Prayer & Daily Announcements

PRAYER and ANNOUNCEMENTS for May 10, 2021

PRAYER:

Good morning JCA family. Today is Monday May 10th, 2021.

Lord Jesus,
You told your friends not to worry about the future.
You showed them how to have the attitude of simple trust that young children have, so that they could place themselves into the caring hands of your Father.
And so I ask for the power of your Spirit that I may remain positive throughout all that is ordinary in my day.
I know that your touch can change people and situations, and so I ask you to join me in offering to our Father not only the good things of this day but also the suffering and sacrifices. That I can do so cheerfully and lovingly, and in a quiet and hidden way.
May any difficulties and frustration and pain of this day be transformed in your presence for the benefit of other people.
Amen

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

For all Juniors taking AP English IV next year, there will be a meeting this Thursday during period 5B in room 110 to discuss class information and summer assignments. Please see Mr. Allgood in room 110 if you are unable to attend. (Allgood)

Engineering Club met and dropped their Apollo 13 egg vehicles last Friday! The teams of
Alana Schertz, Tristan Paul, and Patrick Farris
And Brett Hulbert, Darian Arteaga and Tommy Kemp survived even the most brutal drops!
THIS WEEK we will meet on Thursday morning and will start our shake table contest! Come join the fun! (Stockl)

Improv will have our last show on Thursday May 13th at 7pm in the chapel. The show is free. Reserve your spot today! Check your email for details. See Mrs. Jasper with any questions. (Jasper)

Mrs. Gue’s 4A homeroom will be meeting in the Student Activity Center instead of 210 this week. (Gue)

Attention Drama Students being inducted into the Illinois Thespian Society and officers. Please check your school email regarding induction information for this Wednesday May 12th. Thank you.

The JCA Drama Club presents “Songs for A New World” this Thursday through Saturday. Please check your JCA email to watch our prerecorded stream of the production.

SPORTS NEWS & RESULTS:

Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Tennis Team who celebrated Senior night with a win over Morris on Friday

Winning for the Hillmen in singles was Junior Alex Ferro

Victorious for the Hillmen in doubles were the teams of
Seniors Nick Jones and Zach Bertino
Seniors Matt Offerman and Tanner Lee
Juniors Xander Allgood and Andrew Ciarlette
and Junior Brandon Ferro and Freshman Andy Nunez

The Hillmen tennis team take on Benet Tuesday evening at home

For all Angels and Hillmen who are interested in playing tennis next year, there will be a brief meeting Wednesday after school in room 110. The meeting should be done by 3:00. It will discuss summer programs, camps and service opportunities. See Mr. Allgood in room 110 or Mr. Eakle in room 123 if you are unable to attend. (Allgood)

Any young man interested in playing basketball next year there is a mandatory meeting Wednesday May 12th in Room 122 at 2:50pm. The meeting will last 10-15 minutes. If you can’t make it, you MUST see Coach G. (Gura)

Hey do you like volleyball? How about watching volleyball? Well if you answered yes to any of the following questions your boys’ volleyball team plays Notre Dame tonight at home at 5:00 and 6:00pm! Come on out and support your Hillmen!


PRAYER and ANNOUNCEMENTS for May 7, 2021

PRAYER:

Good morning JCA family. Today is Friday, May 7th, 2021.

Good and Gentle God,
we pray in gratitude for our mothers and for all the women who have joined with you in the wonder of bringing forth new life. You who became human through a woman, grant to all mothers the courage they need to face the uncertain future that life with children always brings.
Give them the strength to live and to be loved in return, not perfectly, but humanly.
Give them the faithful support of husband, family and friends as they care for the physical and spiritual growth of their children.
Give them joy and delight in their children to sustain them through the trials of motherhood. Most of all, give them the wisdom to turn to you for help when they need it most.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

SENIORS: After you clean out your locker please return or donate your lock with the combination to the dean’s office. Thank you. (Arnett)

Need a job? are you trustworthy and can work hard?
Adler Law is seeking a Junior to work for them after school. Please see Mrs. Scordo for more information. (Scordo)

Seniors: Your service hours are now PAST DUE. Turn them in TODAY before you leave! (Scordo)

Attention: Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors —

• Are you from a single parent home?

We invite you to apply for the You Are What You Are Around Scholarship for next school year. The scholarship will be credited toward next year’s tuition. This scholarship was developed by Joliet Catholic High School graduate Jim Massa, Class of 1972. Mr. Massa is a successful man who wishes to give back to JCA because of the difference it made in his life. He was raised by a single-mother and was greatly influenced in a positive way by the great families and teachers he was surrounded by while a student at Joliet Catholic. He runs the website www.attitudecorner.com which is dedicated to the scholarship and its mission.

