This week, HFCS is celebrating our school spirit in preparation for Hawktoberfest! Hawktoberfest is our annual fall carnival; there will be games, prizes, food, and more! This event will be at HFCS on Friday, October 25th, from 5:30-9:00 pm. Admission is one canned good item per person or $2 each. Tickets and wristbands can be purchased in advance or at the door. Please come and join our community as we celebrate our HFCS school spirit!
We learn love from loving people. They reveal God’s love in human form. May we be grateful for this and let this process continue in and through us.
Dear HFCS Community,
It is a COLD week in North Idaho! I was really taken off guard by the snowstorms this weekend. I would like to welcome Lizzie Schirmer to our HFCS staff! Lizzie is going to help Mrs. Tweedy with after school child care. We’re so grateful to have you as a part of our team! Thank you to all of you who are praying with us for our SUCCESS Phonathon! Please continue to keep our SUCCESS campaign in your prayers. In addition, we have a lot of traveling this week. We would all appreciate your prayers for safe travels and for our experiences to be inspirational and encouraging. Have a wonderful week!
In the peace of Christ,
Alleluia! HE IS RISEN!
Masses are abundant today and are full of rejoicing! Masses at Pope St. Pius X are at 8 am, 10:30 am, and at 12:30 pm in Spanish. Masses at St. Thomas the Apostle are at 8 am and 10 am. Masses at St. George are at 8:30 am and 10:30 am.
There will be no school tomorrow, Easter Monday (4/22). Happy Easter!
Today, in the quiet of our hearts and homes, we wait. We are lucky; we know the ending to the story and we yearn for the joy that we will soon celebrate as we celebrate the Resurrection!
Easter Vigil Masses will be held at all of our parishes. Pope St. Pius X will start its Vigil Service at 7:30 pm. St. Thomas the Apostle will start its Vigil Service at 8 pm. St. George will start its vigil service at 8:30 pm.
Tomorrow is Easter Sunday! There are many opportunities to celebrate at our parishes. Easter Sunday Masses at Pope St. Pius X will be celebrated at 8 am, 10:30 am, and at 12:30 pm in Spanish. Easter Sunday Masses at St. Thomas the Apostle will be celebrated at 8 am and 10 am. Easter Sunday Masses at St. George will be celebrated at 8 am and 10:30 am.
Today we fast. Today we abstain from meat. Today we pray.
The HFCS fourth grade will be leading us in prayer as the present the Shadow Stations of the Cross at 10:45 am. Please join us.
Services are available at all of our local parishes. At Pope St. Pius X, Stations of the Cross will be celebrated at noon and 3 pm. The Celebration of Our Lord’s Passion and Veneration of the Cross will be at 6 pm.
St. Thomas the Apostle will celebrate the Divine Office at 8 am, Stations of the Cross at 12:10 pm and the Celebration of Our Lord’s Passion and Veneration of the Cross at 7 pm.
St. George will celebrate the Stations of the Cross at 12:15 pm and the church will remain open until 3 pm. The Celebration of Our Lord’s Passion and Veneration of the Cross will be at 7 pm.
Today begins the Triduum, the holiest (and shortest) liturgical season in the Catholic Church! We will soon celebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at our parishes, both commemorating the Institution of the Eucharist and beginning the journey with our Lord through His Passion and Death.
Masses will be celebrated at all three of our parishes today. Pope St. Pius X will begin its celebration at 6:00 pm, followed by adoration at the Altar of Repose until midnight. St. Thomas the Apostle will begin its celebration at 7:00 pm, followed by adoration until 10:00 pm. St. George will also begin its celebration at 7:00 pm, followed by adoration until 9:00 pm.
This week, HFCS is thanking all of our wonderful VOLUNTEERS! Our partnership with parents and volunteers is one of the most beautiful aspects of our community. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your time, your talent, and your dedication and commitment to Catholic education in North Idaho. May God bless you abundantly for your generosity and love!
I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing spring break! It was so fun to see all of the children’s smiling faces today; the building really comes to life when the students are here. This is the last week of the third quarter; there’s no school on Friday so the teachers can work on grades and report cards. We look forward to visiting with you next week during Parent/Teacher conferences!
We have one week left for Priority Family Registration! At 8:00 am on Monday, March 11th, registration will open to the public. We have two more open house events scheduled on Tuesday, March 12th from 9-11 am and 5-7 pm.
We are hosting a Middle School Informational Night on Thursday, March 14th, from 6:30-7:30 pm. This event is intended for students in 4th grade and up–and their parents! It will include a program for the parents, fun activities for the students, and a fun & zany pretzel bar at the end of the evening. Please join us and learn about our outstanding middle school program!