@ A Glance
Marching For Life In DC
After school this Wednesday, 49 Saints will board a bus and travel to Washington DC to March for Life. They'll do a bit of site-seeing along the way and take part in a youth rally, but their true purpose and mission is to give voice to voiceless. Please keep these students and chaperones in you prayers throughout their journey  until their safe return on Saturday.
Respect Life Mass TOMORROW, January 24
You can support our marchers. We are hosting our first Respect Life Mass for the Bloomington-Normal community in our chapel TOMORROW, January 24 at 5:00 p.m.  The goal of this Mass is to gather our Catholic community in one place and pray for an end to abortion and a greater respect for all human life.  This event will also serve as way for the community to send-off our students who will be leaving on the March for Life pilgrimage the next day.  
Catholic Schools Week Schedule
Catholic Schools Week begins Sunday, January 29 and runs through Saturday, February 4. Here is a brief overview of our schedule for the week:

Art Show 
Sunday, January 29
Our st udents will speak at Parish Masses regarding the importance of Catholic education.
Monday, January 30
Faculty/Staff vs. Students Volleyball Game during 2nd Lunch
Tuesday, January 31
  • Great To Be A Saint Day!
    8th grade students spend the morning with our Student Ambassadors and participate in the morning class schedule. They will stay for lunch and return to their school by 1 p.m. 
  • Junior Retreat
  • Senior Open Lunch

Wednesday, February 1
Faculty-Staff Appreciation Luncheon and Olympics Opening Ceremony
Thursday, February 2
Olympics Day
Jeans Day
Friday, February 3
  • All Schools Mass at St. Patrick Church of Merna for Grades K-12 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Early dismissal (after Mass)
  • “Spaghetti Dinner and Pack the Place”
       dinner from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m
       Varsity Boys’Basketball game at 7:30 p.m.  
       Junior High Students, cheerleaders and band members join Central Catholic students
       More information below
Returning Student Registration Underway
All current Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors can register now for the 2017-18 school year. Registration information and forms are available online. You can fill them out on your computer, then print them or print the blank forms and fill them out by hand. Return the completed forms and the $275 commitment fee to Mrs. Fitzwater at the front desk by Friday, February 10. 
New Student Registration information will be available at Showcase Central on Wednesday, February 15 and New Student Registration begins Monday, March 6.
Black Light Dance Tickets On Sale NOW
Tickets are on sale now for our annual Black Light Dance. Students can purchase tickets for $10 and that price includes a t-shirt to decorate. Proceeds benefit the WJBC Brotherhood Tree. The dance is Saturday, February 4 from approximately 8:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.  The dance will follow the boys' basketball game that evening, so the official start time may vary.
Catholic Schools Week Luncheon February 1
Thank you to those parents who signed up to bring food or help at our Catholic Schools Week Luncheon for Faculty and Staff. Due to a conflict, the luncheon has been moved to Wednesday, February 1. Click here to help us fill the few remaining open slots for donations and for volunteer help.
Help Us Pack The Place February 3
We close out Catholic Schools Week with our annual Spaghetti Dinner and Pack The Place game. There are so many reasons to not miss this:
  • It's an Avanti's Spaghetti Dinner!
  • Dinner is only $7 per person and benefits our Senior Charity, Special Olympics Illinois.
  • It's our last Boys' Basketball home game of the season and the third game between the Saints and Olympia (each team has won once).
  • It's Senior Night.
  • Junior High Band members are joining our Pep Band.
  • Junior High Cheerleaders are joining our Cheerleaders.
  • At halftime, there will be a game of Knockout for all 5th - 8th graders.

So, be sure to join us for dinner and a game on Friday, February 3!

Where Are Our Saints In Action?
It's a week filled with lots of opportunities to catch the Saints in action at home. Check out our Weekly Athletics schedule for more information.