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Morning Prayer & Announcements 5/24/18

Morning prayer:

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

Father all-powerful, you sent the Holy Spirit into the world to set our hearts on fire. May the grace we receive through your Spirit help us to be zealous advocates of your undying love for humanity, so that all people will work to make you known, loved, and served. We make this prayer through Christ, our Lord. Amen

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

Announcements:

  • Please remember to turn in all library materials this week.  Materials not turned in will be charged to students.
  • Reminder students that Pedestal is offering breakfast during break today.
  • Students interested in traveling to Ireland and Scotland next summer should register by the June 1st deadline. Please email or stop by and see Mrs. Mynatt in B102 if you have questions.
  • If you are interested in taking a mission trip to an orphanage in Latin America during the summer of 2019, please come see Miss Counts or email her at Jessica.counts@knoxvillecatholic.com for information.
  • They Purged, You Get to Splurge! 100% of the proceeds will benefit the education and medical mission work of the Haiti Outreach Program. Volunteers Needed! Service Hours Available!
    Donation Receiving and Sorting
    Sunday, June 3rd thru Thursday, June, 7th
    Rummage Sale
    Thursday, June 7th thru Saturday, June 9th
  • To sign up, please click the link below:
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0844aaa629a7fd0-they
They Purged, You get to Splurge Rummage Sale benefiting the Haiti Outreach Program

www.signupgenius.com

 

  • Need more information, please email events@givehaitihope.org
    or call Jennifer 865.309.5462 or 865.329.3294
  • If you aren’t able to volunteer, please consider donating items to include in the sale
    or providing drinks/snacks for the volunteer staff.

Morning Prayer & Announcements 5/22/18

Morning prayer:

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

Lord, send your Spirit of wisdom upon us and teach us to know ourselves. May we come to know how you made us, and what you have made us for. Lord, teach us to use what you have bestowed upon us for your glory, to serve others, and to bring about your kingdom

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

Announcements:

  • Birthday wishes go out to: Kate Shipe
  • Congratulations to the 2018-2019 Student Council members: SOPHOMORES: Chase Fuller, Ben Kozemko, George McCarty, Hazel Mitrik, Ellie Spence, JUNIORS: Mary Elizabeth Cox, Zoe Haub, Katie Holt, Jack Newman, Anna Witsoe, SENIORS: Cece Coakley, Keileen Cullen, Jorge Gonzalez, Walter Pickering, Olivia Ricche
  • Students interested in traveling to Ireland and Scotland next summer should register by the June 1st deadline. Please email or stop by and see Mrs. Mynatt in B102 if you have questions.
  • If you are interested in taking a mission trip to an orphanage in Latin America during the summer of 2019, please come see Miss Counts or email her at Jessica.counts@knoxvillecatholic.com for information.
  • They Purged, You Get to Splurge! 100% of the proceeds will benefit the education and medical mission work of the Haiti Outreach Program. Volunteers Needed! Service Hours Available!
    Donation Receiving and Sorting
    Sunday, June 3rd thru Thursday, June, 7th
    Rummage Sale
    Thursday, June 7th thru Saturday, June 9th
  • To sign up, please click the link below:
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0844aaa629a7fd0-they
  • Need more information, please email events@givehaitihope.org
    or call Jennifer 865.309.5462 or 865.329.3294
  • If you aren’t able to volunteer, please consider donating items to include in the sale
    or providing drinks/snacks for the volunteer staff.
  • An extraordinary form Latin Mass will be offered in Holy Trinity Chapel on Wednesday at noon.
  • Reminder students that Pedestal is offering breakfast during break today.  Come on in and re-fuel before your next exam!

Morning Prayer & Announcements 5/18/18

Morning Prayer:

Day 8 – Novena to the Holy Spirit

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

Let us bow down in humility at the power and grandeur of the Holy Spirit. Let us worship the Holy Trinity and give glory today to the Paraclete, our Advocate.

Oh Holy Spirit, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are performed in Jesus’ name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Your gift of Self-Control within us.

Your Martyrs had the overwhelming self-control to go joyfully to a painful death without shrinking from the opportunity to join You in heaven. Give us this self-control to have command over our emotions and desires that we may serve You more fully. Amen.

