May 2017

Operation Rice Bowl

Outreach and Campus Ministry thank everyone for their participation in Operation Rice Bowl this past Lenten Season.  To date we have collected over $2,500. A final amount will be in the June Newsletter.

Cereal Drive – Sharing Breakfast with the Poor

Outreach and the Office of Concern Food Pantry in Englewood thank everyone who contributed to our cereal drive.  The Office of Concern will pick up all cereal on Tuesday, May 2nd and we will have a final count in the June Newsletter.

Senior Retreat

All our seniors will all be going on retreat on Monday, May 15, 2017, at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center in Kearny, NJ.  This retreat will focus on looking back at our time at Holy Angels, and looking forward to the future, recognizing the gifts we have received and looking to the challenges ahead of us.  Please keep the Senior Class in your prayers.

Ascension Thursday Liturgy

Our Ascension Thursday Liturgy will take place on Thursday, May 25, 2017.  Rev. Bartley Baker parochial vicar at St. Francis Church in Ridgefield Park, NJ, will preside.

Community Service Requirements

All sophomores are reminded that their Community Service Commitment forms must be submitted to Campus Ministry and approved by June 1, 2017.   Please stop by and see Mrs. Sylvester and Mrs. Miloscia if you have any questions.  Remember the Community Service Requirement must be completed by September 15th of junior year.  The requirement includes the Commitment Form, Evaluation Form and Reflection Paper.  
Ninth graders: If you want to do your service over the summer, you must submit a commitment form, found on PowerSchool for approval before you begin your service.

 


 

 

April 2017

Community Service

Sophomores:  Commitment forms for your community service projects will be due by Thursday, June 1. 2017. The forms can be downloaded from PowerSchool – 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.Please note – The entire community service project is due September 15, 2017.

Freshman:  You heard a presentation on Community Service during Awareness Day.  As a reminder, if you would like to complete your service during the summer, you must submit a commitment form to Campus Ministry for approval prior to your leaving for summer vacation, or email Mrs. Sylvester at ksylvester@holyangels.org or Mrs. Miloscia at mmiloscia@holyangels.org during the summer.

Lent 2017

Operation Rice Bowl
We continue our participation in Operation Rice Bowl. As of March 24th we have collected just under $600.00 to be donated to Catholic Relief Services.  Individual rice bowls must be returned to the Campus Ministry Office or to your religion teacher after Easter.

Reconciliation Service
Our annual reconciliation service took place on Monday, March 27th.  Following the prayer service students had the opportunity for individual confessions.

Easter Liturgy
Our annual Easter Liturgy will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 26th our presider will be Rev. Stephen Carey pastor of St. Mary’s parish in Dumont, NJ.  We are honored to have the grandparents join us at this Liturgy.

Cereal Drive – April 11-15
AHA will be conducting a cereal drive for Office of Concern in Englewood, NJ from Monday, April 24 – Friday, April 28.  The Office of Concern helps over 900 families in Bergen County each month. All cereal (hot or cold) may be brought to homeroom or left outside the Campus Ministry Office. 

 


 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

February 2017

AHA’s Hope for Haiti Final Fundraiser – Flapjack Sunday, February 5, 2017

As of January 27th our Hope for Haiti fundraisers have raised just under $5,000. We only need a little more to reach our goal of sponsoring 3 Haitian families.  Please join us on Sunday, February 5th from 8am-10am at Applebee’s in Paramus (Route 17 North at Ridgewood Ave.) for a pancake breakfast to raise funds for Hurricane Matthew relief. Tickets are $11 per person for a pancake and egg breakfast.  SSND’s from Wilton and AHA will join us for this event. Tickets may be purchased through the Camus Ministry Office, during homeroom or during lunches at AHA or by returning the order form found here.  Any questions, contact Maryanne Miloscia at 201-768-7822 Ext. 563 or mmiloscia@holyangels.org.

As of the deadline for this newsletter we received the following information about the two families we have sponsored.  With a successful Flapjack Sunday fundraiser we hope to sponsor another family.

H A I T I   U P D A T E

To date, we have sponsored two families! Last week we received some information about our families.

Family #1 The Cheler Family: Live in the rural village of Tikoma on Lagonav Island.  Kathia Cheler, the mother has two children.  Her partner/spouse does sharecropping to provide support for the family.

