Written by Deanne Slaughter
Last Friday, December 6, our second grade class along with St. Francis (played by Holy Rosary parent, Tim Lynn) led the school in an Advent retreat by performing a Live Nativity skit. Following the performance, all students brainstormed the virtues we can learn from each part of the Nativity scene. Yesterday, December 8, marked the second Sunday of Advent.
Written by Mercedes Shirts
The sixth grade is in charge of the corporal work of mercy for November to bury the dead. On Thursday, November 8, students visited Rosehill Cemetery to clean up the grounds and to pray for the repose of the souls of those buried there. Students were eager to rake leaves and pine needles, clean gravestones, and pray for those buried in the cemetery. They left with a deeper understanding of the sanctity of life and the importance of praying for those who have gone before us.
For the remainder of November, the names of deceased loved ones will be posted in the hallway around our school crucifix and the whole school will pray for these souls throughout the month. Dress down money collected will be donated to the Koelsch family in memory of Olly Koelsch. If you have a loved one you would like us to pray for, see the office to add that name to the wall.
Written by Leona Kelly
The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy are actions we can perform that extend God’s compassion and mercy to those in need. (Loyola Press). There are seven Corporal Works of Mercy, and every month one of our classes leads the school in a service project relating to each of these works.
This month the second grade is leading our school in a coat drive for the Corporal Work of Mercy, Clothe the Naked. Our students will have the opportunity to organize and collect the items that are donated and all gear that is collected will be donated to St. Vincent de Paul. Our local Knights of Columbus Chapter will be coming into the school to discuss what a great impact the coat drive has on the community. And, money that was collected for our October dress down day will go to St. Vincent de Paul.
If you would like contribute to our 2nd graders project, donations will be accepted until the end of October.
St. Vincent de Paul
Knights of Columbus
Written by Leona Kelly
With the beginning of the school year comes the beginning of extracurricular activities. Here are a few of the things that will be starting soon:
And, for parents, Auction season is upon us. The Holy Rosary Auction and Wine Tasting Fundraiser is in its 36th year and is the biggest fundraiser of the year for our school, and it takes many volunteer hours to make it a success. We'd love for you to be involved! Our next committee meeting will be Wednesday, 9/18, 6:30 PM in the 6th grade classroom. Here's another resource for keeping track of what's going on with the Auction committee: Facebook group "HRCS Auction Committee." This will be another resource for letting you know when we have meetings, and other activities in preparation of our annual Auction. And, to learn more about our Auction, please visit www.holyrosaryschoolif.org/auction.
If you have any questions about events and activities at Holy Rosary, we have many resources for you. Upcoming activities will always be in the weekly Panther Pause. You can also find information on our website at holyrosaryschoolif.org or on our Facebook page at facebook.com/JPIIHRCS. And you can reach out to your child's teacher, or the front office with any questions. It's going to be a GREAT year!
Written by Deanne Slaughter
Please join the Holy Rosary School students, staff, and families as we pray a novena for the success of the coming school year. We will begin the novena at our first school Mass, Wednesday, September 4, and conclude September 12. THANK YOU for your prayer support!
Prayer to Begin a School Year
God, we thank You for the new school year,
and we ask that You bless the faculty, students, and families
of our school and parish.
We pray that You will guide us always,
and that we will seek Your will in all that we do.
We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Mary, seat of wisdom, pray for us!
Excerpt from the Idaho Catholic Register, June 7-20, 2019/Vol. 62 No. 5
The Most Rev. Peter F. Christensen made the following appointments effective July 2, 2019: (Recorded here are only those appointments that apply to our Parish. A full list of pastoral assignments is printed in the Idaho Catholic Register, June 7-20, 2019/Vol. 62 No. 5.)
Rev. Ron Wekerle is appointed Pastor at St. John Paul II Parish (Idaho Falls), St. Ann Station (Mud Lake), St. Anthony's Station (Roberts) and as Moderator at Mary Immaculate Parish (St. Anthony), Good Shepherd Station (Driggs), St. Patrick's Chapel (Rexburg) and Chapel of the Pines (Island Park).
