May is a busy month for all of us: ball games, field trips, the carnival, Cinco de Mayo and of course graduations. My favorite part of this month is First Holy Communion.
This year our third graders received their Sacrament of First Eucharist from Father Borges. He was wonderful to our students and his homily enriched their understanding of the Eucharist. On behalf of the Our Lady of Victory School, I thank Father Borges for his service to our community!
Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion is a two year process. Ms. Perez and Mrs. Marquez did an excellent job preparing our students for these Sacraments. They truly understand the importance of the Sacraments and each student showed reverence and prayerfulness during the Mass. Thank you teachers and parents for supporting our third graders through their sacramental journey!
After the Mass the 2nd grade families hosted a reception for the third graders and their guests. There was plenty of delicious pastries and cake for everyone to enjoy. Many thanks to Mrs. Saldate and the 2nd grade parents for all their efforts in making the reception beautiful as well as delicious!
On a final note… the Spring Concert will be held at the church on May 22nd at 2:00pm. All are welcome to attend! Have a blessed week, go in peace and don’t run in the halls!
Deborah J.V. Nettell
Our Lady of Fatima This feast commemorates the visions of Our Lady seen near Fatima in Portugal in 1917, by three shepherd children, Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco. The visions occurred on the 13th day of each month from May to October, and by October huge crowds were gathering at the site of the visions and reporting visions and miraculous occurrences themselves.
Special Thanks To: The booster club for sponsoring the luau dance this Saturday! To Father Borges, Mrs. Marquez, Ms. Perez, staff and parents who made First Holy Communion beautiful!
Pray For: Ms. Cook’s father as he recovers from surgery. Father Dan Avila as he prepares to begin his ministry at Our Lady of Victory Parish.
Prayers of the Day – God in heaven, hear my prayer, keep me in Thy loving care. Be my guide in all I do,bless all those who love me too.
Mark Your Calendars!
Rosaries in the Grotto- During the month of May students will pray the rosary at Morning Prayer. Students are encouraged to bring their rosaries to school during this month.
Luau Dance– May 17th. This dance is being organized by the Booster Club and all profits will benefit the OLV sports program. See flyer attached in family envelope.
Mother/Son Bowling– May 18th at Fresno State. See flyer attached in family envelope.
Spring Concert- May 22nd at 2:00 p.m. in the church.
Instrument Rental Returns-. Students who have rented an instrument from Patrick’s Music must return them by May 23rd at 8:00a.m.
7th and 8th Grade Finals– The 19th through the 23rd of May.
Sports Awards – May 23rd @ 6pm at OLV School – tailgating on grass, bring blankets and chairs!
REGISTRATION FOR 2014-2015 DUE – Friday May, 23rd.
8th Grade trip to Santa Cruz – May 27th
Pre K Promotion– May 28th at 9:00 a.m. in the Grotto.
Year Book Signing- May 29th at 2:30 p.m. If you have not order a year book they are still available through the company. See flyer attached in family envelope.
8th Grade Graduation- May 30th at 9:00 a.m.
Noon Dismissal – June 2nd
$2 Booster Free Dress – June 4th
Field Day/ Noon Dismissal – June 5th
Last Day of School- June 6th Extension Care/PreK close @ 1p.m.