If you are a student at JCA from a single parent home, work hard in school, demonstrate high character, and are goal oriented, you may qualify. Please consider applying. Applications are due in two weeks – May 21st.

The scholarship application was emailed to all students. Please type and return to the Counseling Department before May 21. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask Mrs. Horn or Mrs. Scordo.

SPORTS NEWS & RESULTS:

Boys’ volleyball took a tough program loss to St. Rita. JV lost in two while Varsity played their best game, yet this season however ended up losing in three. Next home game is this Saturday, JV at 10:00am and Varsity is at 11:00am. We play against Providence so please come out and support your Hillmen!


PRAYER and ANNOUNCEMENTS for May 6, 2021

PRAYER:

Good morning JCA family. This is Junior Jack Magrini and today is Thursday May 6th, 2021

Today we pray for our teachers during this teacher appreciation week.

Lord God, we pray today for our graduates. May they recognize the contributions they have made to this community. Help them recognize their gifts as they make decisions about their future. May they be guided and supported on their journey by their family, friends, teachers, and staff of this community. Bless them with a healthy, happy, and rewarding future, in which they clearly see their ability and never cease to follow their dreams. 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)

SENIORS: After you clean out your locker please return or donate your lock with the combination to the dean’s office. Thank you. (Arnett)

Need a job? are you trustworthy and can work hard?
Adler Law is seeking a Junior to work for them after school. Please see Mrs. Scordo for more information. (Scordo)

Mrs. Gue’s 4A homeroom will be meeting in the Student Activity Center instead of 210 this week. (Gue)

Seniors: Your service hours are now PAST DUE. Turn them in TODAY before you leave! (Scordo)

SENIORS- Your laptops will need to be reset to factory settings now that they do not need to be managed by JCA. Failure to do so will make the laptop unusable moving forward.
You have two options for turning in laptops:
• Turn in at the Help Desk (213) any day this week when device is no longer needed to prep for or take exams. If you turn your device in this week, your laptop will be returned to you at graduation practice next week.
OR YOU CAN
• Turn in your laptop at graduation practice. Your laptop will then be ready for pick up by June 1st.
The charger must be turned in with your laptop to guarantee this timeframe. Be sure to back up all items. Anything stored directly on the computer will be lost.
Also, for SENIORS, JCA Microsoft accounts, including OneDrive storage and Outlook email will be deleted as soon as August 1st. If you wish to keep any of the items you currently have saved to your JCA account, please begin moving them to another storage option. After accounts are deleted, you will be unable to retrieve anything that was still stored in that account. See Mrs. Schertz in 119 if you need assistance transferring your items.
All senior tech information is also available in your email. (Schertz)

Attention: Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors —

• Are you from a single parent home?

We invite you to apply for the You Are What You Are Around Scholarship for next school year. The scholarship will be credited toward next year’s tuition. This scholarship was developed by Joliet Catholic High School graduate Jim Massa, Class of 1972. Mr. Massa is a successful man who wishes to give back to JCA because of the difference it made in his life. He was raised by a single-mother and was greatly influenced in a positive way by the great families and teachers he was surrounded by while a student at Joliet Catholic. He runs the website www.attitudecorner.com which is dedicated to the scholarship and its mission.

If you are a student at JCA from a single parent home, work hard in school, demonstrate high character, and are goal oriented, you may qualify. Please consider applying. Applications are due in two weeks – May 21st.

The scholarship application was emailed to all students. Please type and return to the Counseling Department before May 21. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask Mrs. Horn or Mrs. Scordo.

VICTORY VIEW:

The Victory View is happy to share the final newspaper of the school year! Please enjoy the May Newspaper and have a wonderful day!

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:b4e5664c-b688-46ba-906b-63157ab460aa

SPORTS NEWS & RESULTS:

Congratulations to the Varsity boys’ volleyball team for beating Marian Catholic last night in two sets, 25-18, 25-14. Your Hillmen hope to keep their two-match winning streak alive as they play at St. Rita tonight in Chicago. Please help cheer by watching their game tonight at 6:00pm, you can find the link to the match on their social media pages via Facebook and Twitter!

Your JV Angels soccer team stormed back in the final ten minutes to grab a 2-2 against Marist. Goals were scored from Izzy Horkey and Emma Oswalt with an assist from Grace Buss.

