To Jesus Through Mary

Mission Statement
Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, serving students in the eight sponsoring parishes of the region in grades pre-kindergarten to eight, is dedicated to excellence in education by developing life-long learners and leaders. We foster a faith-filled environment in partnership with families, emphasizing reverence, respect, and personal responsibility in the traditional spirit of Christian teaching.

November 16, 2017  

Phone: 410-208-1600

Fax: 410-208-4957


On the occasion  of the Consecration of the World to Our Blessed Mary,
t he Holy Father stressed that the Virgin Mary leads Christians to the mercy of God,
who can untie "all knotted hearts" caused by sin. "These knots take away our peace and serenity," he said, and he urged the faithful not to give up hope that God can untie these knots. Mary, he said, "takes us with the hand of a mother to the embrace of the Father, to the Father of mercy."

On Tuesday, November 21st, our school will gather in the cafeteria in order to offer prayer and thanksgiving to our God for the many blessings He has bestowed upon us. Our prayer service will include readings from Sacred Scripture, reflection, prayers of petition and song. All are invited to join us at 10:00.


We recently received the following in a letter from Sr. Cecilia and the Seton Center Staff:

"What a great experience it was to have all of you come to Seton Center with all of your energy and enthusiasm. Sister Eileen and I both commented on how nice it would be to be on the faculty at Most Blessed Sacrament School and to be teachers to all of you!

The goodness and generosity of caring people like you helps us to make a difference in the lives of struggling families. We are so aware of the fact that we are all in this together and it is together that we make a difference in the lives of others and in our world.

God bless each of you and your families. You are in our prayers every day and we depend on your prayers."


Benefiting the Technology Development Fund of MBS

MBS Car Raffle
1 for $10, 6 for $50, 13 for $100- 2018 Chevrolet Spark OR $10,000 CASH!
Have you sold your raffle tickets? We are asking every family to sell a minimum of 15 tickets for our MBS Car Raffle, to benefit the technology development fund of MBS. Through this fund, we will be able to purchase iPads and Surface Pro tablets. The goal is to have a one to one digital technology ratio to be used in classroom instruction for third through eighth grades. If each family sells a minimum of 15 tickets, that will bring in close to $15,000 for our technology development fund! The Thanksgiving holiday is a great opportunity to sell tickets to family and friends! You can also encourage friends and family to purchase tickets online line on our website at www.mostblessedsacramentschool.com or click this link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=xryz7ocab&oeidk=a07eepeuy0sc6a98d39 .
Also for our families, we have the TOP SELLERS RAFFLE where each month, the family who sells the most tickets will have their name put into a SECOND raffle, where the odds are one in seven to win! The winner of the TOP SELLERS RAFFLE will win $500 CASH PLUS an Nintendo Switch gaming console (worth $300.00.) And remember, for every 10 tickets sold, your name will be entered in the car raffle (one free ticket for every 10 tickets sold.) Please contact Tim Jones or Lisa Edmunds with any questions, or for more information.
It's that time of year again! We are doing a Christmas Card contest! This is an optional contest for our students. Any student who wishes to participate should draw a favorite Christmas picture using 8 ½ x 11" paper and colored pencils, markers, or crayon drawing. All drawings must be submitted to office by December 5th. Winner will be chosen on afternoon of December 5th and will receive a $20.00 gift card from Michaels. Please email Mrs. Edmunds at ledmunds@mbscs.org for questions.


On every other Wednesday, our middle school students participate in Middle School activity period. During this period, students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade attend an activity class that is designed to extend our curricula. Students choose, on a trimester basis, to attend one of the following: Sewing, cooking, chess, dance, logic and puzzles, golf, garden club, coding and power walking. In the photos below, members of the golf club practice their swing. Many thanks to Mrs. Barbara Stevenson for coordinating the MBS golf club.


Please pass the word!! Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School is hosting an Open House Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 9:00am-11:30am for parishioners, new families, and members of our communities in Delaware and Maryland. You will have an opportunity to tour facilities, meet the teachers and speak to administrators on hand regarding enrollment possibilities for the 2017-2018 academic year. We are located at 11242 Racetrack Road, Berlin, MD 21811. Any questions or for more information, please contact Lisa Edmunds, Director of Admissions at 410-208-1600.

Brochure sales for Yankee candle have ended and should be turned in today, but don't worry... YOU CAN STILL ORDER ONL  INE !!! Just  go to www.yankeecandlefundraising.com. Remember to enter the MBS group number 990056115.


