"For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe!
Plans to give you a future full of hope."
April 18, 2017
Happy Easter! Let us continue to remember the goodness of our Lord as we celebrate His Resurrection and our saving grace.
It was good to have our students back to school today. We welcomed special visitors from Valencia, Spain who filled the afternoon with traditional music, songs and dances from Valencia. Our students proved to be a very good audience. The dancers, musicians and students left McGettigan Hall with genuine smiles on their faces. We are all richer for the experience.
A question or two has come up regarding the spring uniform. Generally, we wait to move to spring uniforms until the weather is consistently warm. Our weather is expected to drop back to high 50’s low 60’s at the end of the week. However, today climbed to near 70 degrees and it was evident those in sweatpants were feeling the heat. Therefore, beginning tomorrow, the students will be permitted to wear the gym shorts instead of sweatpants and the golf shirts instead of the dress shirts, blouses, sweaters and vests.
Please know the heat is turned off in the buildings. If your child feels the morning chill, please advise them to wear the regulation sweater or sweatshirt to school. Only the school sweater or sweatshirt may be worn during class. These can be removed later as the day warms. The school sweatshirt may be worn only with the gym uniform; not the dress uniform. The full dress uniform remains an option!
Students are permitted to wear hoodies and light jackets to school; however, these must be removed and hung in the coatroom during classes. As always, we do expect our students to look neat during the school day. Boys must wear a belt, and the shirts on both boys and girls must be tucked in at all times. Thank you for your attention to this matter!
Tomorrow is the final day for logging minutes, collecting donations and selecting reading prizes for Read-a-Thon. Many thanks to all who participated in Read-a-thon! I’ve heard stories of students reading with grandparents and parents. The messages to students on Read-a-thon site are inspiring. Special thanks to Claudia Black, mother of Nadia in 4B, who spearheaded this project for Home and School!
As we look to the weekend there are several special events. Friday evening is a Ladies Painting night in McGettigan Hall. This is a BYOB event. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at http://standrewhsa.corecommerce.com/Events/. The cost includes instruction, all supplies and two wine glasses to paint.
Also on Friday evening is the Dave Garrison Memorial Scholarship Benefit. This event is held at Casey’s Saloon and Restaurant. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at the door. Proceeds of this benefit fund a partial scholarship for one of our 8th grade graduates who will attend Msgr. Bonner & Archbishop Prendergast High School.
As was announced a few weeks back, our Mrs. Cunningham will be honored at the upcoming Partners in Education Celebration being held on Thursday, April 27th at the Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center. Registration for the event opens at 5:00 and the Ceremony begins at 5:30. Tickets are on sale now at $49 each or $460 for a table of ten at www.
Divine Mercy Sunday!
April 23, 2017
As told by St. Faustina Jesus makes the following requests & promises for this day:
1) Go to Confession (On or preferably Before Sunday)
2) Go to Mass (On Divine Mercy Sunday or the Night Before)
3) Receive Holy Communion
4) And all of our sins and punishment
are completely wiped away.
It is like being Baptized
Our souls will be as pure as a newl baptized infant.
In addition to the regular Sunday Mass schedule, St. Andrew the Apostle Parish will celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday with Exposition of The Most Blessed Sacrament at the conclusion of the 12:30 PM Mass
~Holy Hour 2:00 – 3:00 PM with Prayers for conversion, Prayers for the unemployed, Prayers for families, Prayers for the sick and the dying
~ Chaplet of Divine Mercy – 2:30 PM
~Confessions – 2:00 – 3:00 PM
~Mass 3:00 PM
For more information about Divine Mercy go to www.thedivinemercy.org and www.marian.org.
May God be praised in all we do!