This Week at St. Patrick – Week of February 27

Good Evening St. Patrick Students, Parents, Faculty, and Staff:

In today’s Gospel, the devil tries to tempt Jesus to rebel against his Father’s plan. He taunts Jesus, saying, “If you are the Son of God…” (Matthew 4:3, 6). In other words, If you are really who you claim to be, don’t wait for your Father’s permission. Go ahead and act like God!

But Jesus “did not regard equality with God something to be grasped” (Philippians 2:6). Though he was God incarnate, he submitted to his Father’s will each and every day. Finally, he undid that first sin of Adam when he offered himself on the cross to save us (Romans 5:12, 15).

This Lent, may we all ask the Holy Spirit to help us recognize where we are being tempted to rebel against God.

And may we let the words of St. Paul in today’s second reading encourage us: through Jesus’ death and resurrection, we have all received an “abundance of grace” (Romans 5:17). That grace can help us overcome any temptation! This Lent, let’s just keep asking for God’s grace, and trust that it will never run out.

May Jesus give us the grace to submit and surrender to him in all things.

Let’s make it a great week!

Go Irish!
Dr. Matt Buckley

Psalm 98:1: Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.

Songs can stir us up, or they can bring us comfort. Songs can take us back to a special time, or songs can give us hope for things to come. Unfortunately, we usually let someone else write our songs’ words and music. We don’t take the time to write our own “new song.” But today, why not make up your new song of praise expressing your thanks to God? It doesn’t have to be great, just heartfelt and offered to the Father from whom all joyful songs come.

Father God, thank you for the gift of song. Please receive my song of thanks and praise from a heart you have filled with your delight. O God, I offer you my thanks and praise in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Bonner, Abby
Dellenger, Caroline
Doyle, Peyton
Eaglebarger, Harlie
Jernigan, Taylor
Jones, Skylar
Lacoste, Cannon
Latack, Ella
Longoria, Haley
Magandy, William
Oropesa, Luke
Persing, Genevieve
Zorn, George
Mr. Anthony Gruich
Ms. Therese Drake
Mrs. Joanie Swetman

Monday, February 27
Partly Cloudy | 81° | 67° | 22%

7:30am Holy Half – Eucharistic Adoration
8am Discipleship Retreat – 9th Grade Girls – “Come and See”
8:30am Logistics Team Meeting
10:55am United States Air Force representative
2:15pm Leadership Team Meeting – Advancement
3:05pm FIRST Robotics Competition Workdays (FRC)
3:05pm Robotics Meeting
5pm JH Baseball vs. Stone (Away)
5pm JH Softball vs. Stone (Away)

Tuesday, February 28
Partly Cloudy | 81° | 67° | 11%

7:45am Student Council Meeting
9am Women’s Golf @ Al Pickich Kickoff (Sunkist CC)
11am Ole Miss Admitted Students Information
1pm Varsity Baseball vs. Vancleave (Home)
3:05pm FIRST Robotics Competition Workdays (FRC)
3:05pm Bass Fishing Meeting
4pm Varsity Track @ Pirate Relays (Pass Christian, MS)
5pm JV Softball vs. Vancleave (Home)
6pm JH Soccer Banquet
6:30pm Varsity Softball vs. Vancleave (Home)

Wednesday, March 1
PM Thunderstorms | 76° | 69° | 42%

7:30am Holy Half – Eucharistic Adoration
7:45am Mu Alpha Theta Meeting
8am Region VI Science & Engineering Fair
8:15am PTO Meeting
1:30pm Fire Drill
3:05pm FIRST Robotics Competition Workdays (FRC)
3:05pm Choir Practice
4pm Tennis vs. Resurrection (Home)
5pm JV Baseball vs. Picayune (Away)
5pm JV Softball vs. Long Beach (Away)
6:30pm Varsity Softball vs. Long Beach (Away)
7pm Varsity Baseball vs. Picayune (Away)

