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November 17, 2019
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Please Pray for
- the students and the families of Saugus High School, Santa Clarita
-for our school families
-for the souls of our dearly departed
Our Lady of the Rosary 
Pray for Us
St. Dominic, 
Pray for Us

If you have a prayer request, please email ffajardo@csdo.org
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Dates & Events

November 18
"Giving Thanks" Food Drive sponsored by Student Leadership - Leading with Faith

November 19
* Pizza Sales (Lunch)
* 3:00 p.m. Musical Theater Rehearsal
November 20 
* 3:00 p.m. School Choir
2:00-9:00 p.m. 
* Barnes & Noble Night 3:00-8:00 p.m. 
November 21 
* 3rd Grade Thanksgiving Feast
* 4th Grade Retreat
* Mr. Pickle's Lunch for those that pre-ordered
* 3:00 p.m. Performance Choir
November 22 
* 8:00 a.m. Mass 
Monday - Friday,
November 25-29
* Thanksgiving Break   
December 2
* Classes resume 

Dear Holy Rosary School Families,

Our faith family activity was about Prayer, one of the pillars of the Dominican ideals.   The 8th graders did a beautiful job leading faith families sharing why we say we are faith-filled students.  When we say we are faith-filled, we are saying that

 We have a sincere relationship with God 
 We know the doctrines and traditions of the Catholic faith.
We understand the Dominican ideals.
 We are Christ-like.
 We practice integrity.

We understand the Dominican ideals. There are four pillars: prayer, study, community, service.  Last time we were together as faith families we focused on community. We learned that together we can be good witnesses of the love of Jesus.  This time we focused on prayer. 

Jesus taught us the importance of prayer. In the Bible, Jesus prayed for others. In Matthew 19:13, we read, "Then little children were brought to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them."  Jesus prayed with others. Luke 9:28 reads, "[Jesus] took Peter, John and James with Him and went up onto a mountain to pray."  Jesus prayed in nature. Luke 6:12 says, "One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray ..."    Jesus prayed regularly. Luke 5:16 says: "Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed." 

St. Dominic recognized the importance of prayer and insisted that his religious and lay followers practice a rigorous daily prayer schedule. Only through putting Christ first each day and by taking time to pray can Dominicans be good witnesses of the love of Jesus.  St. Dominic had a love for Mary and encouraged praying the rosary. He encouraged daily mass. He insisted on taking time for personal prayer every day. 

Our faith families created individual prayer starters that the students can use every day. 

Thank you to Mrs. McPeek, Ms. Lejano and Mr. Crisologo for mentoring and guiding the 8th grade students to lead their faith families in prayer.  

I would like to give credit to Mrs. McPeek for writing the lesson plan for this faith-family activity which is shared with you in this letter.  My hope is that you are inspired to talk to your student about the meaning of our Student Learning Expectations and our focus on Prayer.  

In partnership,

Mrs. Fely Fajardo

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Holy Rosary Elementary School, a ministry of Holy Rosary Church, rooted in the Dominican tradition of study, prayer and truth, provides a quality Catholic education and a foundation for higher learning and service within a diverse community.

We, in partnership with our families, are a faith community which shares its love of God and instills high academic values. We guide students to an understanding of who they are and an appreciation for what they can contribute to the world.