Lumen News – March 25, 2021

Important Upcoming Dates:

  • April 1: Holy Thursday
  • April 2: 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:

Thank you to all who were able to attend the Principal/Parent Forum on Tuesday night. The slide deck from that night was sent out yesterday morning but is attached again here. Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions about any of the information that was covered.

Campus Ministry:

DILIGENCE – The strength to accomplish tasks with tireless dedication. DILIGENCE is necessary for everything in life. We need to WORK HARD in our Faith,  in school, in our relationships, in our jobs … nothing truly worthwhile that lasts is easy.

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

  • This week we remember Caesar Chavez, civil rights leader, on March 24, and we celebrate the Annunciation on March 25.

  • Both Middle and High School students embraced the opportunity for reconciliation this week. It was a beautiful Holy Hour!

  • It has been good to talk with several students over the past few weeks. My door is always open.

  • Please remember to send in rice bowls as they are filled.

  • Some of our classes are listening to “The Bible in a Year”  with Fr. Mike Schmitz. We have had some great conversations each day. Each podcast is 15-20 minutes long. I encourage you to listen with your family or friends. When you go to the website click “listen now” and go back to day one. The Bible in a Year: Sign Up

  • Best Lent Ever Podcast:

Happy Birthday March 24th to Leyla!

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.

Archangel Sports:

Where to even begin?! We’ll start with the biggest news which is of course that BOTH teams won at Regionals and BOTH are going to State! It’s the first time in school history that we’ll be represented by our boys AND girls teams and we couldn’t be more proud of all of our players.   If you missed the nail biter  boys game and the stunning play that clinched the Regional title, you can watch it here:

Congratulations to the following who represented the school in all of the following categories:

*All Tournament/Girls: Emily Ross (Tournament MVP); Natalie Grubba; Amara Warren; Sabrina Warren

*All Tournament/Boys: Brenden Gregory; Tim Bennett; Daniel Bennett; Robert Wilcox

*All Conference/Girls: Emily Ross; Natalie Grubba; Amara Warren; Sabrina Warren

*All Conference/Boys: Brenden Gregory; Daniel Bennett; Robert Wilcox

*All Academic (Students with 4.0 GPA); Maggie Moriarty; Amara Warren; Emily Ross; Laura Renfro; Hayden Estabrook; Liam Thomson

*Coach of the Year: Adam Trombley

*Sabrina Warren was 1st place in the Tournament Free Throw Competition

*Emily Ross & Tim Bennett were 1st place in the Tournament Three Pointer Competition

And finally….the Girls Team was tied for overall Tournament Sportsmanship Award.

Wow!!  What an amazing weekend and we look forward to being able to report on like news from State, which kicks off next week on Thursday, April 1st. Stay tuned!

Junior High Basketball – Despite this being a 100% practice/scrimmage only season for our Junior High team, we have one scrimmage planned against Holy Rosary Academy on Wednesday, April 7th. Details to follow.

Both Blue & Silver teams have been hard at work these past two weeks and have a match tomorrow, March 26th. They’ll be shooting against Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia – stay tuned for match results next week.

High School and Junior High Soccer will be starting up after Easter. Like basketball, we won’t have all of our normal teams to compete against, especially at the Junior High level. Coach Warren will get all of the details on practice times out as soon as basketball winds down next weekend.

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:

National Honor Society

Congratulations to Vaeda Michaelson, Emily Ross, Liam Thomson and Francesca Locke, Lumen’s newest National Honor Society members.  Inducted just an hour ago, these students embody the NHS pillars of scholarship, service, leadership, and character.  Congratulations again, we are ever so proud of you!

Poker Night!!

We finally get to host our 2020 Gala Ladies Poker Party! Originally scheduled for last spring and put on indefinite hold because of COVID, we’ve locked in Saturday, April 24th @ 5 pm in the Lumen Christi Upper Room. Enjoy dinner, tutorial, and a Texas Hold‘em Tournament!!  Prizes: 1st place $150, 2nd Place $100, 3rd Place $50 to Raven’s Nest Spa.

If you purchased a spot at the 2020 Gala you should have received an email with all the details.  Please respond to the email so that we know you will be there!

We have a few spaces left: $100 to play!!  Call/text/email Anne in the Front Office to pay for a spot and join in the fun!

Lumen Christi Gala Team



Thanks all – it’s been another great week!