“All that is good, all that is true, all that is beautiful, brings us to God.”
~ Pope Francis
Thank you to the St. Patrick CES community for participating in the Plastic Bag Grab Challenge – Mrs. McNish and Mrs. Hantz’ Kindergarten class has gathered 400 bags to date!
Thank you to our school community for donating 438 food items for the St. Patrick Society of St. Vincent de Paul;
Thank you to Mrs. Tessari, Mrs. Colalillo, Mrs. Langdon, Mrs. Kehl and all the grade 2 parents for the wonderful grade 2 First Communion Retreat on Wednesday April 24 at St. Patrick Church;
Thank you to all the staff and students training for the Lighthouse for Grieving Children Run on June 1, 2019;
Thank you for your participation in Green & Blue day recognizing Earth Day/Week;
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Divine Mercy Sunday – Sunday, April 28
This message and devotion to Jesus as The Divine Mercy is based on the writings of Saint Faustina Kowalska, an uneducated Polish nun who, in obedience to her spiritual director, wrote a diary of about 600 pages recording the revelations she received about God’s mercy. Even before her death in 1938, the devotion to The Divine Mercy had begun to spread.
The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us – all of us. And, he wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy.
Divine Mercy Sunday has been established as the Sunday after Easter.
First Eucharist – The children of St. Patrick Parish will receive their First Communion at the following Masses:
- Saturday, April 27, 2019 5 p.m.
- Sunday, April 28, 2019 11 a.m.
- Saturday, May 4, 2019 5 p.m.
- Sunday, May 5, 2019 11 a.m.
- Saturday, May 11, 2019 5 p.m.
- Sunday, May 12, 2019 11 a.m.
Please keep them in your prayers.
Catholic Education Week Liturgy
On Thursday May 9, 2019 – 9:45 am at the Church. Donations of flowers for the Marian Liturgy by our grade 2 students are welcome.
Jump Rope for Heart!
It’s time to jump for healthy hearts! Supporting kids’ health for 37 years, Jump encourages kids to be active. It builds healthy habits, boosts school spirit, and teaches social responsibility as kids fundraise for life-saving heart and stroke research. The Jump Rope for Heart kick off assembly today was a great success – thank you to Mrs. DiFabio and the helpers for demonstrating their skipping skills! Information is going home with students today. We are excited for out school event on Thursday May 16, 2019.
Promoting Well-Being – Wear a Helmet!
According to Parachute Canada, head injuries are the leading cause of serious injury and death to children on wheels. A helmet could save your child’s life! Be sure they wear a helmet every time they ride.
Here are some tips for helmets:
- Get the right kind of helmet for the right activity.
- Make sure the helmet fits properly. Know and follow the 2V1 Rule.
- Ensure a bike helmet is replaced after five years or a crash where the cyclist has hit their head. After five years the plastics dry out and could become brittle. As well, the helmet may not meet current safety standards.
- Praise children for wearing helmets, especially if they do so without being asked.
- Remember: You are your child’s best role model. Everyone should wear a helmet when they ride or skate.
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Wishing you great weekend ~ the Staff of St. Patrick CES