Prayer & Daily Announcements

PRAYER and ANNOUNCEMENTS for May 27, 2021

PRAYER:

Good morning JCA family. Today is Thursday, May 27th, 2021. And the last day of exams, congratulations!

At the end of this school year, we give thanks to God:
For all the teaching and learning that have taken place in our school,
both in and out of the classroom,
For the talents and gifts that have been shared and the challenges that have been faced
For the burdens that have been lifted and the hurts that have been healed
For the respect and care that have been given.
We give thanks for the friendships that have just begun and for those that have grown.
For the faith that has been lived in our daily struggles,
For the hope that has lifted our hearts on the dark days
And for the love that has kept us going.
We give thanks for the community that we are, and we ask you Lord –
bless our students as they sit their exams:
may your Spirit inspire them with confidence and calmness
bless our families as we take our holidays,
may our time together leave us with memories to cherish.
Pour out your love on us that we may return renewed and refreshed
to continue our journey together.
We make this prayer through Christ our Lord. Amen

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Students don’t forget to drop your device today if you want to have it refreshed. Save all important files to OneDrive first! Reach out to Mrs. Schertz in 119 for help. (Schertz)


PRAYER and ANNOUNCEMENTS for May 26, 2021

PRAYER:

Good morning JCA family. Today is Wednesday, May 26th, 2021.

O Lord, hear my anxious plea
Calculus is killing me
I know not of ‘dx’ or ‘dy’
And probably won’t until the day I die.
Please, Lord, help me in this hour
As I take my case to the highest power.
I care not for fame or loot
Just help me find one square root.
And Lord, please let me see
One passing mark in organic chemistry.
Oh such a thing I constantly dread
I’d just as soon join the Marines instead.
Lord, please give me a sign
That you’ve been listening all the time.
Please lead me out of this constant coma
And give me a shot at my diploma.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Students if you do not have a 4th period class and are waiting for the busses or a ride you MUST report to the cafeteria. (Arnett)

Students don’t forget to drop your device at the help desk this week if you want to have it refreshed. Save all important files to OneDrive first! Reach out to Mrs. Schertz in 119 for help. (Schertz)

If you lost your ear pods, please see Mrs. Johansson in the dean’s office. (Johansson).


PRAYER and ANNOUNCEMENTS for May 25, 2021

PRAYER:

Good morning JCA family. Today is Tuesday May 25th, 2021.

As we prepare for exams and the end of the school year, we will pray psalm 23 for students

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not flunk
He keepeth me from lying down when I should be studying
He leadeth me beside the water cooler for a study break
He restores my faith in study guides
He leads me to better study habits for my grades’ sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of borderline grades
I will not have a nervous breakdown
For thou art with me
My prayers and my friends, they comfort me
Thou givest me the answer in moments of blankness
Thou anointest my head with understanding
My test paper runneth over with questions I recognize.
Surely passing grades and flying colours shall follow me
All the days of my examinations
And I shall not have to dwell in this exam hall forever.
Amen

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Students don’t forget to drop your device at the help desk this week if you want to have it refreshed. Save all important files to OneDrive first! Reach out to Mrs. Schertz in 119 for help. (Schertz)

If you lost your ear pods, please see Mrs. Johansson in the dean’s office. (Johansson).

SPORTS NEWS & RESULTS:

The track team competed at Morris High School last night. Andrew Ciarlette broke 5 minutes in the mile with a time of 4:56 and a second-place finish. Rachel Hobbs placed first in shot put with a new personal best throw of 27 feet 6 inches. Omar Borunda ran a personal best time in the 100-meter dash, taking over half a second off his previous time. Adrian Washington placed first in the 100-meter dash. Alex Carstens ran a new personal best time in the 200-meter dash, and the 4×800 team of Annie Tibott, Erin Nash, Claire Blotnik, and Ella Farris took 11 seconds off their best time and finished in first place.

Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Tennis Team who defeated Plainfield Central yesterday. Winning for the Hillmen in singles were Junior Alex Ferro and Junior Alejandro Espino

Also victorious for the Hilltoppers in doubles were the teams of Senior Zach Bertino and Junior Andrew Ciarlette, and seniors Nick Jones and Matt Offerman. We wish the Hillmen luck in their conference tournament on Wednesday

Congratulations to the Boys JV Tennis Team who also defeated Plainfield Central yesterday. Winning for the Hillmen in singles was Freshman Nate Novak with strong performances by Freshmen Jack Moberg and Tyler Dixon

Also victorious for the Hillmen were the doubles teams of Junior Brandon Ferro and Freshman Andy Munoz and Jack Oswalt and Eli Zelinski

The JV play their conference tournament on Saturday


PRAYER and ANNOUNCEMENTS for May 24, 2021

PRAYER:

Good morning JCA family. Today is Monday, May 24th, 2021.

Dear Lord, as I take this exam, I thank you that my value
Is not based on my performance, but on your great love for me.
Come into my heart so that we can walk through this time together.
Help me, not only with this test, but the many tests of life that are sure to come my way.
As I take this exam, bring back to my mind everything I studied
and be gracious with what I have overlooked.
Help me to remain focused and clam, confident in the facts and in my ability,
and firm in the knowledge that no matter what happens today you are there with me. Amen

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Students don’t forget to drop your device at the help desk this week if you want to have it refreshed. Save all important files to OneDrive first! Reach out to Mrs. Schertz in 119 for help. (Schertz)

Any student 16 years old and above, interested in a summer job working concessions for the Joliet Slammers professional baseball team, earning $11.00/hour, must be available for most of the 50 game dates, May 28th through September 2nd, please contact the Athletic office for more information. (Dispenza)


PRAYER and ANNOUNCEMENTS for May 21, 2021

PRAYER:

Good morning JCA family. Today is Friday May 21st, 2021.

God of Light and Truth,
thank you for giving me
a mind that can know and a heart that can love.
Help me to keep learning every day of my life,
for all knowledge leads to you.
Let me be aware of your presence in all things and at all times.
Encourage me when work is difficult
and when I am tempted to give up;
encourage me when my brain seems slow
and the way forward is difficult.
Grant me the grace to put my mind to use
exploring the world you have created,
confident that in you there is wisdom that is real.

Amen.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Students, is your computer running slower than it used to? Too many files or photos saved to your device that you don’t need? Let us help! Drop your device off at the Help Desk next week when you no longer need it to prepare for finals. We will wipe the device so you can start fresh. Don’t forget to back your files up to OneDrive first! Reach out to Mrs. Schertz in 119 if you’d like help saving your items. (Schertz)

Attention all upcoming AP BIOLOGY students: please stop by room 129 for a brief meeting immediately after school on either Thursday or Friday to collect information on the AP Biology summer assignment. (Morrissette)

Any student 16 years old and above, interested in a summer job working concessions for the Joliet Slammers professional baseball team, earning $11.00/hour, must be available for most of the 50 game dates, May 28th through September 2nd, please contact the Athletic office for more information. (Dispenza)

Juniors – Today during 5B you will have an end of year meeting for Rising Seniors. All Juniors are to be in the small gym 5B. HR teachers please accompany your class and take attendance. We will be covering Senior Portraits, Service Hours, College Paths for the summer and the Disney Trip. Questions? Please contact Mrs. Scordo or Dr. Bailey. (Scordo)

SPORTS NEWS & RESULTS:

All Boy’s Interested in Playing Golf in the Fall of 2021 need to attend a short meeting today after school in Mr. Gura’s Room 122. If you cannot attend because of a Spring Sport, please stop in and fill out the sign in sheet so I have your number and can share all information to you. (Mondrella)

Anyone interested in running cross country in the fall, please stop by room 208 to pick up your summer schedules. (Midlock)

Your varsity boys’ volleyball brought home a win last night against St. Patrick in two sets! If you see one of your boys volleyball players in the hallway or classroom, give them a fist bump or air five for a job well done!