Your varsity Angels soccer team continued their undefeated season with a 3-1 victory. Emma Gruber, Morgan Furmaniak, and Kailynn Terry scored goals with Alaina Wildenradt providing an assist.


PRAYER and ANNOUNCEMENTS for May 5, 2021

PRAYER:
Good morning JCA family. This is junior Justin Budz and today is Wednesday, May 5th, 2021.

We continue to pray for our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week.

Dear God,
Grant our teachers an abundance of Your wisdom. Prepare their hearts to welcome and love our loved ones, and may we make sure to show them love and respect in return. Give them grace as they help students who aren’t thriving, courage to say what needs to be said, tools and knowledge on how and when to speak love, and strength when they feel weak. When they feel unseen, remind them that no moment goes unnoticed. They are shaping the future in one million small – yet incredibly important – ways every day. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the gift of learning they share with our children. Bless them, Lord, and may they see even just a glimpse of how their faithfulness will forever impact generations to come.
Amen.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

REMINDER: Our scholarship deadline is approaching for the Tom Seddon Memorial Scholarship as well as the Patrick Quigley Scholarship. The applications are available in the Counseling Center as well as the Main Office. I have also attached the applications here. Completed applications are due May 7. (Horn)

The deadline for Work Program application submissions has been extended until May 14th. Students who are applying for the Summer Work Program should still turn in their completed applications as soon as possible to Mrs. Bush in Room 109, by email to sbush@jcaonline.org, or to the Main Office to be placed in Mrs. Bush’s mailbox. Applications are still available to be picked up as well. (Bush)

Mrs. Gue’s 4A homeroom will be meeting in the Student Activity Center instead of 210 this week. (Gue)

Football Spirit Wear Orders are IN!! If you ordered Football Spirit Wear and did not receive it yet, you may pick it up anytime in the SPIRIT SHOP. Any questions follow up with Mrs. Gorski. (Gorski)

SENIORS- Your laptops will need to be reset to factory settings now that they do not need to be managed by JCA. Failure to do so will make the laptop unusable moving forward.
You have two options for turning in laptops:
• Turn in at the Help Desk (213) any day this week when device is no longer needed to prep for or take exams. If you turn your device in this week, your laptop will be returned to you at graduation practice next week.
OR YOU CAN
• Turn in your laptop at graduation practice. Your laptop will then be ready for pick up by June 1st.
The charger must be turned in with your laptop to guarantee this timeframe. Be sure to back up all items. Anything stored directly on the computer will be lost.
Also, for SENIORS, JCA Microsoft accounts, including OneDrive storage and Outlook email will be deleted as soon as August 1st. If you wish to keep any of the items you currently have saved to your JCA account, please begin moving them to another storage option. After accounts are deleted, you will be unable to retrieve anything that was still stored in that account. See Mrs. Schertz in 119 if you need assistance transferring your items.
All senior tech information is also available in your email. (Schertz)

Seniors interested in participating in the Mother’s Day Mass or the Graduation Mass, please stop by Campus Ministry to sign up. (Ferro)

Attention Drama Students: Please fill out your International Thespian Form to receive the points you earned for the 2020 – 2021 school year. These to add up to special honors and you receive points for working on a production and attending workshops. The link to the form is in our Microsoft Team. (Szynal)

SPORTS NEWS & RESULTS:

Congratulations to the Boys’ Varsity Tennis team who defeated Coal City yesterday.

Winning for the Hillmen in singles was Junior Alex Ferro

Also victorious for the Hillmen in doubles were the teams of
Senior Zach Bertino and Junior Xander Allgood
Senior Nick Jones and Junior Andrew Ciarlette
Senior Matt Offerman and Junior Brandon Ferro
and Senior Tanner Lee and Freshman Nathan Ciarlette

The Hillmen will celebrate Senior night against Morris on Friday

The Angels track team competed at Benet last night with Rosary, Marian Central, and Nazareth. Rachel Hobbs placed 2nd overall in the shot put with a throw of 8.08 meters. Claire Blotnik and Ella Farris placed 3rd and 4th in the mile with times of 5:50 and 5:52. Alex Carstens ran to a top 10 finish in the 200-meter dash. Annie Tibbott ran a new personal best time of 6:12 in the mile, and Erin Nash took 10 seconds off her previous personal best time in addition to competing in every possible relay event at the meet. Great job to the entire team.

Your JCA boys’ volleyball got a program victory last night against Nazareth! Congrats to JV for winning in a dominant fashion in two sets and congrats to Varsity for winning a rollercoaster win in three sets. Please come and cheer on your Hillmen again tonight at home against Marian Catholic at 6pm!


