Thursday, February 25, 2021
PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
Dear St. George Parents,

This week our 8th graders presented the Stations of the Cross for the entire school body on Wednesday morning. It was so nice to see this tradition continue, and I wanted to share the unique way we engage the students in the stations of the cross. For each station, the student portraying Jesus helps us understand what Jesus might have been thinking and feeling as he walked the long road to his crucifixion. Following the thoughts and voice of Jesus, another student guides us through a reflection that connects our everyday present life to Jesus’ journey. Below you will see the script read for the First Station: Jesus is condemned to death.

JESUS’ REFLECTION: So this is how it all begins . . . sentenced like a common criminal. Could these really be the same people who cried “Hosanna” and wanted to make me king only days ago? Now they’re screaming for me to be crucified. Even the lies they’ve made up about me don’t deserve this kind of punishment.

ENGAGING REFLECTION: How often do I go along with the crowd instead of standing up for what I believe in? When do I let others control my thinking because I want to be their friend? Would I have joined this crowd condemning Jesus? Lord, there were so many people willing to believe the lies told about you and go along with it. Give me the strength to stand up for what I believe in. Please forgive me when I don’t do what I know is right and I go along with the crowd. I’m sorry for the times I might have hurt others because of my own selfishness.

You are all invited to join us virtually (St. George Church YouTube) each Wednesday during Lent at 8:00 as we pray the Stations of the Cross.

Mrs. Angele Fontenot
Principal

UPCOMING EVENTS
NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Helping Parents Navigate Online Exposure
This weekend (Feb. 27-28, 2021) has been designated by Bishop Duca as “Safe Haven Sunday” in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. The goals of this weekend are to raise awareness among adults of the dangers posed to children by pornography and to empower parents to address this issue in their home in order to make their home a “Safe Haven.”

Please click here for an e-book resource. More information may be found on page 3 of the St. George Church bulletin.

“Chastity, or cleanness of heart, holds a glorious and distinguished place among the virtues, because she, alone, enables man to see God; hence Truth itself said, ‘Blessed are the clean of heart, for they shall see God.’”
-- Saint Augustine
Tuition Assistance
St. George Church provides limited funds to offer tuition assistance for parish families who are experiencing financial difficulties. This assistance is available to families registered in St. George Parish who have demonstrated a desire for Catholic education at St. George Catholic School for their children and who, because of extraordinary circumstances, can demonstrate a need for tuition assistance.

Applications for Tuition Assistance are obtained from the St. George Church Office, 7808 St. George Drive, Baton Rouge. The completed applications should be returned to the St. George Church Office in an envelope addressed to the “Tuition Assistance Committee”. Applications must be submitted by March 31 prior to the school year for which tuition assistance is requested. Assistance is given for one school year. A new application must be submitted each year. You may call the St. George Church Office for more information (225) 293-2212. 
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Athletic Dragon News
Best of luck to all the 6th-8th grade girls trying out for volleyball this week!

It is hard to believe that we are entering the final two weeks of the boys basketball season, we hope all the boys are able to finish strong.

Here is the schedule for the upcoming week:

Monday, 3/1
  • 6th JV Green @ MBS  5:45
  • 7th JV White @ MBS   6:45

Tuesday, 3/2  
  • 6th JV White @ St. George  5:45
  • 6th JV Green @ St. George  6:45
  • 8th JV White @ St. George  7:45

Wednesday, 3/3
  • 8th JV Green @ St. Aloysius  5:45
  • 7th JV White  @ St. Aloysius  6:45

Thursday, 3/4
  • 6th Varsity  @ St. George  5:45
  • 7th Varsity  @ St. George  6:45
  • 8th Varsity  @ St. George  7:45 ** Rose Ceremony

GO DRAGONS!!l
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