice at a dessert buffet table in the College Cafe. Those participating in the mission will be serving. Thank you for your generosity.
Basketball Tryouts
Basketball tryouts for the 2017/2018 season will be next week. Junior High tryouts will be Tuesday, May 16th, through Thursday, May 18th, directly after school in the Blaize Gym. Please see Coach Corley if you have any questions.

High School tryouts will be Monday, May 15th, through Friday, May 19th, directly after school in the Brother Peter Gym. Please see Coach Dunklin or Coach Doescher if you have any questions.

Library News
The Harry Potter movie marathon comes to an end next week with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I. Join us Monday after school in the library for the movie, trivia, and the grand prize giveaway!

Prom Photos
Prom photos have arrived and may be picked up in Mrs. Estrade’s office outside of class time.

The lunch for today is shrimp creole; or chicken tenders; or chicken taco salad.

Today is the birthday of sophomore Taylor Necaise. Happy birthday Taylor! Have a great day. Saturday is the birthday of 9th grader Cameron Corr and Sunday is the birthday of 7th grader Henry Hanlon and Dr. Maureen Hillard. Have a happy birthday this weekend Cameron, Henry, and Dr. Hillard.

Words of Wisdom
Today’s Words of Wisdom today come from Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who challenges us thusly: “The world promises you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness.”

Thanks for your attention. Ametur Cor Jesu!