Thursday, March 2
Isolated Thunderstorms | 77° | 65° | 36%

We will follow the liturgy bell schedule today, and students should dress in their liturgy uniform including blazers and ties.
7:30am Choir Practice
7:40am Quiz Bowl Meeting
9:40am Mass
3:05pm FIRST Robotics Competition Workdays (FRC)
3:05pm MathCounts Meeting
3:05pm eSports Meeting
3:05pm Mock Trial Meeting
5pm JH Baseball vs. Stone (Home)
5pm JH Softball vs. Pass Christian (Home)

Friday, March 3
Partly Cloudy | 70° | 48° | 8%

FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship (Day 1/2)
7:45am Catholic Athletes for Christ (CAC) Meeting
7:45am Science Olympiad Meeting
8:30am “PROM” – presentations with juniors and seniors
9am Leadership Team Meeting – Operations
1pm Irish Raffle Drawing
5pm JV Softball vs. Gautier (Home)
6:30pm Varsity Baseball vs. McGill-Toolen (Away- Tournament)
6:30pm Varsity Softball vs. Gautier (Home)

Saturday, March 4
Sunny | 69° | 47° | 3%

FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship (Day 2/2)
5am Bass Fishing Tournament Moss Point
9am Men’s South State Powerlifting Meet
9am FIRST Robotics Competition Workdays (FRC)
9:30am Middle School Track @ Rock-A-Chaw Relays (Bay St. Louis, MS)
12:30pm Varsity Baseball vs. St. Michael Catholic (Away- Tournament)
6:30pm Prom

Sunday, March 5
Mostly Sunny | 69° | 52° | 2%

12pm Jr. High Cheerleading Banquet

Monday | Hot Lunch: chicken and dumplings, green beans, cranberry sauce, roll; Fresh salad bar; Loaded baked potato; Fresh ham, turkey, and cheese sub sandwich with chips; Grill Items: pizza, french fries, hamburger, spicy chicken sandwich

Tuesday | Hot Lunch: fajita chicken with cheese sauce, santa fe rice, fiesta corn; Fresh salad bar; Loaded baked potato; Fresh ham, turkey, and cheese sub sandwich with chips; Grill Items: pizza, french fries, hamburger, spicy chicken sandwich

Wednesday | Hot Lunch: meatball sub, macaroni and cheese, field peas; Fresh salad bar; Loaded baked potato; Fresh ham, turkey, and cheese sub sandwich with chips; Grill Items: pizza, tater tots, hamburger, spicy chicken sandwich

Thursday | Hot Lunch: chicken tenders, broccoli rice casserole, roll; Fresh salad bar; Loaded baked potato; Fresh ham, turkey, and cheese sub sandwich with chips; Grill Items: pizza, french fries, hamburger, spicy chicken sandwich

Friday | Hot Lunch: shrimp spaghetti, green beans, garlic toast; Fresh salad bar; Loaded baked potato; Grill Items: cheese pizza, french fries, fish sandwich, tuna salad on croissant, veggie burger

Welcome back to another fantastic week of learning here at St. Patrick!  It is amazing how quickly this semester is progressing, so we would like everyone to be receiving the best possible experience in each of their courses.

As we continue through the coursework, be reminded of a few key details regarding your submissions of school work:

When you are absent it is your responsibility to find out from your teacher, or use Canvas, what the assignments are that you will need to make up.

If you need help when you have missed class, PLEASE email your teacher and schedule a time to meet with them to get some instruction on what was missed.  It is always best to ask a friend for their notes from that missed instruction in advance.  You want to have an idea of what was covered.

Canvas also shows the due date and time for each assignment that is to be completed.  Be attentive to these dates and times to ensure that you receive full credit for your completed work.

Use the Canvas calendar to LOOK AHEAD at what is coming.  This allows for productive planning to fully be prepared for tests/quizzes.

Parents, please also encourage your child to attend all classes everyday.  The best learning experiences begin with being in class and are followed with strong engagement in the learning process.  Encourage your child to:

Ask questions.
Respond to questions that the teacher is posing.
Take good notes.
Go for help when you don’t understand something.
Do all of your classwork/homework assignments.
And do the assignments ON TIME.  The reinforcement of what was taught in the classroom is done through the homework.  It is not a punishment.  It is a useful tool to gain complete understanding.

