Catholic Schools Week was a great success!
The St. Joseph Academy community celebrated its diversity,
talents, athletic abilities and faith. A heartfelt thank you to the parents, faculty and staff who made this a
wonderful week for our students.
Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent. As Catholics it is a time for fasting, abstinence and alms giving. As individuals we have an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice that Jesus made for us. To truly appreciate the celebration of Easter Sunday and the ultimate sacrifice that was made be a participant in Lent not a spectator. Sacrifice, acts of charity, attending Stations of the Cross, a commitment to the 40 days of Lent is a small gesture of gratitude for all we have been given.
As we begin the third and final trimester there is still much to be done at St. Joes. True to our beliefs we continue to academically challenge our students preparing them for future academic success.
In an effort to continually grow and give students new experiences, the St. Joseph Academy Girls Volleyball team was established and competed in its first season. The team was extremely competitive and well supported by the community. The Boys Volleyball team is scheduled to begin practice in March. In addition to volleyball the Academy is partnering with Events 4 Chess to offer chess as another after school activity. Students who have chosen to participate in both or either activity are having fun as they learn and grow.
There are a number of special events scheduled for the remainder of the year that will bring the SJA family together in celebration.
March 19th is the feast day of St. Joseph, our patron saint. We will honor St. Joseph and all fathers at the 8:00 Mass. A light breakfast will follow in the gym. Students in 7th grade will receive their class rings at the Mass as well.
April is a busy month. Students who have met the requirements of the National Junior Honor Society will be recognized at the 8:00 Mass on April 3rd with an induction ceremony to follow in the school.
The 8th grade students will continue the tradition of presenting the “Living Stations of the Cross” on Holy Thursday. All are invited to attend. It is truly an emotional experience.
Our May Crowning will take place at the 8:00 Mass on May 1st to honor the Blessed Mother. We will also be honoring mothers during Mass with a light breakfast to follow in the gym. 8th grade students will be receiving the sacrament of Confirmation on May 15th.
And before we realize it May will be upon us!