- Today is the Feast Day of Our Lady of the Rosary. Please find time in your day today to pray the rosary.
- St. Pius V established this feast in 1573. The purpose was to thank God for the victory of Christians over the Turks at Lepanto—a victory attributed to the praying of the rosary. Clement XI extended the feast to the universal Church in 1716.
- The development of the rosary has a long history. First, a practice developed of praying 150 Our Fathers in imitation of the 150 Psalms. Then there was a parallel practice of praying 150 Hail Marys. Soon a mystery of Jesus' life was attached to each Hail Mary. Though Mary's giving the rosary to St. Dominic is recognized as a legend, the development of this prayer form owes much to the followers of St. Dominic. One of them, Alan de la Roche, was known as "the apostle of the rosary." He founded the first Confraternity of the Rosary in the 15th century. In the 16th century the rosary was developed to its present form—with the 15 mysteries (joyful, sorrowful and glorious). In 2002, Pope John Paul II added five Mysteries of Light to this devotion.
- Today is picture retakes. Please return your original packet.
- It is National Be Nice to Someone Day! That should be quite simple for us to do!
- Today is Little Caesar's pizza for $1 per slice.
- It's National Taco Day - sounds like a potential plan for dinner!
- One more week of magazine sales. We are a little behind last year's pace, so sell, sell, sell!
- Good day!
God has blessed us with some relief in the humidity!
- Lunch is beef tacos.
- Grades first through sixth are testing for
language in MAP.
- It's National Coffee Day! Try something different today.
- MAP tests for language are scheduled for third and fourth grades, first and second grades, and fifth and sixth grades.
- Monday is pizza day hosted by the sixth grade.
- Today is national "Be Good to Your Neighbor Day"! Do a random act of kindness and make your neighbor feel special.
- Pope Francis arrives back in Rome; we are so grateful for our Holy Father's visit to the United States.
- Hastings football at Grand Rapids Catholic Central.
- Say something nice to your teacher, Mrs. Pearson (Principal), and Ms. Feldpausch (secretary) - We love you all at our little school :)