Norwalk Catholic School

 
 

February 14, 2019

 

 

Menu: Cheese Pizza, Corn, Veggie Tray, Mandarin Oranges, Valentine Sidekick, Cookie, Milk

Option 2 – Available Every Day: Peanut Butter/ Jelly or Small Salad, Cheese Stick, Goldfish Crackers, Daily Fruit and Vegetable and Milk

 

Lunch Hour: All Students will be outside today.

 

Happy Birthday to Kallie Jordan and Audrey Sanders today!

 

Corny Joke of the Day: What did the rabbit say to his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day?.................... Somebunny loves you!

 

Black Team News: The Choristers have practice after school today. Please meet in the Choir Room at 3:15pm.

 

Today is the Feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius: Because their father was an officer in a part of Greece inhabited by many Slavs, these two Greek brothers ultimately became missionaries, teachers, and patrons of the Slavic peoples.After a brilliant course of studies, Cyril (called Constantine until he became a monk shortly before his death) refused the governorship of a district such as his brother had accepted among the Slavic-speaking population. Cyril withdrew to a monastery where his brother Methodius had become a monk after some years in a governmental post. A decisive change in their lives occurred when the Duke of Moravia asked the Eastern Emperor Michael for political independence from German rule and ecclesiastical autonomy (having their own clergy and liturgy). Cyril and Methodius undertook the missionary task. Cyril’s first work was to invent an alphabet, still used in some Eastern liturgies. His followers probably formed the Cyrillic alphabet. Together they translated the Gospels, the psalter, Paul’s letters and the liturgical books into Slavonic, and composed a Slavonic liturgy, highly irregular then. Methodius continued mission work for 16 more years. Legend has it that in a feverish period of activity, Methodius translated the whole Bible into Slavonic in eight months. He died on Tuesday of Holy Week, surrounded by his disciples, in his cathedral church. Opposition continued after his death, and the work of the brothers in Moravia was brought to an end and their disciples scattered. In 1980, Pope John Paul II named them additional co-patrons of Europe.

 

Today is Valentine's Day! It is a celebration of love. The roots of Valentine's Day goes back to ancient times, when people paid honor to the Roman God of Fertility. This was known as the Feast of Lupercalia, and was celebrated even then on February 14th. The traditions of Valentine's Day are broad and many. It is a time to exchange cards or small gifts. Chocolates, flowers, jewelry, and romantic dinners are the big hits of this holiday. It is a romantic event for couples, and a fun event for kids and family. Many a couple become engaged or wed on this day. For others it is a day to fall in love. While 75% of chocolate purchases are made by women all year long, during the days and minutes before Valentine's Day, 75% of the chocolate purchases are made by men.  Over $1billion of chocolate is purchased for Valentine's Day.  

 

Fun Fact of the Day: On Valentine's Day, 2009 - 39,897 couples, friends and families got together in Mexico City, and kissed for 10 seconds. It is the world record for the most simultaneous kisses.


                                                                        Have a Great Day!!