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Mrs. Dolan's Weekly Message-March 13, 2020

Submitted to All Campuses on Thursday, March 12, 2020

Dear Holy Cross Families, March 12, 2020

We have had a busy week in middle school. We started Monday morning with a Faith Formation Day on Stewardship. After Fr. Mike’s prayer, the students viewed a PowerPoint “What is Stewardship”? Because God has blessed all of us with many gifts and talents, our follow up activity was for the students to take a Spiritual Gifts Inventory. After answering forty-five questions each child was given an insight to their individual sense of spiritual gift. The students were divided into groups based on the body part that represented their gift. For example, one group was the ears, because they are good listeners. Another group was the hands because they are hard workers who are not afraid to get their hands dirty. Ask you child which group best symbolized their gift. They concluded the day with performing an original group skit persuading us to be good stewards. Thank you to Mrs. Cheak and Mr. Sullentrup for planning and organizing our day and to the School Ambassadors for leading our groups.

The Bellarmine Speech Meet was a big success with many compliments from the Bellarmine Board on our organization and the help of our students. Representing Holy Cross Academy were Emmett Banks, Maggie Powers, Madhavan Anbukumar, Sophia Stage, and congratulations to Josie Manning, Madelynn Stockell, Maggie Kellogg and Lucy Banks for receiving gold ribbons which is a perfect score!

This week the students from OLP have been shadowing the 6th grade. SMA will be shadowing March 31 and April 1.

After a cross disciplinary study of the Holocaust, the eighth grade students along with Mr. Ewing and Ms. Bourne visited the Holocaust Museum. The students had a guided tour of the exhibits and a presentation from a Holocaust survivor who fled from Germany with his family in 1940. The Museum will be closing for the next two years for renovation making a presentation from an actual survivor even more special.

Camp Meeting: Parent meeting for 6th grade camp is Monday, March 13; 6:30pm.

Totus Tuus: Don’t miss out on Totus Tuus the uniquely Catholic archdiocesan and parish youth camp this summer! Inspired by Pope John Paul II, his love for Jesus Christ, and his desire for our youth to experience Him to the fullest. Totus Tuus is dedicated to sharing the Gospel and promoting the Catholic faith through evangelization, catechesis, Christian witness, and

Eucharistic worship. Fully trained youth missionaries (college students and

seminarians) bring the message in a fun and exciting format.

When and Who: July 6-10 Day program, 9:00-3:00 for students entering 1-6th grade, Evening

program 7:00-9:00 for teens entering 7-12th grades

Where: Annunciation (different from last year!)

Cost: $35 per child grades 1-6 includes a t-shirt, max per family $70

Teen program free (no t-shirt)

This year’s theme is the Commandments with a focus on the Glorious Mysteries Leadership: Nationally trained college-age missionaries are devoting their summer to sharing the message with the youth of our parishes. All certified by Protecting God’s Children.

Coming up March 23-27

Monday: Math Club, Camp Meeting 6:30 pm ANN Cafe

Tuesday: No Middle School Mass

Wednesday: Mass 10:00 am - time subject to change

Thursday: Regional Principal’s Mass ANN 7:30 am

Friday: Early Dismissal 11:40, end of 3rd quarter

We adore You, O Christ, and we praise You. Because by Your Holy Cross

You have redeemed the world.

Janet Dolan


Holy Cross Academy – Annunciation Campus