Prayer & Daily Announcements

PRAYER and ANNOUNCEMENTS for February 24, 2021

PRAYER:

JCA Morning Prayer shared by Drake Singletary

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. Watch over me and govern my actions, that I may not mar its perfection. Show me how to give my best and let me not despise the toil 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 suffer me not to fail. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Operation Take Out

Do you like BBQ?!
Perfect, because this week we have a FOUR PERSON DINNER from Station One Smokehouse on offer!
Order your Family Dinner for Thursday, February 25th
Family Meal Package built for: 4 Adults
1 Pound Chopped Brisket
1 Pound Pulled Pork
4 large Potato Buns for Sandwiches
Medium Elote Corn
Medium Pinto Beans w/Pork Belly
Medium Tater Tot Casserole
4 Pieces of Cornbread w/Honey Butter
Spicy Pickles
4 House, 2 Texas, and 2 Vinegar Sauces
Your orders must be in by Wednesday, 02/23, 08:00 PM.
Order, Share, Enjoy!
https://habitatwill.rallybound.org/OperationTakeoutJCA/donate/tickets

Attention JUNIORS: NHS applications are due on FRIDAY 2/26 by 2:50 PM. You have received instructions in the email in case you qualified. Late submissions will not be accepted. Contact Father Nepi if you have any questions. (Fr. Nepi)

Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, course selection forms are due to your homeroom teacher at the end of the week. If you have not done so already, bring your form to each of your classes for your teachers to approval, bring the form home tonight, have a parent/guardian review, and sign it, bring it back to school, and turn it in to your homeroom teacher. (Kairis)

Underclassmen, if you need a signature for your Registration for Advanced Visual Arts Classes, be sure to see Mr. McDermott or Mrs. Stoiber this week. (Stoiber)

Hello JCA Students & Teachers!
Freshmen Student Council members are hosting Neon Dance Days on Thursday, March 11th and Friday, March 12th. To celebrate the end of 3rd quarter, we will have dress theme days, contests, and activities during lunches! We want all JCA students to participate in our Neon “Tik Tok” Dance Challenge. Here are the directions on how to participate:

1. Click this link to view our JCA Dance Team perform:
2. On your own or with a group of friends (masks on, social distanced) create a video copying the dance.
3. Email the video to Mrs. Pullara jpullara@jca-online.org by Friday, March 5th.
4. The videos will be shown in homerooms on March 11th and 12th.

Teachers-you are more than welcome to create videos as well or join in with students!

More information about the dress theme and activities for those days will follow. Please let me know if you have any questions! (Pullara)

41-88 is extending its writing contest one more week! Submit any form of writing to Mrs. Bush or Mrs. Stoiber that connects to the following theme: A Door in the Woods! 1st and 2nd place winners are awarded a fun prize! Entries due by Friday. (Bush)

Seniors: We have three winners from Disney Week’s search for the hidden mickey mouse! In third place with 8 is Annabelle Chlebana, Dulce Dow takes second with 10 and the top score of 11 goes to…. Cami Batis!
Please stop by the Main Office to pick-up your prize! Thank for playing! (Scordo)

Seniors: as a reminder, your Senior Prom will be held on Thursday, April 29th. Invitations will be handed out in early March. (Scordo)

Improv will meet again this Thursday in room 100 from 5:00-6:30pm. Please see Mrs. Jasper if you have any questions. (Jasper)

BLACK HISTORY MONTH:

Jesse Ernest Wilkins Jr. is one of American’s most important contemporary mathematicians. At the young age of only 13, he became the youngest student at the University of Chicago. He remained there working on his studies and earned a bachelor’s, master’s and eventually a doctorate degree at age 19. He has published papers in mathematics, optics, and nuclear engineering and served as president for the American Nuclear Society and was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. His greatest contribution was the development of mathematical models to explain gamma radiation and his work on developing protective shielding against gamma radiation.


PRAYER and ANNOUNCEMENTS for February 23, 2021

PRAYER:

Good morning JCA family. Today is Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021.

Please keep in your prayers the mother of Sr. Barb Kwiatkowski. Her mother has been fighting cancer for several years now and just entered in hospice care today.

Father, you have given all peoples one common origin.
It is your will that they be gathered together as one family in yourself.
Fill the hearts of mankind with the fire of your love
and with the desire to ensure justice for all.
By sharing the good things you give us,
may we secure an equality for all
our brothers and sisters throughout the world.
May there be an end to division, strife and war.
May there be a dawning of a truly human society
built on love and peace.
We ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord.

