Prayer & Daily Announcements

PRAYER & ANNOUNCEMENTS for January 24, 2020

PRAYER
Good morning JCA family, today is Friday, January 24th, 2020.

Please pray for the senior girls on Kairos this week and our students on the March for Life.

Today is the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, a bishop and Doctor of the Church. He lived from 1567 – 1622 and served as Bishop of Geneva, Switzerland.

Holy St. Francis de Sales, you dedicated your life to ministering to those whose faith wavered, to proclaiming God’s life-saving Gospel, sometimes enduring great trials to do so. Remembering your special devotion to the young, because of their proximity to God’s Kingdom, we ask that you intercede for this Catholic school, so that our teachers and students embrace the Gospel in their own lives. Amen.

OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL…. pray for us
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI……. pray for us

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Lunch Menu
Soup of the Day: Hearty Chicken Noodle
Hot Grab & Go: Bosco Sticks
Entrée: Burger bar, Deli & Salad Station, & Pizza

Junior/Senior Students: Due to the number of students that are on the Kairos Retreat and the March For Life Trip, all juniors and seniors will have lunch during period 5A and report to homeroom for period 5B.

Attention Freshmen – Freshman Shirt Orders have been extended to Monday morning. They are due to Mrs. Ostrem before school on Monday in room 120. Remember you will get two shirts for $25.00. Order forms have been emailed to you. (Ostrem)

Attention students – just a reminder – we are in the process of having a coat and blanket drive. We are collecting gently used adult coats and blankets. Extra-large coats are especially in need. Mr. Burke will be bringing them with him to Chicago to help the homeless. You may drop off any donations to Mrs. Ostrem in room 120. Thanks for your generosity! Click here to watch a documentary created by senior Audrey Hammel about her experience volunteering with Mr. Burke’s Food Wagon Project. (Ostrem)

For those signed up for the ACT Prep class, our first class is this Saturday, January 25, from 9am to 11 am in room 118. Please remember to bring your calculators. (Osburn)

Student Ambassadors: There is a mandatory Student Ambassador meeting TODAY in the chapel. Frosh/Soph should go to 4A lunch and then report to the chapel. Junior/Seniors should go to lunch 5A and then report immediately to the chapel 5B (Ragusa)

Club Moderators: Please remember to take pictures of your club members for yearbook. We need a group picture and a few candid pictures. Please email or text them to Mrs. Arnett. (Arnett)

Fall Play Participants, if you ordered Dracula DVDs, they are now available. Please see Mrs. Schertz in room 119 to pick yours up. (Schertz)

Join us on Wednesday January 29th for Donuts and Debate at 7:15am in room 233. We will be debating the president’s military command and congressional war powers. (Gedvilas)

Students, please check lockers and home for Lenovo Chargers with a label beginning with STULOAN or any other charger given to you with a loaner. Bring all chargers to Mrs. Reato in Room 213. Students with permission to keep them will have them returned. (Reato)

WJCA News:

In this week’s news, we tour of the IRC with Dr. Budz. We also have Trivia with Mr. Midlock. In other stories, the WJCA crew interview senior basketball players as well as talk to runners about the upcoming track season. Click here to watch this week’s edition.

Cheerleading Team T-Shirt Orders:

This week during your homeroom period you should have received an order form. Orders are due next Friday. The shirts are dark gray unisex cut with the Victory light in blue. Click here to view and print the form. Please return all orders with payment to Mrs. Blackburn in the Main Office no later than Friday, January 31st. GO HILL OR GO HOME!

Hillzone Announcement:

Your Hillzone update for this weekend. Tonight, the Varsity Hilltoppers Basketball team tips off at 7:00pm against St. Pat’s. The theme for tonight’s game is WHITEOUT. Come out and cheer on the Hillmen! Tomorrow is a busy day at the JCA Student Activity Center as our Hilltoppers Wrestling team hit the mats for their Home meet at 8:30am. A little later on. your Angels Varsity Basketball Team will tip off at 12:30pm at Home against St. Francis HS. Let’s not forget our defending State Champion Dance Team will take the floor for the IHSA Sectional Competition tomorrow. The girls will perform at 11:06 AT Geneva High School. Wishing all of Angels and Hillmen the best of luck this weekend. GO HILL


PRAYER & ANNOUNCEMENTS for January 23, 2020

PRAYER
Good morning JCA family, today is Thursday, January 23rd, 2020.
Please pray for the senior girls on Kairos this week and for all the students on the March for Life.

Dear God, we pray today for the courage to stand up for what we believe in. May we recognize all that history has taught us and know that we have the power to effect change where change is needed. We ask the Holy Spirit to direct us and the Lord to strengthen us as we review our lives and outline the challenges that lie ahead. Amen.

OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL…. pray for us
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI……. pray for us

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Happy Birthday wishes to our Director of Development Mr. John Horn. Enjoy your day!

TOMORROW IS A SPIRIT DAY!

Lunch Menu
Hot Grab & Go: Chicken Tenders
Entrée: Meatball Sandwich

Junior/Senior Students: Due to the number of students that are on the Kairos Retreat and the March For Life Trip, all juniors and seniors will have lunch tomorrow during period 5A and report to homeroom for period 5B.

