WEEKLY NEWS - April 30, 2019
Com et Parents TO-DO List for This Week!

  • FRIDAY - 1:40pm DISMISSAL. ASE sign ups for Friday are CLOSED (deadline was yesterday). (Please make other arrangements.)For those who signed up, remember we are taking a field trip to The Stables.
  • FRIDAY - 4th Quarter Interims
  • SATURDAY - Spring Gala & Auction at Les Crepes from 6pm-10pm - Tickets now only available at the door! See exciting details below!
From Our Principal
During the Easter season, we are reminded of the joy of the Resurrection, and the readings at Mass focus on the growth of the early church. For many of us, our faith is a very personal thing, and we can find it difficult to share the Good News. The Acts of the Apostles reminds us that the Apostles did not initially go out and witness either. It was through the power of the Holy Spirit that they were given the courage to share the message of Jesus.  Often sharing the Gospel in our lives will simply be through our actions of love and virtue, but we should be ready to share our belief in Jesus when the opportunity arises.  When we share Christ with others, it is a wonderful example and witness for our children.
GALA TIME IS HERE!!
THIS Saturday (5/4) at Les Crepes in Carytown from 6pm-10pm. Thank you to all of the parents, faculty, and friends who have donated auction items or purchased sponsorships. We raised almost $13,000 in sponsorships this year and have some AMAZING AUCTION ITEMS - here's a just a few highlights:...
  • 5-Hour Chauffeured Beer or Wine Tour & Overnight for Two at The Clifton in Charlottesville!
  • Orioles vs Red Sox at Camden Yards, plus 2 night suite accommodations in Inner Harbor for 4!
  • Shakespeare in the Shenandoah with overnight stay at The Blackburn Inn, gourmet dinner and tickets to the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton!
  • Mom & Dad's Date Night Out with overnight accommodations at Quirk, dinner at Savory Grain and Champagne Brunch at The Jefferson!
  • Principal for the Day...Teacher Experiences...and LOTS MORE! It's a BIG auction with lots of great things to bid on!!YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!!

Tickets can still be purchased at the door. Word to the wise: arrive early to get your online bidder number registered and then, LET THE BIDDING BEGIN!!

YOU ARE RUNNING OUT OF VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES!
The end of the year is fast approaching and the opportunities to get your volunteer hours are becoming less and less. The Gala still needs volunteers - especially BREAK DOWN from 10pm - 12am . SO, if you sign up to help out with BREAK DOWN (only), you can get 2 PTO HOURS for each one worked. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!
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ATTENTION ALL 7TH AND 8TH GRADE PARENTS!
ALL 7th and 8th grade parents are asked to attend an important meeting on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 FROM 7:45AM - 8:30AM in the Cafeteria, to go over the
7th grade Moving Up Ceremony (June 3) and the 8th grade Graduation (June 4). 

These are important events in the lives of our students and we expect your attendance and participation. This is when we parents 'pay it forward' for our children's graduation day!

7th GRADE PARENTS: The 7th grade class is responsible for planning and hosting the 8th Grade Graduation reception, (because it will be your children graduating next year) so your attendance at this meeting is critical . Every 7th grade family will be involved - this is a passing of the torch and you'll be grateful for that next year!

8th GRADE PARENTS: This is your special day for your student and your family to enjoy, so we want to prepare you for what to expect for this happy day!

The meeting will begin promptly at 7:45am and end by 8:30am, so we can have you on your way to work well before 9am. We will have coffee and donuts. Please make arrangements now to attend. Morning Care will be available for students beginning at 7:30am.  RSVP here.
MINDS IN MOTION is this week!
Mrs. Brunner's 4th graders get to participate each year in the Richmond Ballet's Minds in Motion program. The class has been preparing with an instructor and accompanist all year for this major performance that culminates with hundreds of students from area schools who will be joining them in this production at the Dominion Energy Center (Carpenter Center) on Thursday! Here's a couple of pics from their final rehearsals this week. GO COMETS!!
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SBCS Parent Prayer Ministry

Starting in May, parents will be gathering once a week to pray for our students, our families, our school, and any intentions that the school community has. The first Parent Prayer meeting will take place Thursday, May 2 at 8:15am in the school cafeteria. Drop your kids off for school, and join your fellow parents for a time of prayer. If you have questions or prayer intentions to share, please contact Rhoda Bevc at  rhodabevc@gmail.com .
From the Parish
Visit our parish online for mass schedules, sacramental preparation and other timely info! Also, here's a link to Ida B's Bits ( our parish administrator's weekly email with events and happenings at Church.)

Religious Education K-12
Religious Education for grades Kindergarten through 5th, Edge Middle School Youth Ministry, and The Rule High School Youth Ministry continue this Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30pm . K-5 Religious Education meets in St. Benedict Catholic School and ends at 7:30pm with aftercare provided for those with parents in choir or siblings in Edge or The Rule until 8:00pm. Edge meets in St. Anselm Hall of St. Benedict Catholic School and ends at 8:00pm. The Rule meets in the parish center and ends at 8:00pm. 
REMINDER: First Holy Communion Classes
Preparation Classes for First Holy Communion begin on Tuesday, April 30 from 6:30 to 7:30pm . A concurrent session will take place that at least one Catholic parent is required to attend. The First Holy Communion Retreat will take place on Saturday, May 11 from 9:30 to 11:30am at St. Benedict Church.

"HONOR OUR MOTHERS"
Lily of the Holy Trinity Women’s Society Mother’s Day 2019 Project
The Lily of the Holy Trinity Women’s Society wishes to thank all who have supported the Honor Our Mothers plant sale . Pre-order sales continue via email for rose stems, flowers, and herbs (order & payment deadline April 18). Items available for sale: Lantana, Marigolds, Lavender, Impatiens - 4” Pots: $5 // Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Basil - 4” Pots: $5 // Pink Rose Stems (for the altar or take with you): $3. If in memory/honor of please indicate which and name. There will be a sales table on May 4/5 for Geranium Hanging Baskets. (Order & payment deadline May 4). The geraniums come in five colours and are beautiful and full: Red, White, Salmon, Pink, Lavender - 10”: $19 / 12”: $23. Credit cards, cash, and checks are accepted May 4 and 5. Order forms are attached to this email or available in the brochure racks on the side porch, or you can request one by contacting Elizabeth Chenery at echenery05@gmail.com . If you prefer, you can place a request through email ( echenery05@gmail.com ) and send your check payment to the parish office at 300 N. Sheppard Street, 23221 (be sure to include copy of email).
Upcoming Dates
MAY 2 - Parents Prayer Ministry 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
MAY 2 - Track Meet 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
MAY 3 - School Mass (May Crowning) 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
MAY 3 - Early Dismissal 1:40 PM - 1:40 PM
MAY 4 - SPRING GALA 6-10pm, Les Crepes, Carytown
MAY 8 - 7TH & 8TH GRADE PARENTS COFFEE 7:45AM - 8:30AM