This Week at St. Patrick – Week of October 12

Greetings Fighting Irish!

It’s Homecoming Week at St. Patrick!  We have much to celebrate.  Thank you for your love, prayers, and support each day.  YOU are what makes our school so special, and you are a huge part of this long-standing legacy of Catholic education.

We have many events and activities planned for Homecoming 2020.  Please see the calendar section below as well as emails we sent out last week for all of the details.  Face coverings and social distancing are required at all St. Patrick Homecoming events – we appreciate everyone’s cooperation.

Wow!  So far, you have raised $94,720 in the Luck of the Irish Raffle this year – we’ve reached RECORD NUMBERS, and we have just more than $5,000 left to reach our goal this week!  Thank you!  Our first $1,000 drawing will be this Friday at noon LIVE on Facebook and YouTube.

St. Patrick is closed today in observance of our Fall Holiday.  Classes will resume tomorrow morning.

Let’s make it a great Homecoming Week!

Dr. Matt Buckley

Scripture of the Week

Hosea 10:12: “Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers righteousness on you.”

What a beautiful challenge! Even more beautiful is the promise that God will help us break up the unplowed ground in our hearts as we seek him. He will pour out his blessings and his righteousness on us as we pursue his righteousness.

Lord Most High, use your Holy Spirit to purify and cultivate my heart so that it is soft and receptive to your will and compassionate to those in need. Make it a holy place for your Spirit to live. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Happy Birthday

Dalon, Caston
DiNardo, Ramona
Galle, Connor
Guthrie, Lane
Lorenzo, Hunter
Schwartz, Andie
Stevenson, Andrew
Mr. Ted Williams


Monday, October 12
Partly Cloudy | 89° | 69° | 0%

Fall Holiday – No School

Tuesday, October 13
Partly Cloudy | 85° | 55° | 10%

  • Today, we will follow the liturgy bell schedule.
  • Dress Code – Tuesday is Decade Day. Each grade-level will select a different decade, and dress in the fashions from the past!
  • 9:40am Live St. Patrick Trivia Game – we will host a school-wide school-wide Live St. Patrick Trivia Game where students’ second period classes will compete against each other.  The winning class will win a catered breakfast!  This is sure to be competitive, fun, and interactive.
  • 1pm Cross Country – MHSAA Middle School Cross Country Classic
  • 3:05pm Drama Rehearsal
  • 3:05pm Quiz Bowl Meeting
  • 3:05pm English/Language Tutoring
  • 3:05pm Robotics Work Sessions
  • 6pm JH Football vs. Sandhill (Away)
  • 6pm Varsity Volleyball vs. Puckett (Away) – Playoffs

What’s for Lunch?  Hot Lunch: penne pasta with meat sauce, green beans, garlic bread; Fresh grilled chicken salad with choice of dressing; Fresh ham, turkey, and cheese po-boy with chips; Grill Items: pizza, french fries, hamburger, chicken sandwich

Wednesday, October 14
Sunny | 81° | 62° | 0%

  • Dress Code – Wednesday is Our Future’s So Bright Day. It’s neon day! Everyone can dress up in his or her favorite bright color. Sunglasses suggested!
  • 7:45am Bible Study
  • 7:45am National Honor Society Meeting
  • 8:15am PSAT
  • 3:05pm Robotics Work Sessions
  • 6pm Varsity Men’s Basketball Parent Meeting
  • 7pm Homecoming Family Movie Night – in celebration of Homecoming 2020, we have rented out the entire Grand Theatre in D’Iberville for St. Patrick’s inaugural Homecoming Family Movie Night.  There is no charge for admission to this event.  This event is open to St. Patrick students and family members of St. Patrick students.  Concessions (popcorn, drinks, candy, etc.) will be available for purchase.