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

Announcements

  • Birthday wishes go out to: Mr. Steve Walker, John Riedl
  • Weekend Birthday wishes go out to: Mrs. Ferowich, Lizzie Duncan, Emily Holt, Kendall Williams, Addie Hopkins, Molly Deinhart
  • Attention, all students: today is the Student Council election. Please vote for the five students you think will best represent your class on Student Council. Voting will be done online; an e-mail with the voting link will be sent to you by 8:30 am today. You must vote by 2:45 if you wish to do so. Good luck to all candidates!
  • Last night, the Men’s Soccer team lost a heartbreaking match after 80 minutes of regulation, a lightning delay, 4 overtime periods, and penalty kicks. Congratulations to the team for a tremendous effort. In spite of the loss, they play Saturday at Greeneville, with a chance to advance through to the State tournament in Murfreesboro. Saturday’s game details are TBD.
  • The library will be closed today for AP testing.
  • If you are interested in taking a mission trip to an orphanage in Latin America during the summer of 2019, please come see Miss Counts or email her at Jessica.counts@knoxvillecatholic.com for information.
  • Please check LOST & FOUND in the Office before you leave for the summer.
  • Students applying for a Permit this summer needing a Certification of Compulsory School Attendance form, please sign up in the Office before the last day of school.
  • If medication was brought into the Office at the beginning of the school year for a student, parents please email Mrs. Kathy Ferowich at kathy.ferowich@knoxvillecatholic.com, giving permission for your student to retrieve it.
  • The following students have been chosen to be on the yearbook’s editorial staff for next school year:
  1. Caroline Gheen-Editor
  2. Caroline Hunse-Assistant Editor
  3. Natalie Perry-Photo Editor
  4. Davis Clem-Assistant Photo Editor
  5. Olivia Cunningham-Academics Editor
  6. Maggie Keener-Sports Editor
  7. Raigan Wright-Student Life Editor
  8. Madi Kelley-People Editor
  9. Mary Frances Penn-Index Editor
  • Library materials are due by Friday, May 18. Please check your email for a reminder of items you have checked out.
  • Boys Basketball try-outs are May 29, 30, and 31 from 3:30-5:30 in the KCHS Gym. These try outs are open to any boy. Bring your own shoes and gym clothes, and make sure to see Coach Hutchens before the first day of try-outs if you intend to try-out.
  • A friendly reminder that today, Friday 5/18 is locker clean out day. Please be sure to empty everything out of your lockers and place them within the appropriate bins; either recycle bin for recyclable items or in the trash bins for anything else. Please note that three ring binders are not recyclable, but please consider donating them if they are still in decent condition. The same goes with locker shelves. (Place them outside Mr. Pumariega’s office door) All textbooks are to be turned in, otherwise you will be charged. Note: they are not cheap. In addition, make sure that you keep your padlocks for next year. Otherwise you’ll be required to purchase another lock. Again ~ keep your padlocks.If you have any questions, please see Mr. Pumariega.

Morning Prayer & Announcements 5/17/18

Morning Prayer:

Day 7 of the Novena to the Holy Spirit

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

Let us bow down in humility at the power and grandeur of the Holy Spirit. Let us worship the Holy Trinity and give glory today to the Paraclete, our Advocate.

Oh Holy Spirit, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are performed in Jesus’ name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Your gift of Gentleness within us.

Despite the gravity of our sins, oh Lord you treat us with Gentleness. Dear Holy Spirit, give us your power to treat all in our lives with the Gentleness of the Saints. Amen

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

Announcements:

  • Birthday wishes go out to: Coach Moore, Tori Nguyen, Jackson Rowan
  • Please check LOST & FOUND in the Office before you leave for the summer.
  • Students applying for a Permit this summer needing a Certification of Compulsory School Attendance form, please sign up in the Office before the last day of school.
  • If medication was brought into the Office at the beginning of the school year for a student, parents please email Mrs. Kathy Ferowich at kathy.ferowich@knoxvillecatholic.com, giving permission for your student to retrieve it.
  • The Lady Irish had a tough loss against Dobyns Bennett in substate with a score of 3-4 courts. Winners include Anne Caroline Harris and Ansley Turley in singles and Keileen cullen and Neeley wilson in doubles. Thank you to everybody that came out and supported and congrats to the Lady irish on a successful season!!

    On Tuesday Ansley Turley and Sara Allen beat Keileen Cullen and Neeley Wilson in the Individual Regional Finals 7-5,6-4. Sara and Snsley will now move onto compete in the state individuals next Tuesday and Wednesday @MTSU! good luck ladies!!