As always, if you or your child have any questions at all please email your teachers or the administration for additional support.  We are here to help and want the best learning experience that can possibly be provided!


As we head into March, let us keep our focus on the mission of St. Patrick, as well as our end goals, to finish out the 2022-23 School Year strong! Let’s take a look at this week’s events:

On Monday, FIRST Robotics Competition will have a workday, and there will be a Robotics meeting after school. Monday evening, our Junior High Softball and Baseball teams travel to Stone County for games.

Tuesday begins with a Student Council meeting in the morning, with FIRST Robotics having a workday. Our Women’s Golf team begins their season in the Al Pickich Kickoff at Sunkist Country Club, Varsity Track begins their season at the Pirate Relays in Pass Christian, while Softball hosts Vancleave in JV and Varsity. We will also have our Junior High Soccer Banquet at 6pm.

Wednesday we have a Mu Alpha Theta meeting in the morning, and our students will participate in the Region VI Science and Engineering Fair at the Biloxi Civic Center. FIRST Robotics will have a workday in the afternoon, our Tennis team will host Resurrection in a critical match, and our JV and Varsity Softball teams will travel to Long Beach. Our JV and Varsity Baseball teams will also travel to Picayune. Go Irish!

On Thursday we will have Choir Practice and a Quiz Bowl Meeting in the morning, followed by MathCounts, eSports, and Mock Trial meetings in the afternoon. Our JH Baseball team will host Stone in the evening, and our JH Softball team will host Pass Christian. Come out and support our teams!

Friday, Robotics will compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship at Ole Miss throughout the day. In the morning, we will have a Catholic Athletes for Christ meeting, as well as a Science Olympiad meeting. Friday night, our JV and Varsity Softball team will host Gautier, while our Varsity Baseball team travels to McGill-Toolen for a matchup.

Saturday, Robotics will continue to  compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge State Championship at Ole Miss, while our Bass Fishing team participates in the Moss Point tournament. The Men’s Powerlifting team will host the South State Meet during the day, and our Middle School Track team will participate in the Rock-A-Chaw relays. Our Varsity Baseball team will travel to take on St. Michael Catholic from Fairhope. Good Luck to all!

Sunday, our Sailing team will have their first practice of the season, and our Junior High Cheerleaders will have their banquet.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions, and Go Irish!

Results from the Previous Week:

2/20 JH Baseball vs. Pass Christian- St. Patrick 6-1
2/21 JV Baseball vs. Resurrection- St. Patrick 8-1
2/21 Varsity Baseball vs. Resurrection- St. Patrick 4-2
2/23 Tennis vs. Stone- Stone 5-2
2/23 JH Softball vs. Gautier- Gautier 8-7; St. Patrick 15-2
2/23 JH Baseball vs. Pass Christian- St. Patrick 6-3
2/24 JV Softball vs. Gautier- St. Patrick 9-0
2/24 Varsity Softball vs. Gautier- St. Patrick 14-0
2/25 Varsity Softball vs. George County- George County 13-3; George County 10-0
2/25 Varsity Baseball vs. West Harrison- St. Patrick 6-5; St. Patrick 4-3
2/25 Wrestling @ Individual State Championships- Placed in 12 of 16 brackets

Congratulations to Brandon Reed on being selected as the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete for the 2022 season.


Congratulations to Brooklyn Mitchell, who has been selected to be a player on the All-Star softball team!

We are proud to congratulate Jake Landgrave, who signed to play baseball at the collegiate level! Jake will be headed to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in the fall to join the Bulldog Baseball Team.

Photo Gallery: Family Night and Student Visit with Father Sichko


When students take the national ACT in April, June, or December they are eligible to purchase their Test Information Release (TIR) – a fantastic way to get insights about their performance if they’re aiming to improve their score for increased scholarship opportunities or course placement. 

The TIR includes: A digital copy of the test questions, the student’s answers, the answer key, and the conversion table used to determine their score. You must request the Test Information Release when registering for the April, June, or December ACT test. 




Please remember to submit auction items by Wednesday, March 8. You can turn in auction items to the St. Patrick front office between the hours of 7:30 am and 3:30 pm.