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Monday, March 20, 2017

Morning Announcements
Monday, March 20, 2017

Please stand for our morning prayer.

We will be led in prayer today by Senior Student Minister Corbin Blanchard.

We remember that we are in the presence of God.

A reading from the Gospel according to Luke:

Each year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover,
and when he was twelve years old,
they went up according to festival custom.
After they had completed its days, as they were returning,
the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem,
but his parents did not know it.
Thinking that he was in the caravan,
they journeyed for a day
and looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances,
but not finding him,
they returned to Jerusalem to look for him.
After three days they found him in the temple,
sitting in the midst of the teachers,
listening to them and asking them questions,
and all who heard him were astounded
at his understanding and his answers.
When his parents saw him,
they were astonished,
and his mother said to him,
“Son, why have you done this to us?
Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety.”
And he said to them,
“Why were you looking for me?
Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?”
But they did not understand what he said to them.
He went down with them and came to Nazareth,
and was obedient to them.

Therefore, I say to you,
the Kingdom of God will be taken away from you
and given to a people that will produce its fruit.”
When the chief priests and the Pharisees heard his parables,
they knew that he was speaking about them.
And although they were attempting to arrest him,
they feared the crowds, for they regarded him as a prophet.
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.

Lord, Lent keeps coming. This is the third week, and I don’t know that I can say I have changed the selfish patterns I want to change. In the three weeks remaining of Lent, help me to recognize what needs realigning in my life and give me the courage to fast and abstain from the things that get in the way of my relationship with you. Help me to be serious about engaging in the struggle against my selfishness.

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.

Lenten Mass
Tomorrow we will have our Lenten Mass at OLG church right after roll and attendance is taken. Please wear you oxford shirt and tie tomorrow.

Athletic Results
The Rock-A-Chaw baseball team played three games last week. The Rocks swept Moss Point by scores of 6-4 and 7-1 to move to 2-0 in district play. In game one, Levi Knight was the winning pitcher scattering four hits and striking out three in seven innings. Jack Putnam had a double and two RBI’s, while Magruder O’Bannon added a hit and two RBI’s. Ian Wadsworth had a double; Brendan Logan and Levi Knight added hits. In game two, Nick Hertz picked up the win allowing two hits and striking out twelve. Magruder O’Bannon had three hits including two doubles. He also drove in three runs. Sonny Valentine had two hits. Riley Benvenutti had a hit and two RBI’s. Levi Knight added a hit.

On Saturday the baseball Rocks fell to Picayune 4-3. Brendan Logan was the losing pitcher. Magruder O’Bannon had two hits including a home run. Sonny Valentine had two hits. Brendan Logan, Levi Knight, Jack Putnam, and JD Rutherford all added hits.

The Rock-A-Chaw baseball team is in action Tuesday Night at home for junior varsity/varsity against East Central at 5:00 and 7:00 PM. Come out and support your baseball Rocks.

9th grade baseball swept the Gulfport Admirals at Gulfport this weekend, winning 9-3 and 13-5. Easton Logan pitched a complete game for the win in the first game. Thomas Williams hit a two run bomb as the Rocks exploded for five runs in the first inning. Every Rock hitter had a base hit in the first game! Dawson Strong and Brad Dossett combined pitching efforts to win the second game and the Rock hitters came to life scoring six runs in the fourth inning and another six runs in the fifth inning to seal the victory. Everyone reached base in game two at least once. Braxton Bean and Taylor LaFontaine had two hits apiece and Dawson Strong and Nicholas Quintini had big RBI base hits. It was an excellent all around effort. Great job Rocks!

Congratulations to the Varsity Track & Field Team for winning the West Harrison Invitational. The Rocks beat West Harrison, D’Iberville, Pearl River Central, Vancleave, Pass Christian, North Forrest, Moss Point, and Bay High. Well done Gentlemen.

Booster Club Drawdown (do not read)
The Booster Club is sponsoring a Drawdown to benefit the athletic program on 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.

Klagetoh Fundraising
Support SSC’s Klagetoh Mission trip this week with three different opportunities. This Wednesday stop by the mall before school for another donut sale, then go by Purple Banana after school. They’ll donate 20% of all proceeds to our fundraising efforts; don’t forget that Purple Banana is open until 8:00 PM and serve sandwiches and ice cream in addition to frozen yogurt. Lastly, there will be a free dress day this Friday. More details will be announced later in the week.

Prom Tickets
Prom tickets are on sale in Mrs. Estrade’s office outside of class time. This year Prom will be held on Saturday, April 29th from 8:00 to 11:00 PM at the Bay Waveland Yacht Club.

The lunch for today is white beans and sausage; or BBQ’d chicken on bun; or chef salad.

Today is the birthday of 9th graders Morgan Blum and Yufei Chen, junior George Rohr, and Mr, Doug Duelfer. Happy birthday Morgan, Yufei, George, and Mr. Duelfer. Have a great day today.

Words of Wisdom
The Words of Wisdom today come from author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, who once wrote: “The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.”

Thanks for your attention. Ametur Cor Jesu!