Amen.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Attention JUNIORS: NHS applications are due on FRIDAY 2/26 by 2:50 PM. You have received instructions in the email in case you qualified. Late submissions will not be accepted. Contact Father Nepi if you have any questions. (Fr. Nepi)

Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, course selection forms are due to your homeroom teacher at the end of the week. If you have not done so already, bring your form to each of your classes for your teachers to approval, bring the form home tonight, have a parent/guardian review, and sign it, bring it back to school, and turn it in to your homeroom teacher. (Kairis)

Underclassmen, if you need a signature for your Registration for Advanced Visual Arts Classes, be sure to see Mr. McDermott or Mrs. Stoiber this week. (Stoiber)

Hello JCA Students & Teachers!
Freshmen Student Council members are hosting Neon Dance Days on Thursday, March 11th and Friday, March 12th. To celebrate the end of 3rd quarter, we will have dress theme days, contests, and activities during lunches! We want all JCA students to participate in our Neon “Tik Tok” Dance Challenge. Here are the directions on how to participate:

1. Click this link to view our JCA Dance Team perform:
2. On your own or with a group of friends (masks on, social distanced) create a video copying the dance.
3. Email the video to Mrs. Pullara jpullara@jca-online.org by Friday, March 5th.
4. The videos will be shown in homerooms on March 11th and 12th.

Teachers-you are more than welcome to create videos as well or join in with students!

More information about the dress theme and activities for those days will follow. Please let me know if you have any questions! (Pullara)

Drama club officers we have a meeting Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. It will be virtual in our channel. (Szynal)

41-88 is extending its writing contest one more week! Submit any form of writing to Mrs. Bush or Mrs. Stoiber that connects to the following theme: A Door in the Woods! 1st and 2nd place winners are awarded a fun prize! Entries due by Friday. (Bush)

Seniors: We have three winners from Disney Week’s search for the hidden mickey mouse! In third place with 8 is Annabelle Chlebana, Dulce Dow takes second with 10 and the top score of 11 goes to…. Cami Batis!
Please stop by the Main Office to pick-up your prize! Thank for playing! (Scordo)

Seniors: as a reminder, your Senior Prom will be held on Thursday, April 29th. Invitations will be handed out in early March. (Scordo)

Improv will meet again this Thursday in room 100 from 5:00-6:30pm. Please see Mrs. Jasper if you have any questions. (Jasper)

SPORTS NEWS & RESULTS:

The JCA dance team brought home 3 FIRST PLACE trophies this weekend. The team competed at the Marist invitational, Naperville North, and Huntley virtual dance invitational- Congrats Angels and good luck this weekend at the IHSA 2021 Dance Sectionals!

BLACK HISTORY MONTH:

Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB) league. During his 10-year MLB career, he won the Rookie of the Year Award in 1947, Was an All-start for six consecutive seasons, and the National League Most Valuable Player Award-the first time a black player was given the honor. Robinson played in six World Series and significantly contributed to the Dodgers’ 1955 World Series Championship. In 1997, he was the first professional athlete for the MLB to retire his uniform number “42” across ALL major league teams. Robinson’s major league career brought an end to approximately 60 years of segregation in professional baseball.


PRAYER and ANNOUNCEMENTS for February 22, 2021

PRAYER:

Good morning JCA family. Today is Monday, February 22nd, 2021.

Bring us back to you.
We repeat our desire that God bring us home from our wandering.
We know that in the confusion that surrounds us and can fill us,
we need the gift of Wisdom.
We will be judged on whether we:
fed the hungry
welcomed the stranger
clothed the naked
comforted the sick
visited the imprisoned.
It is powerful to re-learn this wisdom –
Jesus identifies with each of these “least” cared for. Who might we feed, welcome, clothe, comfort, or visit this week?
As my heart might “resist” this mission,
I might beg to be brought back, with all my heart.

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

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, course selection forms are due to your homeroom teacher at the end of the week. If you have not done so already, bring your form to each of your classes for your teachers to approval, bring the form home tonight, have a parent/guardian review, and sign it, bring it back to school, and turn it in to your homeroom teacher. (Kairis)

Underclassmen, if you need a signature for your Registration for Advanced Visual Arts Classes, be sure to see Mr. McDermott or Mrs. Stoiber this week. (Stoiber)

Hello JCA Students & Teachers!
Freshmen Student Council members are hosting Neon Dance Days on Thursday, March 11th and Friday, March 12th. To celebrate the end of 3rd quarter, we will have dress theme days, contests, and activities during lunches! We want all JCA students to participate in our Neon “Tik Tok” Dance Challenge. Here are the directions on how to participate:

1. Click this link to view our JCA Dance Team perform:
2. On your own or with a group of friends (masks on, social distanced) create a video copying the dance.
3. Email the video to Mrs. Pullara jpullara@jca-online.org by Friday, March 5th.
4. The videos will be shown in homerooms on March 11th and 12th.

