Lumen News – January 16, 2019

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • January 22nd: LAST Gala Meeting before the event! 7:00p in the Library
  • January 25-26:  Community Masses at St. Benedict’s (see below schedule)
  • January 26th – February 1st: Catholic Schools Week
  • January 27th: 6th Grade St. Elizabeth Ann Seton “Move Up Day”
  • January 27th: All Catholic Schools Mass, Our Lady of Guadalupe, 10am
  • January 27th: Fall 2019 Academic Awards Assembly, 2:00p
  • January 28th:  4th Annual State of the School, 6:30pm
  • Feb 8th:  25th Anniversary Gala
  • Feb 13th-14th:  Parent Teacher Conferences (see schedule below)
  • Feb 13th:  Principal-Parent Forum, 7pm
  • Feb 14th-16th:  St. Benedict High School Winter Retreat
  • Feb 25th:  Mardi Gras Pancake Dinner and Open House, 5:30-8pm
  • Feb 26th:  Ash Wednesday (All School Mass at 9am)
  • Feb 29th:  Fur Rendezvous Parade, 10:30am

Principal’s Update:

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Advisory Class Assignments for Community Mass for Jan 25-26 Weekend at St. Benedict’s Parish (Make sure you watch the Principal’s Update so this make sense.)

  • 7th grade:  12:15pm, Sunday, January 26
  • 8th grade:  8am, Sunday, January 26
  • 9th grade:  5pm, Saturday, January 25
  • 10th grade:  Our sophomores are welcome to attend any of the Masses at St. Benedicts, but since many of them attend faith formation/confirmation class at St. Elizabeths, they are encouraged to attend Mass at St. Elizabeth’s on January 26 in lieu of St. Benedict’s.  To receive the casual day and service hour, students will need to attend in Lumen Mass uniform.
  • 11th grade:  10:30am, Sunday, January 26
  • 12th grade:  10:30am, Sunday, January 26

LUMENary Drive Update:

Takin’ it to the next level! Stay tuned for information next week on how we’re going to put a personal touch on this and work towards exceeding our goal. Intrigued? You should be!

Virtue of the Week:

This week’s SportsLeader Virtue is APPRECIATION: The strength to recognize and enjoy someone’s good qualities and actions. The opposite of appreciation is THOUGHTLESSNESS: The weakness of being so wrapped up in ourselves that we don’t think of others.

Campus Ministry:

The Campus Ministry Office is located in the school library, students and parents are always welcome to stop by!

“My daddy, Rev. A.D. King, my granddaddy, Martin Luther King, Senior – we are a family of faith, hope, and love,” Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Please keep Evan Powell and his family in your thoughts and prayers as his grandfather passed.

  • We are now signing up volunteers for our Passion Encounter, Mardi Gras Dinner and Stations of the Cross.

  • Please send Mrs. Loeffler news and activities happening in your parishes!

  • We wish the fervor and love of the Holy Spirit upon you all this week!

Prayer Spot

Please remember the following in your prayers this week:

  • For the repose of the soul of Antonio Villasenor

  • For all are denied equality or justice

  • For all victims of abuse

  • For the victims of wildfires in Australia

  • For peace among all nations and peoples

  • For those without adequate food, shelter and clothing throughout the winter

  • For all those who are living with a mental health condition

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

All are invited to join us for Mass at 7:15 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays Fridays in our School Chapel.

Pray for Peace. Act with Peace.

Archangel Sports Update #Lumenproud:

Shout out to our High School Basketball teams who competed at the VFW Tournament in Bethel last weekend.  The Girls were down one starter and so lost 2 games, won one and placed 7th in the tournament overall. The Boys were undefeated across the board and flew home with the championship title. Congrats to all of the players and thank you for representing our school well while on the road.

Closer to home, both teams played Monday against Wainright and Wednesday against Cook Inlet Academy. The Girls fought hard but victory was elusive against both visiting teams. Cook Inlet came with a JV Boys Team which allowed our 9th & 10th graders to play as a JV team as well. While not successful, it did give our newest players solid time on the court to start running plays and honing skills. And finally, our Varsity Boys were once again successful in both Monday & Wednesday games – great playing all the way around. Way to go to ALL of our Archangels!

