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March 5, 2014

It’s time for meatless Fridays!  Dust off your George Forman Grills and get ready for some good eats!  A tuna sandwich, tomato soup and hostess snowballs is my favorite Lenten meal.  Consider these other options:  Homemade cheese pizza, tuna casserole, grilled cheese sandwich, bean burritos, cheese quesadilla, or split pea soup (without the ham).   Get creative – and whatever your choice is for a Lenten meal, make it delicious and nutritious.

During the season of Lent, Catholics are required to fast and abstain.  Children under the age of fourteen do not have to do this; however this doesn’t mean they cannot follow the observances.  Not having meat on Fridays during Lent is an excellent way to develop these Lenten practices as well as giving up something they like for the duration of the Lenten season.

Lent can be an important time for reflection and change.  In going without the things we enjoy, we can move our focus from worldly to spiritually.

Deacon Kurt and Kim O’Connor did a wonderful job organizing Monsignor Moreton’s funeral services Sunday and Monday.  Both the Rosary and the funeral Mass were a beautiful tribute to his many years of service.  He will be missed immensely!

Go in peace and don’t run in the halls.

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Deborah J.V. Nettell


Faith Corner

St. Katharine Drexel (1858- 1955) Because of her lifelong dedication to her faith and her selfless service to the oppressed, Pope John Paul II canonized her on October 1, 2000 to become only the second recognized American-born saint.

Special Thanks To– Everyone who helped with Monsignor’s reception.

Pray For: Monsignor Moreton’s family to find peace during their time of grief.

Prayers of the DayDear Lord, let my words and thoughts be pleasing to you.



Mark Your Calendars! 

Book Fair – March 4th – March 7th 

Bring A Friend To Lunch and a Show-Kindergarten through the 3rd grade eats lunch at 11:30am and 4th through the 8th will eat at 12:00pm.  The talent show will begin at 1:00pm in Mary’s Grotto.

End of 2nd TrimesterMarch 7th

Third Grade First ReconciliationMarch 8th at 9:00am 

OLV School MassMarch 9th @ OLV Church 9:30am

Parent Club Meeting – March 11th @ 6pm

Peach Blossom – March 14th Fresno State

Report Cards Go Home – March 14th

School RallyMarch 17th at 2:15pm

Noon Dismissal- March 19th

Optional Parent/Teacher/Student ConferenceMarch 19th. Contact your teacher to set up a meeting.

Yearbook Ads DUE – March 20th See flyer in Family Envelope.

Golf TournamentMarch 28th

No SchoolMarch 28th.  Going golfing!

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