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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Morning Announcements
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Please stand for our morning prayer.

We will be led in prayer today by Senior Student Minister Vincent Almerico.

We remember that we are in the presence of God.

A reading from the Gospel according to Matthew:

Jesus said to the Pharisees:
“There was a rich man who dressed in purple garments and fine linen
and dined sumptuously each day.
And lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores,
who would gladly have eaten his fill of the scraps
that fell from the rich man’s table.
Dogs even used to come and lick his sores.
When the poor man died,
he was carried away by angels to the bosom of Abraham.
The rich man also died and was buried,
and from the netherworld, where he was in torment,
he raised his eyes and saw Abraham far off
and Lazarus at his side.
And he cried out, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me.
Send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue,
for I am suffering torment in these flames.’
Abraham replied, ‘My child,
remember that you received what was good during your lifetime
while Lazarus likewise received what was bad;
but now he is comforted here, whereas you are tormented.
Moreover, between us and you a great chasm is established
to prevent anyone from crossing
who might wish to go from our side to yours
or from your side to ours.’
He said, ‘Then I beg you, father, send him
to my father’s house,
for I have five brothers, so that he may warn them,
lest they too come to this place of torment.’
But Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the prophets.
Let them listen to them.’
He said, ‘Oh no, father Abraham,
but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’
Then Abraham said,
‘If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets,
neither will they be persuaded
if someone should rise from the dead.'”
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.

Merciful Father, we give you thanks because you have given us another day of life. May our thoughts turn to you often throughout the day to remember your mercy, your forgiveness and your kindness towards us. In your goodness, may each hour of this day go by in a spirit of peace because we enjoy the light of your presence.

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.

Booster Club Drawdown
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.

3rd Quarter Assessments
Today we will continue third quarter assessments with religion, health, law studies, and personal finance. Tomorrow will be science, art, band, and journalism lab.

Hancock Youth for Positive Effects Meeting
Hancock Youth for Positive Efforts (HYPE) will be hosting an interest meeting today at 4:00 PM at the Leo Seal Community Center in Waveland, MS. HYPE is a youth lead organization focused on preventing substance use among students grades six through twelve. Mr. Grady Wills Jr. will be the speaker for the evening, and he will talk about leadership and the importance of good decision making. This meeting will be fun, informative, and interactive.

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.

College Opportunities
Coach Hoffer has many summer education opportunities at great universities like Wake Forest, Duke, and Boston University. There are also great options at our in-state universities, Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Please see Coach for more details.

South Alabama will be on campus tomorrow during second lunch for all interested sophomores through seniors. Stop by the small dining hall to meet the new recruiter for our area and to get more information about this university!

Snack Shack
This week’s Snack Shack proceeds will all go to the upcoming Klagetoh mission trip – please purchase items to support the trip! And for more information on Klagetoh, check out the display case in the Resource Center.

Knights of Columbus
There will be a meeting today during 5th period lunch in the small dining room of the College Cafe for anyone seventeen and a half or older interested in joining the Knights of Columbus. If you have any questions, please direct them to Michael Pfarrer or Richard Alarcon. Come and find out what Knights are all about.

FCA Meeting
There will be an FCA meeting Friday morning at 7:55 AM in room 253.

FCA Day at Pete Taylor Park is Sunday, March 26th.. Any member wanting to attend see Coach Dunklin.

Summer Job
If there are any students that are interested in a part time job this summer, stop by and talk to Mrs. Farrior or Mr. Clark.

The lunch for today is jerk chicken; ham and cheese sandwich; or greek salad.

Today is the birthday of Mrs. Sandra Farrior. Happy birthday Mrs. Farrior! Have a great day.

Words of Wisdom
The Words of Wisdom today come from civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., who believed that, “The time is always right to do what is right.”

Thanks for your attention. Ametur Cor Jesu!