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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Morning Announcements
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Please stand for our morning prayer.

We will be led in prayer today by Senior Student Minister Ben Benigno.

We remember that we are in the presence of God.

A reading from the Gospel according to Matthew:

As Jesus was going up to Jerusalem,
he took the Twelve disciples aside by themselves,
and said to them on the way,
“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem,
and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests
and the scribes,
and they will condemn him to death,
and hand him over to the Gentiles
to be mocked and scourged and crucified,
and he will be raised on the third day.”

Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee approached Jesus with her sons
and did him homage, wishing to ask him for something.
He said to her, “What do you wish?”
She answered him,
“Command that these two sons of mine sit,
one at your right and the other at your left, in your kingdom.”
Jesus said in reply,
“You do not know what you are asking.
Can you drink the chalice that I am going to drink?”
They said to him, “We can.”
He replied,
“My chalice you will indeed drink,
but to sit at my right and at my left,
this is not mine to give
but is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.”
When the ten heard this,
they became indignant at the two brothers.
But Jesus summoned them and said,
“You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them,
and the great ones make their authority over them felt.
But it shall not be so among you.
Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant;
whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave.
Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve
and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
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.

Once again this morning, Lord, we stop our busy daily life for a minute of prayer. Help us all to make use of it. I know I pray best in short and random moments. Each morning, when my feet hit the floor, help me to ask you for one simple grace like, “Dear Lord, help me think of you today.” As I change classes or sit silently in my desk, help me say a short prayer about what I need or about what I am feeling. Give me the grace of bringing you to mind often and offering you my simple greetings.
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 social studies and science electives (marine science, STEM). Tomorrow will be religion, health, law studies, and personal finance.

Found Glasses
If you lost a pair of glasses on Monday, someone found a pair in the Resource Center. You can claim them in the Main Office outside of class time.
Athletic Events
The varsity baseball team will play at home tonight against Moss Point beginning at 6:00 PM.

Hancock Youth for Positive Effects Meeting
Hancock Youth for Positive Efforts (HYPE) will be hosting an interest meeting Thursday, March 16th 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 this Friday 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 Thursday 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.

The lunch for today is beef stroganoff; or cheddar melt chicken sandwich; or grilled chicken salad.

Today is the birthday of junior Joe Reeder. Happy birthday Joe! Have a great day.

Words of Wisdom
The Words of Wisdom today come from St. Augustine, priest and Doctor of the Church, who advised us to, “Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.”

Thanks for your attention. Ametur Cor Jesu!