May 16, 2018~Year 10, No. 36

Students Participate in Science Fair

On Monday, May 14, the sixth and seventh grade students from Nazareth High School hosted a science fair in the cafeteria. Each student picked a topic to conduct an experiment about. They created a hypothesis, conducted the experiment and collected and interpreted the data. They also researched other scientists and displayed the topics they had studied in class.

Baseball Season Comes to a Close

The 2018 Swift Baseball season ended with a three game series against New Home on May 10-11. The Swifts won the first game, 6-5, but lost the last two, 0-10 and 11-3.

Congratulations on a great season!!

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Kaden Cleavinger

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Luke Betzen

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Traytan McLain

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Tate Schulte

Student Runs at State Track

Sophomore Eric Hill advanced to the State track meet held on Saturday, May 12. Hill competed in the 400 meter dash. He placed fifth with a time of 52.34 seconds.

Congratulations on this achievement!

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FFA Students Compete at Area Speaking

The students at Nazareth ISD competed at the Area FFA speaking contest. They won single teacher speaking sweepstakes from 1A-6A. Congratulations on a great Area competition!!

Extemperous speaking – 

Garrison Kleman first ( state qualifier)

Senior prep.

Plant science – Maggie Nelson first ( state qualifier)

Natural Resources –

Garrison Kleman first ( state qualifier)

Molly Johnson 3rd

Animal science –

Kari Schulte 3rd

Grace Huseman 8th

Ag policy-

Chandler Schulte 6th

Agribusiness –

Emily Heitschmidt 3rd

Ag technology and Communication-

Bryson High 9th

Soils Stewardship –

Emily Heitschmidt 8th

Junior Prep-

Kari Schulte 3rd

Community Announcements

2018 Baccalaureate

The 2018 baccalaureate mass will be on Sunday, May 20, at 9:15. Everyone is invited to attend.

Elementary Track Meet

The elementary track meet will be Friday, May 18, at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Band Concert

The end-of-year band concert will be held on Thursday, May 24, at 6:00.

Early Release

Nazareth ISD will not have school Monday, May 21, and will release at 2:00 on May 24-25.

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May 9, 2018~Year 10, No. 35

2018 May Crowning

On Sunday, May 6, Holy Family Catholic Church hosted the 74th annual May Crowning. This year’s May Queen was Laci Backus. Her pages were Kin Welps and Crew McLarty, and Drew Bennet carried her train. Gemma Pohlmeier was the crown bearer; Kambyl McLarty was the rosary bearer.

Katherine Fulkerson, Caitlin Kleman, and Hydie Dyer were the maids of honor. Their pages were Barrett Brockman, Benjamin Fulkerson, Cooper Schulte, Rhett Ethridge, Oren Welps and Sy Welps.

Attendants included Anna Huseman, escorted by Landon Robb, Faithe Huseman, escorted by Garrison Kleman, and Kamryn Schulte, escorted by Slade Gerber.

The court also included candle bearer Hallie Kleman, rose bearer Amy Schilderink, and bible bearer Tobie Peterson.

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Kylar Clark Memorial

On Monday, May 7, the junior class at Nazareth High School dedicated a section by the cafeteria as the Humble and Kind Pocket Park in memory of Kylar Clark. Monday marked two years since Kylar’s death.

Senior Mike Schilderink took on the project of building the pocket park as his Eagle Boy Scout Project.

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Students Win National Music Competition

On Friday, May 4, Alexis Foxworth, a seventh grader, and Ainsley Shultz, a sixth grader, competed at the Greater Southwest Music Festival held in Amarillo at the Civic Center. Foxworth sang “Walkin’ After Midnight” by Patsy Cline, and Shultz played “Come Thou Fount.” They competed against students from various schools, including some from Washington D.C. and New York. Foxworth and Shultz both placed first in their solo divisions.

Congratulations to Alexis and Ainsley on their fantastic performances!

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Ainsley Shultz

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Alexis Foxworth

State UIL Competitors

Last weekend, seven Nazareth High School students traveled to Austin to compete at the State level in the UIL academic competitions. Emily Heitschmidt competed in News and Ready Writing, Emily Dyer competed in Feature and Ready Writing and Laci Backus competed in News Writing. Katherine Fulkerson, Ryan Heitschmidt, Kristi McAlister, and Maddie Gfeller competed in spelling. Emily Heitschmidt placed fifth in News, and Emily Dyer placed second in Ready Writing.

Congratulations on all your hard work!

