St. Bruno Catholic School wins Girls Class S State Cross Country Title

St. Bruno Catholic School girls took first place in the Class S State cross country meet on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Bryan Memorial Park in Salem, Illinois.  St. Bruno finished with 72 points, 11 points ahead of second place Nashville with 83 points.  Gabrielle Alongi from St. Bruno finished the race in first place with a time of 12:20.7.  Dakota Krone also finished in the top 10 for St. Bruno coming in in 7th place with a time of 12:39.2.  All St. Bruno runners finished in the top 30 out of 190 runners and received medals- Grace Alongi 20th – 13:08.5, Kyla Epplin 21st – 13:11.7, Kenzie Rushing 23rd – 13:19.9, Laney Beltz 25th – 13:24.1, and Keely Epplin 30th – 13:29.7. Alternate runners were Paige Epplin, Olivia Phillips, and Gayle Winter.
John Alongi was the top finisher for the St. Bruno boys in 19th place with a time of 11:56.9.  Steven Hirte received 103rd place with a time of 13:17.8.  There were a total of 197 boys in the race.
Congratulations to the St. Bruno Catholic School cross country team!

Chris Harvey 5K – 11/7/14 @ 7:00

Put on your running shoes and your glow gear and come celebrate the life of Chris Harvey at the 2nd Annual Chris Harvey 5k run/walk. Proceeds will benefit a Perry County High School senior through a scholarship.

Packet pick up begins at 6:00 at the courthouse and the race begins at 7:00 pm.  Awards given for race winners by age division and for the most glowified participants.

Click here for the registration form

And check out the Chris Harvey 5K event on Facebook.

Weekly Information and Upcoming Dates

-No School Monday, October 13 for Columbus Day
-Pizza Sales were up this year – Thank you for supporting our cause and helping the PTO raise funds for the school!
-We need workers for concession at the SIU homecoming game on Oct. 25th. We know this is a very difficult day for many to work, but if you know of someone that can assist, we REALLY NEED WORKERS! Call Robert Hepburn 527-3124
-Please email back if you are able to sell raffle tickets during the Mardi Gras parade. We get $40 per person who sells!
– The End of the 1st Quarter is Next Friday Oct. 17th. Report cards will come home Oct. 23rd
-Invitations are being sent home for our biggest fundraiser of the year – the annual dinner and auction – A Black & White Gala. The committee appreciates all those who have donated items or to the class projects.  Please consider how you can help this event – donating a gift card, basket, or item. Plus, plan to attend and have a special night out.

Upcoming Dates

  • Tuesday 10/14  PeeWee Basketball vs St. Mary @ home @ 6:00
  • Tuesday 10/14 Cross Country @ Odin @ 4:00
  • Thursday 10/16 PeeWee Basketball @ New Horizon @ 6:00
  • Saturday 10/18 Cross Country Class S State  at Salem @ Bryan Memorial Park @ 10:30 – Come cheer on our runners at state!
  • Saturday 10/18 Boys Basketball – 204 Tourney @ 6:45

Have a blessed weekend!

Today is the feast of our patron saint – St. Bruno

St. Bruno was born in Cologne and studied at the Cathedral in Rheims.  He was ordained in 1055 and became a professor of theology. He was one of the most remarkable scholars and teachers of his time. He and six companions built a monestary and founded the Carthusians order in 1084.  They embraced poverty, prayers, manual labor and transcribing manuscripts. He became an advisory to the pope. He passed away in 1101.  (Saints Fun Facts by John Sheppard).

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. God Bless!

Cross Country competes at Benton Invitational

The St. Bruno Catholic School cross country team competed in the People’s National Bank Benton Invitational this morning.  The junior varsity girls placed 3rd overall out of 20 teams with a score of 89. Results for the JV girls: Kenzie Rushing, 5th – 8:30.4; Grace Alongi, 6th – 8:31.8, Laney Beltz, 10th – 8:41.0; Olivia Phillips, 36th – 9:05.9; Paige Epplin, 38th – 9:11.2; Gayle Winter, 53rd – 9:27.1; and Jillian Shaneyfelt, 84th – 9:56.4.  The varsity girls finished 11th out of 23 teams – Gabrielle Alongi, 8th – 12:16.3; Dakota Krone, 32nd – 12:58.0; Kyla Epplin, 69th – 13:59.4; Keely Epplin, 86th – 14:29.2; Olivia Dill, 152nd – 16:40.6; Elaine Shaneyfelt, 170th – 18:22.5, and Kailyn Kurwicki, 173rd – 18:48.0. The junior varisty boys were led by John Alongi who finished 6th in 7:53.7, followed by Steven Hirte, 30th – 8:27.7, and Will Epplin, 124th – 9:52.7 out of 172 runners.  The runners are having a great season!  Their hard work in practice is paying off as they see their times continue to get better.  The cross country team has 3 regular season meets left at Ashley, Carbondale, and Odin. The state meet is on Saturday, October 18 in Salem.

Click here for the full results of the Benton Invitational

JV Girls - Jillian, Paige, Olivia, Kenzie, Grace, & Laney (Not pictured - Gayle)

Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us – Hebrews 12:1

New Scrip retailer added – The Great Outdoors Company

Great news! Chairperson Sara Tanner has been working hard to add additional local retailers to our Scrip program and now has a new retailer just in time for the fall and the upcoming Christmas season! The Great Outdoors Company is the newest business offering a discount to our great school! They are located in Carbondale (in front of Kohl’s) and at the Sparta Shooting Complex next to our other newest retailer, J & T Caliber. Both The Great Outdoors Company (sold in $25 cards) and J & T Caliber (sold in $25 cards) are offering our school a 15% discount! What a great discount and a great way to support our local retailers who support our school!

For information, you can find The Great Outdoors Company on Facebook and online at their website. Or, you can pop in the store and talk to Mickey or Tracy. Tell them you are a St. Bruno School supporter!

Click here to see the Scrip Order Form – just add the Great Outdoors or J&T Caliber to the bottom of the form.