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Morning Prayer & Announcements 10/29/18

Monday, October 29 

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen 

Morning Offering

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Thy Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins and for all the intentions of our Holy Father for this month.

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen 

Birthday wishes go out to: Mr. Prater, Brooke Bellinghausen

This is a reminder for all Student Council members and Irish Ambassadors; we will meet briefly in Room C15 at 12:15 today.

Morning Prayer & Announcements 10/29/18

Morning Prayer

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Thy Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins and for all the intentions of our Holy Father for this month.

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Announcements

  • Birthday wishes go out to: Mr. LaForest, Anna Sweeden, Evan Ray
  • Weekend Birthday wishes go out to: Rebecca Burnett, Mary Oakley Robertson
  • College of Charleston will be on campus Monday, October 29, for a private college visit.  College visits are open to all grades.  If you are interested in learning more about the college, sign up on Naviance or in the Nancy Swain Watters Guidance Suite.
  • The boys bowling team defeated Hardin Valley Academy yesterday 22-5. High scores were Baylor McCubbin 164 and Neumann MacDonald 163.
  • Congratulations to Jake Renfree, Eleanor Mancini, and Callie Tucker who qualified for the cross country State Championships. Jake and Eleanor were region champions, and the boys team had an impressive fourth place finish. Great job Irish cross country!

Morning Prayer & Announcements 10/24/18

Morning Prayer

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Today we celebrate the Memorial of Saint Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Thy Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins and for all the intentions of our Holy Father for this month.

Saint Anthony Mary Claret, pray for us.

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Announcements

  • Birthday wishes go out to: Chris Daley, Joshua Holas
  • There will be a meeting this Thursday, October 25th at 3:30 in room B102 for students who are traveling this summer to Ireland and Scotland with Mrs. Mynatt.If unable to attend, please email or stop by B102 to see Mrs. Mynatt. There are still open slots available for student who would like to participate.
  • Catholic Tennis Players and Parents, we will have tennis practice for the Catholic High School tennis teams this Thursday, October 25 from 4:00-5:30 at Cedar Bluff Racquet Club.  Following practice we will have a parent/player meeting to discuss uniforms starting at 5:30.  Practice will be held outside so please dress appropriately.
  • Art Club will meet after school on Thursday to carve pumpkins. Please come to Art Room 1 at break today for more information. Look for flyers in the hallways for details about Thursday.

President’s Email- 10/23/18

To Our KCHS Community,

Have you ever been left out or excluded?  As the youngest of four siblings always trying to keep up with my older brother and sisters, I can assure you that I know this feeling well.  During this year, as we continue to focus our efforts on enriching our culture of kindness, I want to reflect for just a moment on today’s reading from St. Paul who was talking to the Ephesians about this very question. As pagans and gentiles, St. Paul reminds the Ephesians that they use to be excluded because they were not considered to be people of God. But now, he says, through the death and resurrection of Jesus, no one is excluded, no one is left out.  High school can sometimes be a tough place to find your way for many reasons, and this can leave students feeling like the Ephesians did – left out.  Please pray for all of those students who might be feeling that way, and for those students who are thriving, that they me be instruments of kindness to those who are most in need.

Much is happening is our school community as we approach November.  This week’s email includes information on our KCHS Open House, our 2nd Annual Raffle/Calendar Sale, Supplemental Tuition Assistance for Catholic and Non-Catholic families for the 2019-2020 school year, Parent-Teacher Conferences, a Trivia Night Wrap-Up, TSSAA Regional News for next year for all sports, and kudos for both Volleyball and Girls’ Soccer.

2nd Annual Raffle/ Calendar News: Once again, our school and diocese will be participating in a state approved Raffle, where students will be encouraged to sell raffle tickets (with a calendar) to raise money for each school and for the neediest of Catholic families in our diocese for tuition assistance. Each Raffle Ticket/Calendar is $36.50 or 3 for $100.  Last year, Knoxville Catholic High School sold over 1500 calendars, more than any other school in our diocese. Additionally, last year we had 71 winners from our community who won just over $10,000 in cash from purchasing a raffle/calendar.  Our goal for this year is to sell 1800 as a school.  We have the following incentives for our students:

  • 3 Raffle/Calendars Sold = Out of Uniform for exams for both semesters
  • 6 Raffle/Calendars Sold = I extra excused absence (can be used either semester)
  • 12 Raffle/Calendars Sold = 2 extra excused absence (can be used either semester)
  • Additionally, the top 2 A block classes that sell the most per student will receive a free Waffle House breakfast during a selected school day.

