This Week at St. Patrick – Week of March 15

Good Morning to You!

We hope you had a fantastic extended weekend!

As we approach St. Patrick's Day, we are reminded of the impact of faithful obedience. When Patrick returned to Ireland, he was simply trying to follow God's voice and fulfill his calling. However, as Pope St. John Paul II stated in a 1979 address, the fidelity with which St. Patrick embraced and proclaimed the word of God radically affected the destiny of an entire people, and the Catholic faith of Ireland today was linked to his fidelity.

Similarly, God counts on each of us to follow the inspiration of the Holy Spirit in our hearts and collaborate with Him in His plan. We may not know the impact that our obedience will have, but every act of faithfulness can have a ripple effect that changes the world.

We are also excited to join together this Saturday for Shamrockin' the Coast! Thank you to our sponsors and those who have purchased tickets, donated, and participated in the auction. The online auction will continue through the event on Saturday night, and there are many great auction items available at

Lastly, we want to encourage our students, faculty, and staff to sell at least two tickets to the event for a chance to enjoy free dress all next week (March 20 to March 24).

Let's make it a great week!

Go Irish!
Dr. Matt Buckley

Colossians 1:17: Jesus is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Before the beginning, there was God! Before there was an earth, universe, or nature, there was Jesus! The Spirit was present before any created thing was made. God will exist after all created things on earth — except his human creations — are long gone. His power and presence hold our world, universe, and nature together. He is the sustaining force, the enabling power, and the generous preserver of life as we know it. So if he could provide us these things, and they are but a faint anticipation of what is yet to be, won't it be great to see him, just as he is, and share his glory with him!

Thank you, Jesus, for your gracious providence this day. Thank you for creating this incredible world in which I live. You are worthy of all praise, honor, glory, and thanks! I look forward to the day, dear Lord, when I can worship you face to face and give thanks to our Father with you for his wonderful love. To you, and in your name, dear Jesus, I offer all my thanks and praise. Amen.

Buckley, Declan
Buckley, Seamus
Caillavet, Cayden
Cibene, Kalin
Clayton, Mayrin
Cloud, Aidan
Gaston, Danika
King, Taylor
Leon, Valentina
Miller, Taryn
Plott, Rye
Putnam, Noah
Ritter, Andrew
Spain, Logan
Mrs. Jean Benoit

Wednesday, March 15
Sunny | 63° | 49° | 1%

Magnolia Regional FRC Competition (Day 1/3)
7:30am Holy Half – Eucharistic Adoration
3:05pm Interact Club Meeting
3:05pm Choir Practice
4pm Tennis vs. OLA/St. Stanislaus (Home)
6pm Varsity Softball vs. Bay (Away)

Thursday, March 16
Partly Cloudy | 74° | 67° | 4%

Magnolia Regional FRC Competition (Day 2/3)
7:30am Choir Practice
7:40am Quiz Bowl Meeting
8:30am MGCCC 7th & 8th Grade Math Tournament
3:05pm MathCounts Meeting
3:05pm eSports Meeting
3:05pm Mock Trial Meeting
3:30pm Varsity Track @ West Harrison Invitational Meet (Gulfport, MS)
5pm JH Baseball vs. Resurrection (Home)
6pm Dance Team Try-Out Parent Meeting

Friday, March 17
Thunderstorms | 72° | 43° | 92%

St. Patrick's Day

Today is a jean dress day for all students and staff.  Everyone may dress in their favorite St. Patrick’s Day attire with jeans and closed toe and closed back shoes.  We will follow the liturgy bell schedule today.

Magnolia Regional FRC Competition (Day 3/3)

7:45am Catholic Athletes for Christ (CAC) Meeting

7:45am Science Olympiad Meeting

9am Leadership Team Meeting – Operations

9:40am St. Patrick's Day Mass

5pm JV Baseball vs. Jefferson Davis County (Away)

5:30pm Varsity Softball vs. OLA (Home)

7pm Varsity Baseball vs. Jefferson Davis County (Away)

Saturday, March 18

Partly Cloudy | 58° | 42° | 2%

Sailing- Mardi Gras Regatta (New Orleans, LA)

9am Softball vs. Gulf Breeze, AL (Biloxi Tournament)

12pm JV Baseball vs. Poplarville (Home)

1pm Softball vs. St. Paul (Biloxi Tournament)

2pm Varsity Baseball vs. Poplarville (Home)

7pm Shamrockin' the Coast

Wednesday | Hot Lunch: corn dog, 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 tetrazzini, green beans, garlic bread; 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: eggrolls, fried rice, stir fry vegetables; Fresh salad bar; Loaded baked potato; Grill Items: cheese pizza, french fries, fish sandwich, tuna salad on croissant, veggie burger

It is another excellent week here at St. Patrick Catholic High School!  

Although it is a short week, there is still so much time to work hard, improve our understanding of the material we are working towards mastering, and gain an overall better realization of our fullest potential of work ethic!