What’s for Lunch?  Hot Lunch: country style chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, peas, roll; Fresh grilled chicken salad with choice of dressing; Fresh ham, turkey, and cheese po-boy with chips; Grill Items: pizza, french fries, hamburger, chicken sandwich

Thursday, October 15
Sunny | 84° | 62° | 10%

  • Today, we will follow the liturgy bell schedule.
  • Dress Code – Thursday we will Celebrate Mass followed by a special Luncheon.  All students should wear appropriate and modest church attire or wear full uniforms including blazers and ties.  Young ladies may wear dresses, skirts with blouses (no low necklines), or nice pantsuits.  Dresses and skirts should be no more than three inches above the knee, and shoulder straps must be at least three inches wide or a jacket/sweater should be worn.  Dressy sandals such as wedges or heels may be worn but they should fit the foot (no flip-flops, Chacos, etc).  Young men should wear coats, ties, dress shirts, dress slacks, and closed-toe dress shoes (no tennis shoes).
  • 7:45am National English Honor Society Meeting
  • 9:40am Homecoming Mass – our Homecoming Mass will begin at 9:40 a.m. Mass will be live-streamed to Facebook and YouTube, and the Homecoming Court will be presented following mass.  Also, for the annual St. Patrick Classic Luncheon, a special lunch will be served in the cafeteria today in honor of Homecoming Week.  Lunch is free for all students, faculty, and staff – and it’s sure to be a treat!
  • 3:05pm Drama Rehearsal
  • 3:05pm Mock Trial Practice
  • 3:05pm Math Tutoring
  • 3:05pm Robotics Work Sessions
  • 6pm Junior High Girls Basketball Parent Meeting

What’s for Lunch? chicken alfredo with pasta, green beans, roll, and brownie

Friday, October 16
Sunny | 74° | 50° | 0%

  • Today, we will follow our Homecoming bell schedule.
  • Dress Code – Friday is Irish Pride and Spirit Day.  Show your Fighting Irish Spirit by wearing the school colors of navy, green, and gold.  Also, students may wear St. Patrick t-shirts or Homecoming t-shirts.
  • 7:45am National Science Honor Society Meeting
  • 11:20am Homecoming Picnic Luncheon – students will have a socially-distanced picnic luncheon outside with their classmates.  Each grade level will have an assigned area of campus for their picnic luncheon.  Lunch is being catered by Chick-fil-A for all students, faculty, and staff.  The Homecoming Picnic is only open to students, faculty, and staff.
  • 12pm Luck of the Irish Raffle $1,000 Drawing
  • 2:30pm Pep Rally – our Homecoming Pep Rally will take place at 2:15 p.m. at the stadium.  Students will be socially-distanced, and masks will be required.  Parents and guests may attend the Homecoming Pep Rally – all in attendance will be required to wear masks and remain socially-distanced.  Parents and guests will be seated in the stands; students, faculty, and staff will be assigned specific areas on the field.
  • 6pm Fall Sports Senior Night
  • 7pm Varsity Football vs. Perry Central (Homecoming) – the Fighting Irish varsity football team will take the field at 7:00 p.m. against Perry Central High School, and the 2020 Homecoming Court will be presented during halftime.  Our Irish Emeralds Dance Team and the Pride of St. Patrick Band will both perform before the game.  Our senior fall athletes will also be recognized before the game.

What’s for Lunch?  Chick-fil-a chicken sandwich, chips, dessert 

Saturday, October 17
Sunny | 71° | 55° | 0%

  • 8am – ACT
  • 11am Swim – South State Meet @ Laurel Natatorium ACT
  • 7pm Elegant Homecoming Dinner – Students in grades 9-12 are invited to attend our Elegant Homecoming Dinner at the stadium at 7:00 p.m.  Attire for the dinner is semi-formal: dressy dresses or pant suits for young ladies and a suit with a tie for young men.  Dinner is being catered by Phoenicia’s Gourmet Restaurant.  The Homecoming Court will be presented at the dinner.  This event is only for St. Patrick students in grades 9-12.  Each member of the Homecoming Court will be allowed to bring up to four guests.  Tickets are required for everyone in attendance.