Norwalk Catholic School


December 14, 2018


Menu: Chicken Sticks, Mixed Vegetables, Veggie Tray, Pineapple, Juice 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: Weather Permitting - All Students will be outside today.


Happy Birthday to Weston Gfell today and Raeleigh Friend tomorrow!


Corny Joke of the Day: Why does Santa have three gardens?..............So he can 'ho ho ho'!


Today is the Feast of Saint John of the Cross: John is a saint because his life was a heroic effort to live up to his name: “of the Cross.” The folly of the cross came to full realization in time. “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me” is the story of John’s life. The Paschal Mystery—through death to life—strongly marks John as reformer, mystic-poet, and theologian-priest. Ordained a Carmelite priest in 1567 at age 25, John met Teresa of Avila and like her, vowed himself to the primitive Rule of the Carmelites. As partner with Teresa and in his own right, John engaged in the work of reform, and came to experience the price of reform: increasing opposition, misunderstanding, persecution, imprisonment. He came to know the cross acutely—to experience the dying of Jesus—as he sat month after month in his dark, damp, narrow cell with only his God. As man-Christian-Carmelite, he experienced in himself this purifying ascent; as spiritual director, he sensed it in others; as psychologist-theologian, he described and analyzed it in his prose writings. His prose works are outstanding in underscoring the cost of discipleship, the path of union with God: rigorous discipline, abandonment, purification. Uniquely and strongly John underlines the gospel paradox: The cross leads to resurrection, agony to ecstasy, darkness to light, abandonment to possession, denial to self to union with God. If you want to save your life, you must lose it. John is truly “of the Cross.” He died at 49—a life short, but full.


Today is Monkey Day! It celebrates not only monkeys, but all simians, which include New World monkeys, Old World Monkeys, and apes. The day exists to bring awareness to the animals, and to show love and care for them. Art exhibits are dedicated to the day, where the creators of the day as well as others participate. If you can't attend one of them, you could always draw your own monkey comic. This is an excellent day to visit the zoo, and some zoos even have Monkey Day events today. It's also a great day to watch films such as King Kong and the Planet of the Apes.


Fun Fact of the Day: There are over 260 species of monkeys, including apes, lemurs and tarsiers.

                                                                        Have a Great Day!!