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Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Morning Announcements
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Please stand for our morning prayer.

Today we will be led in prayer by Senior Student Minister Seth Taylor.

We remember that we are in the presence of God.

A reading from the Gospel according to John:

Jesus said to those Jews who believed in him,
“If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples,
and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
They answered him, “We are descendants of Abraham
and have never been enslaved to anyone.
How can you say, ‘You will become free’?”
Jesus answered them, “Amen, amen, I say to you,
everyone who commits sin is a slave of sin.
A slave does not remain in a household forever,
but a son always remains.
So if the Son frees you, then you will truly be free.
I know that you are descendants of Abraham.
But you are trying to kill me,
because my word has no room among you.
I tell you what I have seen in the Father’s presence;
then do what you have heard from the Father.”

They answered and said to him, “Our father is Abraham.”
Jesus said to them, “If you were Abraham’s children,
you would be doing the works of Abraham.
But now you are trying to kill me,
a man who has told you the truth that I heard from God;
Abraham did not do this.
You are doing the works of your father!”
So they said to him, “We were not born of fornication.
We have one Father, God.”
Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love me,
for I came from God and am here;
I did not come on my own, but he sent 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.
In today’s prayer, Lord Jesus, like in yesterday’s, I hope to be less self-centered. Bless the Brothers of the Sacred Heart who are living in a school in Amatongas, Mozambique, where they have welcomed sixty high school students who are orphans due to war and disease. Bless the orphans themselves, so that the education they are receiving will give them hope for a brighter future. And do not forget the orphaned children who have not yet been found and who may be confused and discouraged.

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.

Dress Down Day Friday
This Friday we will have a dress down day as part of the fund raising for the mission trip to Klagetoh.
Students may wear jeans, cotton or linen shorts, tennis shoes or boots, and an appropriate shirt. You may not wear sweatpants, or athletic shorts of any type; no open toed shoes or flip flops, and no tank-top shirts. If you have any questions about what is appropriate you should speak with Mr. Clark before Friday morning. If you dress down on Friday you will need to make a $3 donation. Any student who is not in dress code on Friday will need to either make the donation or serve a detention after school

Attendance Certificates
Any student who is planning to get a driver’s license or permit over the Easter break should see Mrs. Richoux, outside of class time, before next Wednesday for an attendance certificate.

Athletic Results
The baseball Rocks swept a pair of games from Pass Christian last night. In junior varsity action, the Rocks won 13-2. Colin Frederickson, Corban O’Bannon and Braxton Shirley pitched in the win. Reagan Corr had two doubles, Trace Rhodes, Jacob Necaise, Colin Frederickson, Braxton Shirley, Corban O’Bannon, Tristan Bush, Blake Hancock, Nathan Cox, and Peyton Sandrock all added hits for the Rocks.

In varsity action, the baseball Rocks won 6-1. Levi Knight pitched a complete game allowing four hits, zero earned runs and striking out twelve. Levi Knight and Magruder O’Bannon had two hits each. Ian Wadsworth had a triple and Nick Hertz and Jack Putnam each had a double.

The SSC tennis team trampled the East Central Trojans last night by winning all seven courts. Singles’ players Thomas Healy and Hayden Henry won 6-0, 6-0; Sebastian Walker and Nour Tayara won 6-1, 6-2; Omar Tayara and Kaleb Allen won 6-4, 6-0; and Jacob Estrada and Paige Palazzo won 6-1, 6-1. The tennis team will play the individual’s district tournament in Vancleave tomorrow.

Athletic Events
The 7th and 8th baseball teams will play at home tonight against West Wortham beginning at 5:00 PM.

There will be no track practice this afternoon, with the exception of disc throwers.

Soccer Awards Convocation
The Soccer Awards Convocation for the junior high and high school teams will be held tonight at 7:00 PM in the College Café. Dress is shirt and tie and appropriate dress shoes. All team members are expected to attend.

College Rep.
Attention all seniors who have been admitted to the University of Southern Mississippi. Your admissions representative will be on campus Thursday during lunch in the small dining hall to give you your free Southern Miss t-shirt and answering questions about registration and housing. Plan on stopping by to get more info and your t-shirt on Thursday.

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

The lunch for today is meatballs in brown gravy; or turkey club on bun; or greek salad.

Today is the birthday of senior Robert Anderson. Happy birthday Robert! Have a great day.

Words of Wisdom
The Words of Wisdom today come from noted medical missionary Albert Schweitzer, who said: “Example is not the main thing in influencing others…it is the only thing.”

Thanks for your attention. Ametur Cor Jesu!