Let us run with endurance the race set before us,
fixing our eyes on Jesus
who is the author and finisher of our faith.
Hebrews 12: 1,2
Welcome Lent!
Pray, Fast, Give, and Learn about the Saints with Lent Madness!
March 4, 2022

PRINCIPALS' RETREAT - I was out of the office most of the day yesterday and will be out of the office today for a principals' retreat with others principals n the Diocese of New Ulm. I will respond to messages as I am able to. Please call the school office with time sensitive messages.

REGISTRATION for 2022-2023 is NOW OPEN!
  • Returning families - TADS sent you a link on Tuesday morning. Please use that link to re-enroll.
  • New families - Please use this link to enroll. This link is also on the website.

LUCK OF THE IRISH DONATIONS - THANK YOU for dropping off some amazing donations!

LUCK OF THE IRISH SIGN UPS - All parents are needed to help with this event. There are five categories listed below with links to sign up. Angela Bruns shared the link to help with the run earlier this week. Everyone wants to be able to enjoy this event and that is possible when everyone signed up to help! Sign up soon and sign up often! Huge thank you to our chairs who have been working hard behind the scenes and getting us to this point!

Auctions - Chair Colleen Wenner
Decorations - Chair Rachel Dirks
Dinner - Co-Chairs Brian and Mandy Salfer
Tickets - Chair Colleen Wenner
Beverages - Co-Chairs Jen and Colby Schmidt
Publicity - Chair Brenda McHugh
Fun Run - Chair Ann Johnson
Solicitation - Chair Jill Mish

LENT - Wednesday we entered into a new church season, Lent! Father Craig reminded us on Wednesday that this is a time for love, and we can show our love by making sacrifices. The most important thing we can do during lent is to attend Mass as often as we can and to go to confession to ask for forgiveness. May you find some special ways to grow in your spirituality this lent.

PRAYING FOR PEACE - We continue to pray for peace and for world leaders. May the Holy Spirit guide our leaders to act with compassion and love for all people. May people be granted strength and perseverance to tackle the challenges they face in their lives especially the people in the Ukraine. Mary, Queen of Peace...pray for us!

Blessings to you!

Colleen Wenner
Mark Your Calendars

  • School Mass - Thursday, March 10th at 8:15 AM - Grade 4
  • Early Dismissal - Friday, March 11th at 12:50 PM - SAC is closed.
  • School Mass - Thursday, March 17th at 8:15 AM - Grade 5
  • Stations of the Cross - Friday, March 18th 8:45 AM - Grades 3/4
  • Luck of the Irish - Saturday, March 19th (details below)
  • End of the 3rd Quarter - Friday, March 18th
  • No School/Teacher Workday - Monday, March 21st
  • School Mass - Thursday, March 24th at 8:15 AM - Grade 2
  • Stations of the Cross - Friday, March 25th at 8:45 AM - Grade 5
  • School Mass - Thursday, March 31st at 8:15 AM - Grade 6
  • All School Retreat - Friday, April 1st

Coming next week - 2022-2023 School Calendar

Our enrollment code: EELADC9L25212

Here's how to sign up for AmazonSmile

  1. Visit smile.amazon.com.
  2. Sign in with your Amazon.com credentials.
  3. Choose a charitable organization to receive donations, or search for the charity of your choice.
  4. Select your charity. - CHURCH OF ST. PETER
Tickets - Please turn in tickets and money as you sell them.
As of 3-2-2022...
  • 268 raffle tickets have been sold and turned in to the office
  • 122 dinner tickets have been sold and turned in to the office

Class Projects - Do you have an idea or want to help with a class project to donate to the auction? Please contact your child's classroom teacher.
Preschool - Guess Who Game
Kindergarten - Mystery Bag
First Grade - Cozy Campfire Basket
Second Grade - Quilt
Third/Fourth Grades - Our Favorite Saints Basket
School Staff - A Day at the Lake Basket

Fun Run - Have you registered yet? Fun for all ages and your registration fees go toward your fundraising obligation. Here is the link to register!

Planning Committee - Want to be part of the planning committee? Please let Colleen know!
Parent Advisory Committee Members:
Chris Mish, Becky Albrecht, Jen Schmidt,
Samantha Anderley, Doug Rykhus, and Ryan Clancy
John Ireland School is a Catholic community welcoming students of all faiths,
devoted to Gospel Values, Academic Excellence, and Christian Service.

Little Angels is a ministry of John Ireland School.
We are a preschool and pre-K program focused on faith and service which nurtures the whole child embracing individual talents and abilities in a welcoming, caring, and safe environment.