Even before the Hurricane Matthew they lived in very poor conditions. There were 4 people living in a very simple home with four rooms, cinderblock walls and a dirt floor.  They had no electricity, no indoor plumbing, they got their drinking water from a well with a hand pump.  Hunger was a constant reality for the Cheler family even before the hurricane, when food was available they often ate the same thing day after day. Kathia, often cut back on what she ate, skipping meals so the others could eat, but often even that was not enough the family would go one or more days with no food.

With our help a new home has been completed for them with a well-constructed latrine. For the duration of the program, 18 months, they now have a weekly stipend that ensures that everyone is eating consistently. They also have a water purification system for their home and have been instructed on the importance of purifying their drinking water.  They have an allowance for free health and medical care.  Because of our support the two children will be able to complete primary school will be able to obtain the silks necessary to avoid living in domestic servitude. They have also have been given livestock as a primary way to earn a living.  Hopefully all of this will put them on the road to future with more security, as they will be able to build at least two or three forms of income from the livestock.  

Family # 2 the Francios Family:  Live in the rural village of Nan Kafe on Lagonav Island.  Even before the hurricane, the Francios family was one of the poorest families in Nan Kafe.  There were nine people living in a very simple home with two rooms, a tin roof, wattle and daub walls and a dirt floor.  They had no indoor plumbing or electricity.  They were very vulnerable to Hurricane Matthew.

Meprisane Francios, the mother has seven children, even before the hurricane she struggled to keep them in school and hunger was a constant reality for this family.  Her spouse/partner farms and provides half of the support for the family.

With our help, construction will begin shortly on a new home for them, and they will have a water purification system and a latrine.  They will receive the same assistance as the Cheler famly, which means they will have access to medical care, a stipend for food and they will be able to send their children to school.  Livestock will be given to them which will hopefully reproduce and add to their livelihood. 

Our assistance provides both of these families and hopefully a third family (after our Flapjack Sunday), with a new outlook on life, helping to ensure:

  • Decent housing
  • Clean water and sanitation
  • Access to healthcare,
  • The means to build a least two or three forms of income from livestock or commerce
  • And the ability to keep all their school-aged in school and free from domestic servitude.

 

Souper Bowl: Monday, January 30 – Friday, February 3, 2017

We will be conducting our own Souper Bowl here at AHA.   All students, faculty and staff are asked to bring in canned soup during the week leading up to Super Bowl.  All soup will be donated to the Office of Concern in Englewood, NJ.  The homeroom with the most soup collected will win a bagel breakfast.

Kairos IX:  February 10, 2017 – Sunday, February 12, 2017

Please pray for the Kairos team as they are hard at work preparing for the ninth Kairos Retreat offered at AHA.  The Kairos Retreat will take place Friday, February 10, 2017 – Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Archdiocesan Youth Center in Kearny, NJ.

Lent 2017

Mardi-Gras Bake Sale & Carnevale: Tuesday, February 28, 2017  

To help kick off our Lenten Season, which begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1st  , Outreach will sponsor a Mardi-Gras Bake Sale during both lunches.  Italian Club will also sell Italian Subs and cannoli to celebrate Carnevale. Come and have some fun, and purchase a sub or baked good.  All proceeds will go towards Operation Rice Bowl.

Service Graduation Requirement Reminders

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 by June 1, 2017.

Freshmen:
There will be presentations for all 9th graders regarding community service some time during the 2nd semester to acquaint you with our community service graduation requirement.

 


 

 

January 2017

Holy Angels Hope For Haiti – Fundraising for Haiti Relief

We are all aware of the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Some have asked what we can do as a school to help. The School Sisters of Notre Dame have partnered with an organization called Beyond Borders which already has a presence in Haiti. 

Beyond Borders has committed to accompanying 100 Haitian families for the next 18 months, making sure that their houses are rebuilt, that they have safe drinking water and sanitation, that they get livestock or other goods and the training that they need to be able to begin generating an income.  The cost will be $100 a month or $1800 for the full year and a half.  Our fundraising efforts will start in November. All proceeds from our fundraising will be sent to the SSNDs and Beyond Borders to sponsor families in Haiti.

Upcoming Events

Christmas Gift Collection – Over 330 gifts were collected for the Center for Hope and Safety during our Christmas Collection.  The Center for Hope and Safety (formerly known as Shelter Our Sisters) is. The Center for Hope and Safety provides both housing and emotion-based therapy for each woman in need. In addition, however, the children of these women are also given a safe place to stay in a supportive environment.  Thank you to all who contributed to make Christmas merrier for these women and children.