Attention students – just a reminder – we are in the process of having a coat and blanket drive. We are collecting gently used adult coats and blankets. Extra-large coats are especially in need. Mr. Burke will be bringing them with him to Chicago to help the homeless. You may drop off any donations to Mrs. Ostrem in room 120. Thanks for your generosity! (Ostrem)

For those signed up for the ACT Prep class, our first class is this Saturday, January 25, from 9am to 11 am in room 118. Please remember to bring your calculators. (Osburn)

The Writing Lab will be closed during period E2 or 5B today. (Kairis)

Attention German Club members, please check the Teams page and sign up in the comment section for the movie night. See Father Nepi if you have any questions. Danke! (Fr. Nepi)

Student Ambassadors: There is a mandatory meeting tomorrow, Friday, January 24 during 4B or 5A in the chapel. Please plan to attend. Frosh/Soph student ambassadors will go to 4A lunch and then report to the chapel. Junior/Senior student ambassadors will go to the lunch for period 5A and then will report to the chapel for period 5B. (Ragusa)

The summer mission trip is on! We are heading to Indianapolis in June. If you are interested, please stop in campus ministry for details. (Campus Ministry)

Senior boys on the February Kairos, your slips are past due. Get those in immediately. (Campus Ministry)


PRAYER & ANNOUNCEMENTS for January 22, 2020

PRAYER

Good morning JCA family, today is Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020.

Please pray for the senior girls on Kairos this week.
Today is the World Day of Prayer for the Protection of the unborn and the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Please pray for the students leaving on the March for Life this evening.

Dear God, disturb us when become too comfortable. Give us the courage to take a stand when we witness acts of injustice. Motivate us when we become complacent. In moments of self-doubt let us know the power and strength of your love. We pray in particular for the protection of unborn children and for a recognition of the sacredness of all life from natural conception until natural death. Amen.

OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL…. pray for us
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI……. pray for us

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Lunch Menu
Hot Grab & Go: Mini Chicken Corn Dogs
Entrée: Nachos Supreme

The summer mission trip is on! We are heading to Indianapolis in June. If you are interested, please stop in campus ministry for details. (Campus Ministry)

Senior boys going on the February Kairos, your forms are now past due. (Campus Ministry)

The Math Lab be closed during period 4B today. (Kairis)

Improv will meet today at 6:30 Wednesday to go over our show and field trip for next week. See you in room 103. (Jasper)

Today is National Sanctity of Life Day. We honor all the lives taken due to Roe V. Wade, which legalized abortion 47 years ago today. Every life matters and is important because every life deserves a lifetime. We also ask that you keep in your prayers everyone attending the March for Life pilgrimage in DC.

March For Life Information:

Today is the day JCA. Our large group leaves this evening for Washington DC. and the march for life pilgrimage. For those attending please arrive no later than 6:10pm to the diocese office in Crest Hill. See Mr. Hylka is room 219 if you have any last-minute questions. (Hylka)

Victory View:

If you have a question, please ask Krystal so she can make it Krystal Clear! The Victory View is always looking for new advice seekers.
Follow this link and ask your question!
Questions from students, teachers, staff members, etc. are all welcome!

Key/Leo Clubs:

Good morning JCA family, Key & Leo Club will be meeting Thursday morning @7:30am in Mr. Burke’s room 217. Join us to discuss how you can be involved in helping your school and community and get service hours!

Sports News & Results:

Congratulations go out to senior Angels basketball player Mia Bertino who over the weekend scored her 1000th career point. She is on a short list of past Angel players who have accomplished this feat. Congratulations again Mia!


PRAYER & ANNOUNCEMENTS for January 21, 2020

PRAYER

Good morning JCA family, today is Tuesday January 21st, 2020.

Today, we will focus on the reason for our day off yesterday. The civil rights movement and the man who led people to focus on the dignity of all people. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Please keep in your prayers today, Officer Chuck Schauer who passed away over the weekend. Officer Schauer is the nephew of Mr. Burke.

We give thanks today Lord God for the life of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Lead us in this Catholic school to reflect deeply on the Christian roots of the civil rights movement and on our call to embrace true equality between people of different ethnic backgrounds, cultural characteristics and national affiliations. Help us look to the example of Martin Luther King Jr. as we work for peace and for the support of those living in conditions of injustice and poverty. We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.
Amen.

• OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL…. pray for us
• ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI……. pray for us

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Lunch Menu
Hot Grab & Go: Chicken Tenders
Entrée: Ham, Egg & Cheese Bagel Sandwich

Congratulations to our February Students of the Month:
Mia Bertino
Kameron Courtright
Jack Carroll

Parking on Campus Reminder:
Students please remember that no students should be parking in any of the parking areas in the front of the school. There are designated student parking areas, and these are not part of them. Thank you.

Senior girls, you cannot get on the Kairos bus without a permission slip. Please turn those into campus ministry immediately. (Ferro)

Senior boys going on Kairos in February, you have permission slips that were due last week. Please get them in as soon as possible. (Ferro)

It may be cold outside, but it’s time to think summer mission trip. If you’d like to spend time this summer making a difference in the life of the needy, earning service hours and getting to know other high school students from around the country, you should join the mission trip. Come to campus ministry for more information. (Campus Ministry)

Mandatory math team meeting right after school on Tuesday, January 21st, in room 118. Attendance is required if you are to compete in the regional math contest and the JJC math contest! (Osburn)

There will be a French Club meeting today after school. All are welcome! (Austrums)

The Writing Lab will be closed during period 4B today. (Kairis)

Improv will meet at 6:30 Wednesday to go over our show and field trip for next week. See you in room 103. (Jasper)

Victory View Update:

This is Senior coeditor Krystal Sanchez from the Victory View. Don’t forget to submit your questions to the advice section for February’s issue of the newspaper. A link to the forum has been sent to your JCA email, or just click here to submit your questions.


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