Calendar Reminder

Mar. 24- Walkathon Awards Assembly, 8:15 am; Minimum Day, 12 Noon Dismissal, Faculty Meeting

Mar. 25- Third Grade Reconciliation Learning Center, Retreat, 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Mar. 25-All District Track & Field Meet, Coachella Valley High School

Mar. 27 - School Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Mar. 28 - 7th & 8th Field Trip to Larson Justice Center

Mar. 29 - 5th & 6th Field Trip to Larson Justice Center

Mar. 30- Third Grade Sacrament of Reconciliation, 1:30 pm

Apr. 1- Family Fun Day, 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Apr. 3 - Third Grade Field Trip to San Diego Sarafi Park

Apr. 4- Knott's Berry Farm for students who qualified

Apr. 5- Bighorn Dedication, 8:30 am

Apr. 6- Lent Penitential Service, 7:00 pm


Our parish has subscribed to a wonderful newsletter for families called Formed. It is a great resource which will provide enrichment for your family in spirituality, marriage, character, and faith. There is no cost to register to the Formed newsletter. Visit olphindio.org and click on Formed in the box on the right. You can register with the parish code JC6TB2. What a perfect opportunity to stay connected to our spirituality and grow at the same time! Register for Formed and be inspired!

Join Catholic Ministry for Story Time!

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church

45-299 Deglet Noor Street Indio 92201

We will meet in the 2 story building across from the Guadalupe Plaza at 9:20 (after 8:15 am Mass) on the following Sundays:

April 2nd (5th Sunday of Lent)

May 7th (4th Sunday of Easter)

June 4th (Solemnity of Pentecost)

Activities will include stories, songs, and a craft project to give young children and their parents/caregivers* an opportunity to interact with the Gospel. This activity is designed for children up to 6 years old.

*Parents/caregivers are required to stay with their children during story time.

Would you like to help with this ministry? Contact Arlene Fair arlenefair@gmail.com

Congratulations to the following students who received the following Second Trimester Awards! We are so proud of your hard work in accomplishing these expectations. Continue to always do your best----Way to go!

Academic Effort Award

Axel Castro, Ariana Chaparro, Isabelle Fair, Emilio Guerrero, Isabella Ham, Max Martinez, Anya Borquez

Academic Achievement Award

First Grade-Matias Cardenas-Luque, Rebekah Fierro, Jacob Lopez, Lillyen Morales, Mason Nava, Eric Nguyen, Jojo Ninh, Erick Oceguera, Isaiah Pinedo, Teagan Steiger

Second Grade- Jayden Aguilar, Jazlyn Castaneda, Quinn Crousillac, Brandon Domingo, Sadie Galvan, Kathleen Gonzalez, Addin Guo, Isabella Guzman, Natalia Hoyle, Zoe Lerma, Victoria Orduno, Roman Rodriguez, Veronika Romero, Isaiah Simon, Brianna Vargas

Academic Honor Roll

Third-Emma Aguilar, Frida Andrade, Daisy Castro, Daniela Castro, Guillermo Delgado, Isabella Duarte, Isaiah Fierro, Elizabeth Pinedo, Camila Ruiz-Torres, Lucas Sear, Ryan Ramirez, Liam Steiger, Viviana Terriquez

Fourth-Miranda Aguirre, Christopher Lopez, Adah Burgen, Avery Crousillac, Isabella Rose Diaz, Alexis Domingo, Katarina Gil, Lananh Ninh, Clint Rarela, Vianca Terriquez, Rachel Vu

Fifth-Giovanna Castillo, Vanessa Castro, Nicademus Flores, Andrew Gonzalez, Sebastian Huerta, Isabella Pimentel, Daniel Reed, Nevaeh Robles, Alejandro Salomon, Joshua Sanchez

Sixth-Jordan Aguilar, Alondra Mike, Isabella Reed, Ivan Sanchez

Seventh-Neo Flores, Niko Flores, Vy Ninh

Eighth-Jazmin Aguilar, Abraham Huerta, Anthony Magana

Consistent Effort Award

Kindergarten-Aaron Berzon, Edgar Ortiz, Jesus Martinez, Alex Vaca, Jayden Nguyen, An Cao, Jazmynn Molinar, Emry Salazar

First Grade-Alejandro Alfaro-Vargas, Leonardo Bonilla, Robert Bowman, Antonio Duarte

Second Grade-Diego Manzano, Joel Nunez

Third Grade-Francisco Aguirre, Victor Farias, Isabella King, Eleazar Rochin

Fourth Grade-Alexia Garcia, Divina Mike, Paola Rodriguez, Noeh Flores, Oscar Ibarra

Fifth Grade-Max Crux, Josue Diaz, Madelyn Emmett, Nicolas Galvan, Jacqueline Miller, Maria Montanez, Tanya Mujica, Landen Sterling, Kaleb Wuertz

Sixth Grade-Jillian Brown, Richard Rivas, Victoria Terriquez

Seventh Grade-Nariel Munoz

Eighth Grade-John Paul Valencia

Accelerated Reader Award
Congratulations to our Students who love to Read!

First-Alejandro Alfaro-Vargas, Miguel Barraza, Matias Cardenas-Luque, Antonio Duarte, Rebekah Fierro, Jacob Lopez, Lillyen Morales, Mason Nava, Eric Nguyen, Jojo Ninh, Erick Oceguera, Isaiah Pinedo, Uriel Rubio, Teagan Steiger

Second-JaydenAguilar, Jazlyn Castaneda, Quinn Crousillac, Brandon Domingo, Sadie Galvan, Kathleen Gonzalez, Addin Guo, Isabella Guzman, Natalia Hoyle, Zoe Lerma, Victoria Orduno, Roman Rodriguez, Veronika Romero

Third-Emma Aguilar, Daniela Castro, Victor Farias, Elizabeth Pinedo, Viviana Terriquez

Fourth-Avery Crousillac

Sixth-Jordan Aguilar, Jillian Brown, Alondra Mike, Victoria Terriquez

Seventh-Christine Cao

Student of the Month for February...A Worldwide Citizen
Congratulations to our recipients! Keep up the good work!

Kindergarten-David Salas, Ethan Aguilar

First Grade-Sofia Saenz, Valeria Magana

Second Grade-Natalia Hoyle

Third Grade-Isabella King, Francisco Aguirre

Fourth Grade-Adah Burgen

Fifth Grade-Maria Montanez, Alejandro Salomon

Sixth Grade-Jordan Aguilar

Seventh Grade-Anthony Carmona

Eighth Grade-Nevada Flores

Physical Education-Axel Castro, Roman Rodriguez, Guillermo Delgado, Vianca Terriquez, Ethan Aguilar

Computer Studies-Nariel Munoz, Victoria Terriquez, Andrew Davila, Lisa Juarez

Episcopal Visitation

As many of you have heard, Bishop Gerald Barnes came to visit OLPH school and parish on March 10-12. It was a wonderful and special occasion for our school and parish community. Our Most Reverend Gerald Barnes was very pleased with our students and the love they have for our faith. Bishop Barnes acknowledged the good and positive ministries many are involved in, serving OLPH parish and school. We are blessed to have a Bishop that just celebrated 25 years as our Shepherd for our Diocese. He ask for your continued prayers for his work in guiding others to live Gospel values. He ask for prayers for humanity, for families, children, and our country. Thank you to those who attended our school Mass with the Bishop, town hall meeting, and the Sunday Masses in which the Bishop presided. Thank you to our teachers, staff, students, and those preparing for his visit. Please keep Bishop Barnes in prayer as he continues to celebrate his 25th Anniversary as our Bishop.

Prayer for Bishop Gerald R. Barnes on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of his Episcopal Ordination

Loving and Faithful God, you care for your Church in many ways and govern us with love. You have chosen your servant Gerald to be shepherd of your flock here in the Diocese of San Bernardino. Grant him a spirit of courage and right judgement, a spirit of knowledge and love, a spirit of wisdom and understanding. Help him to continue to be a faithful teacher, a wise administrator, and a holy priest. As he lives out his covenant of love, may the sacredness of his work and leadership bring healing, light, and unity to us, the sheep of his flock. May his ministry release in him wellsprings of refreshment, inspiration and peace, so that he, together with the flock entrusted to his care, come to everlasting life.

May Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Saint Bernardine of Siena, always protect him and intercede for him before you, our gracious God. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen

St. Joseph's Prayer Service

Congratulations to the following students whose essays or artwork on their father, grandfather, or father figure was chosen on St. Joseph Day. It is always a wonderful prayer service!

Kindergarten-Isabella Ham, Edgar Ortiz

First Grade-Lillyen Morales

Second Grade-Victoria Orduno

Third Grade-Emma Aguilar

Fourth Grade-Adah Burgen

Fifth Grade-Joshua Sanchez

Sixth Grade-Isabella Reed

Seventh Grade- Neo Flores

Eighth Grade- Isabella Gil

All-District Track & Field Meet

Coachella Valley High School presents All-District Track & Field Meet at Coachella Valley High School Track Stadium. The event begins at 8:00 am and will continue throughout the day. All are welcome to cheer and support our students! They are looking forward to the various competitions. For more information, feel free to contact Mr. Dreisbach at rdreisbach@olphschoolindio.com. 

Third Grade Reconciliation Learning Center

This Saturday March 25th, Daniel Herrera 6th grade, Camilla Regalado 4th grade, third grade students and parents will attend a special retreat for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Please keep them in prayer as they continue to grow in their faith. The students will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Thursday March 30. We are very excited that they are moving forward in their spiritual journey. Thank you Mrs. Wolfe for preparing our students!

Lenten Practices

The three traditional Lenten disciplines or practices are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. For Catholics, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting (eating only one full meal and two smaller meals) and abstinence (not eating meat or meat products). in addition, all Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. The fasting and abstinence requirements apply for individuals from 18 until the age of 59.

Almsgiving can take the form of giving money towards charity, to a needy individual and/or being more generous in sharing our time and talents with others. This is the reason we ask our students to donate money to the Mission Holy Childhood. Our students who donate take part in almsgiving. Donations are sent to the Missions Office to give to children in need, who are less fortunate than us.

Prayer is the foundation of our lives as followers of Jesus. Prayer-in whatever form we choose-helps us grow in our relationship with Jesus and our brothers and sisters. Prayer helps us to see more clearly what we should do to become more faithful disciples of Jesus. It sustains us in being more faithful to our Lenten Promises.

A way to keep our promise of prayer is to attend a Lent Penitential Service. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church will have a penitential service on Thursday April 6 at 7:00 pm. All are welcome to take part in reflection, prayer and confession.

Family Fun Day-Saturday April 1-Sponsored by Catholic Charities, here at OLPH School

*Begin your morning with prayer.

*Read every day to your child.

*Be courteous in the parking lot. Please park your vehicle and be observant of children.

*Mark your calendar for Saturday May 13, our Nite @ the Races event.

*Registration packets were sent home. Remember to turn them in as soon as possible.

“May the certainty of faith be the engine of our lives.”- Pope Francis

Box Tops for Education

OLPH is still active in collecting those pink Box Tops for Education! If you have some at home, don't forget to send to school. Visit the Box Tops for Education website at http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/clip/Coupons.aspx to print and use some money-saving coupons. Also, if you are an online shopper, check out The Marketplace at this website. Many stores where you shop are part of the Box Tops for Education program and will donate a percentage of your online purchase to our school. Many thanks to those of you who are participating! Last year we raised a little over $800. Let's see if we can exceed this goal!

Congratulations to our kindergarten and 8th grade classes for bringing in the most box tops according to their class size. They will receive "Free Dress" tomorrow!

Catholic Calendar

St. Peter Regalado


March 30

Peter lived at a very busy time. The Great Western Schism (1378-1417) was settled at the Council of Constance (1414-1418). France and England were fighting the Hundred Years' War, and in 1453 the Bvzantine Empire was completely wiped out by the loss of Constantinople to the Turks. At Peter's death the age of printing had just begun in Germany, and Columbus's arrival in the New World was less than 40 years away.

Peter came from a wealthy and pious family in Valladolid, Spain. At the age of 13, he was allowed to enter the Conventual Franciscans. Shortly after his ordination, he was made superior of the friary in Aguilar. He became part of a group of friars who wanted to lead a life of greater poverty and penance. In 1442 he was appointed head of all the Spanish Franciscans in his reform group.

Peter led the friars by his example. A special love of the poor and the sick characterized Peter. Miraculous stores are told about his charity to the poor. For example, the bread never seemed to run out as long as Peter had hungry people to feed. Throughout most of his life, Peter went hungry; he lived only on bread and water. Immediately after his death on March 31, 1456, his grave became a place of pilgrimage. Peter was canozed in 1746. ---From americancatholic.org

What’s Your Catholic I.Q.?

This Week’s Question

When Jesus was praying for his Father's help in the garden before he was crucified, he said, "Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me." But he finished this request saying

a. "yet, not my will, but yours be done."

b. "blessed are the merciful."

c. "Our Father, who art in heaven."

d. "Hail Mary, full of grace."

See next bulletin for the answer!

Answer to last question

The primary or first educators in the faith for children are

b. their parents.


Prayer Corner

Please pray for:

• Pope Francis

• Most Reverend Bishop Gerald Barnes

• Father Alex, Father Kien, Father John

• OLPH School & Parish Community

• World Leaders in all nations

• Those who are ill, homeless, hungry, lonely and depressed

• Mrs. Hilton, father-in-law, who passed away

•those who lost their lives from the tragedy in London

• Peace among humanity

Our Lady of Perpetual Help pray for us and bless our school
Created By
Ms. Diane Arias

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