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Boy Scouts Enjoy Activities

Nazareth Cub Scout Pack #265 recently went on a two night camping trip to Caprock Canyon State Park.  The boys learned to prepare meals with minimal inputs, especially water, over a charcoal fired grill.  While there, they went hiking, swimming, fishing, and paddle boating. The boys were able to discover the diverse ecosystem that the Park has to offer.  The Pack plans on making the trip an annual occasion the first weekend in May and hopes to encourage other young boys to join the Scouts for fun educational adventures.

Earlier this month, they launched rockets that each Scout had received at the beginning of the year as part of the enrollment process.  Six rockets were launched with an average height of 800-1000 feet. Of those six, the Scouts were able to recover five with a couple not being found until the next day.  The rockets were constructed from a kit and Rowan Shultz provided the launch pad and ignitor.

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May 2, 2018~Year 10, No. 34

Youth Concert

On Sunday, April 29, twenty young musicians displayed their talent in the community recital. The students played a range of instruments, from piano to flute to guitar to violin. Good job on your hard work and fantastic performances!

Daniel Schacher– Ode to Joy, Forrest Drums

Ainsley Shultz– Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing, Minute

Cassidy Beck– Grand Central Station, Chason, The Rainbow Connection, Wedding Tarantella

Copper Farris- Mary Had a Little Lamb, Amazing Grace

Kate Brockman- Persian Market, The Animal Band

Madison Brockman- Waltzing Elephants, Gather Your People

Jentri Birkenfield- Long, Long Ago, Chant Arabe, Go Tell Aunt Rhody

Chloe Birkenfeld- Minuet, Gabotte

Chambre Clawson –Tomorrow, Dragon Hunt

Samantha Fulkerson- Auld Lang Syne, ?????

Harley Gerber –Ave Maria, Theme from Swan Lake

Rowan Shultz- Elgar’s Find, Trumpet Voluntary

Sara Prins- Spring, Rain Dance

Anna Prins-Your Friend

Jessi Acker -Almost Like A Dream

Dayson Schacher- Silent Night, Guitars of Seville

Brynli Schilling- Pop Goes the Weasel, Rusty Old Bike

Tanner Wethington; Dayson Schacher

Brett Heitschmidt; Lydia Schacher:

Amazing Love; Hold Us Together, Holiness; Other Selections

Kate; Madison Brockman- Rain, Rain

Jessi Acker; Carolyn Evers- Old Castles

Tanner Wethington Steel Guitar Rag

Cassidy Beck; Carolyn Evers- My Heart Will Go On, Edelweliss

Garrison Kleman– Perfect/Pachelbel’s Canon

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Chloe Birkenfeld on violin

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Dayson Schacher on piano

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Anna Prins on piano

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Brett Heitschmidt, Dayson schacher, Lydia Schacher, and Tanner Wethington on guitar

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Samantha Fulkerson on flute

Nazareth Athletics

The last week has been busy for the students in Nazareth athletics. The Swifts faced the Kress Kangaroos in the last district baseball game of the season. The Swifts won, 18-7, and their first bi-district games will be against Shamrock at Dumas on Friday, May 4.

The track teams competed at the Regional meet last Friday and Saturday. Eric Hill has advanced to the state meet in the 400 meter dash held on May 12.

Tuesday, April 24, the golf teams competed at the Regional meet. The boys’ team finished 5th place and barely missed a place at state by nine strokes. Traytan McLain placed 7th, Tristan McLain placed 17th, Tristan Nelson and Aidan Moore tied for 38th, and Brayden Dyer placed 76th. Emily Dyer placed 20th in the girls’ individuals.

Congratulations to all athletes for their work and good luck to the baseball team!

Nazareth FFA

The dairy cattle judging team competed at the State event held Thursday, April 26. They placed fifteenth as a team. Junior Brady Robb placed twelfth  as an individual. The team also included Senior Mike Schilderink, Junior Dylan Howell, Sophomore Amy Schilderink, Freshman Ryan Heitschmidt and Sophomore Ozzy Mansanales. Congratulations on your hard work and an amazing year!

Community Announcements

74th May Crowning

The 74th May Crowning mass will be Sunday, May 6, at 3:00. Everyone is invited to attend.

Youth Job Opportunity

The Holy Family Parish is taking applications for an internship for the “Paw Prints” newspaper. We need a dedicated student to apply for editor. You must have good writing skills, be able to interview others, have excellent computer skills and be able to handle your time efficiently. Come by the Rectory Office to pick up an application. Salary will be discussed at the interview. Only one intern will be chosen.

Youth Gathering

The last youth gathering for the 2017-18 school year will be Sunday, May 6, after the May Crowning mass.

