This Week at St. Patrick – Week of October 31
This Tuesday, we celebrate All Saints’ Day. Tuesday is a Holy Day of Obligation, and we will celebrate Mass at St. Patrick Tuesday morning at 9:40. Please join us.
Throughout its history, the Church has canonized more than ten thousand people. But for every canonized saint we know about, there are thousands more unknown saints who have never received that recognition. Today we celebrate all the saints, including these unnamed men and women—people who have quietly served and laid down their lives out of love for their brothers and sisters. You might even know someone you consider a saint because of their love and dedication to the Lord.
In Christ we now have access to all the grace we need to walk the path of holiness. So as we celebrate the saints today, let’s also celebrate the gift of grace we have all been given by a God whose love for us is unfailing. Perhaps more than anything else, it’s a person’s faith in the power of God’s grace that makes him or her a saint. Holy men and women know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, how dependent on God they are. So they call on him each day, confident that they can do whatever God asks of them because he has already given them everything they need.
Because we are children of God, we can all become saints. Today, thank God for making it possible for you to grow in holiness. Then imitate the saints by asking him for the grace you need, whether for the day ahead or for a particular moment in time. Believe that God will swiftly answer your prayer, and then go ahead and do whatever he asks.
Our Open House is scheduled for Sunday, November 13. Will you help us out by sharing the information below with your friends and on your social media pages? I’ve included a graphic and text for your use – feel free to copy and paste or mix it up with your own testimonial!
St. Patrick High School invites all prospective students and families to come out on November 13th, from 2 to 5 p.m., and enjoy a tour of our school; meet our excellent faculty, staff, and coaches; and learn about all we have to offer as we Educate Scholars, Train Disciples, and Support Champions.
To register, please visit stpatrickhighschool.net/openhouse.
Open House is a wonderful time for the St. Patrick Family. It is our opportunity to welcome young men and women and their families to our campus in which we all take great pride. We are confident that our school is an excellent place to grow spiritually, academically, and socially – the St. Patrick experience is unlike any other!
We greatly appreciate your help in promoting our school!
We welcome Bishop Kihneman back to St. Patrick this Wednesday evening for our Family Night. Please join us for dinner followed by a talk from Bishop Kihneman. Please register here – there is no cost to attend.
Progress reports will be emailed to parents on Friday morning. Students should make certain they are submitting all course assignments and are studying for assessments. For questions about your child’s progress in any of his or her classes, please reach out to the teacher.
Our second Luck of the Irish Raffle Drawing will be held Friday afternoon at 1pm. Join us live on YouTube and Facebook to see who wins our next $1,000 raffle drawing.
Daylight Savings Time ends this weekend, so don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour.
Let’s make it a great week at St. Patrick, everyone!
Dr. Matt Buckley
1 Peter 1:24-25: All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever.
As the seasons change, the leaves fall, and the grass dies, we are reminded once again of how short our lives are. Despite the rapid advancements of technology, our deepest needs are addressed only by the eternal and proven will of God in Scripture. Whether you get your Scripture from the Bible on your mobile device or from an old family Bible, access it today. Don’t you need a dose of the eternal today?
As I age, I am constantly reminded, O God, of my transitory stay on earth and your eternal reign in heaven. Give me a sense of my place before you as I seek your will in your Word. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
Mrs. Debbie Worrel
Monday, October 31
Partly Cloudy | 76° | 54° | 8%
7:30am Holy Half – Eucharistic Adoration
7:45am FCA Meeting
8:30am Logistics Team Meeting
2:15pm Leadership Team Meeting
3:05pm Robotics Work Session
Tuesday, November 1
Mostly Sunny | 79° | 58° | 8%
We will follow the liturgy bell schedule today, and students should dress in their liturgy uniform including blazers and ties.
