morning announcements, friday, november 20, 2020

Morning Announcements

Friday, November 20, 2020

Please stand for our morning prayer.

We remember that we are in the presence of God. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

As Thanksgiving day draws near, fill me, Lord, with gratitude for our country and the great values it was built on: liberty, equality for all, the welcome of immigrants, the diversity of races, the richness of cultures, and the ability to worship you in freedom. Guide our leaders in making our nation a beacon of democracy and peace in the world.

Thank you, Lord, for the Church you have created to build up our spiritual lives and to teach us how to pray and worship you humbly. Thank you for the sacraments of Eucharist, which means “Thanksgiving” and of Reconciliation, which helps us feel your loving forgiveness when we cringe at the guilt of our failings. And thank you for the priests, brothers, teachers and other ministers we’ll see today who have dedicated their lives to helping us grow in holiness and love. Give us the right words of thanks to let them know how much they mean to us. 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of 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.”

Athletic Events

Saturday the junior varsity and varsity basketball teams will play at home against St. Martin at 12:00 and 1:15 PM.

The junior varsity and varsity soccer teams will play at home against Jesuit at 11:00 and 12:30.

On Saturday and Sunday the sailing team will participate in the SEISA Great Oaks Regatta at the Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans.

Food Drive

We would like to thank all the teachers and students who contributed to our food drive. Your donations will provide much needed resources to those who need it. We’d like to announce the winners of our competition. They are Ms. Brennan’s 1st period 9th grade religion class and Mr. Shuffitt’s beginner band class. Other classes that made great contributions are Coach Dossett’s 8th grade,  Mrs. Chacon’s Spanish class and Coach Pete’s anatomy class. 

And for the news you’ve all been waiting for. . . . . The winner of the spirit stick for showing the most spirit and the most participation during Spirit Week and The Feast of Saint Stanislaus is the ninth grade!! Congratulations, freshmen. We look forward to many more opportunities for all of you students to show your Rock pride!

Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunity

If you would like to earn service hours you can do so by volunteering to help serve at the free Thanksgiving Dinner at the OLG Community Center on November 25th and 26th. If you are interested in volunteering check the flyer on the activities board for the contact information.

If you are interested in earning service hours this Saturday, see Mrs. Tusa for more information.

Senior Scholarship Opportunities

Seniors: Please check your school email accounts for information regarding scholarship opportunities with approaching deadlines. See Ms. Mancevski in Rm 258 for additional information.

Activities Board

Students, please check the Activities Board for upcoming  activities and volunteer opportunities.

Lunch

The lunch for today is chicken tenders with mac and cheese; or chicken tender salad.

Birthday

Today is the birthday of junior Jason Adams and senior Brendan Douglas. Happy birthday Jason and Brendan! Have a great day. Saturday is the birthday of 8th grader Finn Williford. Have a happy birthday on Saturday Finn!

Quote of the Day

Today’s quote of the day comes from American inspirational writer, Catherie Pulsifer who said, “Give thanks not just on Thanksgiving Day, but every day of your life. Appreciate and never take for granted all that you have.” 
Thanks for your attention. Ametur Cor Jesu!