Next week will be busy with games nearly every night:

  • Lumen vs. Tanalian – Monday, 5:30p/Girls; 7:00p/Boys
  • Lumen vs. Nenana – Wednesday, 5:30p/Girls; 7:00p/Boys
  • Lumen vs. Ninilchik – Thursday, 5:30/Girls; 7:00p/Boys
  • Lumen vs. Kodiak – Friday – Girls only – 5:30pm

We’re always looking for gate & concession stand help and know the time spent there counts towards your required annual Share Hours. You can sign up to help here:

Remember that It’s not too late to enroll your 7th or 8th grade student in Jr. High Volleyball. Practice are M, T and Th evenings from 6:30 – 7:45p in the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton gym. This is a co-ed team, all players and abilities welcome! Contact Coach Warren at if interested.

School Announcements:

Spring Intensives

DELAYED! Our culinary arts intensive scheduled to start Feb 4th has been delayed a month due to renovation work in the Parish Hall.  We’ll be re-kicking things off March 3rd, details to follow.

Parent Teacher Conferences

It’s hard to believe that after just 2 weeks of school we’re already thinking about end of quarter conferences, but they seem to sneak up on everyone before we know it. So for planning purposes:

Thursday, February 13th is a half day for students with dismissal at 12:20p. Conferences are on a walk in basis from 3p – 7p. Note that the Parent/Principal Forum is this same night beginning at 7p with wine and snacks available starting at 6:30p.

Friday, February 14th is also a half day with dismissal at 12:20p and conferences will run from 1p – 4p. Conferences are a great way to touch base with all of your student’s teachers as well as with Mr. Ross.

Free After School Tutoring

Don’t forget that free tutoring is available every Thursday afternoon from 2:30-3:30 in Mrs. Craig’s room. If your student needs extra help in any subject, or just quiet time to focus on homework – this is a great opportunity to do both.

25thAnniversary Gala, February 8th, 2020:

Our gala is 3 WEEKS from Saturday and we still have several spots to fill!  Please look at the list below and see how you can help!

*Bring in ITEM DONATIONS and if you or someone you know would be interested in donating a VACATION WEEK or TIMESHARE WEEK- please let us know!

*WINE DONATIONS- If you signed up to bring in wine donations (bottles over $20 please), bring those too! We still need more wine, especially $50+ bottles and you get share hours for $20 price increments. $20 = one share hour; $40 = two share hours, etc.

*IRONING- We have tablecloths and sashes that need ironed- stop by to pick them up and bring them back by the end of the month.


  • BEFORE GALA- Data Entry, Ironing, Creating Live Display Boards

  • FRIDAY- Gala Set Up and Decoration Help

  • SATURDAY- Auction Set Up, Decoration Help

  • DURING GALA- Silent Auction Monitor/Disbursement, Student Volunteer Monitors, Data Entry, Bid Spotters, Run Slide Show during Live Auction, and Clean Up after Gala

  • *Please note that we limit student help to high school students the night of the event and they will sign up at school.

  • SUNDAY- Clean Up- lots of help is needed!

To VOLUNTEER for the event-

To Donate a DESSERT for our Dessert Dash-

We will see you at the LAST GALA MEETING next week- Wednesday 1/22 @ 7pm in the Library!!  Please contact us if you have questions- 273-1530/

Class of 2020 Senior Memory Pages

Seniors!! Just 5 days left to submit your Memory Page Digital file to Mrs. Spillers. Get those to her by next Tuesday, January 21st.


Remember Lumen when you sign up on line for your 2020 PFD!

St. Benedicts & Other Community Events:


Please join the Knights of Columbus for a Chili Feed in the St. Benedict’s Parish Hall after 5:00p mass this Saturday, January 18th. There will be an assortment of corn bread, salads and desserts to boot! Donations welcome to support the charitable work of the Knights.

Give Blood – Give Life

The Blood Bank of Alaska will be conducting a blood drive at St. Benedicts on 2/16 from 8:30a – 1p. Attend Mass, give blood, get a doughnut – a great and giving way to spend a Sunday morning!

St. Therese’s Raising o’ the Green

Come support St. Therese’s annual Fundraiser at the Bridge Restaurant on Saturday, April 18th.  Primarily a youth summer camp, St. Therese’s is where our overnight High School Retreats are held each fall. Their continued success is important to all of us! This event sells out every year, so please buy your tickets early. See the attached flyer for more information.

St. Benedict’s Youth Group 

All Lumen students are welcome, regardless of parish affiliation or faith background.

All ages: Family Night Ice-Skating @ Cuddy Park, Friday January 17th

Junior High Youth Night:  TONIGHT!! Thursday, January 16th, 6-8p in the Upper Room.

High School Lock in:  TOMORROW NIGHT!! Friday, January 17th, 7p – Saturday January 18th, 8a. Upper Room

High School Youth Night: Wednesday, January 22nd: “What was Roe v. Wade?” & Martyrdom 7-9p in the Upper Room.