PRAYER and ANNOUNCEMENTS for May 20, 2021

PRAYER:

Good morning JCA family. This is junior Aidan Watkins and today is Thursday, May 20th, 2021.

At the end of this school year, we give thanks to God: For all the teaching and learning that has taken place in our school, both in and out of the classroom, For the talents and gifts that have been shared and the challenges that have been faced; For the burdens that have been lifted and the hurts that have been healed; For the respect and care that has been given. We give thanks for the friendships that have just begun and for those that have grown. For the faith that has been lived in our daily struggles, For the hope that has lifted our hearts on the dark days and for the love that has kept us going.

We give thanks for the community that we are, and we ask you Lord – Bless our students as they do final exams: may your Spirit inspire them with confidence and calmness Bless our families as we take our holidays, may our time together leave us with memories to cherish. Pour out your love on us that we may return renewed and refreshed to continue our journey together. We make this prayer through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

After school detentions are in Room 110 today. If you are unsure if you have detention, check the posted lists. Students who have detention please bring your planner, paper, and a pen. (Johansson)

Students, is your computer running slower than it used to? Too many files or photos saved to your device that you don’t need? Let us help! Drop your device off at the Help Desk next week when you no longer need it to prepare for finals. We will wipe the device so you can start fresh. Don’t forget to back your files up to OneDrive first! Reach out to Mrs. Schertz in 119 if you’d like help saving your items. (Schertz)

Hello JCA students!! WHAT’S SHAKING???!!!! It is the last engineering club meeting!! Come before school on Friday and watch us put our structures on the shake table. (Stockl)

Attention all upcoming AP BIOLOGY students: please stop by room 129 for a brief meeting immediately after school on either Thursday or Friday to collect information on the AP Biology summer assignment. (Morrissette)

Any student 16 years old and above, interested in a summer job working concessions for the Joliet Slammers professional baseball team, earning $11.00/hour, must be available for most of the 50 game dates, May 28th through September 2nd, please contact the Athletic office for more information. (Dispenza)

Today, all sophomores will be eating lunch 4A and Freshman will eat 4B
Freshman will report to the large gym for 4A to hear student council speeches for homeroom representatives. Freshman will then go to lunch 4B
Sophomores will go to lunch 4A and then report to the gym at 4B to hear speeches.
Homeroom teachers, please report to the gym to help space students out and monitor them during speeches. (Ragusa)

SPORTS NEWS & RESULTS:

Today there will be a meeting for any girl interested in playing Golf. The meeting will take place right after school up in the Athletics classroom. Meeting should only last about 5-10 minutes. See Mrs. Kinsella if you have any questions.

All Boy’s Interested in Playing Golf in the Fall of 2021 need to attend a short meeting on Friday after school in Mr. Gura’s Room 122. If you cannot attend because of a Spring Sport, please stop in and fill out the sign in sheet so I have your number and can relay all information to you.

Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Tennis Team who defeated Plainfield North yesterday
Winning for the Hillmen in singles were Junior Alex Ferro and Junior Alejandro Espino

Also victorious for the Hillmen in doubles were the teams of
Senior Tanner Lee and Junior Andrew Ciarlette
Junior Brandon Ferro and Freshman Andy Munoz

We wish the Hillmen luck in the Lockport pre-sectional tournament this weekend

The Angels track team competed at Benet last night. Daniela Chavez threw an impressive 3-foot personal best in discus. Lizzy Legg ran a personal best time in the 200-meter dash. Claire Blotnik and Ella Farris placed first and second overall in the mile with times of 5:44 and 5:47. Karli Puleo ran a personal best time in the mile, beating her previous time by 15 seconds.

The boys track team competed at Benet on Tuesday night. HJ Grigsby, Matthew Naughton, and Adrian Washington placed first, second, and third overall in long jump. Omar Borunda ran a new personal best time in the 100-meter dash. HJ Grigsby and Brett Mouw placed first and second in the 200-meter dash. Andrew Ciarlette placed fourth overall in the mile. And Joe Kraus used all of his mitochondria to run a new personal best time of 5:50, beating his previous time by 11 seconds.

