January 21 News & Information

December 18, 2020
PLEASE SHARE! Now Enrolling Pre-K, Young 5’s and Kindergarten for the 21-22 Year Half Day Pre-K for students ages 3 on Tuesdays and ThursdaysAll Day Pre-K for students age 4 Monday/Wednesday/Friday All Day Young 5’s for students age 4-5All Day Kindergarten for students age 5-6All New Students receive a YMCA membershipTo schedule a private tour, call our office between 8am and 4pm Monday-Friday at 419-784-2021. Information on our Virtual Open House and Kindergarten Screening will be available soon. NATIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK IS JAN 31-6WE ARE LOOKING FOR PARENT TESTIMONIALS TO SHARE DURING CSW! As part of our celebration of Catholic Schools, we are collecting testimonials to share the week of Jan 31-6. (You can share anonymously.) We want to tell our community why YOU love Holy Cross Catholic School! Help us promote and celebrate our school:email your testimony to ameyer@defianceholycross.orgleave a review on the school’s Facebook page @HCCSofDefianceComment on our Instagram/Facebook Posts Tuition Tax statements are being prepared and sent home in the M&M. If you do not receive a statement of tuition paid for your 2020 tax return by Monday January 25th please call the school office. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – FREE PIZZA & CHANCE TO WIN $$$! Mrs. Meyer is looking for a few parents/grandparents to volunteer delivering meals from Fired Stone Tavern to supporters on Sunday February 7th between 11-5. Shifts are scheduled at your convenience and all volunteers will receive a free pizza from Fired Stone Tavern as well as a Super Bowl Square. Please email ameyer@defianceholycross.org, message us on Facebook or call the office to sign up. For more information on our fundraising event, go to https://defianceholycross.org/superbowlfundraiser. 1,000 DOVE AND CRANE PROJECTInformation was sent home this past Tuesday in your M&M about our 1000 paper crane and doves project. Attached is the dove cut-out for those who would like to make additional doves. Friends and Family are welcome to join us in this prayer effort. Cranes and Doves can be dropped off at school in a container at the school’s main entrance. TOMORROW IS MARCH FOR LIFE – See attached flier for details9:00 am Sacrifice of the Mass at St. John Catholic9:30 to 4:45 Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at St. John Catholic12:00 The march begins at the Defiance Co. Court House and end at St. John Catholic. There will be prayer service followed by speakers in the church basement. 4:45 pm – Benediction at St. John Catholic FREE SPEAKER SERIES OPEN TO ALL FEB 22-24
Hosted at St. Mary Catholic Church at 6:30 pm, Feb. 22-24
Monday February 22—6:30 pm
How Mary Brought Me to Jesus: The role the Blessed Mother played on Keith’s journey to the church. The impact the Rosary has had on his life.

Tuesday February 23—6:30 pm
What’s So Great About Being Catholic?: Inspire people of from all walks of Catholicism to gain a deeper appreciation of their faith.

Wednesday February 24—6:30 pm
Evangelism Close to Home: Practical steps for families to live their Catholic faith to the fullest.

Speaker – Keith Nester, Down to Earth Ministries

Keith is a former pastor/youth pastor with more than 20 years in full-time ministry. Keith has served in United Methodist, Assembly of God, and Evangelical Free churches.In 2017 he resigned from his full-time ministry position and joined the Catholic Church. In 2018 he felt the call of God to write a book about what life is like for converts in their 1st year. Through the ministry of Down to Earth, Keith uses his preaching gifts to speak at churches and events about faith, theology, and the journey to Catholicism.REMINDERSSuper Bowl Meal Specials and Super Bowl Squares are available for purchase at https://defianceholycross.org/superbowlfundraiserYoung 5’s – Fifth Grade will be going to the YMCA next Monday for gym. Our students are excited! Please turn in your YMCA membership registration/RSVP form if you haven’t yet, it was due Tuesday. A copy is attached. Ash Wednesday is 2/17/21. We are asked to “repent and hear the Good News” during the Lent season. Have you started thinking about how you can do this with your children? The Toledo Diocese has designate 2021 at The Year of St. Joseph. For information go to https://yearofstjosephtoledo.org/You can check your child’s academic progress at anytime in MSP (My Student Progress). HAVE a GREAT WEEKEND! 
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