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St. Paul Parochial School News
December 12, 2018

WEEKEND ALTAR SERVERS
Saturday, December 15th, 6 PM – James Davidson
Sunday, December 16th, 8 AM – Gabe Schibel & Carter Murphy-McKillip
  10 AM – Logan Connor & Noah Hockett

SLE OF THE WEEK:  SPPS students are Active Christians who: Exhibit respect for God, life, and creation through both word and action. 

SPPS CHRISTMAS PROGRAM…Tomorrow night, Thursday, December 13th, 6:30 PM at the Community Hall. Students in PS-4th grade are to wear “Sunday best”. If you can’t make it to the performance in the evening, you are welcome to join us on Thursday morning at 8:35 to view our dress rehearsal! 

PIZZA…will be provided tomorrow during lunch time for K-8th grade students by the school and Parent’s Club as recognition to the students for all of their efforts with the musical. Students are welcome to bring their own lunch or snacks as well as drinks if they would like! FRIDAY WILL ALSO BE FREE DRESS! 

CALLING ALL BAKERS…. If you are able to contribute cookies for intermission at our Christmas Musical on Thursday, December 13, please bring them with you to the performance. We appreciate your help in making this a merry event for our community and we look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday evening!

TUITION PAYMENTS…If you haven’t already, please try to make your December tuition payment by Thursday, December 20th. If you are behind in your payments, please try to bring them up to date by the end of the year. Including the December payment, you should have made 5 tuition payments. Please contact the office with any questions. Thank You!

CHILD PROTECTION…Every year the Archdiocese requires those who are background checked and volunteer in the school to do an on-line training. The training this year is: “Preventing Sexual Harassment” and if you haven’t already completed it, “Duty to Report”. The directions to get on Praesidium for the online training are: Go to www.praesidiuminc.com. On the right at the top, click on “Log in to your service”. In the drop down box click on “Armatus Online Training. The screen for you to log in will come up. Log in: ID is first initial, last name (ex: jsmith); PW is month & day of birth (ex: 0101or) followed by “or”. Once logged in, find the training needed on the left. Click on it and proceed as it tells you. Once you have finished, it will register into Praesidium that you have completed the course.  These trainings were to be done by December 1st.  Should you have any questions, please contact the office. Thank you for helping to keep our children safe!

MUSICAN NEEDED…St. Paul Catholic Parish in St Paul, Oregon is seeking to hire a seasoned, talented musician to prepare, play and lead MUSIC (Hymns, Responsorials, Mass Parts) for our two Sunday Masses (8 and 10). Time commitment is 7:30am to 11:00am. We have amplified Yamaha digital piano and boom mic for song leading. Congregation is familiar with Mass of Renewal, Heritage, and Mass of Spirit and Grace. For more info: Call Kevin Smith, 503.537.7211.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS WEEKS HIGHLIGHT AWARD WINNERS:
  KG – Wyatt Davidson
  1st/2nd Gr. – Raymeo Galvan
  3rd/4th Gr. – Sienna Meza
  5th/6th Gr. – Yulanie Lozano
  7th/8th Gr. – the Whole Class for the great job at Love, Inc.

DATES TO REMEMBER:
  - Wednesday, December 12th, 6th/7th Gr. Band Concert with public school
  - Thursday, December 13th, 6:30 PM – Christmas Musical at the Community Hall
  - Tuesday, December 18th, 7 PM – SAC meeting
  - Thursday, December 20th – Noon Dismissal – Spirit Day (Logo Shirts with dress code bottoms)
  - Friday, December 21st – Tuesday, January 1st – Christmas Break
  - Wednesday, January 2, 2019 – School Resumes
  - Tuesday, January 2nd – Monday, January 7th – NO Public School Hot Lunch or Bus
  - Monday, January 21st – MLK Day – NO School
  - Wednesday, January 23rd – 2nd Quarter ends
  - Monday, January 28th – Thursday, January 31st – Catholic Schools Week
  - Wednesday, January 30th – Report cards out
  - Friday, February 1st – NO School – Faith Formation Day for teachers
  - Saturday, February 2nd – Auction/Dinner/Dance
  - Monday, February 4th – NO School – Conferences as needed
  - Monday, February 18th – President’s Day – NO School
  - Tuesday, February 19th – NO School – Archdiocese Curriculum In-service for teachers
  - Wednesday, February 27th – Progress Reports

  
   
FAMILY FAITH SHARING

Third Sunday of Advent
Zephaniah 3:14-15; Isaiah 12:2, 4bcd, 6;
Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:10-16, 18

The People Listen to John the Baptist

The crowds asked John the Baptist, “What should we do?” John said, “If you have two coats, give one to someone who has none. Share your food with the hungry.” The tax collectors asked, “What should we do?” John answered, “Don’t make the people pay more taxes than they owe.” The soldiers asked, “What should we do?” John told them, “Don’t force people to pay you to leave them alone. Be satisfied with your pay.”

The phrase “What would Jesus do?” began as a powerful and thought-provoking statement. Now it is overused and has lost some of its power. We encounter John the Baptist again in today’s Gospel. Different groups of people are asking John, “What are we to do?” The Gospel does not say whether John’s answers were commonplace or had the power to make his listeners reflect on and change their actions.