Thank you for your participation in GlobalFest 2013!.
Registration for the 2013-14 school year is open. Don't forget to turn in your registration form to the office as soon as possible!
May 27- Memorial Day
May 31- 8th Grade Graduation
June 7- Last day of school
St. Matthias Summer Program
Registration for the St. Matthias Summer Program has begun! We will be offering a program for students entering PK-4 through 8th grade for both current St. Matthias families and those from outside of our school. The program will begin on June 10 and continue through July 19, from 8am until 2pm. Before and After Care options are available. Please visit our website to view the program descriptions and to complete your registration.
Pennies for Peace
The 7th grade students are initiating a school-wide Pennies for Peace campaign, which will run through May 31st. Pennies for Peace is a program of Central Asia Institute, founded by Greg Mortensen, author of Three Cups of Tea. The class is reading the young adult version of the novel as part of their "Global Education" theme for Global Fest.
CAI is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that promotes and provides community-based education and literacy programs, especially for girls, in remote mountain regions of Central Asia. Students may bring in their pennies and drop them in the water jug containers placed on each floor. Thank you for participating!
The Church was born global; it’s what we mean when we speak of the universal Church or when we confess in the creed that the Church is catholic.
On Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came to be the soul of the Church, the source of her inner unity, there were no parishes or youth groups or schools or universities or hospitals or any other of the institutions that are now so necessary for forming Catholics and handing on the faith. On Pentecost, there was the risen Christ, who had told the apostles they were to teach and govern in his name and who then sent the Holy Spirit. In the end, what lasts forever is the relation to Christ, in the power of the Spirit, mediated by the apostles and their successors. The relations make us part of the universal family of God.
At the end of the canon of the Mass, the priest lifts the host and chalice and proclaims that we praise the Father “through, with and in” Christ in the unity of the Holy Spirit. “Through, with and in” are all words that speak of relations, and the relations make us who we are. We are part of a universal network that extends not only over the globe but also backward in time to all those who ever called Jesus “Lord” in the Catholic Church. It’s a big family and, like all families, it makes demands on us as we move through this life to the next.
Francis Cardinal George, OMI