Thank you for a good week of remote learning. I know we are all eager to get back to the classrooms on January 19th. I want to thank our wonderful teachers for all their efforts this week in ensuring a smooth return to learning after Christmas vacation.
When we return to school, Catholic Schools Week will be right around the corner. We will be announcing some fun activities and will be sharing them soon. Sadly, this year we will not be able to gather for an Open House and all-school Mass.
Please see below a statement Cardinal Cupich released last night, January 6th, on the attack on democracy at the U.S. Capitol. I know many of us watched in disbelief yesterday about what happened in our nation's Capitol. I hope you can find some small comfort in the words of Cardinal Cupich as we join him in praying for peace.
Finally, a friendly reminder:
CHRISTMAS VACATION TRAVEL & REMOTE LEARNING
If you traveled over Christmas vacation and/or during this time of remote learning, please note the travel order from the City of Chicago. It is not advised that you use these two weeks of remote learning as a reason to extend your vacation. However, if you have made that choice, please note the following if you return home after 1/9/2021. If you travel to an orange state, you will need to send a copy of the negative test results to Mrs. Foy, Mrs. Fletcher, and Dr. M no later than 1/18/21.
Dr. Erika Mickelburgh
Letter from Cardinal Cupich
Jan. 6, 2021
What has been unfolding at the Capitol today should shock the conscience of any patriotic American and any faithful Catholic. The eyes of the world look on in horror as we suffer this national disgrace. For many months we have witnessed the deliberate erosion of the norms of our system of government. Peaceful protest is a sacred right. It has been an essential component of much social progress over the course of human history.
But violence is its opposite. Violence in the service of a falsehood is worse. Please join me in praying for the woman who was shot during the rioting, and who has died, and for law enforcement who protect us against mob rule.
We pray for peace at this bracing moment in U.S. history, a history that has been marked by one of democracy's greatest virtues—the peaceful and orderly transition of power. May our elected officials heed the counsel of their better angels to stand up for the Constitution they swore to defend, to speak the truth, and to recognize threats to democracy, no matter their source.
May God's love suffuse our political life together, reminding all Americans that politics is the peaceful resolution of conflicting points of view. This is our tradition as a democratic nation—and we undermine it at our own peril.
The yearbook committee has started working hard on this year's yearbook. We are looking for photos from the first day of school. Please feel free to add any photos to this shared folder. We will be asking for other photos throughout the school year to add to the yearbook.
FROM THE PARISH
We have an active and vibrant parish and encourage everyone to read the weekly bulletins for Fr. Britto's weekly letter and stay informed about all upcoming events and programs.
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FROM THE COMMUNITY