“For you were once in darkness, but now your are light in the Lord. Live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth. Try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.” (Eph 5:8-10)
The above passage is from St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. The passage reminds me of a quote I often repeat to students and to my own children: “once you know better, you’re obligated to do better.” The concept is echoed here in Paul’s letter as he tells the community in Ephesus that they were once in darkness or in ignorance but now that they have heard and been instructed in the good news of Christ as savior and messiah, they are to live in the light.
The last sentence though is one that we ought to really reflect on and have our children reflect on. What does please the Lord? If we can spend time reading scripture, reflecting on our own words and deeds, and praying for guidance we might better be able to know what is pleasing to the Lord. St. Paul’s letter is good advice for all of us. With Ash Wednesday approaching on February 14 and the start of Lent, we would all do well to commit to live as children of light.
RE-REGISTRATION DUE MONDAY FEB 5
This coming Monday, February 5, re-registration forms are due. Families that need more time must contact the office to avoid any late fees. Please ensure that re-registration forms are completed accurately and submitted no later than Monday at 3:30pm.
PATRIOTS SWEATPANTS AND HOODIE
St. Jude School has added the Patriots sweatpants and hoodie to our PE strip. These items cannot be worn under the school uniform (exceptions are made from time to time due to weather). The sweatpants and hoodie are available for purchase through Cambridge Uniforms. Visit their online store to order.
GR 6 GIRLS BASKETBALL OPEN LEAGUE PLAY WITH STRONG PERFORMANCES
The Gr. 6 Girls Basketball team opened their league play against Holy Cross Elementary and St. Mary’s Elementary this week. In both games, the team opened with an onslaught of baskets, rebounds, and strong defense. The girls show a lot of energy and they cheer each other on, demonstrating a strong sense of team. The team is 2-0 and will face Our Lady of Sorrows on Tuesday before heading to St. Catherine’s for a tournament on Thursday. Let’s go St. Jude Patriots!
GR 5 GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAMS WINS THE SHOOTOUT CONTEST AT OLS TOURNAMENT
The Gr. 5 Girls team had lots of fun as they competed in the OLS Basketball Tournament. While the team lost some of the games, they did remarkably well in the shooting contest. Way to go St. Jude Patriots!
ST. JUDE SCHOOL TOURS
Our Gr. 7 Student Ambassadors are available to provide tours of our school to prospective families. If you know of someone who might be interested in attending St. Jude School, I encourage you to tell them to sign up for a tour. Any interested family can email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a tour.
ST. JUDE PARISH MASS TIMES
St. Jude Parish Mass Times
Monday – Saturday: 9 am morning Masses
Novena Mass on Wednesdays: 7:30 pm
Saturday anticipated Mass: 5 pm
Sunday Mass: 9 am, 11 am, 5 pm
Feb 6 – First Reconciliation – Gr. 2 – be at the Church for 6:30pm
Feb 15 – Catholic Educators Conference – No School
Feb 16 – Catholic Educators Conference – No School
Feb 19 – Family Day – No School
Feb 20 – PEC Meeting 5:30pm
Feb 23 – Noon Dismissal
Mar 8 – Student Led Conferences – No School
Mar 9 – Mar 24 – Spring Break
Mar 25 – School Opens from Spring Break
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