News from the Nest: Our Community Newsletter for Assumption Families, Students, Faculty, Alumni & Friends
October 6, 2019- Special Guest Edition
From the Desk of Father Cip!
October is one of my favorite months…Yankees in the playoffs…College Football…the Giants not having a losing record for once…and of course Halloween! But more than anything else it is the month when we honor the Blessed Virgin Mary in an extra special way especially under her title of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary celebrated on October 7th. To give you an idea of how powerful a weapon the Rosary is in the hands of those who pray it…check this out!
After the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the Holy Rosary is the prayer most pleasing to Our Lady who revealed the following promises to St. Dominic (the saint to whom the rosary was first given in the 12th century) regarding those who pray it faithfully.
1. Whosoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the Rosary shall receive signal graces.
A signal grace may be a simple sign in daily life.
2. I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the Rosary.
3. The Rosary shall be a powerful armor against hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin and defeat heresies.
4. It will cause good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the hearts of men from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire for Eternal things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means!
5. The soul which recommends itself to me by the recitation of the Rosary shall not perish.
[In other words, anyone who faithfully prays the Rosary and asks for Mary’s intercession will be saved from hell.]
6. Whosoever shall recite the Rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its Sacred Mysteries, shall never be conquered by misfortune. God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not perish by an unprovided death; if he be just he shall remain in the grace of God, and become worthy of Eternal Life.
[An unprovided death means dying while not in a state of grace (that is, in dying with unconfessed mortal sin in the soul). The Blessed Mother promises that anyone who regularly prays the Rosary, and earnestly tries to live according to God's will, will be spiritually prepared when their time of death comes.]
7. Whoever shall have a true devotion for the Rosary shall not die without the Sacraments of the Church.
[Our Lady ensures that the soul will receive sanctifying grace through the Sacraments prior to its departure from the body.]
8. Those who are faithful to recite the Rosary shall have during their life and at their death the Light of God and the plenitude of His Graces; at the moment of death they shall participate in the Merits of the Saints in Paradise.
9. I shall deliver from purgatory those who have been devoted to the Rosary.
10. The faithful children of the Rosary shall merit a high degree of Glory in Heaven.
11. You shall obtain all you ask of me by recitation of the Rosary.
12. All those who propagate the Holy Rosary shall be aided by me in their necessities.
13. I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the Rosary shall have for intercessors the entire Celestial Court during their life and at the hour of death.
14. All who recite the Rosary are my Sons, and brothers of my Only Son Jesus Christ.
15. Devotion to my Rosary is a great sign of predestination.
[By this the Blessed Mother means that a devotion to the Rosary is a good indication that the devotee is on the path to Heaven.]
After School Activities
(Click orange link for form)
Band & Guitar for grades 2-8 **Please note- last day to sign up is Wednesday, Oct. 9. Practices begin Oct. 17.
Attention PreK - On the morning of October 8th, the Fairfield Public Library will be joining the PreK (3, 4A, 4B)program for a Story Time and Teddy Bears' Picnic in front of the school on the lawn(weather permitting).
The guest librarian will share stories and a light snack will be provided by the school & PTA Class Champion, Mrs. Toro. We encourage all PreK students to please bring in a teddy bear from home to share in the fun!
Please consider bringing in gently used or new coats for our Coat Drive to benefit the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. The National Charity League will be collecting at our school from Oct. 14- Nov. 1.
Reminder: This Friday, Oct. 11 is PINK OUT THE PRINCIPAL. Bring in Pink decorations, streamers, balloons, drawings, flowers and more to decorate Mr. Santoli's and Mrs. Gourley's office. Students and faculty may dress down and wear pink this day. To participate, a minimum $1 donation is suggested. Thank you for your support of the Pink Pledge!
A new returning family registration form will be sent home the week of Oct. 15, if you return this form by Nov. 15 with payment you will be offered a discounted registration fee for the 2020-2021 school year of just $150 for the family. After that, you will be asked to pay the new family rate.
Concession Update: Options include chips, yogurt, ice cream, and Italian Ice. Cookie & Brownies to come! Cash payments for these items only will be accepted.
Our 2nd grade class taught by Ms. Kathy Andrade continues their hard work raising funds for Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.
2nd grade has started selling lemonade to the Prek-4th grade during snack time and then in the Cafeteria for grades 5-8th during lunch. Throughout the year lemonade will continue to be sold with the hopes of raising $1,000.
Donations of .50 to $1.00 per glass are greatly appreciated.
Save the Date to take a
Sip Around the World- April 25!
Order online now until Oct. 18 at these prices, after that items will be available at school events
(prices may vary)
First spirit wear day, Friday Nov. 29th and every last Friday of the month thereafter.
Calling all bakers or volunteers with that special touch! We need you. Please email Mrs. Basseto, Co-VP of the PTA and Hospitality Chair. We will gladly take your help at one event or all. Upcoming events are right around the corner, so your help is appreciated now.
Attention all Volunteers- to participate as a volunteer when our students are in attendance, at school building events or on field trips, you need to have completed the Diocese of Bridgeport Virtus Training.