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April 25, 2018~Year 10, No. 33

A Rustic Romance

The 2018 prom was held on Saturday, April 21, at the Community Hall. The junior class chose a rustic theme and decorated Thursday and Friday to prepare for the event. A total of thirty-three couples attended as well as several staff members. Seniors Anna Huseman and Garrison Kleman read the class history.

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Senior class

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Senior Shailee Wilhelm and Sophomore Nathaniel VanDijk

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Junior Brady Robb and Sophomore April Schmucker

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Seniors Anna Huseman and Garrison Kleman

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Seniors Slade Gerber and Kinzi Cleavinger

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Juniors Brady Robb and Leilanni Cordova

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Nazareth FFA Success

The Nazareth FFA competed well at the district speaking contest. They won the district sweepstakes, and Nazareth will be represented in eleven events by eight students.

Extemporaneous Speaking:

Garrison Kleman – 1st (advance)

Madelyn Paige Smith – 3rd

Soils Stewardship:

Emily Heitschmidt – 1st (advance)

Tye Schulte – 3rd

Senior Prep: Ag Policy:

Chandler Schulte – 1st (advance)

Ryan Heitschmidt – 3rd

Senior Prep: Ag Bussiness:

Emily Heitschmidt – 1st (advance)

Grady McAlister – 4th

Senior Prep: Animal Science:

Kari Schulte – 1st (advance)

Grace Huseman – 2nd (advance)

Senior Prep: Natural Resources:

Garrison Kleman – 1st (advance)

Molly Johnson – 2nd (advance)

Senior Prep: Plant Science:

Maggie Nelson – 1st (advance)

Shelby Annen – 3rd

Senior Prep: Ag Technology and Communications:

Bryson High – 2nd (advance)

Dylan Howell – 4th

Junior Prep:

Kari Schulte – 1st (advance)

Maggie Nelson – 3rd

Congratulations to all these students!

2018 Confirmation

Last Wednesday, April 18, Bishop Zurick confirmed the 2018 eighth grade class. The eleven students studied for two years for this step in their faith. Congratulations to all of them!

Trent Gerber                                     Saint Michael the Archangel

Elizabeth Herrera                             Saint Elizabeth of Hungary

Boston Jones                                     Saint Joan of Arc

Isamar Juarez                                    Saint Mariana

Landry Kleman                                  Saint Thomas

Ariathna Lopez                                  Rosaria

Tagan Ramsey                                   Saint Francis

Cesario Rodriguez                            Saint Isadore

Dayson Schacher                              Saint Walstan

Bryan Tarrango                                 Saint Anthony

Brett Young                                        Saint Adrian of Nicodemia

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April 18, 2018~Year 10, No. 32

Thirteen Receive First Communion

On Sunday, April 15, the 2017-18 second grade class received their First Communion. The event was celebrated with a mass with family and friends.

The communicants are listed below.

Ian Birkenfeld — son of Chris and Melina Birkenfeld

Autumn Birkenfeld — daughter of Leon and Cassy Birkenfeld

Rhett Ethridge — son of Shane and Tonya Ethridge

Caleb Kimball — son of Shane and Laura Kimball

Collin Kimball — son of Shane and Laura Kimball

Jett McLarty — son of Mark and Heather McLarty

McKinley Moore — daughter of Monty and Kristen Moore

Zachary Moore — son of Joshua and Christina Moore

Harmonee Moreno — daughter of Thomas and Daniela Moreno

Azeliza Olivas — daughter of Veronica Gonzales

Brynli Schilling — daughter of Eric and Mandy Schilling

Cooper Schulte — son of Kit and Kira Schulte

Jessica Lopez — daughter of Karla Medina and Emigdio Lopez

Congratulations to these participants for this step in the faith!

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FFA Students Compete

Last week, students competed at the Texas Tech judging competition. Livestock judging placed 10th overall and qualify for the State competition. Molly Johnson placed 18th, and the team includes Chandler Schulte, Bryson High, Emily Heitschmidt, and Kari Schulte. The Horse judging team placed 11th overall and included Shelby Espenson, Hunter Corrales, and Hattie Robb.

On Tuesday, April 17,  the Vet science team placed third overall and will advance to the State meet. Bree Cornett placed 7th, Kristi McAlister placed 10th, Hydie Dyer placed 15th, and Maddie Smith placed 20th. Grady McAlister is also a member of the team.

Congratulations to everyone who competed and good luck to those who advance!

