Memorial Wall of Holy Souls

Greetings,

There is a long established custom in the Christian tradition to prayerfully remember those who have died and have gone before us in the sign of faith.  Though these prayers are offered throughout the year, the month of November is the time especially set aside for the remembrance of our beloved deceased family members.

As was the custom from last year, please send in the names of your deceased family members and we will publish their names on our Memorial Wall of Holy Souls and pray for them each morning as we gather at Morning Prayer.

We will begin this next Wednesday, so please take time to either download and send in the Holy Souls form form or complete our online form this week so our student council members will have time to have everyone’s name in place for Wednesday, November 1,  All Saint’s Day.

Blessings,

Mrs. Elizabeth Snow
David Kimbell

Hurricane Supplies Needed

We received word from those on-site in Panama City about the types of hurricane supplies they need.  We will maintain a list here and update it as we are notified of changes.

  • batteries – AAA through D
  • Household cleaning items
  • pet foods
  • snacks
  • disposable cleaning gloves
  • paper products to include plates, flatware, paper towels, and napkins
  • hygiene products for men and women
  • baby food and formula
  • Underwear – Men, women, and children

Letter from the Principal

Fall Greetings,

Thank you so much for your response to Lucky Hearts.  Thanks to you, we have once again reached our past goal that makes it possible for us to provide extra resources for our classrooms and teachers.  We feel very blessed as you, our families and supporters continually support our Sacred Heart Cathedral School family.

This next week brings many classes traveling down the street to the Pumpkin Patch, with buddies and alone as classes. This a great time to enjoy the beautiful fall weather, while we enjoy one another’s company.  We also experience the joy of being a student at Sacred Heart Cathedral School as we share with our buddies, and create and confirm relationships. We are so fortunate to have such a family friendly neighborhood.

We have ended our first quarter and are anxiously looking forward to student led conferences.  Your child/children have worked hard to present presentations to you, their parents.  They will share with you their strengths, weaknesses and plans for the future.  I know you will be touched as I have spent many hours in the classroom only to find an overwhelming goal of being kind to one another and finding joy in my classmates.  Our mission is becoming a reality at Sacred Heart Cathedral School.

As always, it is an honor to serve you and I am continually humbled by your support and generosity.  Mr. Redding took a truck load of supplies this weekend to those families affected by hurricane Michael. As families of Sacred Heart Cathedral School, if you decide you would like to take your family for a weekday workday, please let us know and your child/children will be excused from school for that day.  I understand how important it is to spend time as a family and the week days is the highest need for family support.

We are looking forward to two school events.  We are hosting a PTO general meeting this Wednesday, beginning with appetizers at 5:30 followed by a general meeting at 6 p.m.  This event will take place in our outside newly designed outside patio, weather permitting.

This Friday there are many events happening at Sacred Heart Cathedral School.  Our families from PreK-5th grade are participating in our Seat ‘n Treat activity held on our campus grounds.

Our middle school students are participating in the championship football game as they take on Little Flower/EDS at Catholic High School at 6:30 p.m. Friday evening.  Please try to support both events this weekend.  We have so much to be proud of here at SHCS.  Our families, PTO, sports programs continually support our mission.  You are the best!

Looking forward, the 8th grade will once again be following tradition in the mission of service as they help at the YMCA on October 30th.  The 8th grade will also be sponsoring the Fall Fest for those students in grade Pre-K-5th grade on October 31st.  This fun day will take the place of individual Halloween parties.  The 8th graders have planned many fun activities for these young people.

Please join us for Mass on All Saints’  Day at 8 a.m.   Bishop Wack will be the celebrant.

The following week, Mr. Kimbell and I will be attending the Catholic Liberal Arts Conference and three other teachers will be attending a seminar on Mindset and Determination in New Orleans. We will all return to Sacred Heart Cathedral School eager to move forward with what we have learned from these conferences.

I know you will all continue to support our annual Pumpkin Run. Please keep the pumpkin bread coming in as this is crucial for the support of the run. This is such a special day for our parish and school community.  The briskness of the early morning air and the warmth of the air at the completion of the race just lend towards a wonderful family day.

As we move into November, we will continue our annual Thanksgiving Feast on Friday, November 16th.  Our 8th grade class, as part of their commitment to service, will be serving the students in grades Pre-k through 7th grade. Consequently, we will not need parent volunteers for this luncheon.  Once the 8th grade is finished serving their fellow classmates they will have their own luncheon together.  This class is to be commended on how they rise to the occasion to serve others.

Blessings,

Elizabeth and Dave

Future Crusaders

220px-this_is_the_main_logo_used_for_pensacola_catholic_high_schoolPensacola Catholic High School will hold its annual Open House for Middle School Parents on Sunday, October 28, beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the CHS Gym.  Parents of current Middle School students are encouraged to attend this afternoon gathering to learn about Catholic High’s excellent programs, meet faculty members and students, tour the campus and lean about the admissions process.

Catholic High School will be administering its Placement Test for students who wish to register for the 2019-20 School year on Saturday, November 3, at 8:00 a.m. There is a $20 registration fee.  Students will need to bring a completed Placement Test Pre-Registration Form and two #2 pencils.  The Pre-Registration for can be downloaded from the CHS website (pensacolachs.org).  Click on the Admissions tab then High School Placement Test.  The form is located at the bottom of the page.  There will be a make-up test for those who cannot make the Saturday test on Tuesday, November 6, at 8:00 a.m.

For more information about Pensacola Catholic High School, please visit our website  www.pensacolachs.org.

A copy of our Placement Test Pre-Registration Form is attached.

Place Test Pre-Reg Form

Altar Server Training

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Parents, please complete this form if you would like to have your child participate in Altar Server training on Friday, October 19th following the 8:00 AM Mass.

Students eligible for altar server training must be practicing Catholics and in third through eighth grade.

In order to serve at the Cathedral, Altar Servers must undergo training at the Cathedral, even if they have participated in training at another parish.