"Jesus said to His disciples, "Whoever wishes to come after Me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow Me."
(March 4, 2011)
Holy Cross Catholic School is a Christ centered parish ministry dedicated to providing an extraordinary Catholic faith foundation with standards of academic excellence.
Saturday, March 5
Dress Rehearsal for Talent Show 12-3PM
Marmion Math competition
Sunday, March 6
God-given Talent Show 3PM in the Gym
Wednesday, March 9
NO FUN LUNCH
IMSA Math Competition
Friday, March 11
Stations of the Cross 2:30PM
Saturday, March 12
Confirmation Retreat for 8th Graders
Irish Fest after the 4:15PM Mass
Sunday, March 13
AM/FM Concert in Church 7-8:30PM
(Acoustic Ministries for Mary)
In this communication:
Message from Principal Weis
I can’t not miss the opportunity to rave about the outstanding talk given by Monsignor this past Monday regarding Human Sexuality and how to talk to your children about it. Since then I have heard many positive responses about how well it was explained as he took us all the way back to the Garden of Eden. Something that stuck with me is what Monsignor said about the foundation that our homes are built on and what our children see as we model for them the sacrament of Marriage. Does your marriage reflect the trinity where mind soul and body are united in all things? When children see two people united by love and the gift of Jesus Christ, through good and bad times, they are brought up in a home where sexuality and the marital act is valued and treasured. When we as parents make a mistake do our children see us come to the foot of the cross seeking Jesus. . .. as we climb back up the ladder of mercy, forgiveness, compassion and trust?
Monsignor spoke about Fathers protecting the home at all costs, not allowing the serpent to enter. Are you watching what is on T.V, the internet. .. by whom and the content of what is being texted to your child ? Does your children have a private life where you are outside just peeking in every so often or is your relationship with your children open, honest, where ample time is spent in conversation about what is going on in their lives on a daily basis? As a working mother of five, I know how hard it is to live up to the expectations we as parents must embrace to do a good job of raising our children. Take the time to speak to your family about the areas you are doing well and areas that you could improve upon.
Make a renewed commitment to turn off the TV that is saturated with negative sexual role models. Make prayer part of your daily routine with your spouse and children. Go on a spiritual renewal retreat like Light of the World, Marriage Encounter or become involved in a church ministry. Surround yourself with positive people who are on the journey toward holiness who will continue to point you and your family on the path of purity. Be a parent who has a firm discipline plan and concrete expectations for boy/ girl relationships. Don’t be taken off guard as your child grows as a sexual human being thinking that you will have the big talk and everything will be OK. Jesus forms us as sexual beings from the moment of conception. From day one we mold our children by the things we say and the way we respond to them as sexual beings. God made male and female different and beautiful each with a very significant purpose. It is never too young to begin talking to your children about sexuality. For further insight and information please look to the Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality put out by Paulist Press or go online to www.vatican.va Monsignor’s must hear talk will be on the Church website soon!
Have a super weekend. See you at the talent show!
Please come support our students in the God Given Talent Show this Sunday at 3:00 in the gymnasium.
The following students are registered to attend the IMSA competition next Wednesday! Congratulations students and thank you to our Mathlete leaders Mrs. Baier, Mrs. Ward and Mrs. Madlinger. Your service is tremendous and your time so appreciated.
8th grade - Stephanie Abello, Patrick Baker, Sophie Barrett, Mary Dant, Michaela Ping, Sharbel Romanos, Bobby Stephens
7th grade - Kevin Loiselle, Caitlin Madlinger, Michael Middendorf, Rachel Ping, Sara Ryan, Joe Schafer, Christian Surtz
6th grade - Ryan Callahan, Emily Emerson, Matthew Middendorf, Anna Stephens, Nicholas Ward, Olivia Wulbert
Congratulations to the following students from Holy Cross participated and earned awards:
Joey Duhownik, Gabriella Garbaccio, Abigail Kennedy, Caitlin Madlinger, Matthew Middendorf, Anna Stephens, Robert Stephens, Christian Surtz, Louisa Surtz, Steven Walgenbach
Christopher Baker, Patrick Baker, Alyssa Dian, Rebecca Kaminski, Sam Kluber, Jake Lee, Adriana Mazzocchi, Helen Melcher, Joseph Schafer, Tony Schafer, Jacob Skomer, Cailida Werner, Olivia Wulbert
FUN LUNCH is not provided during Lent, beginning Ash Wednesday, March 9th. It will resume after our Easter/Spring Break.
Irish Fest will be in the CECC Gym on Saturday, March 12th after the 4:15PM Mass. Be sure to bring the family for delicious Corned Beef or Hot Dog dinners, Bagpiper, Irish Dancers, a DJ and Soda Bread Contest! Tickets are on sale in the school office now.
Thank you. .. thank you!
Thank you parents for your help in making sure that our students can get right back to class after Mass. I appreciate your understanding and consideration so that we can make the very most of our academic day!
Holy Cross Catholic School ? 2300 Main Street, Batavia, Illinois 60510 ? (630) 593-5290