KCHS Open House – is this Sunday at 2 p.m.  For interested new families, this day is great opportunity to meet so many of the people that make Knoxville Catholic the place that it is.  Please help us spread the good news with your friends and neighbors.

PSAT reminder– just a quick reminder, no late arrival tomorrow. Students (especially juniors) should go to bed early tonight and eat a good breakfast and pray hard :). Dismissal is 12 noon. Good luck to all of our students and seniors – enjoy the day off!

Applying for Tuition Assistance for 2019-2020: for Catholic families, the process has begun and the deadline for applying is November 30.  For Non-Catholic families, the application process will begin November 1. Parents will need to complete a Supplemental Tuition Assistance Intent to Apply Form as well as complete the FACTS Grant & Aid application which will be found on our school’s web site beginning November 1. We will post a link to this in next week’s email.

Parent/Teacher Conferences: are this Friday from 12:45 to 3:15 p.m. We hope to see you here!

1st Annual Campus Ministry Trivia Night – last Friday was a huge success. Over 150 folks turned out and it appeared to be a fun time for all. Totals are still being calculated, but it appears that almost $3,000 was raised to help support our Campus Ministry efforts. Special thanks to Fr. Christopher and Ms. Sanok for their hard work in making this night happen.

TSSAA Classification for ’19-’20 – Yesterday, Jason Surlas and I attended a meeting in Nashville among other large D2 schools to look at classification for next year. The results are as follows –

Non-Football Sports (4 schools per gender)

  • Baylor (Chattanooga)
  • Chattanooga Christian (Chattanooga)
  • GPS (girls only) (Chattanooga
  • Knoxvile Catholic
  • MCallie (boys only) (Chattanooga)

Football (6 Schools)

  • Baylor (Chattanooga)
  • Brentwood Academy (Nashville)
  • Ensworth (Nashville)
  • Father Ryan (Nashville)
  • Knoxville Catholic
  • McCallie (Chattanooga)

This week in Athletics:

  • Cross Country: Thursday, October 25th:  Region Cross Country Championships at Victor Ashe Park – Girls 9:00am, Boys 9:40am
  • Football: Friday, October 26th: At Lenoir City HS – 7:30pm
  • Volleyball: Congratulations to the Lady Irish Volleyball Team on a great showing at the state tournament, and a terrific season. They finished runner-up in             the state in Class AA, as well as District and Region Champions.
  • Girls Soccer: Congratulations to the Lady Irish Soccer Team on a great season this year. They finished as District and Region Champions.

Bidding Farewell – Diannah Miller, who has been our Director of Development for the last 13 years has decided to take a similar job at the University of Tennessee.  This is a good move for her and we are happy for Diannah and wish her all the best in her new endeavor – she will be missed.  Her last day with us will be November 1.  With that said, we are currently accepting applications for the position of Associate Director of Advancement. Interested applicants should send in a resume and a cover letter to Joni Punch at joni.punch@knoxvillecatholic.com.

Halo House – please don’t forget to use the link below for your Holiday or everyday shopping to benefit KCHS.  A rebate from every purchase will come to Knoxville Catholic when you go through this site. Thanks a bunch! https://kchs.halohouse.org/

Hope you have a great week – Go Irish!

God Bless,

Dickie Sompayrac

Morning Prayer & Announcements 10/23/18

Morning Prayer

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Today we celebrate the Memorial of Saint John of Capistrano, Priest

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Thy Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins and for all the intentions of our Holy Father for this month.

St. John Of Capistrano, pray for us.