Your JV Angels soccer team had a tough game against Nazareth last night were all the bounces went against them. They persevered to tie the game on a Samantha Beckman goal with 1 minute left off an Emma Oswalt corner kick.

Your Varsity Angels soccer team cruised to a 9-0 victory. Morgan Furmaniak scored ***SIX*** (6) goals, Kailyn Terry scored 2, and Izzy Horkey blasted in a goal of her own. Assists came from Kendall Mcleod, Kate Gerdes, Morgan Furmaniak, and Ella Dwyer with a shutout in goal from Abbie Pasternak and Mary Pietras!!!


PRAYER and ANNOUNCEMENTS for May 18, 2021

PRAYER:

Good morning JCA family. This is junior Lucas Sartori and today is Tuesday May 18th, 2021.

Almighty God, whose hands hold all matters of life,
give me grace of success in the work that I do.
Help me to give it the careful thought
and the strict attention that will lead to success.
Show me how to give my best,
and let me not despise the effort that is necessary to complete it.
Make my life a successful one,
in that every duty you give to me,
I do it well.
Give me the blessing of your help and guidance,
and endure me not to fail.
In Jesus’ name

Amen.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Today we are on a Morning Assembly Schedule. We will be holding an all-school LIVE mass in the gym. Juniors will sit on the floor in chairs, freshman in the bleachers on the south side and sophomores on the north side of the gym.

After school detentions are in Room 110 today. If you are unsure if you have detention, check the posted lists. Students who have detention please bring your planner, paper, and a pen. (Johansson)

Interested in Big Buddies/Little Buddies and missed the orientation? No worries!! We will have another orientation tomorrow, May 19th at 1:30pm. Please check teams for meeting details and be sure to see Ms. Cameron or Mrs. Scordo for the required forms to participate. (Cameron)

Students, is your computer running slower than it used to? Too many files or photos saved to your device that you don’t need? Let us help! Drop your device off at the Help Desk next week when you no longer need it to prepare for finals. We will wipe the device so you can start fresh. Don’t forget to back your files up to OneDrive first! Reach out to Mrs. Schertz in 119 if you’d like help saving your items. (Schertz)

Hello JCA students!! WHAT’S SHAKING???!!!! It is the last engineering club meeting!! Come before school on Friday and watch us put our structures on the shake table. (Stockl)

Congratulations to the following students who were voted in as officers for the Big Buddies/Little Buddies club for the ‘21-’22 school year:

Co-presidents: Charlie O’Neill and Crystal Galaviz
Vice President: Jenna Bolek
Secretary: Rachel Bell
Sophomore Class Officer: Jessica Horn
Junior Class Officers: Preston Buss and Ceselie Mudron
Senior Class Officer: Bella Dixon
Social Media Coordinator: Kate Gerdes
Historians: Preston Buss and Jessica Horn
Special Events Planner: Crystal Galaviz and Ceselie Mudron
Recruiter: Vivica Bofah

Homeroom teachers, today during homeroom, please play the link of student council speeches. Every student received a ballot sent to their JCA email. Students should watch speeches and then vote four students into an officer position (president, vice-president, treasurer, and secretary). In addition, students will be viewing executive board speeches and then vote for four students. (Ragusa)

SPORTS NEWS & RESULTS:

On Thursday there will be a meeting for any girl interested in playing Golf. The meeting will take place right after school up in the Athletics classroom. Meeting should only last about 5-10 minutes. See Mrs. Kinsella if you have any questions.

CHEER TRYOUTS:

Cheer Tryouts will be held on May 17th, 18th, and 19th from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. Students will need to fill out the following tryout form before May 17th.

https://forms.gle/9E5NSKMyiApow1x68

Please contact Kristen Stuckwisch at krisjaws@hotmail.com.

