This morning the school celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass with Father Francis. During his homily he reminded us of the importance of prayer, fasting and doing holy deeds. These three pillars of lent will be a focus at our school during this season.
Teaching With Truth: Your Child Growing Up: This is a required evening for parents of children in grades 4-7. The presentation will be held on March 13 from 7-9pm in the school gym. Please see attachment for more information.
Student Pickup: Recently we have had a number of children waitig for their ride on the south side of the Parish Centre. This is out of bounds for students as we cannot provide adequate supervision in this area. After school children are to be picked up in front of the Parish Centre and Church, or you can park your and walk to the front of, or inside, the school and collect your child. Please remember, safety before convenience, thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Hot Lunch/Spirit Day-March 13: Students are to dress in 'traditional' attire or wear something that represents a culture or country they associate with.
Lenten Reflection: Lent is a time to step back from the business of life a bit so that we can grow closer to God.
Prayer: Commit to praying every day this Lent & you'll be on your way to forming a permanent habit of spending time with God & letting his Word change your heart.
Fasting: Commit to fasting—from some food, activity or attitude that has too tight a grip on you & stand the chance of becoming less attached to this world & more attached to Christ.
Almsgiving: Commit to giving some time & money to helping the poor on a regular basis, generosity & compassion will begin to flow more naturally.
Jesus is inviting you to “return to the Lord, your God” this Lent (Joel 2:13). Every journey begins with the smallest, most ordinary of steps. So get into the daily habit of turning to him through these 3 ordinary spiritual practices. Then watch to see whether something extraordinary comes of them.
Source: “The Word Among Us”
All of the altar server gowns from the church need to be laundered asap in preparation for Lent (which starts this Wednesday) and Easter. If you are interested, please contact Maureen at the parish office for details. You may reach her at 604-946-4522. Thank you.
Laundry from the confirmation retreat and a small bag of laundry from the first aid room (call Susie at the school office: 604-946-2611)
Used Uniform Sale: There will be a used uniform sale after school this Friday, March 8th at 3pm.
If you have any gently used uniform items you would like to donate, please bring them to the office as soon as possible. No Walkathon shirts please!
Spirit Wear: Get into the Sacred Heart Spirit! Track Season is beginning soon. Monday March 11 to Friday March 15th. Special Order Dry Fit Shirts Long and Short Sleeve, Hoodies, and Jackets. We have a new jacket style available, come check it out. We will be set up in the School Lobby. Deadline for all orders Friday March 15th.
Top Marks Uniform Fittings: May 23 from 3-6pm. Watch for updates on booking appointment times.
Lost and Found Bin Clearance: All unlabeled non uniform items will be donated to our local thrift store on Friday, March 15. Any unidentifiable uniforms will be sent to our used uniform stock. Please check this bin frequently, as it can be very difficult for the younger students to search through such a big pile.. Thank you.
Evening Ash Wednesday Parish Mass: 7pm in the church.
All Sacred Heart School and Parish Family and Friends Welcome! Join together with other families in our community. Bring a main dish or appetizer (and any treats you want to get rid of) for the simple Potluck Dinner that takes place at 6pm in the Parish Center after Mass on Sunday, March 10. We will open the doors at 4:50pm if you need to drop off items before Mass. Spread the word! This is an ongoing event taking place on the Second Sunday of each month. Any questions please contact