Irish Insider
September 9, 2020
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Upcoming Events
  • Friday, September, 11th
  • Patriot Day
  • School Food & Personal Care Drive (At AM & PM Dismissals)
  • *Parents are encouraged to donate food items when picking up their child(ren).
  • Saturday, September 12th
  • The Most Holy Name of Mary
  • 9-11 AM - Parish Food & Personal Care Drive
  • Wednesday, September 16th
  • 9:00 AM - School Mass for grades 5th-8th (AM Cohort)
  • Wednesday, September 23rd
  • 1:30 PM- School Mass for grades 5th-8th (PM Cohort)
  • 6:00 PM - First Holy Communion Rehearsal (3rd graders only)
  • *This is for last year's 2nd grade student who did not receive First Holy Communion last Spring due to COVID-19. Current 2nd Grade First Holy Communion Meeting will be moved to later in the Fall.
  • Saturday, September 26th
  • 10:00 AM - First Holy Communion for 3rd Grade Students
  • Wednesday, September 30th
  • 9:00 AM - School Mass for grades K-4th (AM Cohort)
  • 4:30 PM - SPICE Meeting
Thoughts with Mr.Watts
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
- Jeremiah 29:11
Digital Academy
You should have received an email from Mr. Watts titled St Catharine Digital Academy Onboarding on August 28. We need for all parents to log in, set up their accounts, and fill out all the forms for your student(s). If you have any questions, please email Mr. Watts ( The forms need to be filled out ASAP. They were due last week.
Did You Know?
This week we are going to start a section called "Did You Know?"

This is a way to learn about things that can make your St Catharine School life just a little easier. Hints and tricks you may or may not know. Do you have a question or comment regarding something you want to know about or something you want others to know about? Send it to and we will feature it in the "Did You Know?" section.
Did you know that it is a right turn only into the back parking lot (Bexley Park) for pickup. It is also right turn when exiting the parking lot for both pick up and drop off. This helps to keep the traffic flowing and avoids backups. We want to be good neighbors to our friends on Bexley Park Road and Van Heyde Place. So please be aware of driveways, right of ways, and on coming traffic.

Now you know!

Registration is open for baseball, volleyball and cross country
You are able to register at

Commissioners needed for football, baseball, summer baseball and basketball.

Parent Like A Champion
Wednesday, Sept. 9th at 7pm. 
This will also be a zoom session. Parents can sign up on the DRA website. At this time, this is the last one scheduled before the start of fall sports.

Please contact PJ Keiffer with any questions at 614-668-0134 or email,

Go Irish!!
Kroger reports are due by September 15. Please use this report.

Do you have questions about saving money on your 2021-22 tuition? Reach out to Alli Brinkmeyer at or 614.214.5428 with all your SCRIP questions
Mumkin Sale
The Mum Sale is officially underway! Be sure to check your email for a message from In this email, you will find your child's unique webcode and direct order link. Check out the Foertmeyer kick-off video and see the beautiful mums available for sale. Don't forget, students earn a raffle ticket for every item sold for a chance to win an HP Chromebook 14.

Thank you for supporting our school!

Important dates:
9/20 - Last day to place orders
9/25 - Mum pick up behind the gym from 5:30p-8:00p

Community Night - Plank's Cafe & Pizzeria
Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 17th - All Day

All Day THURSDAY, September 17th let’s show our support for businesses that have given back to our school by dining in, carrying out or placing a delivery order at Plank's

Mrs. Underwood is looking forward to seeing St. Catharine students and families!

Plank's will be hosting us for the entire day on Thursday, September 17.
St Catharine Church
Eucharistic Adoration Chapel is now open

Every day from 6:00am-9:00pm

Over 200 people have already made a commitment to spend an hour with Jesus every week in our Adoration Chapel! Our goal is to have three committed Adorers per hour. Saturday and Sunday are not yet completely filled with Adorers, but Sunday is getting very close.
We do plan to open up additional hours in the coming weeks, but we can not do that until all currently available hours are filled. Sign up at 

St Catharine Youth Groups Kick Off Nights
Mark your calendars!!
High School
Sunday, October 4 6pm - 8pm
St Catharine Parish Center

Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Sunday, October 11 6pm - 8pm
St Catharine School Gym
More information to come!
Alpha Online

Monday at 7pm or Thursday at 8:30pm

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith run over 11 weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as “Who is Jesus?” and “Why and How Do I Pray?” Fall sessions begin September 21st and 24th. 
Head to to register.

Eyewitness: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John

Wednesdays at 7:00pm • Begins September 16th

Spend 10 sessions in the Parish Center with our new Director of Adult Faith Formation, Mike Denz, as he unpacks the extraordinary Gospel of St. John. Discover who Jesus is like never before from the words of the Beloved Disciple himself. Head to to register.

*Face-coverings are required, and physical distance of at least 6 feet is to be maintained at all times for all in-person parish events.