Very soon, we begin the holy season of Lent, a time when Christ calls us to repentance and new life with Him in the Easter joy of resurrection. Lent is different time, and the school’s Lenten program reflects the season’s depth. Students will pray for repentance and to know God more closely. Opportunities for alms-giving invite students to serve others. Students will pray the Stations of the Cross, worship at Mass, and experience the sacrament of Reconciliation. Let us all turn our hearts again to the Lord.
The fifth annual school Auction (Glitter Gala 2019!) takes place on Saturday, April 6 at Oyster Harbors Club. This is the school’s primary fundraising event and promises to be a first-class evening for all. Auction co-chairs Kristen Hyde and Katie McConnell have planned a “sparkling” evening, and Justin Manning will again serve as emcee and auctioneer. Do not miss out!
On Sunday, April 28, the third annual Community Mass brings together students, parents, extended family, staff members, and friends for a school Mass. Held on Divine Mercy Sunday, the Community Mass takes place at 11:00 A.M. on Sunday, April 28 at St. Francis Xavier Church. Please join us! The school choir will provide liturgical music, and students will be involved in the Mass as readers, greeters, and in other ways. No RSVP required.
Let me extend again a hearty “THANK YOU” to the many families that participated in the Annual Fund Board Challenge. Through this month-long Challenge, the school received 140 gifts from generous parents totaling $29,219. This year, parent participation in the Annual Fund is way up, and these gifts help provide financial aid and offset program costs.
Finally, for those unable to attend the “State of the School” meeting, check out short (2-3 minutes) video highlights here: http://www.sjp2hs.org/sos/.
Thank you for all you do for St. Margaret Regional School, St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School, and St. John Paul II High School!
Christopher W. Keavy