Feast of Epiphany - On January 6th the School Community will gather to celebrate the Christmas Season by celebrating the Feast of Epiphany.  Rev. Bob Stagg, pastor of The Church of the Presentation, Upper Saddle River, NJ will preside.  This celebration will be followed by the annual blessings of the classrooms by our Administrative team.

Catholic Schools Week –
Monday, January 30 – Friday, February 3, 2017. On January 30th we will kick off Catholic Schools Week with a Liturgy at 9:20 a.m.  Rev. Stephen Fichter, pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Haworth, NJ will preside.
Kairos IX – Please pray for the Kairos team as they are hard at work preparing for the ninth Kairos Retreat offered at AHA.  The Kairos Retreat will take place Friday, February 10 – Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Youth Retreat Center in Kearny. 

As the Christmas season officially comes to a close we offer the following by Howard Thurman:

“When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flock,
The work of Christmas begins:To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among brothers,
To make music in the heart.”

 

Epiphany Blessings, Kathy Sylvester and Maryanne Miloscia 

 


 

 

December 2016

Thank you, Thank you to everyone who participated in our November Collections:
Trick or Treat for Unicef  - netted  $196.00

Fall Food Drive – Over 26 boxes of items were donated to the Office of Concern in Englewood. The need is great since the Office of Concern now assists 900 families in our area.

Turkey Drive – 111 turkeys were donated to the NJ FoodBank.

Holy Angels Hope for Haiti – Fundraising for Haiti Relief

All proceeds from our fundraising will be sent to the SSNDs and Beyond Borders to sponsor families in Haiti.

Halos for Haiti: Our 1st fundraiser for Haiti Relief – raised $339.00 Handprints for Haiti: raised $253.00

Thanksgiving Collection: Jeans Pass –raised $1,996.00 

Hoops for Haiti: raised $362.85

Thanks to the French Club Bake Sale and an individual donation we raised almost $200 more.  Our grand total so far is $3,150.35.  Thanks to the Haiti fundraising committee, Model UN and the History Honor Society for all their help with our fundraising efforts.

We are almost at our goal to support two Haitian families for the next 18 months. With more fundraising to come can we sponsor three families?

December Happenings

Season of Advent:  On November 28th the AHA school community gathered in prayer to mark the beginning of Advent.   We reflected on Mary and her “waiting in hope.”  We are challenged to be like Mary, God –bearers for our world. We encourage all members of our community not to overlook the beauty and peace of the Advent season in the rush of Christmas.

A Prayer for Advent

Lord Jesus,
     Master of both the light and the darkness,
     send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas.
We who have so much to do
     seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day.
We who are anxious over many things
     look forward to your coming among us.
We who are blessed in so many ways
     long for the complete joy of your Kingdom.
We, whose hearts are heavy 
     seek the joy of your presence.
We are your people, 
     walking in darkness, yet seeking the light.
To you we say, “Come, Lord Jesus!


December 7, 2016
Annual Senior Christmas Tree Lighting and Blessing will take place.

November 29th – December 9th
Outreach Toy Drive: To provide gifts to Center for Safety and Hope a shelter for abused women and their children.  Students will sign up in homeroom to purchase a gift for a child.  Faculty will purchase gifts for the mothers. All unwrapped gifts must be returned by Friday, December 9th.

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 15, 2016.  Come see Mrs. Sylvester or Mrs. Miloscia in the Campus Ministry office if you have any questions.

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 by June 1, 2017.

Freshmen:
There will be presentations for all 9th graders regarding community service some time during the 2nd semester to acquaint you with our community service graduation requirement.

 


 

 

November 2016

Holy Angels Hope For Haiti – Fundraising for Haiti Relief

We are all aware of the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Some have asked what we can do as a school to help. The School Sisters of Notre Dame have partnered with an organization called Beyond Borders which already has a presence in Haiti. 

Beyond Borders has committed to accompanying 100 Haitian families for the next 18 months, making sure that their houses are rebuilt, that they have safe drinking water and sanitation, that they get livestock or other goods and the training that they need to be able to begin generating an income.  The cost will be $100 a month or $1800 for the full year and a half.  Our fundraising efforts will start in November. All proceeds from our fundraising will be sent to the SSNDs and Beyond Borders to sponsor families in Haiti.

