April 16 2014

St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic SchoolNewsletter

Volume:  XXI

No.: 30

April 16, 2014


Holy Week is the week preceding Easter and the final week of Lent. Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday and ends with Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday. Holy Week includes Holy Thursday (also known as Maundy Thursday) and Good Friday, which, together with Holy Saturday, are known as the Triduum. Before the revision of the liturgical calendar in 1969, Holy Week was the second week of Passiontide; in the current calendar, Passiontide is synonymous with Holy Week.

During Holy Week, Christians commemorate the Passion of Christ, Who died on Good Friday in reparation for the sins of mankind, and rose on Easter Sunday to give new life to all who believe. Thus, while Holy Week is solemn and sorrowful, it also anticipates the joy of Easter through the recognition of God’s goodness in sending His Son to die for our salvation.

Auction Dinner (Silent Auction) 2014
Next Monday is the last day to purchase the early-bird tickets for the auction/dinner.  Tickets are $20.00 on or before Monday, April 21, 2014, and $25.00 after the 21st.

The auction is off to an incredible start already, with many, many items being donated and a wonderful group of volunteers getting everything organized!  Wow!  DESTINATION:  HEAVEN!



St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Catholic School is a family oriented environment that provides a Christ centered education to students in PreK-6.  Together as a staff, parents, parish, and community, we strive to prepare students morally, spiritually, intellectually and socially to meet the challenges of the future as disciples of Jesus, spreading the word of God and ultimately entering the kingdom of heaven.


Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 17, 2014 – Stations of the Cross and Seder Meal.

Friday, April 18, 2014 – No School – Good Friday.

Monday, April 21, 2014 – No School – Easter Monday

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 – First Communion Retreat/Practice.

Wednesday and Thursday, April 23 and 24, 2014 – MCA testing.

Friday, April 25, 2014 – Auction/Dinner.

Tuesday and Thursday, April 29 and May 1, 2014 – MCA testing.

Sunday, May 3, 2014 – First Communion.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 – Class/Group Photos.