Principal’s News Week of Feb. 9th

Happy Valentine’s Day! One of my favorite Bible verses sums up this holiday so well…

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

-1 Corinthians 13:13-

The Southwest Portland neighborhood is sure feeling the love for St. John Fisher School! Registration for 2016-17 looks to be a huge success! Not only did we have a tremendous turnout for our Kindergarten Round Up and Open House, our applications are coming in record numbers. We have limited openings in 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 grade. If you know of any folks who are interested in learning more about our school community, have them give me a call and I would be happy to give them a tour/discuss our programs with them. Thanks for being our ambassadors!

This Wednesday Ash Wednesday celebration marks the official start of our Lenten journey. As a parish community, we have a number of events to help inspire us during this season:

Ash Wednesday Mass at 7:15am, 8:30am and 6pm

Soup Suppers: Come to our parish hall and enjoy some delicious soup and listen to great presenters on a variety of topics. The speakers are from 6:00-7:30pm.

Feb. 17: Archbishop John G. Vlazny

Feb. 24: Jesson Mata

March 2: Lynda Olsen

March 9: Fr. Steve Clovis

Stations of the Cross: Each Friday at 7pm, our 8 th graders will be presenting a living Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 11th at 2:15pm and Youth Ministry will be presenting a shadow stations on March 11th at 7pm

Reconciliation Service: Thursday, March 3rd at 7pm


Holy Thursday Mass: March 24 th at 7pm

Good Friday Liturgy: March 25 th at 7pm

Easter Vigil: March 26 th at 8:30pm

Easter Sunday: March 27th at 9am and 11am (no 5:30pm Mass)

Have a wonderful four day weekend as we recognize the great leaders of our country on Monday with Presidents’ Day and Tuesday as our faculty will be working on our Social Studies and English/Language Arts Curriculum.