Lumen News – April 1, 2021

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • April 2: TOMORROW – Good Friday – NO SCHOOL
  • April 4: Easter Sunday
  • April 5: Easter Monday – NO SCHOOL
  • April 14: Jr. High PSAT Testing
  • May 1: Prom (10th, 11th, 12th grade only – details to follow after Easter)
  • May 5: Baccalaureate Mass
  • May 6: Graduation
  • May 18-20: Finals
  • May 20: Last Day of School

Principal’s Update:

On behalf of my family and the school staff, we hope you have a blessed and safe Easter weekend.

Please see attached PDF for a special message to our community.

Campus Ministry:

Our virtue this week is PERSEVERANCE – The strength to never quit despite failures and difficulties. This is one of the most important virtues in life … to never quit.

“ we know that suffering produces perseverance;  perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Romans 5:3-4

We wish you a prayerful and moving Triduum, and a blessed and Happy Easter!

Schedule for Easter Triduum:

St. Benedict

  • Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00 p.m.
  • Good Friday:    Faith Walk at Kincaid Park Chalet 10:00 a.m., Stations of the cross 3 p.m., Service 7:00 p.m.
  • Holy Saturday:  Easter Vigil 8:00 p.m.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

  • Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00 p.m.
  • Good Friday: The Passion of the Lord 7:00 p.m.
  • Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil 8:00 p.m.

Holy Cross

  • Holy Thursday: Mass 7:00 p.m.
  • Good Friday: Stations 3:00 p.m., Eucharist 7:00 p.m.
  • Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil 8:00 p.m.

Holy Family

  • Holy Thursday: Tenebrae 8 a.m., Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00 p.m, Altar repose 11:00 p.m..
  • Good Friday: Tenebrae 8 a.m., Faith Walk 10:30, 7 Last Words of Christ 1:00 p.m., Stations 3:00 p.m., Celebration of the Passion 7:00 p.m.
  • Holy Saturday: Tenebrae 8 a.m, Blessing of Easter Food 2:00 p.m., Easter Vigil 8:00 p.m

Our Lady of Gudalupe

  • Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Passion
  • Good Friday: Stations of the cross noon, Celebration of the Passion 5:00 p.m. (Spanish)  7:00 p.m (English).
  • Holy Saturday:  Easter Vigil 8:00 p.m.

St. Patrick

  • Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00 p.m.
  • Good Friday: Stations of the cross 3 p.m., Solemn Liturgy 7:00 p.m.
  • Holy Saturday:  Easter Vigil 8:00 p.m.

Prayer Spot

Please remember the following in your prayers this week:

  • For the victims of violent crime

  • For Peace

  • For special intentions requested

If you would like special intentions listed in Lumen News and Prayer Book of Intentions you can send them directly to Mrs. Loeffler or to the Front Office.

Happy Birthday this weekend to Matthew Tiernan, Jonah Doniere & Garrett Renfro!

Archangel Sports:

High School Basketball: OOF! Last week in recognizing all of the outstanding achievements of our High School basketball teams and coaches, I forgot one very important mention:  Girl’s coach TOM GREGORY who was named co-coach of the year along with his colleague from Cook Inlet Academy. Congrats Coach Gregory – you’ve done an amazing job with the Girl’s team this year!

As you know, State Basketball Championship Games are being played today, tomorrow and Saturday. Stay tuned for details!

Junior High Basketball: It’s confirmed – we actually have a game scheduled. Next Wednesday, April 7th our newest Archangels will be taking on the Holy Rosary Academy Knights at 5:30p in the Lumen gym. No ticket purchase necessary and each player is allowed 2 spectators. Please wear your mask if you plan to attend!

There will be a second game on Friday, April 9th as well with the time TBD, but likely 5:30p again – details to follow.  We’re thrilled that the Jr. High team will finally get some game time, too.

Last week our teams had a virtual match against Fork Union Military Academy, an all-boys boarding school, in Virginia.  Unfortunately, our team lost by 8 points (880-872).  Fortunately, our 872 was the highest 4-person team score we have ever had, highlighting the improvements we have made as individuals and collectively over the past few weeks.  Our team score was led by Class of 2024 9th grader Gustavo Azpilcueta, who shot a personal record of 239 out of 300 in prone, standing, and kneeling.  Way to go, Gustavo!

LUMENary Drive: 

It’s a week of 6’s and 9’s….as in $66,99,00.66! Donations continue to come in with over 60% of our families having contributed to date. We remain grateful for every donation in support of Catholic education and all of the amazing things we’re able to do with those donations. We encourage those families who have not yet given to consider doing so – every dollar counts!

Front Office News:

Upcoming Newman Center Learning Opportunities

Please join us for two fantastic Zoom meetings hosted by Kevin Jones, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and the Cardinal Newman Chair of Catholic Theology at Alaska Pacific University.

The first of these events is a lecture by Fr. Gregory Tatum, O.P. on Tuesday, April 6 at 7:00 pm. Fr. Gregory’s speech is entitled “Christ as Torah-Observant Jew.” He is the author of numerous articles and the monograph New Chapters in the Life of Paul: The Relative Chronology of His Career. An established Scripture scholar, Fr. Gregory has taught theology at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome (the Angelicum) and the Ecole Biblique in Jerusalem, and his primary area of research is the Pauline epistles. Fr. Gregory is currently in Anchorage as part-time parochial vicar at Holy Family Old Cathedral.

The next event is on Thursday, April 22 at 7:00 pm and is a roundtable discussion on the bereavement and burial practices in Alaska Native traditions. This roundtable will include Judith Ramos, Assistant Professor at University of Alaska Anchorage and Tlingit scholar, Wilson Justin, a member of the APU Elders Council with an Athabascan background, and Sr. Josephine Aloralrea, a volunteer chaplain at the Alaska Native Medical Center with deep knowledge of Yupik and Cupik traditions, who will speak about how she has integrated Alaska Native practices with the Catholic faith in her bereavement ministry. At the end of their presentations there will be time for questions.

These will no doubt be informative and we hope you can join us.

Happy Easter Everyone! See you on Tuesday.