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Announcements

  • Birthday wishes go out to: Dr. Stackhouse, Joseph Angelino
  • Catholic Tennis Players and Parents, we will have tennis practice for the Catholic High School tennis teams this Thursday, October 25 from 4:00-5:30 at Cedar Bluff Racquet Club.  Following practice we will have a parent/player meeting to discuss uniforms starting at 5:30. Practice will be held outside, so please dress appropriately.
  • There will be a meeting this Thursday, October 25th at 3:30 in room B102 for students who are traveling this summer to Ireland and Scotland with Mrs. Mynatt. If unable to attend, please email or stop by B102 to see Mrs. Mynatt. There are still open slots available for student who would like to participate. 
  • Due to the priests’ retreat, we will not have the 3:00 Holy Hour Monday through Thursday this week.  Please pray for our priests to have a blessed retreat!
  • There will be a brief meeting of the Rome trip planning committee during break in Ms. Payne’s room today. All Latin students who would like to be involved in helping to plan a trip to Rome are welcome to attend!
  •  Mock Trial will meet on Tuesday during lunch to watch the 2017 state championship trial in B100. Grab your lunch and see a winning case in action.
  • Art Club will meet after school on Thursday to carve pumpkins. Please come to Art Room 1 at break today for more information. Look for flyers in the hallways for details about Thursday.
  • Attention all students and parents: A reminder that tomorrow, Wednesday, is NOT a late arrival day!  Students must be in their classrooms for the PSAT by 8 a.m.

Morning Prayer & Announcements 10/22/18

Morning Prayer

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Today we celebrate the Memorial of Saint John Paul II, Pope

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Thy Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins and for all the intentions of our Holy Father for this month.

St. John Paul II, pray for us.

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Announcements

  • Birthday wishes go out to: Sylas Williams, Edward Trent
  • Due to the priests’ retreat, we will not have the 3:00 Holy Hour Monday through Thursday this week.  Please pray for our priests to have a blessed retreat!
  • There will be a meeting this Thursday, October 25th at 3:30 in room B102 for students who are traveling this summer to Ireland and Scotland with Mrs. Mynatt. If unable to attend, please email or stop by B102 to see Mrs. Mynatt. There are still open slots available for student who would like to participate. 
  • Tomorrow will be an out of uniform day benefiting St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Students may come out of uniform with a donation of two dollars. All normal out of uniform regulations apply; students are reminded that they cannot wear leggings as pants.
  • Mock Trial will meet on Tuesday during lunch to watch the 2017 state championship trial in B100. Grab your lunch and see a winning case in action.
  • Student Council will meet at noon today in Room C15. Please be on time.
  • Hampden-Sydney College will be on campus Tuesday, October 23, for a private college visit.  College visits are open to all grades.  If you are interested in learning more about HSC, sign up on Naviance or in the Nancy Swain Watters Guidance Suite.
  • Congratulations to the teacher superlatives for 2018-19.
  • Best Dressed: Coach Adam Walker and Ms. Joan Williams
  • Most Spirited: Mr. Jared Kimutis and Mrs. Erin Chady
  • Class Dad and Mom: Mr. Bradford Bosarge and Mrs. Jennifer Williams
  • Best Taste in Music: Dr. Kelly Kearse and Ms. Jessica Magers-Rankin

Morning Prayer & Announcements 10/18/18

Morning Prayer

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Luke, Evangelist

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Thy Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins and for all the intentions of our Holy Father for this month.

St. Luke, pray for us.

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Announcements

  • Birthday wishes go out to: Harrison Reymond, Beth Burnett
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute will be on campus Friday, October 19, for a private college visit.  College visits are open to all grades.  If you are interested in learning more about WPI, sign up on Naviance or in the Nancy Swain Watters Guidance Suite.
  • Mock Trial will have a meeting in B100 after school on Friday! We hope to see you there.
  • The Book Club will meet at 11:50 on Friday, October 19 in C18.  Grab your lunch and join us; all are welcome!

Morning Prayer & Announcements 10/17/18

Morning Prayer

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Today we celebrate the Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Thy Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins and for all the intentions of our Holy Father for this month.

Saint Ignatius, pray for us.

