Lumen News – April 22, 2021

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Apr 30:  Last School Mass with Class of 2021/Light of Christ Transfer, 8am
  • May 1: Prom (11th and 12th grade only), 8-10pm
  • May 5: Baccalaureate Mass, 7pm
  • May 6: Graduation, 7pm
  • May 7: “Delayed Exposition” – Spring Drama Production, 6p
  • (via Facebook & YouTube, see below for details)
  • May 12:  Principal-Parent Forum, 7pm
  • May 18-20: Finals
  • May 20: Last Day of School

Principal’s Update:

Spring is in the air and we are officially only a month away from the end of the school year!  For a small school, we have a lot going on!  I encourage you to read the information below and attend/participate in as much as you can.  Thanks to those who have answered our call for feedback via the online surveys and we look forward to hearing from everyone else soon.  Have a blessed, wonderful, and sunny weekend!

Campus Ministry:

Our virtue this week is ENDURANCE – The strength to suffer through adversity with courage. Beginning new activities is relatively easy but sticking with them, especially when the “newness” wares off and the going gets tough … only through ENDURANCE will we fight through and accomplish our goals and dreams.

”The endurance of darkness is the preparation for great light,” St. John of the Cross.

  • Today at Mass our Spanish II students proclaimed the readings in Spanish!

  • April 30th will be our Senior Class’s last school Mass. We will be transferring the Light of Christ from our senior class to our juniors at this Mass.  We hope you can join us via Facebook for this beautiful Lumen Christi Tradition!

  • May 7 we will have the May Crowning and procession to Mary’s grotto at the 8 a.m. Mass. Please send in flowers to put beside the grotto on Friday, May 7.

  • Don’t forget

    • Mass is offered in the Archangel chapel at 7:15 Monday and Wednesday mornings

    • Confession is offered in the Archangel chapel at 7:15 Tuesday and Thursday mornings

Prayer Spot

  • For our Fall Confirmands Tate and Jack S., and Emily, as she is confirmed this coming Monday

  • For full recovery for Carol Northcut, grandmother of Isabella Surles

  • For an end to violence

  • 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 week to:

Luka and Laura

Congratulations to Tate and Jack S. on their  Fall Confirmation

And to Emily on her upcoming Confirmation! You are all a blessing and it is a joy to have you in full community!

Archangel Sports:

High school and middle school indoor soccer (Futsol) started this week. As a reminder,

*High school players will practice on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 – 2:30 pm.

*Middle school will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 – 2:30 pm.

SAVE THE DATES!  Remember our basketball teams? Girls Regional Champs and Boys State Champs? And their coaches? Well, those coaches are hosting high school basketball camps in June, perfect for all of our players to work on individual skills and not lose the team momentum as well.  The camps will be held out in the Valley and open to other players from around the area. More details to follow but save these dates:

June 7-11: Boys

June 14 – 17: Girls

In addition, we will be hosting our first ever girls only camp here at Lumen, so save these dates as well:

July 12-15

 There will be 2 age groups for this camp – 1) 6th-8th grade; 2) 9th-12th grades.

Football?  Yes, Football! If you’ll have a high school boy next year (that includes current 8th graders moving up) who would be interested in playing football at Dimond next year, please come to an important meeting this coming Wednesday, April 28th right after school (12:40p) in the Lumen gym. Our own basketball Coach Gregory, who is now also a part of the Dimond High School football coaching staff – (congrats on your new gig!) will be here with Dimond’s head coach to discuss team opportunities, upcoming camps and more.

Calling all runners! Starting Monday May 3rd, the team will start practicing 1-2:30. Jr. High & High School students will run together. Runners should bring lunch, a water bottle and weather appropriate gear for outdoor practice. Questions? email Coach Warren at

Front Office News:

Parent Satisfaction Survey

This is the same survey sent out on Wednesday A broad base of parent input is needed for this important annual survey.  So click here! Click now! → ← Honestly this will take 5 minutes or less and are so helpful in guiding future school operations.

Mother’s Day CHEESECAKE Sale!

Dads & students, plan ahead for Mother’s Day on Sunday May 9th by pre-ordering a scrumptious  cheesecake, deliciously created in the kitchen of our Spanish II teacher Deacon Gus and his wife Christina Azpilcueta! Available for pick up on Friday, May 7th after school, the cost is $20 and only 25 will be made. The Azpilcueta’s are donating all proceeds back to the school – THANK YOU Deacon Gus & Christina! Pre-pay by cash or check in the Front Office.

Spring Drama Production

Please join us for an online production of “DELAYED EXPOSITION” – a story of video games, relationships, and what happens when the barrier between real & fiction is broken and teens are trapped (and things go haywire!)  Friday, May 7th via Lumen’s Facebook Page and YouTube. See the flyer below.

National Honor Society Food Drive

Week one of the NHS Food Drive and things are looking good. So far it appears that the xxth grade is in the lead and headed towards a week of no uniforms! Please help us support the Food Bank of Alaska and send a food donation if you can.

Trivia Night

There’s still time to register for the Trivia Night at St. Coyote! Come have some fun and support the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton youth group as they raise funds for upcoming conference travel. Please see the flyer below, or click here to purchase tickets.

Junior High & High School Career Expo, May 3rd – 7th 

Hosted by Junior Achievement, all middle and high school students are invited to participate in JA’s upcoming “Inspire Career Expo” virtual event. This Expo will allow students to explore careers, develop hiring skills and apply for jobs and internships statewide.

There are two different programs available:

  1. Career Exploration is for students who have not yet chosen an education or career path.

  2. Prepare to Be Hired is for students who are preparing for part-time or full-time, seasonal or permanent employment.

This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain vision and purpose for their education and career.

Click here for more information and to register:

Position Available

Our sister school, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton has an upcoming staff vacancy and is looking for the perfect person to fill it!  If you’re interested in a Business Manager/Accountant position – keep reading!

***The Business Manager/Accountant full-time position is responsible for accounts receivable/payable, payroll and HR matters, donation postings, budgeting, financial reports, annual tax and archdiocesan filings, gaming compliance, and other reports/duties as needed under the direction of Pastor.  Qualification requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent post-secondary education; three to five years full-charge accounting experience through financial statement report.  Non-profit/fund accounting experience a plus.  Salary DOE.  Background check required.  Please send a resume to or call 907-644-9720 to discuss.  Deadline April 23, 2021 or until filled.