  • Library materials are due by Friday, May 18. Please check your email for a reminder of items you have checked out.
  • Students interested in traveling to Ireland and Scotland next summer should register by the June 1st deadline. Please email or stop by and see Mrs. Mynatt in B102 if you have questions.
  • Boys Basketball try-outs are May 29, 30, and 31 from 3:30-5:30 in the KCHS Gym. These try outs are open to any boy. Bring your own shoes and gym clothes, and make sure to see Coach Hutchens before the first day of try-outs if you intend to try-out.
  • The Men’s Soccer Team hosts South Doyle tonight for the Region 2 championship. Come out and support the team in their quest for States; kickoff is at 6 PM.
  • If you are interested in taking a mission trip to an orphanage in Latin America please email or come see Miss Counts for more information.
  • A friendly reminder that this Friday 5/18 is locker clean out day. Please be sure to empty everything out of your lockers and place them within the appropriate bins; either recycle bin for recyclable items or in the trash bins for anything else. Please note that three ring binders are not recyclable, but please consider donating them if they are still in decent condition. The same goes with locker shelves. (Place them outside Mr. Pumariega’s office door) All textbooks are to be turned in, otherwise you will be charged. Note: they are not cheap. In addition, make sure that you keep your padlocks for next year. Otherwise you’ll be required to purchase another lock. Again ~ keep your padlocks.If you have any questions, please see Mr. Pumariega.

Morning Prayer & Announcements- 5/16/18

Morning Prayer:

Day 6 of the Novena to the Holy Spirit

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

Let us bow down in humility at the power and grandeur of the Holy Spirit. Let us worship the Holy Trinity and give glory today to the Paraclete, our Advocate.

Oh Holy Spirit, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are performed in Jesus’ name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Your gift of Faithfulness within us.

You, oh Lord, are ever faithful. You are faithful until the end. Though we are weak and distracted, please give us the grace to be faithful to You as you are to us! Amen.

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

Announcements: 

  • Birthday wishes go out to: Mrs. White, Anne Caroline Harris, Peter Ayo
  • The Men’s Soccer Team took care of business last night, defeating Grainger County 9-0 in a Regional playoff game, with 7 different players scoring goals. That win sets the Irish up to host South Doyle on Thursday night for the Regional Championship. Plan to come out Thursday and support Irish Soccer!
  • Students, the library will be closed on Friday, May 18th. Printing will not be available. Please plan ahead.
  • Good luck to the Lady Irish Tennis Team as they take on Dobyns Bennett High School today at 1pm in a state qualifying sectional match. The match is just over the hill at Cedar Bluff Racquet Club. The winner will advance to the state tournament! Come out and support the Lady Irish!

Morning Prayer & Announcements 5/11/18

Today is Day 1 of the Novena to the Holy Spirit in preparation for Pentecost Sunday (Go to Praymorenovenas.com to continue this Novena over the weekend.)

Morning prayer:

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

Let us bow down in humility at the power and grandeur of the Holy Spirit. Let us worship the Holy Trinity and give glory today to the Paraclete, our Advocate.

Oh Holy Spirit, by Your power, Christ was raised from the dead to save us all. By Your grace, miracles are performed in Jesus’ name. By Your love, we are protected from evil. And so, we ask with humility and a beggar’s heart for Your gift of Charity within us.

The great charity of all the the host of Saints is only made possible by your power, Oh Divine Spirit. Increase in me, the virtue of charity that I may love as God loves with the selflessness of the Saints.

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

Announcements

  • Weekend Birthday wishes go out to: Chris Paul, Alyssa Lucci, Jenna Fairbrother, David Velas, Parker Slough
  • Congratulations to the Men’s Soccer team for their 3-1 District championship win last night over South Doyle. Special thanks to the students and fans who came out in support! Next up are Regionals, starting Tuesday, time and opponent TBA.
  • All football players report to the field house at 1145 today.  Grab your lunch and come on up.
  • Coffee Fest will be held May 12th at 7pm on the Fine Arts Lawn, bring a blanket or chair!
  • Coach Turner, Coach Kerley, and the Lady Irish lacrosse team would like to congratulate the following young ladies on being chosen for the All Region team: Maggie Mock, 1st team, for the 3rd time;  Mary Rose Nguyen, 2nd team, for the 2nd time; and freshmen Marisa McMichael and Caroline Southall, honorable mention.

