March 2017

Holy Angels Hope For Haiti Update

Our last fundraiser for Haiti was Flapjack Sunday on February 5, 2017.  This event brought our total donations

to Beyond Borders to $5,780.   Once again we were able to exceed our goal!  With this final event, we were able to support 3 families!   Thank you to all who participated in the various events to make Angels Hope For Haiti a success.  It was truly a school-wide effort!  “In Unity is Our Strength!”

Thanks go to: 
The Haiti Committee for sponsoring Halos for Haiti

Model UN for sponsoring Handprints for Haiti

The History Honor Society for sponsoring Hoops for Haiti

The French Club for their bake sale.

The Spanish Club for the Christmas Basket Raffle

The Art club for the Ornament and Sale

The International Student Club for their Candy Sale

The Italian Club for their donation

Sweet Hearts for Haiti – Faculty Bake Sale

The Haiti Committee for Flapjack Sunday

The individual faculty and staff members who made donations.

We look forward to presenting Beyond Borders with a check for $2,780 when they visit our school on March 7th

More Updates

Souper Bowl 2017

Thank you to all who contributed to our 3rd annual Souper Bowl.  We were able to donate over 300 cans of soup to the Center for Food Action in Englewood, NJ.

Community Service

Sophomores – Commitment forms for your community service projects will be due by June 1.  The forms can be downloaded from Haiku – click on AHA Home, Campus Ministry, Community Service.   If you need ideas about what to do for community service, stop by the campus ministry office and see Mrs. Sylvester or Mrs. Miloscia.

9th Graders – We will discuss AHA Community Service graduation requirement with you during Awareness Day.  At that time you will learn all about the AHA Community Service graduation requirement and we will answer any questions that you may have.

Junior Retreat  

Juniors will be participating in a peer led class retreat; “Follow the Star in Your Heart” based on SSND leadership qualities on Thursday, March 16th.  Please keep them in your prayers.

Kairos IX

Thank you for your prayers we had a successful Kairos IX Retreat on February 10th -12th

This Month

Lent 2017

Operation Rice Bowl

We will again be participating in the Catholic Relief Services’ “Operation Rice Bowl.” For over 40 years, Operation Rice Bowl has called participants to pray with their families and faith communities; fast in solidarity with those who hunger; learn about our global community and the challenges of poverty overseas, and give sacrificial contributions to those in need. This year’s theme is “Encounter Lent.” Each week will focus on a country that will be aided by Operation Rice Bowl and a Principle of Catholic Social Teaching.  This year the countries being highlighted are: India, Zambia, El Salvador, Mexico, Ethiopia and the Diocese of Honolulu here in the United States.  The Principles that will be highlighted are Option for the Poor, Sacredness and Dignity of the Human Person, Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers, Call to Family, Community and Participation and Care for Creation.

Every Friday in Lent at Holy Angels is fast day.  We invite our school community to fast in solidarity with those who suffer from poverty and hunger in our global family.  Donation boxes will be set up in the Student Commons to donate the money that would have been spent on a dessert or treat. We invite you as a family to join us in prayer, fasting and giving alms throughout Lent by participating with us in Operation Rice Bowl.  All students will receive a rice bowl to bring home to collect donations throughout Lent.  Boxes should be returned to their religion teachers or the Campus Ministry Office after Easter. Each homeroom will also have a homeroom Operation Rice Bowl.          

Reconciliation Service

Our annual reconciliation service will take place on Monday, March 27, 2017.  Following the prayer service students will have the opportunity for individual confessions.

Community Service Graduation Requirement Reminders

Juniors: By now you should be well on the way to completing your service projects.  If for some reason you changed projects over the summer you must submit a new Community Service Commitment Form.   In addition, an Evaluation form for your work must also be submitted.  (See the Campus Ministry page on Haiku for detailed information).  The reflection paper and all paperwork must be submitted by November 15th.

Sophomores: You should be thinking about what you might like to do for your community service projects, and submit the Community Service Commitment to the Campus Ministry office for approval.  If you have questions or would like help deciding on a project, stop by the Campus Ministry Office and speak with Mrs. Sylvester or Mrs. Miloscia. Commitment forms will be due on June 1, 2017.










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