Please continue to be reminded that all teachers are available for tutoring and/or to answer any questions that you might have.  You simply need to contact the teacher and set up a time that you can meet with them to get some extra help or have any questions you might have answered.  This will enable you to better grow your understanding of the material.  Teachers are your BEST resource for this “outside of class time” enrichment.  

Additionally, the Springtime period of the school year tends to be a time when students fall away from the consistency with work ethic that is needed for success.  We ask all parents/guardians to encourage their students to keep running the race; all the way to the finish line!  God expects the best of us each and every single day!  During this Lenten season don’t fall short of giving your prayer life, your family, and your work everything you’ve got!!

I hope your Spring Holiday has been restful! As we go into the remainder of the week, let’s meet each of our challenges with a strong resolve, and faith in God. Let’s take a look at our week:

On Wednesday, Interact Club and Choir both have meetings in the afternoon, while Tennis hosts OLA and Saint Stanislaus in an important district matchup. In the evening, our Varsity Softball team travels to Bay High. Go Irish!

Thursday begins with Choir Practice and a Quiz Bowl meeting, while our MathCounts team participates in the 7th and 8th Grade Tournament at MGCCC. MathCounts, eSports, and Mock Trial all meet after school in the afternoon, and during the evening, our Varsity Track team will participate in the West Harrison Track Meet, while JH Baseball hosts Resurrection. There will also be a Dance Team Tryout Parent meeting at 6pm in the Cafeteria for anyone interested. Also, good luck throughout the day to our Robotics team, as they will be competing in the Mississippi Regional FRC Competition in Laurel!

Friday we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! We begin the day with our Catholic Athletes for Christ meeting, as well as the Science Olympiad meeting before school. In the evening our JV and Varsity Baseball teams will travel to Jefferson Davis County for an important district matchup, while our Varsity Softball team hosts OLA in an equally important district contest. Come out and support the Lady Irish!

During the weekend, our Sailing team will be competing in the Mardi Gras Regatta in New Orleans, while our Softball team competes in the Biloxi Tournament. On Saturday, our JV and Varsity Baseball teams will host Poplarville. Come support Coach Buckley and our team!

As always, if you need anything, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to seeing you at Shamrockin the Coast!

Results from the Previous Week:

3/6 JH Baseball vs. St. Stanislaus- St. Patrick 9-5
3/7 Tennis vs. Long Beach- Long Beach 6-1
3/7 JV Baseball vs. Stone- St. Patrick 4-1
3/7 JV Softball vs. Jefferson Davis County- St. Patrick 13-0
3/7 Varsity Baseball vs. Stone- St. Patrick 7-3
3/8 Varsity Softball vs. Jefferson Davis County- St. Patrick 4-2
3/8 Tennis vs. West Marion- St. Patrick 7-0
3/9 Band @ State Evaluations- 3
3/9 JH Baseball vs. St. Stanislaus- St. Stanislaus 4-1
3/9 JH Softball vs. Bay- Bay 15-0
3/10 JV Softball vs. Perry Central- St. Patrick Win
3/10 Varsity Baseball vs. St. Andrews- St. Andrews 18-1
3/10 Varsity Softball vs. Perry Central- St. Patrick 16-4
3/11 Sailing @ Wet and Cool Regatta (Fairhope, AL)- 8th Place
3/11 Varsity Softball vs. Purvis- Purvis 9-3
3/11 JV Baseball vs. Vancleave- Vancleave Win
3/11 Varsity Baseball vs. Vancleave- Vancleave 12-3
3/11 Varsity Softball vs. Sacred Heart- St. Patrick 14-2
3/13 JH Softball vs. North Woolmarket – North Woolmarket 8-1 and 14-2

Congratulations to Mrs. Cloud and Mrs. Meyers on being named Employees of the Month for February.

Congratulations to our February Students of the Month. Read more here.


3-17: Southernettes
3-24: Biloxi Chamber of Commerce
3-24: Gulfport Chamber of Commerce
3-24: Long Beach Chamber of Commerce
3-24: Pass Christian Chamber of Commerce
3-24: USCCB Religious Essay Contest–open to juniors and seniors
3-27: La Belle Fleurs
3-31: Friends of the Ocean Springs Library
3-31: Regions Bank
3-31: Harrison County Farm Bureau
3-31: Keesler African American Heritage Essay Contest
3-31: Bleuer
3-31: Carnival Association of Long Beach
3-31: HELP Grant
4–1:  George Sekul
5–5:  Civic League of Gulfport


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Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope."

This is a reminder that all students should be completing service hours throughout the semester. Community service hours are performed by students for the benefit of their local school and community. Community service hours are a required component for each theology course.

Students in grades seven and eight are required to complete ten (10) community service hours per semester for a total of twenty (20) community service hours per year.

Students in grades nine through twelve are required to complete fifteen (15) community service hours per semester for a total of thirty (30) community service hours per year.

Students should speak with their theology teacher and check their school email for information about several upcoming service opportunities.