September 17, 2021 Newsletter

As we continue to look at our theme of  “Growing in Faith”, we see how the three Theological Virtues of Faith, Hope, and Love (or Charity) really are intertwined and work together in our lives. We believe that God made us to know Him, to love Him and to serve Him so that we can be with Him in heaven. But, we also know that we do not do this alone, but with each other. If we truly recognize this and encourage each other to live as Jesus did, then we are helping to create a culture of building up versus tearing down. We each have an important part to play and a team needs every one of its players to succeed. We trust in each other and have hope as we rely on each other. We show kindness as we demonstrate the love of Jesus in the way we recognize how others feel in different situations.
“You are my refuge and shield; in your word I hope.”  Psalm 119:114
“Thus faith comes from what is heard, and what is heard comes through the word of Christ.”  Romans 10:17

Friday, September 24th No School -eLearning Day Teacher Curriculum Inservice
Monday, October 4th No School Teachers Attend INPEC in Indianapolis

Dear Parents and Students -  I hope you are doing well. Thank you for continuing with our 34-day Consecration to Jesus through Mary prayer journey. This Saturday and Sunday are days 15 & 16 with prayers carried out by our families at home. If you have forgotten or missed some days, just jump back in today or tomorrow. Mary waits to walk with us to meet up with her Son.  -Rob S.

Wow! What a Great CardinalFest this past Sunday!!  Thank you to Fr. Tom, Chairperson Stephanie Keefer and the entire CardinalFest Committee, our Maintenance Team, and all the volunteers, vendors, and attendees for making the day such a wonderful and positive event in the midst of Covid uncertainty. Many thanks to our generous sponsors and friends of St. Charles whose generosity helped contribute to this day of Parish community. The Good Lord even saw fit to send us a beautiful warm and breezy day.  I can’t wait to see what next year brings! And by the way, Mr. Hoersten won the 5K, while very close behind him, Fr. Tom defeated me in a photo finish. Frankly, if Fr. Tom and I hadn’t gone off course for those extra 2 kilometers, I think we would have beaten Mr. Hoersten!

“Licks” A TikTok trend promoting vandalism and theft among students at school - this has hit St. Charles, too. Who would have thought that kids would gain social standing from vandalism and theft?  We have had soap dispensers ripped off the wall in the Hession Center in the past few weeks. Now we know why.  Please note, any students caught vandalizing and/or stealing at school will be suspended, required to pay restitution, and may face criminal charges. There is no room for deliberate destruction or theft at school. Additionally, if any social media postings are brought to me depicting St. Charles’ students who have engaged in these actions and/or show students in possession of stolen items, suspension and restitution will follow as may criminal charges. 
    There is always room for mercy. If a student walked in with a soap dispenser from the past weeks, I would have a private conversation, restitution would be required, and we would move forward. This LINK from WANE TV explains the trend well.

Nominate a Great Teacher! Know some Great Teachers here at St. Charles? Tell us about them! Click the link for the Christ the Teacher Award (Formerly the Light of Learning Award) nomination form by Friday, Sept. 24 and tell us who you appreciate!

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