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Let our light shine for all the world to see…



“I am troubled now. Yet what should I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But it was for this purpose that I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name.” John 12:27-28        

                                                                                                                  March 19, 2018


Greetings families,

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Joseph, spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Next week we begin Holy Week and our Easter break. The holiest days of the year are called the Triduum, the three days beginning with the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday and ending with Vespers on Easter Sunday.

Please join us for a morning Town Hall meeting this Wednesday at 9:00 am in the hall. One of the items to be discussed will be the new plans and direction our school has for technology. We will have an Apple representative who will answer your questions and concerns.

Our 4th – 8th grade students will present the Lenten program this Thursday at 1:00 pm in the church. On Friday during mass, our twelve little Kinder apostles will get their feet washed showing us Jesus’ gesture of love and humility. We are so proud of the way our students embrace our Catholic religion and traditions. We are fortunate to be in a school where we can publicly pray and praise God in a time when we are in so much need of His protection and guidance.

Friday is early dismissal, 12:30. Please note after school care will not be available. Classes resume April 9 th.

May you have a safe and blessed Easter,



Ms. Yapor


Post by Franciscan Media

Saint Joseph’s Story

The Bible pays Joseph the highest compliment: he was a “just” man. The quality meant a lot more than faithfulness in paying debts.

When the Bible speaks of God “justifying” someone, it means that God, the all-holy or “righteous” one, so transforms a person that the individual shares somehow in God’s own holiness, and hence it is really “right” for God to love him or her. In other words, God is not playing games, acting as if we were lovable when we are not.

By saying Joseph was “just,” the Bible means that he was one who was completely open to all that God wanted to do for him. He became holy by opening himself totally to God.

The rest we can easily surmise. Think of the kind of love with which he wooed and won Mary, and the depth of the love they shared during their marriage.

It is no contradiction of Joseph’s manly holiness that he decided to divorce Mary when she was found to be with child. The important words of the Bible are that he planned to do this “quietly” because he was “a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame” (Matthew 1:19).

The just man was simply, joyfully, wholeheartedly obedient to God—in marrying Mary, in naming Jesus, in shepherding the precious pair to Egypt, in bringing them to Nazareth, in the undetermined number of years of quiet faith and courage.