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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Morning Announcements
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Please stand for our morning prayer.

We remember that we are in the presence of God.

A reading from the Gospel according to Matthew:

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds;
and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Which one of you would hand his son a stone
when he asked for a loaf of bread,
or a snake when he asked for a fish?
If you then, who are wicked,
know how to give good gifts to your children,
how much more will your heavenly Father give good things
to those who ask him.

“Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.
This is the law and the prophets.”
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.

In my morning prayer this day of Lent, I ask you, Lord, to help me focus on the neediest people around me so I can express to them special charity and love, especially to those with whom I haven’t been so generous or kind before. Throughout the day today, keep me talking with you about them and about how I can reach out to them in a concrete way. You know who they are, Lord. Help me to find a way to touch them or make up to them.
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 www.sscrockshop.com or in the finance office. See the flyer on the window at the Main Office for more information.

3rd Quarter Assessments Next Week
On Monday of next week, we will begin our third quarter assessments. They will conclude on Friday of next week. The schedule for the week is posted in the Resource Center and will include assessments by subject. You should have no more than two tests per day; if you do, please contact Mr. Mavor today.

Athletic Activities
Tonight the junior high track team will have a meet at St. Patrick beginning at 4:00 PM.
The varsity tennis team will travel to Bayou Bluff for a match with St. Patrick at 4:00 PM.
The 7th and 8th grade baseball teams will play a home against Hancock beginning at 5:00 PM.
And the 9th grade baseball team will travel to D’Iberville with games beginning at 5:00 PM.

Hall of Fame
We are very happy to announce that this Sunday, March 12th we will induct into our Saint Stanislaus Hall of Fame two gentlemen who have served Saint Stanislaus, their churches, communities and others their entire lives.

Mr. Ronald Artigues, Sr. SSC class of 1960 and Brother John Hostream, SSC class of 1955, will join our Hall of Fame with other ladies and gentlemen who have demonstrated outstanding character, dedication, leadership, and service and whose lives and accomplishments can serve as an inspiration to each of us at SSC.

Please join us in congratulating these men and in praying for a successful and joyful Mass and Induction Ceremony on our campus this Sunday.

On Monday, the portraits of these men will be displayed in our Resource Center along with their biographies, so each of us can learn more about these men of character.

Prom Tickets
Prom tickets will are on sale in Mrs. Estrades’ 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
See Coach Hoffer for the following opportunities: Any sophomores or juniors interested in the Pharmacy Preview Day at Ole Miss. Registration is limited.

A representative from William Carey will be on campus in the small dining hall today to visit with all interested students. Please plan on getting your lunch and joining Coach Hoffer in the small dining hall.

Any senior attending Pearl River Community College next year needs to see about a scholarship opportunity. Please pick up a flyer outside of class time!

There is an amazing opportunity for summer immersion at Wake Forest University located in North Carolina. The program has a wide range of subjects like law, sports medicine, sports marketing, biosciences, leadership, technology and entrepreneurship.

Teen Tech Week
There will be Tech Trivia in the library today as part of National Teen Tech Week. Prizes include a Kindle, Google Cardboard, iTunes gift card, or a fidget spinner!

NHS Service Hours
Any NHS or NJHS members interested in volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club later this month, please stop by the library today for more information.

AP Test Registration
Any student who wishes to take an AP exam in May must turn in his registration form and payment for the test to Mr. Mavor by today.

Lunch Menu
The lunch for today is baked chicken; or BBQ pulled pork on bun; or grilled chicken caesar salad.

Birthday
Today is the birthday of senior Braden Jolly. Happy birthday Braden! Have a great day.

Words of Wisdom
The Words of Wisdom today come from Pope Francis, who recently observed: “You tell us that to love God and neighbor is not something abstract, but profoundly concrete: it means seeing in every person the face of the Lord to be served, to serve him concretely. And you are, dear brothers and sisters, the face of Jesus.”

Thanks for your attention. Ametur Cor Jesu!