February 11, 2021 Principal’s Corner Newsletter

February 19, 2021

The name of February comes from the Latin word “februum” which means purification. The month of February is dedicated to the Holy Family. This year the first 16 days of February fall during the liturgical season known as Ordinary Time which is represented by the liturgical color green. Green, the symbol of hope, is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection. The remaining days of February are the beginning of Lent. The liturgical color changes to purple — a symbol of penance, mortification and the sorrow of a contrite heart.

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Sparrow’s Nest Fundraiser

$2,275.21 Our total donation to the Sparrows Nest from our school families.

Thank you everyone!!! St. Gabriel choir won a free dress for collecting the highest amount.

A SERVANT’S HEART - The heart of Jesus was on SERVICE.
“ Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4: 10

Announcements

Catholic Schools Week was a successful series of events that culminated in our celebration of Mass on Friday. We are so grateful to our energetic and creative teachers who all participated in the week’s events.

February 17th was Ash Wednesday. Each year on Ash Wednesday, Catholics are marked with ashes in the Sign of the Cross as a reminder that we are entering into Lent. The ashes remind us of our humanness and that sometimes we fail. We need God’s help to succeed. Ashes will be distributed to our students in the classrooms.

A reminder that Adoration in our church is held Tuesday afternoons from 1:00pm on and on Wednesdays beginning at 8:30am. Our Religion classes attend Adoration. Covid distancing and the wearing of mask protocols are followed by our students and staff.

A huge thank you to Ken Parker and his team for being on call when our school needs his expertise.