Regional UIL Results

Last Friday, April 13, students from Nazareth High School competed at the Regional UIL competition held in Levelland. The school placed second overall. The results are shown below.

Journalism Events:

News Writing– Laci Backus– 1st, Emily Heitschmidt– 2nd

Ready Writing– Emily Heitschmidt– 1st, Emily Dyer– 3rd

Feature Writing– Emily Dyer– 2nd, Shelby Annen– 4th, Christen Damron– 6th

Editorial Writing– Cambrie Heiman– 4th, April Schmucker– 6th

Headline Writing– Maggie Nelson– 5th

Writing Events:

Spelling– 1st place team, Katherine Fulkerson– 1st, Kristi McAlister– 4th, Ryan Heitschmidt, Maddie Gfeller

Speaking Events:

Poetry– Bree Cornett– 3rd, Tobie Peterson– 5th

Prose– Dyllan Howell– 1st, Ryan Heitschmidt– 2nd

Informative Speaking– Maggie Nelson– 2nd, Maddie Smith– 5th, Grace Huseman– 6th

Ten of these students advance to the State meet on May 4-5 for writing events and May 21-22 for speaking events. Congratulations to all the students on their hard work!

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April 11, 2018~Year 10, No. 31

Nazareth FFA Competes

The past week, students in the Nazareth FFA competed in various events at the Clarendon, Valley and Plainview CDE competitions. The results of these competitions are below. Congratulations to these students!

Clarendon CDE

Agronomy-

5th team overall

Grady McAlister – 7th

Shailee Wilhelm

Faithe Huseman

Jayden High

Cotton –

6th and 10th overall teams

Tate Schulte – 16th

Hallie Kleman – 17th

Maggie Nelson

Caitlin D’nae Kleman

Garrison Kleman

Merry Gerber

Kylee Moroney

Jacob Moroney

Tobin Pierson

Eric Hill

Horse-

Hattie Robb -21

Hunter Corrales

Livestock – 

7th overall team

Molly Johnson

Riley Durbin

Chandler Schulte

Tye Schulte

Emily Heitschmidt

Bryson High

Kari Schulte

Dayson Schacher

Shelby Annen

Grace Huseman

Vet science –

First overall team

Kristi McAlister – first overall

Bree Cornett – 3rd overall

Hydie Dyer – 17th overall

Madelyn Paige Smith

Valley CDE

Cotton – 

4th overall team

Garrison Kleman – 4th overall

Maggie Nelson – 14th overall

Tate Schulte – 17th overall

Caitlin D’nae Kleman

Hallie Kleman

Merry Gerber

Eric Hill

Tobin Pierson

Kylee Moroney

Dairy Cattle – 

First place team

Brady Robb – 3rd overall

Amy Schilderink – 9th overall

Mike Schilderink 10th overall

Ryan Heitschmidt – 14th overall

Ozzy Mansanales

Iris Schilderink

Dylan Howell

Livestock –

8th overall team

Riley Durbin – 18th overall

Kari Schulte

Shelby Annen

Emily Heitschmidt

Dayson Schacher

Molly Johnson

Bryson High

Tye Schulte

Faithe Huseman

Grace Huseman

Plainview CDE

Dairy Cattle

Nazareth was first and 10th as a team!!!

Brady Robb – first overall

Amy Schilderink – 3rd high ind

Mike Schilderink – 5th high ind

Ryan Heitschmidt – 19th high ind

Iris Schilderink – 20th high ind

Ozzy Mansanales

Dylan Howell

 

Baseball Season Continues

This Tuesday, April 10, the Swifts faced Wellington on the baseball diamond. The Swifts lost, 1-2. They will play against Valley in Nazareth on Friday at 4:30.

Community Announcements

Future of Nazareth Grants

The Future of Nazareth Fund Committee would like to thank all the business and individuals who have donated to our fund. We have given out $47,500 in grants to the nonprofits organizations in our community and this has resulted in significant improvements. This year we have decided to again give out up to $20,000 in grants.

Beginning on February 15, all community non-profit organizations will have the opportunity to request an application from Marcus at People’s Bank to apply for a grant. The deadline to return them will be March 15. After that deadline our committee will evaluate all the applications and announce the winners on April 15.

Our goal is to be able to give grants when possible. If you or someone you know has a heart for Nazareth and our community, we would request that you consider a gift or pledge, so this will be possible.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the board members.