Morning Prayer & Announcements 5/8/18

Morning prayer:

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

Hail, holy queen, mother of mercy! Our life, our sweetness, and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve, to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley, of tears. Turn, then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us;

And after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus; O clement, O loving, O sweet virgin Mary. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

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

Announcements:

  • Birthday wishes go out to: Olivia Escher, Allison Freitag
  • Are You Interested in being an Irish Ambassador?  Students interested in applying to be an Irish Ambassador should attend an interest meeting on Wednesday, May 9th in the Band/Chorus room at the beginning of lunch.  Applications for the 2018-2019 school year will be available at the meeting.
  • The Men’s Soccer team starts District playoffs tonight by hosting Central high School. Kickoff is at 6:00 PM; come out and support Irish Soccer on the road to State!
  • Both Irish tennis teams competed in the district championship yesterday with the boys team coming up short against Bearden with wins from Jack Newman and Davis Clem.  Congrats to the boys on a great season finishing 2nd in their district. The girls team won the district championship against Bearden and will play regions on Wednesday. Winners were Sara Allen, Ansley Turley, Neeley Wilson, and Anne Caroline Harris. Doubles wins were from Anne Caroline Harris and Alex Dally.
  • Coffee Fest will be held May 12th at 7pm on the Fine Arts Lawn, bring a blanket or chair!
  • Interested in traveling throughout Ireland and Scotland next June? Mrs. Mynatt will hold an informational meeting Thursday, May 10th at 3:45 in B102. If interested but unable to attend, please stop by and see her or email at nikki.mynatt@knoxvillecatholic.com
  • There will be a Robotics meeting for all current members today, May 8th, in Mr. Parris’s room during the second half of lunch.   Please plan on attending.
  •  A reminder to teachers and students: Please remember that textbooks need to be collected from Seniors by the end of their last exam period.  If a student is exempt from your exam, please collect their textbooks by the final day you meet.  All underclassmen should turn their books in by the final day of their exams as well.  Students, please turn your textbooks into your teachers, and teachers, please record in Renweb the textbooks that you have collected.
  • Student Council applications are due by 3:15 on Wednesday to Ms. Williams. Please download the application from RenWeb for further information.
  • Congratulations to the KCHS band on their performance at the The Smoky Mountain Music Festival.  They received a superior rating and tied the 2nd highest score of the day.  The percussion, trumpet, trombone, and piccolos were selected for Outstanding Performance as were the following individuals: Collin Patton Soprano and Tenor saxophone, Adam Cieslik Clarinet, Christian Fox Alto, Thomas Kollie baritone Sax, Tristan Cooper Violin, and Matt Ramos percussion.

Morning Prayer & Announcements 5/4/18

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

God of power and might, you cast out the demons that hold us captive, and proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God in our midst. Drive away whatever keeps us from your invitation of mercy and justice, and gather us together as your children. Reign in our families, reign in our communities, reign in our hearts. Call us to get up and to serve one another. Gather us forever in your loving embrace. We ask this in your Holy Name. Amen.

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

  • Birthday wishes go out to: Mrs. Kirk, Breanna Jeffries, Alena Aucker, Claire Stamper
  • Weekend Birthday wishes go out to: Elizabeth McCready, Sarah Watermeier, Elisabeth Perry, Akeem Odusipe, Caitlin Babb
  • Student Council elections will be held on Friday, May 18th. Any student who is interested in running for Student Council should fill out the application form, found on RenWeb under Resource Documents, and turn it in to Ms. Williams in Room C15. Further information about elections can be found on the application.
  • Are You Interested in being an Irish Ambassador?  Students interested in applying to be an Irish Ambassador should attend an interest meeting on Wednesday, May 9th in the Band/Chorus room at the beginning of lunch.  Applications for the 2018-2019 school year will be available at the meeting.
  • Join the Men’s Soccer teams for their final regular season games tonight. The Reserve Team hosts the Ambassadors at 5:15. The First Team hosts Morristown West at 7:00. Students get in free…last time before District playoffs start next week!
  • Irish baseball opens District Tournament play tonight at 730 vs Maryville. The game will be played at Farragut
  • Interested in traveling throughout Ireland and Scotland next June? Mrs. Mynatt will hold an informational meeting Thursday, May 10th at 3:45 in B102. If interested but unable to attend, please stop by and see her or email at nikki.mynatt@knoxvillecatholic.com.

 

 

Morning Prayer & Announcements 5/3/18

Morning Prayer

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

Today we celebrate the Feast of Saints Philip and James, Apostles

O God, who gladden us each year with the feast day of the Apostles Philip and James, grant us, through their prayers, a share in the Passion and Resurrection of your Only Begotten Son, so that we may merit to behold you for eternity. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.

Saints Philip and James, pray for us.