7:45am Student Council Meeting
3:05pm LEGO Robotics Work Session
3:05pm Quiz Bowl Meeting
3:15pm JH Cheer Practice
5pm JV Women’s Basketball vs. Bay (Home)
5:30pm Varsity Women’s Soccer vs. West Harrison (Home)
6pm Varsity Women’s Basketball vs. Bay (Home)
7pm Varsity Men’s Soccer vs. West Harrison (Home)
7:30pm Varsity Men’s Basketball vs. Bay (Home)
Wednesday, November 2
Mostly Sunny | 80° | 55° | 15%
7:30am Holy Half – Eucharistic Adoration
7:45am Mu Alpha Theta Meeting
8am Discipleship Retreat – 8th Grade Girls – Kerygma 2
3:05pm Robotics Work Session
3:05pm Choir Practice
4:30pm 7th Grade Girls Basketball vs. Long Beach (Home)
5pm JV Women’s Basketball vs. Harrison Central (Away)
5:30pm JH Women’s Soccer vs. Picayune (Away)
5:30pm JV Women’s Soccer vs. Pass Christian (Away)
5:30pm 8th Grade Girls Basketball vs. Long Beach (Home)
6pm Family Night with Bishop Kihneman
6pm CYO Sports
6pm Varsity Women’s Basketball vs. Harrison Central (Away)
7pm JH Men’s Soccer vs. Picayune (Away)
7pm JV Men’s Soccer vs. Pass Christian (Away)
7:30pm Varsity Men’s Basketball vs. Harrison Central (Away)
Thursday, November 3
Sunny | 81° | 57° | 6%
7:30am Choir Practice
12:30pm Campus Ministry visits Nativity BVM Elementary School
3:05pm MathCounts Meeting
3:05pm eSports Meeting
3:05pm Mock Trial Meeting
Friday, November 4
Sunny | 78° | 61° | 17%
7:45am Science Olympiad Meeting
1pm Irish Raffle Drawing
3:05pm Film Club Meeting
5pm Night of Neon – St. Alphonsus Catholic School
5:30pm Varsity Women’s Soccer vs. Gautier (Away)
7pm Varsity Men’s Soccer vs. Gautier (Away)
Saturday, November 5
Few Showers | 78° | 62° | 33%
11am JV Women’s Basketball vs. Long Beach (Home)
12pm Varsity Women’s Basketball vs. Long Beach (Home)
Sunday, November 6
Partly Cloudy | 78° | 62° | 24%
Daylight Saving Time Ends
2pm Competition Cheerleading Showcase
Monday | Hot Lunch: beef stroganoff, broccoli, 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
Tuesday | Hot Lunch: cheesy chicken penne pasta, green beans, garlic toast; 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: chicken nuggets, potato salad, corn, roll; 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: hamburger steak, mashed potatoes with gravy, peas, 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: chicken teriyaki, eggroll, steamed rice, stir fry vegetables; Fresh salad bar; Loaded baked potato; Fresh ham, turkey, and cheese sub sandwich with chips; Grill Items: pizza, french fries, hamburger, spicy chicken sandwich
Welcome to another wonderful week here at St. Patrick Catholic High School. As we have only three weeks before the Thanksgiving Holidays, and then three weeks left in the semester when we return, we encourage all students to truly be present, both physically and mentally, in each of their courses. We encourage students to ask questions, really engage in the lectures, and respond to questions posed by their teachers even if there is uncertainty. Your teachers will help and support the student learning!
We would like to remind all students that the semester exams, on December 14-16, will be comprehensive for the entire semester. This means that all content taught from the first day of school in August up until December 13 will be covered in these two hour long exams. Here is the exam schedule:
December 14 – 1st and 2nd Period Exams – Full Day of School
December 15 – 3rd, 4th and 5th Period Exams – Full Day of School
December 16 – 6th and 7th Period Exams – Dismissal at 12:30
Now is the time to encourage your child(ren) to begin looking back through all curriculum to prepare for these assessments. With all modules being visible to students since the first week of school, students can go back through them to reflect on the information taught. Don’t wait until the week before exams to start this process. It will feel overwhelming and unmanageable. As always, if you need any guidance or assistance contact your teachers and begin asking the questions you need answered in this endeavor.
Students and parents will be receiving progress reports this Friday via email. This is the most updated average for each of your child’s classes. If you see anything concerning or resulting in questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher for that respective course. They are here to help and support your child throughout this academic school year.
Have an excellent, productive and rewarding week! Go Irish!
As we close out our fall sports season and enter into our winter programs, I would just like to say Thank You to all of our coaches, student-athletes, and parents. You are what makes St. Patrick the place to be!
Congratulations to our Men’s and Women’s Cross Country teams on their Regional Championships! We look forward to cheering you on at the State Championships!
Winter sports are now in full swing, with all teams gearing up for their season beginning this week!
The week begins quietly on Monday, as we have an FCA Meeting and a Robotics Work Session after school.
