Norwalk Catholic School



May 23, 2017


Menu:Chicken Nuggets, Broccoli w/Cheese, Veggie Tray w/Dip, Fruit, Cocoa Bar and Milk
Wednesday: Hot Dog, Baked Beans, Tri Taters, Fruit 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: Kole Maxwell today!!


Red Team News: The Red Team sings tomorrow for the 9:00am School Mass.  Meet in the Choir Room at 8:15am for Warm-ups.  Listen to you CD.  PLEASE BRING YOUR FOLDER!!!!!!!


Field Day today!! Grades 1-2-3 from 9:30-11:30am and Grades 4-5-6 from 12:30-2:30pm.


Corny Joke of the Day:What’s a bear with no teeth called?............A gummy bear!


Today is the Feast of St. John Baptist Rossi: John Baptist Rossi was born in a village near Genoa, Italy to Charles de Rossi and Frances Anfossi. He was one of four children and his family loved him. They were proud when a wealthy couple visiting their town offered to educate him. His parents knew the couple and trusted them. John was happy to be able to go to their house in Genoa because he could attend school. He then met some Capuchin friars who became fond of him and helped him continue his education in Rome. He became a student for the priesthood at the Roman College run by Jesuit priests. He realized that studies were easy for him and took on more and more of a load. John became very sick and had to stop his studies for a while. Sometime later he completed his preparation and became a priest. Even though his health was always poor, Father John did so much good for the people of Rome. He knew what it was like not to feel well, so Father Rossi took a special interest in sick people. He was a frequent visitor in Rome's hospitals. Father Rossi became aware of poor people who had no one to look after their spiritual needs. He noticed those who brought cattle and sheep to sell in the Roman markets. What hard lives they had. They came in the morning with their herds. Father Rossi would walk among them and stop and talk with them. When possible, he would teach them about the faith and offer them the sacrament of Reconciliation. Father Rossi's priestly ministry made a big difference in their lives. Father Rossi became best known for his kindness and gentleness in confession. People formed lines near his confessional and waited patiently for their turn. He once said to a friend that the best way for a priest to reach heaven was to help people through the sacrament of Reconciliation. Another favorite job he was given by Pope Benedict XIV was to teach Catechism to prison and government officials, including the public hangman. Father Rossi suffered a stroke in 1763 and did not get better again. He was able to celebrate Mass but he suffered greatly. This wonderful priest died at the age of sixty-six. It was May 23, 1764.


Today is Lucky Penny Day! Perhaps a Lucky Penny will be lucky for you today. Taken at face value, a penny does not buy you much, if anything. It used to. During your parents and grandparents days, a penny bought many things. Most notably, "Penny Candy" got its name because a piece of candy cost a penny. There has even been some discussion as to whether to discontinue the penny....Heaven forbid! The penny still serves a very useful purpose...  at least some of them are lucky pennies.  Lucky pennies are found on the ground. Not all of the pennies you find will be lucky. But, it will only take one lucky penny used to scratch off the mega winner on a scratch-off ticket!


Fun Fact of the Day: Superstition has it that you should only pick up a penny that is lying face up.

 Have a Great Day!!