January 25, 2010
This weekend was gorgeous! I hope you were able to get out for a brisk walk and enjoy the sunshine. Thank you all for your contributions to our Haiti project. From last Wednesday’s out of uniform day, we raised an additional $285.29 making a total of $572.04 to be joined with all the other Catholic Schools in a heart-felt contribution for the restoration and assistance to the poor citizens of that bereaved country. Thank you also for all your prayers which I am sure helped Mr. Munai reunite with his family here in OKC and at Villa Teresa School.
Last week I mentioned the performances of Michael Reardon and Patrick Lane in the proclamations of the Gospels here in our area. They are here! Last Friday, Michael did a presentation for our little ones and he even remembered the third graders who were in first grade when he was last here (why am I surprised!). This Wednesday (Jan 27), he will be at Epiphany Church (7336 West Britton Rd) to present Revelation at 7:00 p.m. The following night he will be at St. Eugene’s (2400 West Hefner Rd) proclaiming the Gospel of Luke, also at 7:00 p.m. It will truly be an experience your family will never forget. Because this is his only livelihood, there is a freewill offering and a reception afterward for you to get to meet them.
Next week is Catholic Schools Week! We love celebrating the gift of our school in our lives. Each day is a day of Thanksgiving for all who help make our school wonderful! The first day is for YOU! Please stop when you come in the morning for breakfast. There will be a hospitality table in each building. Tuesday is Staff Day and we appreciate that very special luncheon for staff members and the time to get together and relax with each other. Wednesday is Community Day. I hope you have invited your employers and co-workers to come during that very special Open House just for them – 9:30 –11:00 a.m. We also will be delivering treats to our nearby neighbors as well as enjoying the “Meet the Sisters and Staff” at the spaghetti dinner beginning at 4:30 p.m. The cost of the dinner is $5.00 and all proceeds will be divided among the classrooms for educational materials.
Thursday is Kids’ Day and full of games and a movie in the afternoon. On Friday, we will conclude with a very special prayer service and cheers from all our various classes – 2 ½ year olds through fourth grade. A magic show will be the entertainment for the day.
I want to thank all of our Basketball Coaches! You are doing such a fantastic job. It is great to see the students learn how to work together as a team. It was reported to me that several other parents from other teams say they enjoy playing with our teams because the students are so kind – little things like stopping to pick up a player who may have tripped or patted them on the back when a basket was made – and they were to the opponents by our players – way to go! Villa Teresa Vikings (Shamrocks)!
Please remember in your prayers the soul of the mother of one of our cooks, Anna Henley who was buried last week. Anna is the grandmother to Matthew, Nicholas and Avery Lewis.
Mark your calendar for our next PTO meeting – Tuesday, February 9 at 5:30 p.m.
Menu for January 25 – 29, 2010
Monday, Jan 25 – Frito pie, cooked carrots, diced pineapples, milk
Tuesday, Jan 26 – Hotdogs, green beans, apples and milk
Wednesday, Jan 27 – Burritos, mixed vegetables, sliced pears, milk
Thursday, Jan 28 – Chicken nuggets, corn, bananas, milk
Friday, Jan 29 - Vegetable beef noodles, carrots, mixed fruit, milk
Thanks for bringing baby items – we’re still collecting! God bless you!
Immersed in Christ (Third Sunday in Ordinary Time)
A Bird’s-eye View
INVENTORY: If someone asked you, “What, in a nutshell, is the Good News?” What would you say?
INPUT: The goal and fruit of Christianity is a mystery. God is “greater than the human heart.” So we ask that our “Faults and weaknesses” will not “obscure the vision” and cause us to settle for less than the full mystery of the “peace you have promised.” The Good News holds up to us something that “exceeds the furthest expression of our human longing.”
Scripture: Nehemiah 8:2-10, 1 Corinthians 12:12-30; Luke 1:1-4, 4:14-21
INSIGHT: Can you sum up the Good News in five sentences? Five words?
INITIATIVE: Adopt the WIT prayer: “Lord do this with me, do this in me, do this through me.”
Monday, January 25, 2010
by Sr. Veronica