On Tuesday, however, we kick into overdrive, with Student Council, Lego Robotics, and Quiz Bowl having meetings during the day. In the evening, our Varsity Basketball teams will host Bay High, while our Varsity Soccer teams host West Harrison. Good Luck to all of our student athletes and coaches! Let’s also make sure we have great crowds for these games!
Also, please remember that we have Mass on Tuesday this week! This is the best part of our week, every week!
Wednesday, Mu Alpha Theta and Robotics have a work session. Our Junior High Girls Basketball team will host Long Beach – come out and support Coach Burke and our Lady Irish! Junior High Soccer will travel to Picayune for their first games of the season, and Junior Varsity Soccer will travel to Pass Christian. Go Irish!
This Thursday, MathCounts, Mock Trial, and eSports all have meetings during the day, and in the evening our Varsity Basketball teams travel to Harrison Central for a big early season matchup!
On Friday Science Olympiad and Film Club have meetings during the day, and our Varsity Soccer teams will be traveling to Gautier for Varsity Soccer in the evening. Good Luck to Coach Worsham, Coach Terry, and our teams!
Saturday morning, we wrap up our week with an 11am JV and Varsity Women’s Basketball game vs. Long Beach. Come out and see the Lady Irish in action!
Listed below are last week’s results from our athletic teams:
10/26 Varsity Women’s Soccer vs. Picayune (Away – Scrimmage) – W 5-2
10/26 Varsity Men’s Soccer vs. Picayune (Away – Scrimmage) – Tie 2-2
10/27 Cross Country Regional Championships (Mississippi College) Mens – 1st Place; Womens – 1st Place
10/27 JV Women’s Basketball vs. East Central (Home) – L 16-13
10/27 Varsity Women’s Basketball vs. East Central (Home) – W 60-25
10/28 Varsity Football vs. Sacred Heart (Home – Battle for the Bishop’s Bell) – W 35-0
10/29 JV Women’s Basketball vs. George County (Home) – L 35-55
10/29 Varsity Women’s Basketball vs. George County (Home) – W 60-39
We are looking forward to our Family Night on November 2 with Bishop Kihneman. Family Night will include dinner and a teaching on the veneration by Bishop Kihneman. All St. Patrick families are invited, and there is no cost to attend. Register and reserve your spot at stpatrickhighschool.net/tickets.
Do you know a family looking to have their child attend St. Patrick? Invite them to our Open House on November 13. They will have the opportunity to meet our teachers, faculty and coaches and tour the facilities. To register please visit stpatrickhighschool.net/openhouse.
📸 Photo Gallery: Senior Night
📸 Photo Gallery: Bishops Bell Game
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened for the 2023-24 college academic year on October 1, 2022. The FAFSA should be completed by parents or legal guardians of high school seniors and the senior student. Completed tax forms from the 2021 federal and state tax filings will be used to complete the questions on the FAFSA. Both parents and students can link completed FAFSA application information to the Mississippi Aid Application (MAAPP) to expedite the process.
As a reminder, FAFSA should be completed by all families, followed by the Mississippi aid application, regardless of a family’s income, as a requirement for merit based aid at many colleges and universities.
Multiple changes have been implemented in the FAFSA this year, including the requirement of multi-factor authentication, the consideration of businesses and farms as assets, and the expected family contribution (EFC) number is now referred to as the student aid index (SAI). Also, the number of students in college from one household simultaneously will no longer affect the FAFSA formula for calculating the SAI. Check out the attached video for a tutorial on completing the 2023-24 FAFSA.
Become a strategic partner – we are now accepting winter program ads and stadium sign sponsorships! Our annual sports and activities program and stadium sign advertisements offer a great opportunity to advertise businesses, spotlight family and alumni legacies, or honor a student-athlete with a special message. The money raised from these ads and signage benefit all of our student-athletes at St. Patrick. Student-athletes and parents may find the link to the athletic ads and stadium signage form here.
Join us for Alumni Hour sponsored by Community Bank on November 9 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. This event will be held at Community Bank at 732 Howard Avenue | Biloxi, MS 39530. St. Patrick Catholic High School is committed to bringing alumni together! Alumni Hour connects alumni from St. Patrick, St. John, Mercy Cross, Notre Dame, and Sacred Heart. This event is an opportunity to network, reminisce, and share your faith. Please join us, alumni! Click here to register.