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Announcements

  • Birthday wishes go out to: Elijah Dempsey
  • KCHS is collecting new and like-new books for the Empty Stocking Fund.  If you can contribute, please drop them off in the KCHS Library by November 19.
  • Lincoln Memorial University will be on campus Thursday, October 18, for a private college visit.  College visits are open to all grades.  If you are interested in learning more about LMU, sign up on Naviance or in the Nancy Swain Watters Guidance Suite.
  • Congratulations to our lady Irish volleyball team for getting off to a great start at the TSSAA state volleyball tournament yesterday. They defeated both Jackson South Side and East Hamilton 3-0 in the first two rounds of the tournament. Next up is Portland High School today at 1pm. Good luck players and coaches!
  • Congratulations to the Lady Irish soccer team for beating Grainger County last night 3-0 advancing to the Regional championship game. Game is set for Thursday night at 7 at home. Come out and support the Irish!!
  • On Wednesday, October 17 in the KCHS Cafeteria, the Men’s Soccer Team will hold our Annual Parent/ Player meeting for all that plan on attending try outs for the 2019 KCHS Men’s Soccer team. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:00 PM and last as long as there are questions. Players are not required to attend, but it is imperative that at least one parent/guardian attend this meeting.
  • Calling all fairy tale creatures! The theatre program is putting on Shrek the Musical this spring! For more information please join us at the interest meeting today 2nd half of lunch in the theatre room! See you there!
  • Senior Superlative winners for the class of 2019 are as follows:
  • Mr. and Miss KCHS-Alex Dusky and Walter Pickering
  • Most Academic- Haley Cionfolo and Matthew Valderrama
  • Most Likely to Succeed-Olivia Ricche and Collin Patton
  • Most Entertaining-Alden Haun and Will Dison
  • Class Mom and Dad- Lindsey Webb and Granville Hinton
  • Most Athletic-Olivia Cunningham and Jake Renfree
  • Most Spirited-Keileen Cullen and Nick Mackle
  • Wittiest-Zoe Velas and Chris Arbuthnot
  • Most Artistic-Mary Rose Nguyen and Benito Guerrero
  • Most Talented-Cece Coakley and Gavrik Paul
  • Friendliest-Mary Iverson and Jorge Gonzalez
  • Service Oriented-Brianna Jeffries and Maguire Kenney
  • Winners, please come IMMEDIATELY to the Coughlin Media Lab (A10) and pick up permission slips for our photo shoot and luncheon that will take place on October 17th
    (Wednesday after Fall Break).

Morning Prayer & Announcements 10/16/18

Morning Prayer

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Today we celebrate the Memorial of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Thy Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins and for all the intentions of our Holy Father for this month.

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, pray for us.

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Announcements

  • KCHS is collecting new and like-new books for the Empty Stocking Fund.  If you can contribute, please drop them off in the KCHS Library by November 19.
  • Have you been wanting to go to Max Patch? Head to B201 during the second half of lunch today for more details on the Outdoors clubs upcoming trip!
  • Irish Thon for Children’s Hospital will have a meeting TODAY during the second half of lunch in Mrs. Slough’s room. Come to plan the next fundraiser! All are welcome.
  • On Wednesday, October 17 in the KCHS Cafeteria, the Men’s Soccer Team will hold our Annual Parent/ Player meeting for all that plan on attending try outs for the 2019 KCHS Men’s Soccer team. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:00 PM and last as long as there are questions. Players are not required to attend, but it is imperative that at least one parent/guardian attend this meeting.

Morning Prayer & Announcements 10/15/18

Morning Prayer

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Today we celebrate the Memorial of Saint Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church

O Jesus, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I offer you all my prayers, works, joys and sufferings of this day for all the intentions of Thy Sacred Heart, in union with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout the world, in reparation for my sins and for all the intentions of our Holy Father for this month.

St. Teresa, pray for us.

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Announcements

  • Samford University will be on campus Tuesday, October 16, for a private college visit.  College visits are open to all grades.  If you are interested in learning more about Samford, sign up on Naviance or in the Nancy Swain Watters Guidance Suite.
  • Catholic Teens United is a new program starting up in the Diocese of Knoxville for our Catholic teens, from 8th grade to college. We hope to be meeting monthly at area parishes to expose our teens to the truth of Catholicism, empower them to make an impact on our world through prayer in Eucharistic Adoration, and help them grow in holiness through the sacrament of Confession. Pizza will be provided. Our first CTU gathering is Sunday, November 11th from 12noon-2pm at Saint John Neumann in the gym. We have an excellent speaker out of Nashville, Jimmy Mitchell, to kick off our program! Tell your friends and come see what it’s all about!

***Please text “CTU” to 3357193 if you plan to attend (up to the day of the event)