October 13, 2017

Announcements

•First Quarter Oral Exams are Tuesday October 17 through Friday October 20.  Students are encouraged to study; parents are encouraged to pray!
•First Quarter report cards will be emailed home on Thursday, October 26.
•Several students along with Fr. Victor, Mr. Fritz and Mrs. Aeschliman, will be attending the Pacific Symphony this Thursday evening.  Pray for our generous benefactors!
•Please note the next all-school parent meeting (moms and dads only; no students):  Sunday, October 29, at 6:30 PM.  Fr. Benedict Solomon, O. Praem. will be speaking on raising teenagers.

Here is the link to our online spirit shop: http://stmichaelsprep.org/athletics

Athletics

Our next football game is Friday, October 20, at 2:00 PM, at St. Michael’s. [*Updated]
 

 

Sermon by a Norbertine Priest

We’re all familiar with the following scene:  a mother asks her child to do something, something very simple; and instead of promptly obeying, the child stubbornly does nothing.  You parents present have probably not only witnessed such a scene, but have been on the receiving end of such stubborn resistance; perhaps it has even brought you, as a parent, to tears.  All you did was ask your child to do one simple thing, and they refused to obey. 

Well, our Blessed Mother asked all of us, her children, a 100 years ago for a simple favor, and sad to say, most of us have stubbornly refused her request—maybe have even brought her to tears by our disobedience.  

As is very well known, the Blessed Virgin Mary asked us, through the three young children at Fatima, to pray the Rosary every day.  She asked us simply to pray the Rosary every day—something which takes about 15 to 20 minutes.  Do we pray the Rosary everyday?

This month of October is dedicated to the Holy Rosary; and during this month we celebrate both the Feast of the Holy Rosary (once called the Feast of Our Lady of Victory), as well as the 100th anniversary of the miracle of the sun at Fatima. 

After the Divine Liturgy the Rosary is the most powerful prayer.  The devil knows that; that’s why he works so hard to get you not to pray it.  If you knew how powerful it is, if you knew how happy it makes our Blessed Mother, if you knew how much it would change your life, you would never miss one day of praying the Rosary.

So ask yourself today:  are you going to be the stubborn brat who resists the one request of your Most Holy Mother and bring tears to her eyes, or are you going to start praying the Rosary everyday, and bring a smile to her Immaculate face?

Prayer Requests

•For the Sciambra Family, longtime benefactors of our school and abbey who lost their home and property in the fires in Napa Valley.
•For all the benefactors of St. Michael’s Preparatory School, living and deceased.
•For all the students and families of St. Michael’s Preparatory School.
•For all faculty and staff of St. Michael’s Preparatory School.