From the President's Desk
“Sleigh bells ring, are you listening?”
It seems the easiest of things to be immersed in the frenzied activities of the season and yet totally miss the best parts. One of the keys to this phenomenon comes when the last word of the above-listed stanza gets recognized. We have to listen, and to listen, we need to be quiet.
Each morning I rise early, get a cup of coffee, generally black and hot, sit at my desk and look out the window and pray. The lights remain off; all is quiet except for the creak of the floor and the sounds of weather out the window. There in the lightening darkness of dawn, one can hear, if one listens, to the voice of God speaking to you as he did to Elijah so many eons ago. In the stillness of the morning, the Love of God for us often comes as tangible as the warm drink I sip.
That presence exists even when I fail to recognize it; His love made Incarnate, Jesus awaits our yes, our Credo. For truth and knowledge do not await our acknowledgment to become real; they are real, and we must recognize that to become wise. For this reason, we teach our students, we task them with learning, and we test them, as appropriate, to judge how well they have accomplished their duty.
As we near the end, we pray you are filled with God's grace and keep in mind the words of the Angel, "Behold I bring you tidings of a great joy!"
Pax et Bonum,
P.S. Questions, cares, comments or concerns? All are welcome.
Merrily We Will Go!
Thursday, December 12
Students, parents, faculty, and staff from both campuses are invited to join us at 2:30 pm for Christmas cards and crafts creation in the Commons at the Auburn Campus. Snacks will be available.
At 3:45 pm we will travel to d’Youville Pavilion in Lewiston to visit the senior citizens of our community. Bus transportation will be available for students and staff. From 4:00 to 5:30 pm we will sing Christmas carols to the residents. Caroling books will be provided. Students may be picked up at d'Youville Pavilion at 5:30 or return to the Auburn Campus by bus.
Carolers are encourage to bring Santa hats, elf hats, and other fun Christmas paraphernalia to wear or share while caroling.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Fr. Seamus at 782-6911 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Day!
Friday, December 13
Parents' Night Out
Saturday, December 14
Key Club and the All Saints Booster Club are teaming up to offer an opportunity for parents to prep for the holidays. Kids can be dropped off at the Auburn Campus between 3:00 and 8:00 pm for supervised movies and activities. Cost is $10 per family. (Credit card processing will be available.) Proceeds will help serve the underprivileged at Christmas.
December 16 - 20 MS and HS Schedules
Click below for the Middle School and High School class and exam schedules for the week before break.
NOTE: Due to the request of parents for after school supervision, there will be a staff member in the Auburn Campus library Monday through Thursday from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. There will be a shuttle available to bring students to after care at the Lewiston Campus at 2:30 pm. Contact Jen Cyr at Jennifer.email@example.com of 782-6911 if your child will need the afternoon shuttle.
Morning buses will run as usual during this week.
December 16 - 20 MS and HS Dress Down Schedule
Annual Hockey Christmas Classic
December 26 - 28
Support your Saints during this annual boys ice hockey tournament at the Norway Savings Bank arena!
Thank you to all who attended the drama club meeting on Tuesday, December 10. Aladdin, Jr. has 12 principal roles and an ensemble. Singing and dancing are key elements to this production. Students in grades 6 through 12 who are interested must prepare a piece to sing for the audition dates (see below). Music Teacher Matt Konrad is available for assistance with this. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Director Kay Warren will teach a segment of the choreography to those auditioning. Auditions for choreography will be done in small groups.
Details and sign-up for Aladdin, Jr. will be provided to all by Director Kay Warren in the near future.
Save the following important dates related to participation in the spring musical ALADDIN, JR. Parents, faculty, and staff are welcome to be a part of the performance or help back stage!
Friday, January 3, 2020 Audition Workshop - Learn what is required to audition for Aladdin, Jr.
Monday, January 6 and Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Auditions
Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4, 2020 Production dates
St. Dom’s Family Open Mic Night
Friday, January 10, 2020
Looking for students and their family and friends to perform their favorite songs. This is not karaoke. Bring your own instruments. (We have a piano.) Doors open at 5 pm. Music begins at 6 pm. Bring your own supper, drinks, etc. Hosted by Mr. Gagne and Mr. Konrad.
Info From Our College Advisor
College Acceptances Are Rolling In!
The following students have received early acceptance to college. Congratulations! Simone Long (Roanoke, Goucher, St. Mike's and Colby-Sawyer), Will Fletcher (Utica, New England College, Western New England, and Manhattanville), Lindy Ouellette (U. Maine Orono, Susquehanna, Arcadia, and Goucher), Raegan Hachey (Thomas), Abi Pilot (CMCC), Karitha St. Jean (CMCC), Ambrose Ward (St. Anselm and Regis), Paige Errico (U. Maine Orono), Will Laflamme (St. Mary's University), Zack Pelletier (Thomas and USM), Demetri Gammaitoni (Marquette), and Mark D'Alessandro (Union).
Click below to be directed to the resources on our website.
December 6 Middle School Social
Congratulations to Phoenix Jalbert and Owen Gallic (bottom right corner) for winning the Middle School Social Christmas tree competition!