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scavenger hunt

To all middle school students, The Youth Group scavenger hunt that was scheduled for Sunday, April 13th has been cancelled.

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Here are a few reminders for this week:

Tuesday, April 8, 2014: Early Dismissal (2:00 p.m.). Bus service and extended care are available.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014: Blue Army Dress Down Day. The students may wear blue jeans and a blue shirt with a $2 donation to help defray the cost of the Miraculous Metals.

Please note that the presentation of The Living Stations, by our 8th grade students, is on Good Friday, April 18th at 10:00 a.m. in the Church. (This is a correction from the Brown Envelope newsletter.) The dress rehearsal will be on Monday, April 14th at 1:00 p.m.

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Brown Envelopes Delayed

Brown Envelopes distribution will be delayed until early next week. Extended Care bills will also be sent next week.

Report Cards will be distributed on Saturday, April 5th.


Middle School Track Team

The middle school track team will be starting next week. The first practice will be Monday, April 7th at Chesterton Middle School from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. A practice schedule will be handed out at that practice.

Sign up forms will be in the brown envelopes, which will be distributed to students tomorrow or Monday.

General Information about Track: Running events: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1600m, 400m relay, 800m relay, 1600m relay

Field events: discus, shot put, long jump, high jump

Fee: $25 per runner, checks made payable to St. Patrick School Athletics

Uniform: A good pair of running shoes and a team shirt (same one as Cross Country). See form in brown envelope for an order form.

Please contact Track Coach David Plinovich if you have any questions or are interested in helping at or 219-926-7168.


Save the Date: 4th Annual Irish Classic Golf Outing

Please mark your calendars for the upcoming 4th Annual Irish Classic Golf Outing at the Brassie Golf Course on Friday, May 16th.

More information will be sent home in the Brown Envelopes, but we wanted to let you know about this event as soon as possible!

Many volunteers are needed to help make this the hugely successful event it has been for the past several years, so please consider joining in the fun and volunteering for the first event of our new profit year. If you still have profit hours to work for this current school year, we are able to apply hours for this event to your current 2013-14 obligation.

The following things are needed:

Volunteers for the day of the event

Someone to donate snacks/bottled water

Donations for the goody bags

Sponsorship (Sponsorship paid for by 4/25/14 may be applied to current profit year)

If you have questions or can volunteer any help for this event, please contact Shawn Duffy at


Land's End SCRIP

There had been a change to the Terms and Conditions on Land's End Gift cards. Effective on any gift cards we purchase from our provider after 4/4 and on SCRIPnow! electronic gift cards purchased after 4/13, Land's End gift cards will no longer be accepted at Sears or Kmart stores.

Current inventory of Land's End gift cards and any cards you purchase while our current supply of gift cards last, plus any SCRIPnow! cards you purchase before 4/13, will have the current Terms and Conditions and will therefore be accepted indefinitely at Sears and Kmart stores. The new Land's End cards will be clearly marked that they are valid at Land's End only.

We have stocked up on Land's End cards hoping to accommodate our families for as long as we can. If you have any large purchases from Sears/Kmart planned, I would suggest purchasing Land's End SCRIP from us ASAP in order to ensure you get the higher 16% vs the 4% that Sears/Kmart offers.

A decision on whether we will stock Sears/Kmart gift cards has not been finalized, but electronic SCRIPnow! gift cards can be purchased on line at

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this information.

Lynne Herr SCRIP coordinator 219-926-1707 X105


The Joy of Christian Witness

The Joy of Christian Witness Proclaiming Christ means showing that to believe in and to follow him is not only something right and true, but also something beautiful, capable of filling life with new splendour and profound joy, even in the midst of difficulties. [167] These are the very words from our Holy Father Francis in his apostolic exhortation The Joy of the Gospel. These words seem appropriate in the midst of all the turmoil occurring in our world, especially in Ukraine, Venezuela, and Syria. Yet, we are both called and challenged to become witnesses as Christians in our communities and in the world. If you feel any inspiration from God that he might be calling you to religious life or the priesthood, do not put it aside. This calling is an invitation, God’s hand reaching out for yours, wanting to walk with you on the path meant specifically for you! Saying yes does not mean you’re committing to religious life or the priesthood right away. Saying yes means that you want God to be a part of your life, a part of the decision you make, a part of your successes, a part of your struggles. This is discernment. First take it to prayer and ask the question: Lord, where are the joys present in my life? After you have taken it to prayer, spend some time with a religious or priest. When you are with them, ask yourself: what is it about their life that speaks most to me? Francis reminds us that being a Christian brings forth a deep joy. This joy I indeed found myself. But, take it for what it is. Discerning helps put your questions into perspective. Responding to God’s invitation takes time, but in order to realize if your yes means “yes” or your no means “no” takes courage. Take that first step forward now and do it with joy! Peace of Christ, Br. Lorenzo Laorden, O.P. Brother Lorenzo is discerning a vocation to the priesthood with the Dominican Friars, Province of St. Albert the Great in St. Louis, Mo. A parishioner at St. Peter and Paul in Merrillville, Br. Lorenzo is one of the twelve seminarians featured on the vocation cross that is in many of our parishes in the Diocese of Gary. He will be traveling to Tanzania this summer with Catholic Relief Services as part of the Global Fellows Program for a couple weeks then will spend the remainder of his summer in Nairobi, Kenya with the Dominican community. Thanks you for all of your prayers for vocations.