Teachers-you are more than welcome to create videos as well or join in with students!

More information about the dress theme and activities for those days will follow. Please let me know if you have any questions! (Pullara)

Drama club officers we have a meeting Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. It will be virtual in our channel. (Szynal)

41-88 is extending its writing contest one more week! Submit any form of writing to Mrs. Bush or Mrs. Stoiber that connects to the following theme: A Door in the Woods! 1st and 2nd place winners are awarded a fun prize! Entries due by February 26th. (Bush)

BLACK HISTORY MONTH:

Minnie Riperton was a Chicago born, African American singer-songwriter known for her unique whistle register, which is the highest the human voice is capable of reaching however, she is best known for her five-octave vocal range. This vocal prowess can be heard on her biggest hit, “Lovin’ You”. This ballad was originally created as an ode to her daughter, Maya Rudolph, of the hit comedy movie Bridesmaids and leading role on Saturday Night Live. She is one of the first celebrities to disclose a breast cancer diagnosis and in 1978, she was awarded the American Cancer Society’s Courage Award presented to her at the White House by President Jimmy Carter. Unfortunately, before she could become more of a household name, she died at the young age of 31 from her breast cancer.


PRAYER and ANNOUNCEMENTS for February 19, 2021

PRAYER:

Good morning JCA family. Today is Friday February 19th, 2021.

Lord our God, we come to you as poor, heavily burdened people who often do not know where to turn. But we have trust in you, for you are love. Your love penetrates deep into our lives, righting what is wrong and making amends for our blundering. And so, we are joyful and await your grace and your help on all our ways. Bless us and help us find what is right in every situation, to your praise and your honor.
Amen

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Freshmen Student Council members are hosting Neon Dance Days on Thursday, March 11th and Friday, March 12th to celebrate the end of 3rd quarter. We want all JCA students to participate in our Neon “Tik Tok” Dance Challenge. Check your JCA email for a link to view our JCA Dance Team perform. On your own or with a group of friends, create a video of yourself copying the dance. Email the video to Mrs. Pullara by Friday, March 5th and the videos will be shown during homerooms. Please direct any questions to Mrs. Pullara. (Pullara)

SPORTS NEWS & RESULTS:

Congratulations to the Freshmen girls’ basketball team on their win against St. Viator – 42 to 32. The current team record is 2 & 2, and they play Saturday at 1:00 at home. The team was led by- Lily Conn, Cam Kinsella, Ella Dwyer, Ava Passehl, Annie Tibbot, Jordan Reeves, Lindsey Black, Olivia Newell, Maura Hibner, Grace Korbar, and Natalie Evans. Go Angels!

BLACK HISTORY MONTH:

Bessie Coleman was an American aviator and the first Black woman to earn a pilot’s license. Because flying schools in the US denied her entry, she taught herself French and moved to France, where she then earned her license. She was most well known for her stunt flying and her aerial tricks. Coleman helped pave the way for a new generation of diverse fliers like the Tuskegee airmen and the Black birds.

WJCA NEWS:

Here is your WJCA Newscast for Friday, February 19, 2021.

WJCA Newscast – Friday, February 19, 2021

Following is information about the broadcast:
Produced by Charlie O’Neill ’22 Anchored by Claire O’Donnell ’22 and Charlie O’Neill ’22 Stories: Molly O’Connell ’22 interviews Mrs. Holly Scordo ’90 about service opportunities at JCA. Jack Magrini ’22 interviews Head Basketball Coach, Mr. Joe Gura, about the boys’ basketball season.
New segment – Mr. Tyler Eakle ’10 tells us what grinds his gears. Lorenzo Rios ’22 and Jack Magrini ’22 do a funny thank you note segment Joey O’Connell ’21 interviews Lauren Klump ’21 and Gianna Totani ’21 about Improv Club/Drama Club.
Thank you for watching! Have a great day!


PRAYER and ANNOUNCEMENTS for February 18, 2021

PRAYER:

Good morning JCA family. Today is Thursday, February 18th, 2021.

