Our school and office is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
We will re-open on Monday November 30th.
This year the principals of the schools in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester have recommitted to focusing on our Catholic identity. We discussed many ways in which to do this. Two of the ideas we had were to make sure students knew about the name Saints of their school and to promote frequent, reverent participation in Holy Mass and reception of the Blessed Sacrament in both species. We had reflections on our patron Saints at our recent First Friday Mass where we celebrated All Saints Day. We now have posters of Saint Francis de Sales and St. Stephen hanging outside the main office in the conference room. Plans are being made for a couple of our Art classes to create more permanent and beautiful representations of our Saints to hang in our school building. Mrs. Mantelli has also included quotes from de Sales in several parent memos this year. Please see the attached “Liturgical News and Notes”(under Principal's Weekly Memo page) that was sent home in this week’s family envelope. In it you will find a Mass schedule for the rest of the year and information about the protocol for receiving the Eucharist in both species. Please review this document with your children in an age appropriate way. Thank you.