- *Dress Code Notice- Oct 1 is the end of wearing shorts to school.
- *Next Friday October 3rd we will do our annual Animal Blessing in honor of St. Francis who’s Feast day is Oct. 4th. All families are welcome to bring there pets or livestock to school for Mass and Blessing. Mass will begin at 1:00 pm
- *WE MUST HAVE all health forms and Birth Certificate on file for every student. If you have not done this, please get this to us by Oct 15th. That is the last day we can LEGALLY have students in our school without. There are 54 students with out a Birth Certificate on file! Please attend to this as soon as possible.
3-5th Grade students interested in playing basketball this year will have a parent meeting and first practice on Wed. Sept. 24 in the gym at 7:00 pm. This is a co‐ed team, so boys and girls are welcome to play.
We are in a new conference this year, so this season will take place in October. All games are on Tuesdays and Thursdays in October and the season ends with a tournament Oct. 31/Nov 1 at TSJ Nashville.
9/22 IOWA Testing Begins
9/23 Little Caesar’s orders and money need to be turned in
9/23 Cross Country – Casey Middle School Invite – Mt. Vernon @ 4:00
9/24 Softball Regional @ TCC vs. Thompsonville
9/24 Baseball Regional @ Thompsonville
9/27 Cross Country @ St. Theresa Invite – Salem @ 9:30 am
9/27 SIU Football Concessions 3:30
9/29 Hearing/Vision Re-‐Screening
- Speech Team will begin practicing on Wednesdays after school till 3:45 on Sept 17th. All 5-8th grade students are welcome to join the speech team with Mrs. Pestka
- Catechetical Sunday Mass will be on Sept. 21st instead of Sept. 14th. This Mass honors those teaching our students the Faith and how to be good Christian people.
- 8th Grade Night for Softball and Baseball tonight in Tamaroa
- Comedy Hypnosis Night on Sat. Sept 20th at 7 pm at the KC Hall
God Bless the grandparents of our St. Bruno family.
“How precious is the family as the privileged place for transmitting the faith. How important grandparents are for family life.” Pope Francis
“Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.” Welsh Proverb
“Grandfathers are for loving and fixing things.” Author Unknown
“If nothing is going well, call your grandmother.” Italian Proverb
“Grandparent-grandchild relationships are simple. Grandparents are short on criticism and long on love.” Author Unknown
Grandparent’s Day celebration today at 12:30 in the KC Hall.
Mother Teresa of Kolkata, the tiny woman recognized throughout the world for her work among the poorest of the poor, was beatified October 19, 2003. Among those present were hundreds of Missionaries of Charity, the order she founded in 1950 as a diocesan religious community. Today the congregation also includes contemplative sisters and brothers and an order of priests.
Born to Albanian parents in what is now Skopje, Macedonia (then part of the Ottoman Empire), Gonxha (Agnes) Bojaxhiu was the youngest of the three children who survived. For a time, the family lived comfortably, and her father’s construction business thrived. But life changed overnight following his unexpected death.
During her years in public school Agnes participated in a Catholic sodality and showed a strong interest in the foreign missions. At age 18 she entered the Loreto Sisters of Dublin. It was 1928 when she said goodbye to her mother for the final time and made her way to a new land and a new life. The following year she was sent to the Loreto novitiate in Darjeeling, India. There she chose the name Teresa and prepared for a life of service. She was assigned to a high school for girls in Kolkata, where she taught history and geography to the daughters of the wealthy. But she could not escape the realities around her—the poverty, the suffering, the overwhelming numbers of destitute people.
In 1946, while riding a train to Darjeeling to make a retreat, Sister Teresa heard what she later explained as “a call within a call. The message was clear. I was to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them.” She also heard a call to give up her life with the Sisters of Loreto and, instead, to “follow Christ into the slums to serve him among the poorest of the poor.”
After receiving permission to leave Loreto, establish a new religious community and undertake her new work, she took a nursing course for several months. She returned to Kolkata, where she lived in the slums and opened a school for poor children. Dressed in a white sari and sandals (the ordinary dress of an Indian woman) she soon began getting to know her neighbors—especially the poor and sick—and getting to know their needs through visits.
The work was exhausting, but she was not alone for long. Volunteers who came to join her in the work, some of them former students, became the core of the Missionaries of Charity. Others helped by donating food, clothing, supplies, the use of buildings. In 1952 the city of Kolkata gave Mother Teresa a former hostel, which became a home for the dying and the destitute. As the order expanded, services were also offered to orphans, abandoned children, alcoholics, the aging, and street people.
For the next four decades Mother Teresa worked tirelessly on behalf of the poor. Her love knew no bounds. Nor did her energy, as she crisscrossed the globe pleading for support and inviting others to see the face of Jesus in the poorest of the poor. In 1979 she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. On September 5, 1997, God called her home. (http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/SaintofDay/)
Why Saints? Catholic saints are holy people and human people who lived extraordinary lives. Each saint the Church honors responded to God’s invitation to use his or her unique gifts. God calls each one of us to be a saint. Listen for God’s call in your life.
- -Pizza Sales Start today – Sales end on Sept. 22nd and the Pick up date at the Gym is on Oct. 7th
- -Grandparents Day is on MONDAY Sept. 8 – Meet us at the KC Hall at 12:30pm. The BOOK FAIR will open for business after students performances are done around 2 pm.
- -The book fair will run all next week, supporting the book fair helps us put more books in our library for the kids to read. $1 Donation per family is a BIG HELP
- – NEW TO SCRIP – We have two new donors to the Scrip program. JT Calliber Restaurant at the Sparta Shooting Complex (15%) and Sheer Attitude (5%). You can find both of these on the new scrip order form in the yellow envelope.
- -The softball Tournament that was canceled last Saturday is rescheduled for Saturday, Sept 13th, still at Tamaroa.
- -VISION/HEARING Screening Dates have changed. We will do the initial screening on Monday Sept 15 and re-screen on Monday Sept 29th.
Have a great weekend!