Jesus, may we see you in every person; the sick, the suffering, the outcast, the broken and the forgotten. All of us are your creation and every person reflect your beauty, your wisdom, and your love. May we carry out your works of mercy for the sick, the hungry, the oppressed, the imprisoned. You have taught us that we all equally your children. We pray for justice in the world so that all people may be shown the respect they deserve.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Drama club members we have our first professional virtual workshop this Friday beginning at 3:30 p.m. We will learn how to take what you have learned in the club and apply it to various careers. Please see our teams for log in information and more. (Szynal)

41-88 is extending its writing contest one more week! Submit any form of writing to Mrs. Bush or Mrs. Stoiber that connects to the following theme: A Door in the Woods! 1st and 2nd place winners are awarded a fun prize! Entries due by February 26th. (Bush)

Junior girls, please check your emails. Campus ministry is preparing for your Kairos retreats and needs your input. Please stop by or email if you have any questions. (Ferro)

Join us for improv at our new time TODAY from 5-6:30. We meet in room 100. See Mrs. Jasper for more details. (Jasper)

Freshmen Student Council members are hosting Neon Dance Days on Thursday, March 11th and Friday, March 12th to celebrate the end of 3rd quarter. We want all JCA students to participate in our Neon “Tik Tok” Dance Challenge. Check your JCA email for a link to view our JCA Dance Team perform. On your own or with a group of friends, create a video of yourself copying the dance. Email the video to Mrs. Pullara by Friday, March 5th and the videos will be shown during homerooms. Please direct any questions to Mrs. Pullara. (Pullara)

SPORTS NEWS & RESULTS:

The JCA Angels Dance Team took 1st place at the Wheaton North Dance Invitational on Monday 2/15! Way to go Angels and good luck this week at Naperville North and Huntley!

BLACK HISTORY MONTH:

Whoopi Goldberg is an actress that is most well-known for her roles in the popular movies, The Color Purple, Sister Act, and Ghost. She was born in 1955 in New York City. In 1985 she became the second African American to receive an Academy Award and was escorted to the acclaimed awards show by Michael J. Fox. She is the only African American woman that has received an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, AND a Tony. She began working as a co-moderator of the tv talk show, The View in 1997 and still works in that role. She is once quoted as saying, “I am, where I am because I believe in ALL possibilities.” Interesting tidbit: she manages life with dyslexia.


PRAYER and ANNOUNCEMENTS for February 17, 2021

PRAYER:

Good morning JCA family. Today is Wednesday February 17th, 2021.

Gracious God today begins a period of inner reflection and examination. The days stretch before me and invite me inward to that silent, holy space that holds your Spirit. This special time beckons me to see my life through Christ’s eyes and the truth and reality of your love incarnate. Give me the grace to enter the space of these days with anticipation of our meeting. And, when I open my soul to your presence, let your loving kindness flow over me and seep into the pockets of my heart. I ask this for the sake of your love.
Amen.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

REMINDER: Today we are on a Pep Assembly Schedule for Ash Wednesday.

Students will stay in place when 8th period ends, our prayer service will begin promptly at 2:10. All students in person and online will take part in the prayer service. Thank you for your attention during this time. (Campus Ministry)

Drama club members we have our first professional virtual workshop this Friday beginning at 3:30 p.m. We will learn how to take what you have learned in the club and apply it to various careers. Please see our teams for log in information and more. (Szynal)

41-88 is extending its writing contest one more week! Submit any form of writing to Mrs. Bush or Mrs. Stoiber that connects to the following theme: A Door in the Woods! 1st and 2nd place winners are awarded a fun prize! Entries due by February 26th. (Bush)

Junior girls, please check your emails. Campus ministry is preparing for your Kairos retreats and needs your input. Please stop by or email if you have any questions. (Ferro)

Join us for improv at our new time on Thursday from 5-6:30. We meet in room 100. See Mrs. Jasper for more details. (Jasper)

SPORTS NEWS & RESULTS:

The JCA Angels Dance Team took 1st place at the Wheaton North Dance Invitational on Monday 2/15! Way to go Angels and good luck this week at Naperville North and Huntley!

BLACK HISTORY MONTH:

Today is Michael Jordan’s birthday! He attended Laney High school in Wilmington, North Carolina, but as a 5-foot-11 skinny sophomore, he was cut from the varsity basketball team. The summer before his junior year, he grew to 6-foot-3 and began his path to super stardom by returning to the gym and working harder and eventually becoming a starter at the University of North Carolina before being drafted to the NBA. Here is a brief listing of some of his accomplishments during his career: Named Rookie of the Year; Five-time NBA MVP; Six-time NBA champion; Six-time NBA Finals MVP; Ten-time All-NBA First Team; Nine time NBA All-Defensive First Team; Defensive Player of the Year; 14-time NBA All-Star; Three-time NBA All-Star MVP; 50th Anniversary All-Time Team; Ten scoring titles — an NBA record and seven consecutive matching Wilt Chamberlain; Retired with the NBA’s highest scoring average of 30.1ppg; Hall of Fame inductee.


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