Lumen News – January 23, 2020

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • 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:

Stay tuned for a special video/Principal’s Update tomorrow from Mr. Ross!

As a reminder: Advisory Class Assignments for Community Mass for Jan 25-26 Weekend at St. Benedict’s Parish

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:

Check your mailbox in the next few days for information on our Catholic Schools Week push which supports our LUMENary fundraising!

Virtue of the Week:

This week’s SportsLeader Virtue is ADAPTABLE: The strength to adjust to new conditions. The opposite of adaptable is STUBBORNNESS: The weakness of not being capable of change, flexibility, or an openness to a different perspective.

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.

  • This week is the anniversary of the Roe V Wade decision denying all rights to the unborn. This week please take a few minutes each day to pray for all who are suffering from the tragedy of this loss of life.

  • Our Catholic Schools Week Mass is at Our Lady of Guadalupe this coming Monday, January 27th at 10 a.m. Please join us!

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

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

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 natural disaster

  • 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:

It’s been a busy week so far with our teams playing Tanalian (Monday) and Nenana (Wednesday), with more games lined up this evening (Thursday) against Ninilchik.  The Tanalian teams on Monday were formidable. Our Girls succumbed to their playing and while our Boys were ultimately victorious, there were times when the score was tied with Tanalian even up by a basket or two.  On Wednesday our Girls were taken down by Nenana but our Boys had a decisive win.

The Girls will play Kodiak tomorrow right after school gets out at 12:15p (no Boys game) and on Monday the 27th both teams play again against Sand Point (5:30 Girls/7:00p Boys.) After that both teams will be on the road Jan.  30 – Feb 1 to face off against Cook Inlet Academy, Nikolaevsk and Ninilchik. Great playing and safe travels next week!

For a change in pace from basketball, come out and watch our Jr. High Volleyball team kick of their playing season tomorrow at 5p in the Lumen Gym! We’re excited for this newest group of Archangels as they take the court for the first time this year.

And finally – There are a few extra t-shirts from the Alumni Basketball Game (held over the Christmas break. Shirts are for sale in the Office – $15 each.

School Announcements:

25th Anniversary Gala, February 8th, 2020

Our gala is 2 WEEKS from Saturday!!! Please look at the list below and see how you can help!

Please bring in items and wine donations as soon as possible: (Wine should be a minimum of $20 per bottle. Each $20 increment per bottle = a Share Hour! 1 $20 bottle = 1 hour; 1 $40 bottle = 2 Share Hours.)

Basket Making Gatherings: Come help us put together baskets for our gala!!  We have everything needed to put the baskets together, but need your help to make the magic happen!!

Saturday, January 25th 2:00-5:00 pm (this Saturday!!)

Saturday, February 1st 11:30-2:30 pm


BEFORE GALA – Data Entry, Creating Live Display Boards

FRIDAY- Set Up and Decoration Help

SATUDAY- 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

SUNDAY – Clean Up -lots of help is needed!

To volunteer for any of the above – go here:

To donate a DESSERT for our Dessert Dash-

Please contact Julie or Danielle if you have questions- 273-1530/

St. Benedicts & Other Community Events:

St. Benedict’s Youth Group 

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

High School Youth Night: Wednesday, January 29th: St. Thomas Aquinas/St. John Bosco, 7-9p in the Upper Room.

Junior High Youth Night:  Thursday, January 30th, 6-8p in the Upper Room.

Annual Winter Retreat! Who: all St. Ben’s Youth Group members. When: Friday, February 14th/3:30p – February 16th/3p. Where: St. Therese’s Camp in Wasilla. For more information, including permission slips and volunteer forms, please see Ms. Gore at the Front Desk.