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

Announcements

  • Birthday wishes go out to: Hayward Bibby, Raigan Wright
  • Looking for adventure? Want to improve your leadership and outdoor skills while having fun doing activities like whitewater rafting, rappelling, canoeing, and hiking? The BSA Venturing program is designed to aid young men and women in just this endeavor. Venture Crew 246 will be having a meeting in room A14 during lunch for anyone who is interested this Thursday, May 3. If you have any questions, contact Michael Stapleton.
  • There will be no detention on Thursday, May 3, but there will be detention on Friday, May 4th at the usual time from 3:30-4:30 p.m.   Any student needing to re-schedule detention must speak with Mr. Hamblen in room B206.
  • Yesterday was a tough day for the Boys tennis team. They came up on the short end in a hard fought match against West, losing 4-5. Congratulations on a great season and good luck in individual playoffs!
  • The girls tennis team won the semi final match against Maryville 5-1. Winners on the girls team were Sara Allen, Keileen Cullen, Ansley Turley, Ann Caroline Harris and Alex Dally. The win was clinched in singles play. The district final match will be played on Monday against Bearden at 4pm. District individual matches begin today! Good luck and go Irish!
  • The Outdoors Club is having a post- Earth Day party to get outside during this stressful time of the year! Bring your lunch outside on the Fine Arts lawn today during lunch for some cookies and much needed Vitamin D! Check out out of the doors club on Instagram for more details.
  • Irish ensemble sang a lovely concert Tuesday for Prosperity Pointe Assisted Living.  Thank you choristers for sharing your time and talent!  You lightened their day!
  • French Club T-shirt’s have arrived! If you ordered one, pick it up in Ms. Lawrence’s room or ask Cece Coakley. They are 5 dollars.

Morning Prayer & Announcements

Morning prayer:

Today, on the second day of May, we honor Mary, Our Blessed Mother, as we pray the Memorare.

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

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

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

Announcements:

  • Birthday wishes go out to: Caroline Hunse, Grace Despard
  • The Irish track teams had a great showing at the KIL Championships yesterday. Both teams finished in 6th place. Winners included the girls 4×800 relay of Ellie Wolski, Eleanor Mancini, Callie Tucker, and Shila Kapaya, and Jake Renfree in the 800. Great job Irish Track!
  • The Outdoors Club is having a post- Earth Day party to get outside during this stressful time of the year! Bring your lunch outside on the Fine Arts lawn tomorrow during lunch for some cookies and much needed Vitamin D! Check out out of the doors club on instagram for more details
  • Both tennis teams pulled out a district win yesterday against Maryville High School. The boys won 8-1 with singles wins from Jack Newman, Davis Clem, Josh Borja, Abe Atwood, and Chris Paul. Doubles wins were from Jack Newman and josh Borja, Davis Clem and Abe Atwood, and Towns Hughes And Chris Paul. The girls team won every court with a 9-0 win. Both teams play at West Hills today at 4:30 for the district semi-finals.
  • The Book Club will have its end of the year celebration on Wednesday, May 2 during lunch in C18.
  • Looking for a fun summer job? Tate’s Day Camp is hiring camp counselors, lifeguards, and instructors for swimming, climbing tower, zipline, marksmanship, archery, nature, and arts & crafts. Lifeguards must have certification prior to camp beginning. Specialized training is provided for the climbing tower, zipline, marksmanship, and archery. Candidates are preferred to be at least 18 years old. Apply online at http://tatescamp.com/employment/ or contact us at funjobs@tatescamp.com / (865) 690-9208.
  • Looking for adventure? Want to improve your leadership and outdoor skills while having fun doing activities like whitewater rafting, rappelling, canoeing, and hiking? The BSA Venturing program is designed to aid young men and women in just this endeavor. Venture Crew 246 will be having a meeting in room A14 during lunch for anyone who is interested this Thursday, May 3. If you have any questions, contact Michael Stapleton.
  • This Thursday, May 3rd is the senior farewell mass, the Solemnity of Sts. Phillip and James, and the May Crowning Mass. Students, you are invited to bring flowers in for the crowning of Mary on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, if you would like to bring in a monetary donation for flowers, you can bring that into the main office by end of day today. There will be a table tomorrow morning in the commons to drop off flowers.
  • Nathan Geist and Vanessa Belanger please see Mrs. Erpenbach in the front office at break today.
  • All Irish Streaming network students from the entire year, come to the gym today at 12:15 for your yearbook picture.
  • The Lady Irish Softball team blew out Lenoir City 10-2 on Senior night yesterday. Easterly got the win and led the offense with 3 hits. Costello, Schaad, DeBaar, and Peery also had multiple hit sin the contest. District tournament play begins Thursday at William Blount. The team plays Hardin Valley at 8 p.m.