Lumen News – September 17th, 2021

Important Upcoming Dates:

Sept 17: TODAY! Soccer vs Anchor (JH only, 4pm @ Kincaid)
Sept 17: TONIGHT! Homecoming Bonfire (7-9pm @ school parking lot – HS only) Sept 18: Soccer vs CIA (1pm HS)(SENIOR NIGHT!)
Sept 18: Homecoming Dance (5:30-7pm JH, 8-10pm HS @ Lumen Gym)
Sept 21: Soccer vs Holy Rosary (4p JH, 6p HS @ Kincaid)
Sept 22: Hot Lunch/High School
Sept 23-24: HS Retreat (St. Therese’s Camp/Lumen)/JH Retreat (Lumen)
Sept 29: School Mass @ 7:45am (Feast of St Michael the Archangel)
Sept 29: Hot Lunch/Jr. High
Sept 30-Oct 1: State Soccer Tournament (Kincaid)
Oct 7: Lumen School Board “Speaker Series” 7pm

Principal’s Update:

Lots happening in the next few weeks, read through Campus Ministry & Sports, then carefully go through all the Front Desk News – you don’t want to miss a thing. Stay tuned for a full Principal’s report next week.

Campus Ministry:

This week’s Sportsleader strength is Fidelity: The strength to be steadfast in one’s commitments and promises. LetusalwaysbestronginourfidelitytoAmerica’sprinciplesoffreedomandjusticeforallpeople.

Happy Birthday this week to Tate Hart, Nicholas Boring and Liv Crosby!

Next Thursday and Friday Middle and High School are on retreat

  • Thursday, September 23: Middle School retreat 7:30a.m. – 2:00p.m.; High School retreat meets at school at 7:00a.m. and will be transported by bus to St. Therese Camp. Students return to Lumen campus at 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, September 24: Middle School retreat 7:30a.m – 2:00p.m.; High School meets at 7:30a.m. at school, attends Mass and is off campus for community service until 1:00 p.m.

We need rakes, shovels, and hedge clippers for our Friday HS service. If you can lend any of these please send them by Thursday, labelled with your name. THANK YOU!!

We will be holding training for altar servers and Extraordinary Ministers of Eucharist the week of October 4. Students please let your Theology teachers know if you are interested!

Confessions are offered every Monday morning beginning at 7 a.m. in the Archangel Chapel

Daily Mass is offered every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7 a.m. in the Archangel Chapel

We all worry about our kids! I am always available for students and parents. You can contact me at

We are always looking for service opportunities. If you know of an organization that can use volunteers please contact Mrs. Loeffler.

Prayer Corner

  • For our teenagers
  • For those families affected by the COVID pandemic
  • For peace in Afghanistan and all countries in distress
  • For all affected by natural disasters
  • For families in crisis
  • For special intentions requested 

Archangel Sports:

It’s been a busy week on the fields for both the Jr. High and High School teams!

Junior High has had three games so far this week with two solid wins against Holy Rosary Academy and Birchwood, but was defeated by Our Lady of the Valley out in Palmer. At 4p today they’ll face off against Anchor Lutheran on the grass field at Kincaid – we’re certain of another check in the “Win” category!

High School only had two games this week but locked in wins also against Holy Rosary and Birchwood. They’ll face off against Cook Inlet Academy tomorrow at 1p on the turf field at Kincaid. Tomorrow is also “Senior Day” where each of our graduating players get a bit of special recognition. The weather’s supposed to be great – come out and cheer the teams on this afternoon and tomorrow!

Instead, there will be a Family Team Spaghetti Dinner at 6pm in the basement of St. Benedict’s Church. Check in with Coach Yvette for more details.

Front Office News:


Want to help make the Homecoming Dance awesome? Volunteer to help decorate! Sounds like fun, right? Until you read this next sentence….. Volunteers needed at 8a tomorrow morning. Come and join us in the gym however, many hands make work light, or in this case, make for a memorable Homecoming Dance for our kids.


Student Pictures are now published online ready for purchase! Their password will be the first letter of first name, last name and then grade. So for example, John Baker in 7th grade would have password: JBaker7 Here is the link: Deadline is TODAY to order them and have them delivered to the school. After that date, photos will be shipped to your home, with a postage fee added.


TONIGHT is our Homecoming Bonfire – High School Students Only….Sorry Jr. High. Firepits provided, bring a couple of logs to throw if you’ve got’em. Other things to bring (if you want) – your campchair and cozy blankets, snacks and s’more makings!

Saturday night is our Homecoming Dance! Jr. High is 5:30-7p and High School from 8-10. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help decorate and/or clean up.


Time, treasure, talent ~ thanks to a combination of these three gifts, one of our Lumen families, the Ortegas, will making homemade tamales and delivering them to the school! If you missed out last year (or were not here last year) – trust us when we say – you don’t want to miss these!
$20 will get you a dozen chicken with green salsa; pork with red salsa; cheese & jalapeno, or a combination of all three. Place your order by emailing the Front Office by Monday, September 27th for delivery to the school on either Sunday, October 2nd inbetween 2p & 3p or Monday, October 3rd inbetween 2p & 3p. All proceeds to benefit the school. ¡Muchas gracias Ortega family and friends!


Wow – total success! Jr. High loved it, and High Schoolers get their day next week. In order to give students a little more time however, we’re bumping it from Thursday to Wednesday. (Wed has alongerlunchperiod.) Questions?LetKimberlyattheFrontDeskknow.ThanksagaintoMichelle Hohmann and her helpers Bob Gunderson and John Mitchell.


Every year the Yearbook staff must submit a predetermined amount of pages on a set deadline to Jostens, our Yearbook company. For this first page submission deadline, we are kindly requesting to have all Senior Pages submitted to us by October 29, 2021. As a reminder, the Senior Page is the full page that parents traditionally create for their graduate along with a little message of well-wishes and prayers. The pages can be created in JPEG or PDF and when completed should be sent to our Yearbook email: We also hope that you have had time to take Senior photos of your Graduate over the summer. Fall would be another good time to take it if you haven’t! The photo does not have to be taken by a professional photographer, though it is preferred. If you have a good camera, you may take the photo yourself. Either way, send us a 300 dpi quality photo that is in focus (not blurry) and has a nice background.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Yearbook Team by sending an email to


Mark your calendars. The Archangel Attic, one of Lumen’s fundraisers, is celebrating the tenth year anniversary of its remodel. The sale, which begins Wednesday, September 22 continuing through Saturday, September 25, offers 50% off everything storewide. “Everything” includes name brands of clothing, shoes, vintage items, jewelry, seasonal decorations, winter gear, games, toys, small appliances,linens,andallitemsin-between. Youwillfindtreasuresyouneedyouneverknewyou wanted. “New” merchandise is put out daily. Plus for every ten dollars you spend, you will receive a free gift. It is truly one of the easiest way to contribute to our annual funds. You shop, get fantastic savings, and know all your money goes to the school. And wait, there’s more! You can chip away at your required Share Hours by putting in a shift (or two) by volunteering to work!


NHS will be sponsoring a canned food drive for the St. Francis Food pantry, running from September 13-22nd. Students will receive a spirit day by donating 10 cans during “Hunger in Action” month to support the food pantry. Students should bring their canned goods to their advisor.