Nazareth Museum

To the citizens of Nazareth, the museum is reorganizing the museum for a fresh look and to be able to showcase more items of the history of Nazareth. We are looking for items from existing and former businesses of Nazareth. Any memorabilia, larger or small, will be acceptable if you want to put in the museum in our showcases. Small and advertisement items preferably. We have some space left for military items for military display and pictures of early Nazareth. If you have more pictures of early Nazareth, we will make copies to display. Please bring these items to Dale Acker at Intersection Sales & Service or call him at 806-679-7043.

Youth Job Opportunity

The Holy Family Parish Council will be taking  applications for internship for the now “Changing Winds” starting in April. We need a dedicated student, 2019 incoming junior or senior to apply for editor of the “Paw Prints” newspaper.

You must have good writing skills, able to interview, excellent computer skills and be able to handle your time efficiently.

You may come by the Rectory Office and pick up an application starting April 4th. Deadline to turn it in will be April 15th. (You may put it in the mail box outside the front door at any time.) Expectations, salary and other things will be discussed at the time of your interview. Only one intern will be chosen.

Additional District UIL Results

Ready Writing: Emily Dyer– 1st, Emily Heitschmidt– 2nd, Maggie Nelson– 3rd. Congratulations and good luck to all those competing at Regional on Friday!

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April 4, 2018~Year 10, No. 30

Golf Season Begins

The district golf meet marked the beginning of  the golf season. Seven students traveled to Olton to compete in the district meet. The boys’ varsity team includes Senior Traytan McLain, Senior Tristan McLain, Junior Tristan Nelson, Freshman Tobin Pierson, Freshman Aiden Moore, and Freshman Brayden Dyer. They placed first as a team. Traytan McLain placed first as an individual, and Tristan Nelson placed second as an individual. The team will advance to the Regional meet at Levelland on April 23-24. Junior Emily Dyer competed in the girls’ division. She placed second as an individual and will also advance to the Regional meet.

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Aiden Moore

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Tobin Pierson

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Traytan McLain

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Brayden Dyer

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Emily Dyer

Baseball Season Picks Up

Last week was a busy week for the Swifts! On Thursday, March 29, the Swifts faced the Clarendon Broncos, but they lost with a final score of 20-0. The following day, Nazareth played Memphis and won with a score of 11-0.

Congratulations and good luck through the rest of the season!

New Cheerleaders

Last Thursday, March 29, Nazareth ISD voted for their high school and junior high cheerleaders for the 2018-19 school year.

The new high school cheerleaders for next year include Bree Cornett, Lexis Nieves, Tobie Peterson, Briana Huseman, Maddie Smith, and Kari Schulte. The new junior high cheerleaders include Kamre Mask, Mary Nelson, Zoe Schulte, Chloe Birkenfeld, Harley Gerber, and Allie Sanders.

Congratulations on being elected!

Community Announcements

Future of Nazareth Grants

The Future of Nazareth Fund Committee would like to thank all the business and individuals who have donated to our fund. We have given out $47,500 in grants to the nonprofits organizations in our community and this has resulted in significant improvements. This year we have decided to again give out up to $20,000 in grants.

Beginning on February 15, all community non-profit organizations will have the opportunity to request an application from Marcus at People’s Bank to apply for a grant. The deadline to return them will be March 15. After that deadline our committee will evaluate all the applications and announce the winners on April 15.

Our goal is to be able to give grants when possible. If you or someone you know has a heart for Nazareth and our community, we would request that you consider a gift or pledge, so this will be possible.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the board members.

Nazareth Museum

To the citizens of Nazareth, the museum is reorganizing the museum for a fresh look and to be able to showcase more items of the history of Nazareth. We are looking for items from existing and former businesses of Nazareth. Any memorabilia, larger or small, will be acceptable if you want to put in the museum in our showcases. Small and advertisement items preferably. We have some space left for military items for military display and pictures of early Nazareth. If you have more pictures of early Nazareth, we will make copies to display. Please bring these items to Dale Acker at Intersection Sales & Service or call him at 806-679-7043.

Youth Job Opportunity

The Holy Family Parish Council will be taking  applications for internship for the now “Changing Winds” starting in April. We need a dedicated student, 2019 incoming junior or senior to apply for editor of the “Changing Winds” newspaper.

You must have good writing skills, able to interview, excellent computer skills and be able to handle your time efficiently.

You may come by the Rectory Office and pick up an application starting April 4th. Deadline to turn it in will be April 15th. (You may put it in the mail box outside the front door at any time.) Expectations, salary and other things will be discussed at the time of your interview. Only one intern will be chosen.

CCD Alms

CCD students have donated about $500 in alms this year. The eighth grade is leading. Those who have left it all to the others to bring money have one last chance this week, April 4th.

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