Upcoming Events

Halos for Haiti: Our 1st fundraiser for Haiti Relief! 
October 31, 2016 – Similar to a party photo booth.  Pay $2 per person to have your picture taken with halos and/or wings. 

Handprints for Haiti
November 8, 2016 – Pay $3 to put your handprints on canvas to be displayed at AHA and also at Wilton, CT.

Thanksgiving Collection 
November 14, 2016 - November 16, 2016 - We will have our annual Thanksgiving Collection—we continue our tradition of supporting an SSND sponsored program. Our Thanksgiving Drive this year will assist the work of SSNDs and Beyond Borders for Haiti Relief after Hurricane Matthew.  We are asking students to purchase a jeans pass for November 17th to help support this drive.

Hoops for Haiti
November 21, 2016- November 22, 2016 – Pay a fee to play games with hula hoops and basketballs to support Haiti Relief.  

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 
October 17, 2016 - As an SSND sponsored school, we at Holy Angels commit ourselves to put into action the spirit and vision of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.  One way we do this is by joining with SSNDs throughout the world in supporting six United Nations international events. In commemoration of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17, Outreach sponsored a diaper drive to benefit the Center For Food Action in Englewood, NJ. Thank you to all who donated 2,776 packages of diapers were collected. During both lunch periods, students and faculty were invited to “stand up against poverty”. Students and faculty recited a pledge to work towards the eradication of poverty. Students and faculty were invited to sign a letters to the presidential candidates, in the name of the Holy Angels community, urging them to work toward the elimination of poverty in all its forms if they are elected.

All Souls Book of Remembrance
Each year, just as the harvest is finished in much of the world, Christians keep their own harvest feast – God’s harvest, the harvest of the Saints – on the first day of November.  We begin this day on the holy vigil of All Saints, Halloween. We continue the harvest feast, on the day to remember the dead – November 2, All Souls – and on through the month of November.  We pause to remember so that we won’t forget. Here at Holy Angels, we will have a Book of Remembrance in the Main Lobby of the school in which we will invite everyone in our community and visitors to our school to inscribe the names of deceased loved ones to be remembered in prayer. This year we will also have a digital picture frame displaying pictures of deceased loved ones.  We invite those in our community to submit pictures (jpeg format, please) of their loved ones to ksylvester@holyangels.org or mmilosica@holangels.org to have them included.

Fall Food Drive  
November 7, 2016 - November 11, 2016

We will be conducting a food drive to help the Office of Concern in Englewood which helps 900 needy families in Bergen County each month.  Each grade level is asked to bring certain items:

9th Grade: soup, peanut butter or jelly 
10th Grade: hot/cold cereal, canned vegetables or fruit 
11th Grade: pasta, tomato sauce or rice & beans 
12th Grade: hot chocolate, coffee or tea 
Faculty/Staff: tuna or condiments: catsup, mayo, mustard, etc.

Please no glass bottles!

Sophomore Retreat
November 9, 2016 - Please keep the Sophomore Class in your prayers. On November 9, our Sophomore Class will participate in a social justice retreat focusing on the issue of hunger facilitated by seniors in Ms. Carol Fay’s Peacemaking Classes. The retreat will take place at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center in Kearny.Bring a Turkey to School!

Turkey Drive
November 15, 2016 - AHA will hold its annual Turkey Drive for the New Jersey Food bank. A freezer truck from the NJ Food Bank will be at our school at 7:15 a.m. So we invite our students to bring a Frozen Turkey to School!  Spirit points will be awarded. 

Kairos VIII
November 18, 2016 - November 20, 2016 – Please pray for the Kairos team as they are hard at work preparing for the eighth Kairos Retreat offered at AHA. The Kairos Retreat will take place Friday, November 18, 2016 – Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center in Kearny, NJ.


 

 

October 2016

We Live in Community – 9th Grade Retreat
October 7th – Our 9th Graders will go on their retreat entitled “We Live in Community” at the Archdiocesan Youth Center in Kearny.  The retreat will feature community building activities, prayer and reflection time.

Upcoming Events 

October 17, 2016
The UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and a day observed in the SSND community. Since government programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) don't cover the purchase of diapers many families cannot afford to buy disposable diapers or they are forced to reuse diapers.  Therefore Outreach will sponsor a diaper drive.  We will be collecting diapers from Monday, October 17th – