CCS competed in its last Speech Tournament in Camarillo. Our 8th grader Christina Arguello earns 1st in Dramatic and 2nd in Humorous. Christina Arguello also gets a Gold award for placing in 5 categories this speech year and a perseverance award for attempting more than 6 categories. Our 7th grader Maya Bryant earns a Bronze award for placing in 3 different categories this speech year. In 7th grade, Adriana Brady gets a perseverance award for attempting 5 or more categories for the speech year. Patrick Holloway earns a certificate in Humorous. 5th grader Elizabeth Lo competes in her first competition and receives 1st place in Thematic. In this last tournament, we open it up to 5th grade to give speech a try in hopes they will join us full time next year! They had fun and had a great tournament!
Today is the Feast Day of Spiritual Warrior Saint Bernardine of Siena ✝ Pray for us
Most of the saints suffer great personal opposition, even persecution. Bernardine, by contrast, seems more like a human dynamo who simply took on the needs of the world.
He was the greatest preacher of his time, journeying across Italy, calming strife-torn cities, attacking the paganism he found rampant, attracting crowds of 30,000, following St. Francis of Assisi’s admonition to preach about “vice and virtue, punishment and glory.” Compared with Saint Paul by the pope, Bernardine had a keen intuition of the needs of the time, along with solid holiness and boundless energy and joy. He accomplished all this despite having a very weak and hoarse voice, miraculously improved later because of his devotion to Mary.
When he was 20, the plague was at its height in his hometown of Siena. Sometimes as many as 20 people died in one day at the hospital. Bernardine offered to run the hospital and, with the help of other young men, nursed patients there for four months. He escaped the plague, but was so exhausted that a fever confined him for several months.
At 22, he entered the Franciscan Order and was ordained two years later. For almost a dozen years he lived in solitude and prayer, but his gifts ultimately caused him to be sent to preach. He always traveled on foot, sometimes speaking for hours in one place, then doing the same in another town.
Especially known for his devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus, Bernardine devised a symbol — IHS, the first three letters of the name of Jesus in Greek — in Gothic letters on a blazing sun. The devotion spread, and the symbol began to appear in churches, homes and public buildings. Opposition arose from those who thought it a dangerous innovation. Three attempts were made to have the pope take action against him, but Bernardine’s holiness, orthodoxy, and intelligence were evidence of his faithfulness.
#timecapsule#stellamaris#catholicschool#primaryschool#mychildrensprimaryschool#60thanniversary - got a bit teary at the Stella Maris Primary School today - 60th Anniversary. So many wonderful memories of my children's younger school years so long ago in the years of 1994 - 2007. Love to go back in time to those moments to be with my 4 children again & not just 3. I surprised myself as I didn't cry at mass like I usually do when the music & singing starts. Watched some of the original students from when school first opened bury the time capsule.
GRADE 1/2 OUT AND ABOUT PROGRAM - want to join us?
The Grade 1/2 learning community take part in the Out and About project at Fisho’s Beach fortnightly. It has become the ‘Third Teacher’ which is a component of Reggio Emilia which is part of our teaching pedagogy.
If you haven’t had a chance why not come down and join us on the beach to see what we do. The next date is Wednesday 23rd May.
CTR Catholic congratulates its Edwin Parr Award recipients. The Edwin Parr award is presented in recognition of superior teaching characterized by exceptional levels of student learning, exemplary commitment and the creation of strong relationships in the first year of teaching. This year's recipients included Clear Water Academy’s Miss Brooklyn Kerner. Recipients were honored at an awards ceremony on Thursday, May 17 at Carnmoney Golf Course. We are so blessed to have Miss Kerner teach at our school and help form our Elementary students. 🙏 #EdwinParrAward#CatholicSchool#FirstYearTeacher#Vocation#YYCElementarySchool ⚋⚋⚋⚋⚋⚋⚋⚋⚋⚋⚋⚋⚋⚋⚋⚋⚋⚋⚋⚋⚋⚋⚋⚋⚋⚋⚋⚋⚋⚋
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Today is the Feast Day of Spiritual Warrior Saint Pope Peter Celestine ✝ Pray for us
When the father of this Italian saint died, his good mother brought up her twelve children well, even though they were very poor. "Oh, if I could only have the joy of seeing one of you become a saint!" she would say. Once when she asked, "which one of you is going to become a saint?" little Peter answered with all his heart, "Me, mama! I'll become a saint!" And he did.
When he was twenty, Peter became a hermit and spent his days praying and reading the Holy Bible. If he was not praying or reading, he would copy books or do some hard work so that the devil would not find him doing nothing, and tempt him. Because other hermits kept coming to him and begging him to guide them, he started a new Order - the Celestines.
Peter was an old monk, eighty-four years of age when he was made Pope. It came about in a very unusual way. For two years, there had been no Pope because the Cardinals could not decide whom to choose. Peter sent them a message to decide quickly, for God was not pleased at the long delay. Then and there, they chose the holy old hermit himself! Poor Peter wept when he heard the news, but he sorrowfully accepted and took the name Celestine V.
He was Pope only about five months. Because he was so humble and simple, everyone took advantage of him. He could not say "no" to anyone, and soon matters were in great confusion. At last, Peter decided that he had better give up his position as Pope. He did so and then threw himself at the feet of the Cardinals for not having been capable of governing the Church.
Peter hoped to live in one of his monasteries in peace. But the new Pope - Pope Boniface VIII - thought it would be safer to keep him where wicked people could not take advantage of him. Peter was put in a cell and died 10 months later there, yet he was cheerful and close to God. "You wanted a cell, Peter," he would repeat to himself, "and a cell you have."