Norwalk Catholic School

 

 

April 16, 2019

 

Menu: French Toast Sticks, Sausage Links, Hashbrowns, Pears, Juice and Milk
Wednesday:
Mini Corn Dogs, Carrots, Veggie Tray, Peaches, Cookie 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 Ella Kalizewski, Isaac Kalizewski, Anthony Tomasulo and John Welter today!

 

Black Team News: The Black Team sings tomorrow for the 9:00am School Mass.  The cantors are Sydney Wurzel & Kennedie Frazee.   Please listen to your CD and practice the music.  Meet in the Choir Room at 8:15am for warm-ups.  Don’t forget to bring your folder!!

 

Corny Joke of the Day: How did the soggy Easter Bunny dry himself?......... With a HARE dryer!

How does a rabbit keep his fur looking good?........................ With HARE spray!

 

Today is the Feast of Saint Bernadette Soubirous: Bernadette Soubirous was born in 1844, the first child of an extremely poor miller in the town of Lourdes in southern France. The family was living in the basement of a dilapidated building when on February 11, 1858, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette in a cave above the banks of the Gave River near Lourdes. Bernadette, 14 years old, was known as a virtuous girl though a dull student who had not even made her first Holy Communion. In poor health, she had suffered from asthma from an early age. There were 18 appearances in all, the final one occurring on the feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, July 16. Although Bernadette’s initial reports provoked skepticism, her daily visions of “the Lady” brought great crowds of the curious. The Lady, Bernadette explained, had instructed her to have a chapel built on the spot of the visions. There, the people were to come to wash in and drink of the water of the spring that had welled up from the very spot where Bernadette had been instructed to dig. According to Bernadette, the Lady of her visions was a girl of 16 or 17 who wore a white robe with a blue sash. Yellow roses covered her feet, a large rosary was on her right arm. In the vision on March 25 she told Bernadette, “I am the Immaculate Conception.” It was only when the words were explained to her that Bernadette came to realize who the Lady was. Few visions have ever undergone the scrutiny that these appearances of the Immaculate Virgin were subject to. Lourdes became one of the most popular Marian shrines in the world, attracting millions of visitors. Miracles were reported at the shrine and in the waters of the spring. After thorough investigation, Church authorities confirmed the authenticity of the apparitions in 1862.

During her life, Bernadette suffered much. She was hounded by the public as well as by civic officials until at last she was protected in a convent of nuns. Five years later, she petitioned to enter the Sisters of Notre Dame of Nevers. After a period of illness she was able to make the journey from Lourdes and enter the novitiate. But within four months of her arrival she was given the last rites of the Church and allowed to profess her vows. She suffered chronic health problems. She died on April 16, 1879, at the age of 35. Bernadette Soubirous was canonized in 1933.

 

Today is Save the Elephant Day! Elephants are the largest mammal to roam the earth today. Their numbers are dwindling, and their very survival is at risk. That makes Save the Elephant Day an extremely important day. Also called World Elephant Day, this very special day was created to call attention to the plight of our beloved Pachyderms. Young and old, we all love elephants, They are the most popular animal in the zoo. Unfortunately, in their native environment their very survival as a species is at risk, due to shrinking habitat and poaching. Poaching is taking a very serious toll, as their tusks made of ivory is prized. While the sale of ivory is banned around the world, it commands a huge price on the black market.

 

Fun Fact of the Day: An adult African elephant's trunk is about seven feet long! It's actually an elongated nose and upper lip. Like most noses, trunks are for smelling.


                                                                        Have a Great Day!!