Raven Raffle: Keep your eyes peeled for a chance to win Ravens tickets  (Game day 12-31-17, includes parking), a credit towards a nights stay with Hyatt, and a brand new Yeti cooler!! Purchase raffle tickets now through November 17th. HSA representatives will be selling tickets in the car line. Chances to win will also be sold the night of the mini golf tournament. Winner drawn at the MBS CaddyShack Classic hosted by HSA on November 17, 2017. For more information email,  hsa@mbscs.org attn: Rick Deale


Spring play preparations are underway! This year, we will be performing Mary Poppins, JR. Students in 5th through 8th grade are invited to audition. Below are three important dates regarding preparations and auditions. Any questions? Please contact Mrs. Bennett at nbennett@mbscs.org.
  • Tuesday, November 28th- After School Mary Poppins Movie "Viewing Party" until 5:30pm 
  • Tuesday, December 5th- After School Script Read-Through until 5:00pm
  • Monday, December 11th- Mary Poppins Auditions until 5:00pm  6th- 8th grade students only. 5th grade students will be auditioning Monday afternoon during school hours. 
The colder weather is here! We would like to remind parents that on days when the temperature is lower than 45 degrees, children must have a coat or sweatshirt in order to go outside for recess. Please be sure that children are dressed for cold weather each day. 
As in the past, parents and guardians will be notified of emergency closings and delays through our School Messenger notification system.  Because of this, it is VERY IMPORTANT that we have your updated contact information as soon as possible. In the case of delayed openings or school closing, parents will receive a recorded phone call and a text message on their cell phones.  In the case of an emergency early dismissal, calls will be made to the parent's landline, cell and emergency numbers. 
Calls regarding delayed openings and school closing will be made by 5:15 a.m. Closings and delays will also be posted on WBOC, WMDT, and Froggy99. 

This week - I met with Middle School- we had a lesson on kindness and brainstormed ways the middle school can spread acts of kindness to one another on a daily basis.  I reminded them that we are to follow the golden rule.  We must treat people the way we want to be treated.  We discussed the importance of reporting acts of repeated unkindness to trusted adults and to teachers if it occurs at school. I also met with Pre3 and Pre4, we read a book, "Billy Bully".  We talked about ways to show kindness and how it is something we should do every day! Please contact me with any questions or concerns at tgabbard@mbscs.org.
Arts Integration-
Guatemalan "Worry Dolls"
For the last few weeks, I have been team teaching alongside Mrs. Bennett in an arts integration "worry doll" project. 4th and 5th grade students discussed positive ways to cope with their daily anxieties, worries, and fears through various methods such as breathing techniques, squeezing a stress ball or worry stones, and saying a quiet prayer. Mrs. Bennett did a wonderful job teaching students about the ancient history of Guatemalan Worry Dolls and how they can be used as an additional resource for relieving stress. After our discussion and history lesson, students read the children's book "Silly Billy" by Anthony Browne. Then, the arts integration fun began! Students used various crafting materials to create their very own Worry Doll. Students were encouraged to create a worry doll that would provide a sense of calm and happiness every time that they would see the doll. The final part of the project was for students to create a poem about their worry doll. The student's worry dolls and poems will be on display in the intermediate pod the week following Thanksgiving break. Thank you to Mrs. Bennett for letting me be a part of this fun and educational project!
Attn: 8th grade parents
The Diocese of Wilmington will administer the HSPT (High School Placement Test) at our diocesan and parish high schools (Padua Academy, Saint Elizabeth High School, Saint Mark's High School, Saint Thomas More Academy, Saints Peter & Paul School) the first weekend in December. Registration will take place online only, through Scholastic Testing Services, Inc., at http://wilmington.stsusers.com.

Fall Sports Recognition:
We will be recognizing our Fall athletes (Soccer and Golf) on Friday, November 18th at 9:00AM in the Cafeteria. Special recognition will be given to our 8th grade athletes.  
The first week of basketball practices are coming to an end. We thank all of the basketball players and coaches for setting the right tone for the season. All participating players/parents please continue to turn in all forms and sport participation fees ($40).

