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The Dialogue 9/22/2017

Updated on Sep 22, 2017 02:34 PM by Office, School
St. Catherine of Siena  
The Dialogue 
September 22, 2017
Tonight Only - Wayne Messmer presents Father Damien, "the Leper Priest of Molokai"
Learn about the heroic efforts of Father Damien, "the Leper Priest of Molokai", when Chicago actor Wayne Messmer performs his critically acclaimed role of Father Damien, in the award-winning one -man play, Damien by Aldyth Morris, right here at St. Catherine of Siena Church on Friday, September 22 at 7:30pm. A free will donation is requested. Everyone is welcome to attend and learn how Father Damien overcame the odds and cared for the needs of thousands of tragically abandoned men, women and children in Hawaii who were beset with the incurable and thought-to-be highly contagious leprosy (Hansen’s Disease).
Pope Benedict XVI canonized Saint Damien in a ceremony held at the Vatican on October 11, 2009. The remarkable story of this courageous man of conviction will be told as Messmer brings this powerful message to life. You won’t want to miss this great parish event.   
Spartan Sweepstakes
This is the last week  of our Spartan Sweepstakes fundraiser! All raffle tickets and money are due on Friday, September 29th by 12:00 PM. The raffle drawing will take place at 2:45 PM on Friday, September, 29th. This fundraiser helps to offset the initial operational and startup costs for our school each year. Thank you to everyone who has already turned in their money and ticket stubs! Prizes for the raffle are:
1st Place Prize: $3000.00 Cash or
1 year free tuition for first child ($3,555.00 value)
2nd Place Prize: $500.00
3rd Place Prize: $250.00
10 additional winners each of a $25.00 Gift Card
Families who sell more than 25 tickets will be entered into a separate drawing for $100.00 in gift cards. Keep up the great work selling the tickets, and thank you all for your continued support of our school!
Today is the last day to order October Lunches
Friday, September 22nd is the last day to place an order for October lunches. Please make sure to place your order before the site closes tonight. Payment for October lunches are due by September 29th.
TRIP (Tuition Reduction Incentive Program)
It's never too late to start saving money on your tuition! Sign up for a free account at www.shopwithscrip.com to start earning rebates back on your tuition.  You will need the school code "2CL3966D181" in order to link your account to St. Catherine's so that you will start receiving credit on your tuition for orders. Our next order will be placed on Monday, September 25th. Please have your payment into the school office by 9:00 am or pay online with your presto pay account. If you have any questions about how to use this program, please contact the school office.
I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!- Flyer attached
Please join us at our first Dine and Share of the year at Van’s Frozen Custard on Wednesday, October 4 from 11:30 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. Van’s will donate 15% of their sales from that day back to our school. Be sure to mention St. Catherine’s when you order! Come for a burger and stay for the delicious frozen custard! Please see the attached flyer for more information!
St. Catherine's Youth Choir
Do you love to sing? St. Catherine's youth choir is looking for boys and girls in grades 4th and up to join our youth choir. The Youth Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings at 6:30 and sings at the 4:30 Mass the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturdays of every month. Please contact Regina Muscat at youthmusic@stcatherinechurch.com
Art Club is Back
Welcome Back!!!! Art Club will be starting again on Wednesday, September 20th. We will be meeting in the art room from 3:05PM to 4:15PM every other week. (Usually this is will fall on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month.) This is time for creating - great for an already started craft project from home, latch hook rugs, potholders, band bracelets, drawing and etc. Please have students bring their own art supplies - this includes paper. If your student is interested, please email me to let me know and please send $5 to cover the cost of snacks. See you then! : ) Mrs. O
The 13th Annual Clergy Appreciation Dinner
Every year, the Knights of Columbus in our area sponsors a Clergy Appreciate Dinner to honor our priests, deacons and religious sisters. This event will be held at St. Mary’s Huntley on Friday, October 13th, located at 10307 Dundee Rd. Doors will open at 5:45pm. Tickets are $35 each until September 26 th. After that date tickets will be $40. Well-wishers contributions are encouraged. Join us in honoring Fr. DeBlock, Fr. Gow and Deacons Bill, Hank and Steve.
Representatives will be available in the Narthex after all Masses this weekend of September 9&10 and 16&17. Contact SK Phil Weiss at 630-715-7527 or pweiss60118@gmail.com if interested. Please join us at this special event to show our appreciation to our clergy.
Box Tops for Education
Our classroom competition for who can bring in the most box tops has begun! Box tops will be counted each week so classes can see who is in the lead!  The class that collects the most box tops per student will win a prize to be determined by their teacher. Will it be extra recess? A dress down day? A special treat at lunch? Stay tuned to find out. Turn in your box tops with the grade written on them to your homeroom teachers by Oct. 13 . The winning class will be announced on Oct. 16 . Contact grandmas/grandpas, aunts/uncles, friends and neighbors and ask for their box tops. Find a list of products where box tops appear at: http://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products
*Please do not send in expired box tops. They will not count towards the class total.
Thank you for your participation!
Melissa Nosal
Home & School President
Craft and Vendor Fair coming to St. Catherine's - Flyers attached
New to St. Catherine's this year is a Craft and Vendor Fair which will take place on Sunday, November 19th from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. Enjoy holiday shopping with some wonderful local vendors while supporting our school! Please see the attached flyer if you are interested in being a vendor for this event.
Chess Scholar Club - flyer attached
Beginning in October, St. Catherine's offer our students the opportunity to learn how to play chess! Chess Scholars will be coming to our school to start up this great new club for students in Kindergarten - 8th grade. All are welcome to join and no previous knowledge of chess is necessary. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
Important Dates:
  • Friday, September 22nd - Wayne Messmer presents, "Saint Damien - The Leper Priest of Molokai" 7:30 PM in the church
  • Wednesday, September 27th - All school Mass 8:45 AM in the church
  • Friday, September 29th - Spartan Sweepstakes Raffle Tickets due by 12:00 PM - Drawing at 2:45 PM
Enjoy the weekend!