Father Ron Wekerle returns to the Diocese of Boise after six years in México where he was parochial administrator at the Divino Niño Jesús, in the Archdiocese of Morelia Michoacán, where he assisted the community in the construction of a new church. Father Wekerle attended Mount Angel Seminary and was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Tod D. Brown on June 8, 1990, in St. John Cathedral, Boise. He was parochial vicar at St. Mark's (1990-92), and St. John's (1992-95), both in Boise. He was pastor at San Marcos in Cali, Colombia (1995-97) before beginning graduate studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in dogmatic theology, earning a licentiate in Sacred Theology in 1999. Later that year, he was appointed pastor at St. Jerome's in Jerome. Six years later, he was named priest moderator for Immaculate Conception, Buhl, and in 2007 was given the same title at Our Lady of the Snows, Sun Valley. He was reappointed pastor at St. Jerome's in 2005. In his new assignment in Idaho Falls, he replaces Father Raúl Covarrubias who is retiring.
Rev. Hippolytus Ezenwa, SMMM is appointed parochial vicar at St. John Paul II Parish, Idaho Falls...More information about Father Hippolytus Ezenwa, SMMM (Sons of Mary, Mother or Mercy) was not available at press time but will be included in a future issue.
Rev. Carlos Rosero is appointed Parochial Vicar at St. Paul's Parish (Nampa), St. Joseph's (Melba), Our Lady Queen of Heaven (Oreana), Our Lady of Tears (Silver City).
A full list of pastoral assignments is printed in the Idaho Catholic Register, June 7-20, 2019/Vol. 62 No. 5.
Written by Carina VanPelt
As we continue to plan for next year, I want to remind everyone that all financial aid applications are typically due on April 15th. This year, we are offering an extension. Financial aid applications for the 2019-2020 school year are due on May 8, 2019. Everyone wanting to receive financial aid must complete the entire application, with 2018 Tax documents, through FACTS. Anyone who does not complete this application will be expected to pay full tuition price for the 2019-2020 school year, with no exceptions. I will not be doing any individual meetings throughout the summer or in the fall. Financial aid approval and plans will be complete before the end of May 2019. If you need any help, please stop by the office. We are happy to help with this process.
Visit our Tuition and Fees Page to learn more about payment options, or visit the FACTS page directly to learn more about tuition management.
Tuition and Fees
Written by Sarah Atwell
For our Corporal Work of Mercy of Drink for the Thirsty, the first grade is currently doing a baby formula drive to donate to the Ruth House Women's Shelter in Idaho Falls.
According to shelterlistings.org, "The Ruth House is a woman’s shelter of the Idaho Falls Rescue Mission which provides emergency, permanent and transitional housing services to adult females 18 years of age and older and women with children."
Donations will be collected at the school and will be delivered the Ruth House at the end of the month.
Students spread the word around school with a collection of handmade posters.
This afternoon Holy Rosary School was in a Shelter in Place condition. During lunch recess Bonneville County police asked the teachers on duty to take all students inside and to Shelter in Place. At this time, the Bonneville County Police report that the situation has been resolved and the Shelter in Place condition has been lifted. We do not have further details on the situation as the Police Department is unable to provide those details. All staff and students did as they have been trained and did a great job. We thank the Bonneville County Police Department for keeping us safe.
Please note that there is a Red Flag pick up this afternoon. This is due to the Piano Recital that is scheduled for this afternoon.
Written by Karianne Earnest
The students in Kindergarten are participating in a reading incentive program with Heifer International, called Read To Feed. Throughout this program, the students will be reading and learning about global poverty. Please check out the Read To Feed website and share this information with your friends and family. Thank you for helping us make a difference. The Read to Feed fundraising period is from now until March 29th.
Mrs. Kelly is the Computer Lab Teacher at Holy Rosary Catholic School and is Mom to 3 beautiful children, 2 of whom are students at Holy Rosary.
Holy Rosary Catholic School
161 9th St
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
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