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The mission of Corpus Christi Catholic School is to nurture every child by providing the opportunities to grow in faith, achieve academic success, and serve others as disciples of Jesus
April 8, 2019
Dear Parents, 

We would like to extend an invitation to all of our families to join us next Wednesday at 2:00 pm as the 7th grade students present the Living Stations of the Cross. This presentation is a beautiful remembrance of Jesus’s journey to his crucifixion. As we prepare to conclude Lent and welcome the Easter Season, we hope that this has been a time of spiritual growth for you and your children.  
Bible Verse of the Month
Our Bible verse focus for the month of April is Matthew 22:37
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”  

Our prayer focus is The Divine Praises :
 Blessed be God.
Blessed be his Holy Name.
Blessed be Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.
Blessed be the Name of Jesus.
Blessed be his most Sacred Heart.
Blessed be his most Precious Blood.
Blessed be Jesus in the most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
Blessed be the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete.
Blessed be the great Mother of God, Mary most holy.
Blessed be her holy and Immaculate Conception.
Blessed be her glorious Assumption.
Blessed be the name of Mary, Virgin and Mother.
Blessed be St. Joseph, her most chaste spouse.
Blessed be God in his angels and in his saints.
Amen.
Uniform Sale
Zoghby’s will be sponsoring a 10% discount sale for CCCS families this week, April 8-13.

Our uniform list can be found HERE.
Emergency/Health Forms
Emergency forms for the upcoming school year are due back to the office this Wednesday, April 10.
Lenten Fish Fry 
Our PTO supports the mission of the school by helping to fund various needs of our school including technology, recreational, educational, and building maintenance projects. The weekly Lenten Fish Fry is one of their biggest fundraisers. They are in need of volunteers, so please consider choosing a week to help out!
  
To see where help is needed, please click here:  signupgenius.com
Catholic Charities Envelopes
All students previously brought home an envelope for Catholic Charities. Envelopes are due back to school this Tuesday, April 9th.  
Pure and Simple Evening for
 7th and 8th Grade Students and Parents 
Pure and Simple is an evening presented by the Department of Catholic Education of the Archdiocese of Mobile. The evening will present the Catholic view of what it means to be made male and female along with practical tips for living this truth. The primary goal of the event is to facilitate communication between students and their parents.

This event is for parents and students. The evening begins with Mass, followed by dinner and a large group presentation. The large group is then split up into smaller group presentations to parents, young women, and young men.

Please join us Wednesday evening, April 10 at our church. Mass will begin at 5:30 followed by dinner and presentations. It should conclude by 8:00. This is a free event, but please call the school office to make your reservation by Tuesday afternoon.
The Rockets are Coming! 
Join us for our 8th-grade rocket launch this Thursday from 8:50-10:00. 
Field Day Events
Our 8th graders will be enjoying some field day fun on Thursday afternoon. Parents are welcome to come and watch them as they end the day with the annual water balloon and whipped cream melee that starts at 2:30.

Grades K5 - 7th will participate in field day on Friday, April 12th. We will have Stations of the Cross at 9:15 and field day festivities begin at 10:00 (events begin at 10:10.) Please see the schedule of events below.


Field Day Food Tickets
Pre-order tickets for food items are due in the office by Wednesday afternoon at 3:00. All food items are sold on the ticket system, including Kona Ice. Money will not be exchanged at the food tables. The tickets will also be sold the morning of field day.


Help at the food tables is needed, please consider signing up for a shift.

Field Day Attire
“A” homeroom shirts are an indigo blue color and “B” homerooms are a kiwi green. If students did not order a field day shirt, they can wear a similar shade for their homeroom. This year, students can wear any appropriate shorts of their choosing. They may wear their field day attire to school. 
CCCS Spirit Night at Chipotle
We are having a spirit night at Chipotle (at the Schillinger Rd. & Airport Blvd. store) on Tuesday, April 16th from 4 - 8 p.m . 33% of the sales from our guests will be donated to the school. Be sure to mention Corpus Christi when ordering or bring a copy of this flyer .
Easter Holidays
Our Easter Break begins on Good Friday, April 19. School will resume on Monday, April 29.
Kentucky Derby Fundraiser
Mark your calendar for the 2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Fundraiser hosted by the CCS PTO and Booster Club that will be held on Saturday, May 4 .

Tickets to the event will be available soon. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the event, information can be found HERE .
Annual CCS Talent Show
Our annual talent show will be on Friday, May 17th. Tryouts are on May 8th. Students wanting to tryout must have a signed permission slip.

Summer Reading & Math Camp
The Summer Reading & Math camp is scheduled for June 10 - 14. Registration is now open! Click HERE for the registration form.
2019 Middle School Football
Parents of Current 6th and 7th Graders (Rising 7th and 8th Graders for the
2019-2020 school year) are invited to an informational meeting about Middle School Football. The meeting will be held Wednesday April 10th, 2019 at 6pm in Toolen Auditorium on McGill-Toolen Catholic High School Campus.

Upcoming Dates to Remember
April 12
Field Day

April 15
7th Grade Field Trip to Exploreum 

April 16
8th Grade Field Trip to Chrism Mass
Spirit Night at Chipotle

April 17
Living Stations

April 19
No School, Easter Holidays Begin

April 29
School Resumes 

May 4
Derby Event

May 5
First Communion Mass (1:00)

The complete April calendar can be found HERE.
Corpus Christi Parish News
Lenten Activities
Stations of the Cross - Fridays at 6:30 p.m. followed by evening Mass at 7:00 p.m., through April 12.
Get Your Smoked Easter Hams!
$30 each for an 8-10 lb. Ham Pick up on April 20th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Parish House on Evergreen Rd.

Info: www.kofc.org Corpus Christi Council 13125
40 Days for Life
Spring Campaign 2019!

Through Palm Sunday, April 14
We want to cover the abortion site in prayer from 6 a.m. – 6 p.m. through Palm Sunday, April 14. To sign up for vigil hours, visit www.40daysforlife.com/mobile, or contact Corpus Christi’s 40 DFL Coordinator, Mae Rehm, 251-554-2032 or maemouse@aol.com.
2018-2019 Sacramental Dates for 2nd Graders
Sat, May 4, 2019: First Eucharist Practice, 10 am, Church.
Sun, May 5, 2019: First Eucharist Mass, 1 pm
Adult Religious Education (R.C.I.A.)
Presented by Fr. James F. Zoghby

Continuing education for Catholic and other adults interested in learning more about and/or joining the Catholic Church. Meetings are in the Adult Ed. Room in the Community Center. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 9, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

For more information, call 342-1852 to speak to one of the priests or email Church@CorpusChristiParish.com.