PRAYER and ANNOUNCEMENTS for May 4, 2021

PRAYER:

Good morning JCA family. This is Junior James Dvorak and today is Tuesday May 4th, 2021.

Today we pray for our teachers during this teacher appreciation week.

Jesus, divine teacher, you have blessed us with many wonderful people in our lives. Today we thank you for our teachers. We thank you not only for what they teach, but more importantly, how they teach. We thank you for their care, concern, guidance, and love, for their academic contributions and extracurricular guidance. In appreciation for all they do for us, that affect so many areas of our lives, we their students give thanks today. We ask you, Jesus, to bless our teachers. May they know that their example of faith and concern has tremendous impact on our lives. Grant them peace and strength, now and always. Amen.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Congratulations to our May Students of the Month:

Lauren Klump, Joliet Kiwanis Club
Jabril Williams, Rotary Club of Joliet
Isabelle Egizio, Joliet Noon Lions Club.

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)

During homeroom, freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will receive a letter from Dr. Pender that includes a printout of their course selections for the following school year. Students, please review your course selections to be sure they are accurate and bring this information home to your parents. If there are any changes to the course selections listed, email Dr. Pender or Mrs. Kairis by Thursday, May 13th. If you do not have course selections listed, you either indicated you were not returning to JCA or you didn’t submit a course selection form. If you did not submit a form, request a meeting with your counselor as soon as possible. Fully remote students will receive their course placement information by mail. (Kairis)

The deadline for Work Program application submissions has been extended until May 14th. Students who are applying for the Summer Work Program should still turn in their completed applications as soon as possible to Mrs. Bush in Room 109, by email to sbush@jcaonline.org, or to the Main Office to be placed in Mrs. Bush’s mailbox. Applications are still available to be picked up as well. (Bush)

Mrs. Gue’s 4A homeroom will be meeting in the Student Activity Center instead of 210 this week. (Gue)

Football Spirit Wear Orders are IN!! If you ordered Football Spirit Wear and did not receive it yet, you may pick it up anytime in the SPIRIT SHOP. Any questions follow up with Mrs. Gorski. (Gorski)

SENIORS- Your laptops will need to be reset to factory settings now that they do not need to be managed by JCA. Failure to do so will make the laptop unusable moving forward.
You have two options for turning in laptops:
• Turn in at the Help Desk (213) any day this week when device is no longer needed to prep for or take exams. If you turn your device in this week, your laptop will be returned to you at graduation practice next week.
OR YOU CAN
• Turn in your laptop at graduation practice. Your laptop will then be ready for pick up by June 1st.
The charger must be turned in with your laptop to guarantee this timeframe. Be sure to back up all items. Anything stored directly on the computer will be lost.
Also, for SENIORS, JCA Microsoft accounts, including OneDrive storage and Outlook email will be deleted as soon as August 1st. If you wish to keep any of the items you currently have saved to your JCA account, please begin moving them to another storage option. After accounts are deleted, you will be unable to retrieve anything that was still stored in that account. See Mrs. Schertz in 119 if you need assistance transferring your items.
All senior tech information is also available in your email. (Schertz)

Attention all Medical Science Club members and any other student that would like to hear information about medical careers or majoring in medical sciences in college. There will be a meeting after school in room 129 TODAY. A professor from Lewis University will be discussing information on medical careers and potential majors in the medical science field while in college. The meeting will start right after school, so please stop by today. (Morrissette)

Junior boys who went on Kairos last week. Don’t forget to attend your 4th day meeting today in the Chapel during 5th period. (Ferro)

Seniors interested in participating in the Mother’s Day Mass or the Graduation Mass, please stop by Campus Ministry to sign up. (Ferro)

Attention Drama Students: Please fill out your International Thespian Form to receive the points you earned for the 2020 – 2021 school year. These to add up to special honors and you receive points for working on a production and attending workshops. The link to the form is in our Microsoft Team. (Szynal)

SPORTS NEWS & RESULTS:

Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Tennis team who defeated Romeoville yesterday

Winning for the Hillmen in singles was Junior Alex Ferro

Also victorious for the Hillmen were the doubles teams of
Senior Nick Jones and Junior Xander Allgood
Senior Zach Bertino and Junior Andrew Ciarlette
Seniors Matt Offerman and Tanner Lee
and Junior Brandon Ferro and Freshman Andy Munoz

The Hillmen are in action today at Coal City

May the 4th be with you!


PRAYER and ANNOUNCEMENTS for May 3, 2021

PRAYER:

Good morning JCA family. This is junior Matthew Ardaugh, today is Monday, May 3rd, 2021.

