May 4, 2018

Announcements

•The school’s Spring Concert is this Sunday, May 6, at 7:00 PM, in the Perpetual Help room.  All are welcome to attend!
•This Wednesday, May 9 (around 5:30 PM) will be our All School BBQ.  All families, faculty/staff are welcome.  Please RSVP with Mrs. Aeschliman.
•The freshmen retreat is next weekend.  Fr. Miguel is organizing that with the freshmen and a several chaperones.
•On Saturday, May 19, at 8:00 AM, the school will have another Entrance Exam for prospective students.  Contact Mrs. Toni Aeschliman for more details.
•Graduation Day is Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day), at 7:00 PM, in the abbey courtyard.  All are welcome to attend; all students are required to attend.

•Thanks to the generosity of a benefactor, all of the school’s classrooms now have permanent heating and air conditioning for the first time in the school’s history! Thank you!

Athletics

•Our last 2 baseball games are:  Monday, May 7, at 2:00 PM, at the Fullerton Sports Complex [560 Silver Pine St, Fullerton, CA]; and Wednesday, May 9, at 3:00 PM, at St. Michael’s (school barbecue to follow).

 

Sermon by a Norbertine Priest

If our Blessed Mother Mary, the Mother of God, came down from heaven right now and asked you to do her a favor, would you? And let’s even add that the favor she asked of you was very easy; and not only was it easy, it would also benefit you very much—not to mention the fact that it would make her and God very happy.  If our Blessed Mother Mary asked you for a favor, would you do it? Certainly everyone here would say “yes.”  Well, the fact is that she has asked us for a favor.  She asked us in 1917 for a favor, and, sad to say, many Catholics still have not granted her this simple but extremely important favor.  

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 didn’t ask us to walk barefoot on a bed of burning coals.  She didn’t ask us to flagellate ourselves till our backs bleed.  She simply asked us to pray and do penance—pray especially the Rosary everyday; and for penance simply fulfill your duties with love, offering them up to God in reparation for sins.  She asked us simply to pray the Rosary every day—a task which takes about 15 to 20 minutes.  Do we pray the Rosary everyday? Does everyone here in this church today pray the Rosary every day? 

Today, of course, is Mothers’ Day, a day on which we honor our mothers; but the entire month of May is dedicated to that greatest of mothers, Mary the Mother of God.  What better gift can we give her than to begin today to start praying the Rosary everyday! The joy that is given to our Lord and our Lady when someone prays the Rosary everyday is more than we can ever imagine.  The power of this prayer is greater than we can ever imagine.  The devil knows that.  That’s why he works so hard to keep us from praying it everyday.

Our Blessed Mother has asked this simple favor from you:  to pray the Rosary (5 decades—15 minutes) every day.  She has asked this one simple favor from you.  How will you respond?

 

Prayer Requests

•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.