Norwalk Catholic School

 

 

 

October 16, 2018

 

Menu: Popcorn Chicken Bowl, Mashed Potatoes/Gravy, Corn, Fruit Cocktail, Roll and Milk

Wednesday: Hot Dog/Chili Dog, French Fries, Baked Beans, Veggie Tray, Orange Slices, Rice Krispie Treat and Milk

Option 2 – Available Every Day: Peanut Butter/ Jelly or Small Salad, Cheese Stick, Goldfish Crackers, Daily Fruit and Vegetable and Milk

 

Lunch Hour: All Students will be outside today.

 

Happy Birthday to: None today!

 

Black Team News: The Black Team sings tomorrow for the 9:00am School Mass.  Cantors are Grace Kluding and Isabel Gross.  We will meet in the Choir Room at 8:15am for warm-ups.  Please listen to your CD and practice the music.  Don’t forget to bring your folder!

 

Corny Joke of the Day: Why wasn't there any food left after the monster party? ........... Because everyone was a goblin!

 

Today is the Feast of SaintMargaret Mary Alacoque: Margaret Mary was chosen by Christ to arouse the Church to a realization of the love of God symbolized by the heart of Jesus. Her early years were marked by sickness and a painful home situation. “The heaviest of my crosses was that I could do nothing to lighten the cross my mother was suffering.” After considering marriage for some time, Margaret Mary entered the Order of the Visitation nuns at the age of 24.  On December 21, 1674, three years a nun, she received the first of her revelations. She felt “invested” with the presence of God, though always afraid of deceiving herself in such matters. The request of Christ was that his love for humankind be made evident through her. During the next 13 months, Christ appeared to her at intervals. His human heart was to be the symbol of his divine-human love. By her own love Margaret Mary was to make up for the coldness and ingratitude of the world. Like all saints, Margaret Mary had to pay for her gift of holiness. Some of her own sisters were hostile. Theologians who were called in declared her visions delusions and suggested that she eat more heartily. Later, parents of children she taught called her an impostor, an unorthodox innovator. A new confessor, the Jesuit Claude de la Colombière, recognized her genuineness and supported her. Against her great resistance, Christ called her to be a sacrificial victim for the shortcomings of her own sisters, and to make this known. After serving as novice mistress and assistant superior, Margaret Mary died at the age of 43, while being anointed. She said: “I need nothing but God, and to lose myself in the heart of Jesus.”

 

Today is Dictionary Day! It is held in honor of Noah Webster’s birthday, the man who is considered to have fathered the American Dictionary. 1758 was an auspicious year for the English language, and the first English Lexicographer, or one whose craft is writing, editing, and compiling English Dictionaries. The good man was born in Hartford Connecticut to a wealthy family. Webster’s mother was the first to ingrain in him a love of learning, a love that was somewhat disappointed when he attended the local school and found the education there wanting at best. So it was that he dedicated himself to improving the education of generations to come. Dictionary Day encourages us to improve ourselves and the way we speak with others by enhancing our language in the study of the Dictionary.

 

Fun Fact of the Day: Webster’s 1828 dictionary defined a staggering 70,000 words, around half of which had never been included in an English dictionary before.

 

Have a Great Day!!