Lumen News – January 10, 2019

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • Jan 15th:  Gala Meeting, 7pm
  • Jan 15th:  Basketball @ Birchwood; 6pm (Girls), 7:30pm (Boys)
  • Jan 16th:  Basketball vs Akiak, 5:30pm (Girls), 7:00p (Boys)
  • Jan 17th:  All School Mass, 9am
  • Jan 18th:  Parent/Teen Night of Reflection, 6:30pm
  • Jan 21st:  MLK Jr. Holiday (No School)
  • Jan 25th:  11th Grade Retreat (details below)
  • Jan 27th-Feb 2nd:  Catholic Schools Week 2019
  • Jan 28th:  All Catholic Schools Mass @ Our Lady of Guadalupe, 10am
  • Jan 28th:  3rd Annual State of the School, 7pm
  • Feb 2nd:  All Archdiocese Parish Basketball Night (Lumen vs. Point Lay), 5pm
  • Feb 3rd:  Lumen Christi/St. Benedict Community Mass, 10:30am
  • Feb 9th:  24th Annual Winter Wonderland GALA!, 5:30pm

Principal’s Update:  

In addition to welcoming back all of our students, we want to especially welcome four new students and their families to our school!  Sophia Turner, Mia Sperbeck, and Taryn Mattingley joined the 7th grade Class of 2024, while Vanessa Goerisch joined the 10th grade Class of 2021.  We are so glad you are here at Lumen!

Please mark your calendar for all the upcoming events, from parent/teen nights and basketball games to the Catholic Schools Week activities including the Catholic Schools Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe, the 3rd Annual State of the School, the All Archdiocese Parish Basketball Night, and the Community Mass.  You will also see the library being filled up with auction items; a special thanks to our many volunteers who are helping to make this event happen on Feb 9th!

LUMEN-ary Drive:

LUMEN-ary Drive Update: The Drive is still going on and going strong! We’re close to reaching our $40,000 goal and will reconnect with you after the Gala. Please remember that a successful LUMEN-ary Drive is critical to our school’s financial stability!

Campus Ministry:

  • Friday, January 18th we will have an evening of prayer, meal and fellowship, for teens and parents!  Please join us at 6:30 in the Library.

  • Our 11th Grade Service retreat is Friday, January 25th. We will spend the morning in retreat on Campus and the afternoon in service at Catholic Social Services. Students will return to school at 2:30 p.m. We would like to serve students lunch before going off campus.  If you are able to provide a lunch item we will very much appreciate it. Parents sent in sub sandwiches, chips, dessert and drinks for the 10th grade retreat and 9th graders had chilli, chips, drinks and dessert.  11th grade parents who are able to help with lunch, please email Liz Loeffler.

  • We have Mass on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:15am in our Archangel Chapel, and each Thursday at 9am at St. Benedict Church. Please join us!

  • St. Benedict winter retreat will be held Feb. 15 – 17. Please join us. Registration forms are in the school office or see Mrs. Loeffler.

Youth Night is held at St. Benedict Church each Wednesday – all high school Lumen students are welcome! Several Theology teachers offer extra credit for Faith events attended outside school hours. Students can check with teachers.

Prayer Spot:

Please remember the following in your prayers this week.

  • For those who have lost loved ones, as we move into the Holiday

  • All first responders

  • Our students who will soon be travelling to World Youth Day.

Any prayer requests that families would like listed here in Lumen News and also in the Lumen Prayer Book of Intentions may be sent directly to Mrs. Loeffler.

Archangel Sports Update:

Co-ed Middle School Volleyball starts next week, the first practice will be on Tuesday, January 15 at 7:30 pm in the Lumen Christi gym.  There will also be practice next Thursday, January 17 at 7:30 pm in the Lumen Christi gym. We encourage all Middle School students to come and join the team! Talk to Coach Warren for more details.

High School basketball is in full swing with several games next week.  Both teams (girls and boys) play at Birchwood on Tuesday night, Jan 15th, and then take on Akiak here at Lumen Christi on Wednesday the 16th night vs. Akiak.  The game times for Tuesday are 6p(G) & 7:30p(B) and Wednesday 5:30(G) and 7p(B). Both teams will also be leaving after mass on Thursday morning 1/17 to travel to Nikilaevsk and Ninilchik for games on Thursday and Friday evening.  GO ARCHANGELS!

School Announcements:


All hands on deck! Our largest fundraiser of the year is just a month away and we rely on all families to help make it a success! There are many ways to help, big and small. A good place to start for ideas on helping is to check out our SignUp – You can also donate wine or items for gift baskets. Don’t delay in buying your tickets, either!  Over half of the tables are already spoken for and we sell out every year.

Additional Upcoming Parent Volunteer Opportunities

With the new year comes new opportunities for volunteering around the school. No time like the present to get caught up on the Share Hours you need. Please help with one of the following:

*High School Basketball Concessions & Gate Help:

*Archangel Attic Help:

Student Volunteer Opportunities

We need student help before, during and after the Gala in addition to adult help.  We would encourage as many students as possible to stay after school on 2/8 and work from 1-5p, pizza will be provided for lunch! Any student can also sign up to help clean up the day after on Sunday, 2/10 from 10a-2p.   High school students only can sign up to help the night of the Gala itself, time slots are available from 4:30p-10:30p. Please encourage your student(s) to sign up and help as appropriate. Thank you.

Class of 2019 Senior Memory Pages

SENIORS!! We know you’re tired of hearing it, and we’re tired of repeating it – so git’er done!

  • If you and your family opted to create your own Senior Memory Page, it is due Tuesday January 22nd. This must be a digital file that is submitted to Mrs. Spillers. Price is $100.00. If you have yet to pay, please do so at the front office.