Just around the corner is flu season.  Yearly flu vaccines are always recommended.   You can get your flu vaccination from your primary care provider.  Rite Aid and Walgreens offer flu vaccines as well.   Remember frequent hand washing is the simplest way to avoid getting sick.
17th             Fall Sports Recognition Program, 9:00 a.m.              
                    Caddyshack Classic Mini Golf Tournament, 6:30-10:00 p.m.
22nd-24th     Thanksgiving Holiday--School Closed 
St. Ann 
Hello Parents from St. Ann's Parish,
Every year, MBS families host "Donut Sunday" from October to April at St. Ann's in Bethany after 10:30 Mass.  We provide donuts and make coffee for parishioners to enjoy in Delaney Hall.  Our children are encouraged to wear their MBS polo shirt so that our Parishioners recognize them and know that they are part of the MBS family. The children help serve and clean up as well. If you are interested in helping out any of these dates, please email me directly. You may earn FIP hours for your time.
Dates are:  12/10, 1/14/17, 2/11, 3/11 and 4/8.
Thank you, Anne Flaherty ( annemvogel@aol.com )
St. Ann's Gift Shop Christmas Open House will be held in Delaney Hall on Saturday, November 18, 3:00- 6:00 p.m., and on Sunday, November 19, 8:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. We have Advent candles, ornaments, Christmas cards, nativity scenes, lighted pictures, stocking stuffers, puzzles, statues, rosaries, rosary cases, many gift items, and much more. We expect a visit from Santa. There will be cookies!!! 
St John Neumann
St. John Neumann Parish and Family Life Committee invites all parishioners to attend our Advent Wreath Making Event on Sunday, December 3rd from 12:30-2:00 p.m. at MBS. If you have your ring from last year, please bring it! Wreath rings and candles will be available for $10 or you can bring your own wreath to enhance with greens, candles and ribbon. $15 donation per family is requested. 
Parents of 2nd & 8th graders:
Please continue or begin having your child get their bulletin signed on a weekly basis by the Presider or the Deacon after attending Mass and place it in the designated box on the counter in the SJN library. Thank you!   
The 11th Annual Saint John Neumann Women's Retreat will beheld on January 26-28, 2018 at the Dunes Manor Hotel located on 28th Street in Ocean City. Our Retreat Facilitator this year will be Sr. Pat Smith. Her message will center on Blessings Given, Received, Shared. She is a gifted speaker who will lead us to explore how God is present in our lives through prayer, faith-sharing, hopes and dream sharing. Let us be open to our untold wealth of giftedness and recognize ourselves as blessed and a blessing.  
The entire cost of the weekend which includes three meals on Saturday, one on Sunday, snacks and materials is $307 for a private room, $215 per person for double occupancey, $191 for triple, $180 for a quad, and $130 for the four meals, materials and not staying overnight. Registration has begun - please contact Nancy Groves 410-208-2854 or ngroves@stjnrcc.com to register. Payment is due December 20th.    
St. Jude the Apostle
BeachORIGINALS'  are HERE!  
Stop by the Religious Education Office to purchase your cards between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. 
Buy One Entrée, Get up to $15 Off the Second Entrée (of equal or lesser value) at several of the resort area's most exceptional restaurants through April 30, 2018.  Still only $20 a card!  Your purchase will help support St. Jude's Religious Education Program. 
  Come Help Others and Have Fun!!    Proceeds Benefit Those in Need. WHEN:     Saturday, November 18, 2017  6:00 pm to 10:00 pm  WHERE:  Saint Jude Church Parish Life Center 152 Tulip Drive, Lewes Delaware 19958  PRICE:  $18 (Reserved Tables available; minimum 8)  MENU: Hamburgers/Hot Dogs/French Fries/ Salad/ Root Beer Floats/Ice Cream  Sundaes/Cookies/Coffee/Tea  (Soda/Wine/Beer Available)  MUSIC by DJ Conrad All Tickets Must be Purchased in Advance by November 14:   Tickets are available at the Parish Office or by calling : Rita Gunder (302) 684-3888 or Joann Schatz (302) 645-1261 to reserve tickets.  Sponsored by Monsignor Desmond Columbiettes
Attention Business Owners, Professionals,  Self Employed and Families!  Bulletin Advertising Opportunities Available!
 St. Mary Star of the Sea/Holy Savior
Visit our Annual Christmas Bazaar at Holy Savior 17th Street 
Fri Nov 17 - Sat Nov 18 from 10am - 7pm 
We have a Gift shop, Christmas shop, Books, jewelry, toy shop, chance auction 50/50s and more! The food menu (eat in or carry out) includes Hot roast beef or turkey with gravy & fries ($8.75) fish and chips, oyster stew, raw bar, desserts and more! 
Vision Statement  

Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School provides rigorous and technologically relevant instruction that is intentionally integrated with Catholic identity.  Together, as Pastors, administrators, teachers and parents, we nurture the development of the mind, the body, and the soul, in each of our students.  Our students are able to make sound decisions based upon the teachings of Jesus Christ and modeled upon the lives of the saints.  As a faith and learning community, we teach students a passion for the truth and a love for discovery and knowledge. Our students are prepared to relate their Catholic faith to their culture and actively live their faith as members of the greater community.