DANCE TRYOUTS:

Tryouts for the 2021-2022 JCA Dance Team will be held May 17th, 5-7 p.m.; May 20th, 5-7 p.m.; May 21st, 5-7 p.m. in the gym. Please fill out the below link or Contact Coach Silva with any questions at nsilva223@yahoo.com.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SEsjhrqu-_NEySLqKyJCdQ2WqxHw4cy9kRY4H8L4D4c/viewform?edit_requested=true


PRAYER and ANNOUNCEMENTS for May 17, 2021

PRAYER:

Good morning JCA family. Today is Monday, May 17th, 2021.

“Father God, we thank you for these graduating students. We pray that you will give them direction, purpose, and perseverance as they enter the next phrase of their lives. Give them clearness of mind to move forward into the plans and purposes that You have for them. May these young people gain wisdom from You and have discernment for proper behavior. Raise up Christian mentors for these graduates so they have someone who holds them accountable for their actions. We pray that they will rise above ungodly behaviors and have the boldness to stand up for what is right wherever they work, study, or socialize. Give them wisdom to spend their time and money wisely. Grant them success for their efforts at every turn and guide their feet to follow Your ways. May they be eager to do good and not evil all the days of their lives.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

If you lost your retainer at school, please come to the main office. (Blackburn)

Campus Ministry would like to invite everyone to our first All-school mass of the year, tomorrow May 18th in the Large gym. We will be on a morning assembly schedule and each grade level will sit together. Juniors will be on the floor in chairs, freshman in the bleachers on the south side and sophomores in the bleachers on the north side of the gym. We are really looking forward to celebrating once again as an entire school community. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help at mass, please stop into campus ministry. (Campus Ministry)

Each year Joliet Catholic Academy honors junior high students who achieved the highest academic achievement in JCA’s 8th Grade Math and Science Program’s Algebra I and/or Biology course. Joliet Catholic Academy proudly recognizes Jacobs Polacek for outstanding achievement in Algebra I and Aleksander Wenzel for outstanding achievement in Biology. (Kairis)

Interested in Big Buddies/Little Buddies and missed the orientation? No worries!! We will have another orientation on Wednesday, May 19th at 1:30pm. Please check teams for meeting details and be sure to see Ms. Cameron or Mrs. Scordo for the required forms to participate. (Cameron)

Students, is your computer running slower than it used to? Too many files or photos saved to your device that you don’t need? Let us help! Drop your device off at the Help Desk next week when you no longer need it to prepare for finals. We will wipe the device so you can start fresh. Don’t forget to back your files up to OneDrive first! Reach out to Mrs. Schertz in 119 if you’d like help saving your items. (Schertz)

SPORTS NEWS & RESULTS:

Junior Angel volleyball players, a reminder that there will be a meeting in Mrs. Scheibe’s room 108 tomorrow morning at 7:30 to receive your volleyball awards. Donuts will be provided! (Scheibe)

Come out and support your boys’ volleyball teams tonight as they take on Plainfield North here at home! If you’re lucky you may even have the opportunity to purchase some of the World’s Finest Chocolate as you cheer on your Hillmen!

Your Undefeated Varsity Angels soccer team plays Benet tonight at 630pm at Joliet Memorial Stadium. Come out and cheer on your Angels as two of the best soccer programs in the state of Illinois battle for conference supremacy. Your JV Angels play at 430pm. Hoping for a big crowd and looking forward to seeing you tonight!

2021-2022 Cheer & Dance Team Tryout Information

Future JCA Cheer and Dance Team Members,

CHEER TRYOUTS:

Tryouts will be held on May 17th, 18th, and 19th from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. Students will need to fill out the following tryout form before May 17th.

https://forms.gle/9E5NSKMyiApow1x68

Please contact Kristen Stuckwisch at krisjaws@hotmail.com.

DANCE TRYOUTS:

Tryouts for the 2021-2022 JCA Dance Team will be held May 17th, 5-7 p.m.; May 20th, 5-7 p.m.; May 21st, 5-7 p.m. in the gym. Please fill out the below link or Contact Coach Silva with any questions at nsilva223@yahoo.com.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1SEsjhrqu-_NEySLqKyJCdQ2WqxHw4cy9kRY4H8L4D4c/viewform?edit_requested=true


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