Dear Lord,

Teach me to live my life.
Teach me to know how to use all the good I have inside of me.
Teach me to think right, speak good words, and do good deeds.
Teach me to see the good in all.
Teach me to share with my fellow human beings in respect and love.
Teach me love.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Congratulations to our May Students of the Month:

Lauren Klump, Joliet Kiwanis Club
Jabril Williams, Rotary Club of Joliet
Isabelle Egizio, Joliet Noon Lions Club.

During homeroom today, freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will receive a letter from Dr. Pender that includes a printout of their course selections for the following school year. Students, please review your course selections to be sure they are accurate and bring this information home to your parents. If there are any changes to the course selections listed, email Dr. Pender or Mrs. Kairis by Thursday, May 13th. If you do not have course selections listed, you either indicated you were not returning to JCA or you didn’t submit a course selection form. If you did not submit a form, request a meeting with your counselor as soon as possible. Fully remote students will receive their course placement information by mail. (Kairis) 

The deadline for Work Program application submissions has been extended until May 14th. Students who are applying for the Summer Work Program should still turn in their completed applications as soon as possible to Mrs. Bush in Room 109, by email, or to the Main Office to be placed in Mrs. Bush’s mailbox. Applications are still available to be picked up as well. (Bush)

Mrs. Gue’s 4A homeroom will be meeting in the Student Activity Center instead of 210 this week. (Gue)

Football Spirit Wear Orders are IN!! If you ordered Football Spirit Wear and did not receive it yet, you may pick it up anytime in the SPIRIT SHOP. Any questions follow up with Mrs. Gorski. (Gorski)

SPORTS NEWS & RESULTS:

Congratulations go out to senior volleyball players Emily Surin and Jillian Gray for making the East Suburban Catholic Conference All-Conference Team.

Congratulation also to the following Angel volleyball players who made the Daily Southtown All-Area Team. Emily Surin was named first team all- area, and Jillian Gray and Ryan Hinshaw made the 2nd team all-area.

The Angels track team competed against Marist, Viator, and Nazareth on Friday night. The 4×200 relay team of Lizzy Legg, Anne-Claire Austrums, Vivica Bofah, and Alex Carstens took 4 seconds off their previous time to run a new personal best. Leah Griffith ran her fastest split of the season in the 4×400 relay. Erin Nash ran a new personal best time in the mile for the second week in a row, and Ella Farris made her debut in the mile with a 6:01 and 4th place overall finish. Claire Blotnik placed 2nd overall in the mile with a 5:53, and Annie Tibbott took 5 seconds off her personal best time to finish in 6:19. The Angels will compete again tomorrow night at Benet.


PRAYER and ANNOUNCEMENTS for April 30, 2021

PRAYER:

Good morning JCA family. Today is Friday, April 30th, 2021.

God, thank you for Spring and the hope of warmer, longer, brighter days.
Thank you for the coming of growth and life and birth.
Thank you that things are coming awake in the world.
This is what our calendar says, and we do see some signs that it is real.
But we also still struggle with the residual layover of winter.
Now we ask that you bring into reality all that belongs in this season. Your word says that we will have provision, and hope, and joy, and health and loving relationships here and now in this life.
We ask that what belongs in this season would become actual in our practical lives.
We hope in you and in your promises. We hope in your gift of Spring.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Senior Service hours deadline is TODAY; all forms are to be turned in to Mrs. Scordo directly. (Scordo)

Football Spirit Wear Orders are IN!! If you ordered Football Spirit Wear and did not receive it yet, you may pick it up anytime in the SPIRIT SHOP. Any questions follow up with Mrs. Gorski. (Gorski)

The 2020-2021 Art and Literary Magazine is now available! Stop by Room 109 or Room 230 to pick up your FREE copy! The magazine features the creative pieces of JCA students and faculty. Once again, the copy is FREE. 41-88 is so excited to share this year’s magazine with you! (Bush)

WJCA NEWS:

Here is today’s WJCA Newscast that was produced by Kate Formhals ’21 and anchored by Claire O’Donnell ’22.

WJCA Newscast – Friday, April 30, 2021

Stories include:
Pass the Phone Teacher Edition: by Emma Gruber ’22 and Liv Redell ’22
Spring/Summer Athletic Update with Coach Sharp: by Lorenzo Rios ’22
A Look Back at Homecoming Week: by Sarah Weis ’22
Grinds my Gears with Mr. Eakle: by Molly O’Connell ’22


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