March 24, 2017
Menu: Macaroni & Cheese, Peas, Veggie Tray, Peaches, Breadstick 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: Jacee Camp today!!!
Chorister News: The Choristers sing tomorrow evening [Saturday] at St. Mary Church, Norwalk for the 6:00pm Mass. Please meet at St. Mary’s at 5:30pm for warm-ups. Dress is white tops and black bottoms. See you at St. Mary’s on Saturday!
Corny Joke of the Day: How did the soggy Easter Bunny dry himself?......... With a hare dryer!
Today is the Feast of Blessed Didacus: Blessed Didacus was born in Cadiz, Spain. He was baptized Joseph Francis by his parents who loved their faith and practiced it. They were delighted when their child built an altar and decorated it. He would kneel and pray to Jesus, to Our Lady and to St. Joseph. When he was old enough, Joseph learned to love the Mass and became an altar server at the Capuchin Franciscan church just down the street. He used to get up early enough to be at the church each morning and wait for the doors to be unlocked. He never missed a day. One of the Capuchin priests gave Joseph a book about the lives of the Capuchin saints. He read it and read it again learning every story. He grew to love the holy men who were poor and humble like Jesus. The day came when he asked to join the order. He was accepted and went to Seville, Spain, for his training, called a novitiate. He began a new life with a new name, Brother Didacus. After years of preparation, Brother Didacus was ordained a priest. He was sent throughout Spain to preach to the people the Good News of Jesus which he did with joy. His homilies (sermons) were so clear and kind that people listened. They even brought friends to listen. Soon an ordinary church was too small for the crowds. When Father Didacus was preaching, the talks were held outdoors, usually in the town square or in the streets. Father Didacus loved to preach about the Blessed Trinity. He was always available to hear confessions, too. He was happy when people came to the sacrament of Reconciliation. Whenever he had some free time, he visited prisons, hospitals and the homes of shut-ins (people with infectious diseases). Father Didacus died in 1801 and was declared "blessed" by Pope Leo XIII in 1894.
Today is Harry Houdini’s Birthday! Harry Houdini was a magician, noted for his sensational escape acts. The type of magic that he performed is known as "illusions". He is, arguably, one of the most famous magicians in history. Harry Houdini was born on March 24, 1874 in Budapest, Hungary. His family moved to the United States when he was 4 years old. When he was 17, he began performing as a magician -- mostly performing card tricks and coin tricks at small museums and fairs. In his mid-twenties, Harry's career began to take off as he focused on his now-famous escape acts -- freeing himself from handcuffs, chains, ropes, mailbags, jails and even the belly of a dead whale that had washed up onto the beach (ewww!)
Fun Fact of the Day: Apart from being a magician, Houdini was also an actor and producer who have done several silent films. He has a star in walk of fame in Hollywood.
Have a Great Day!!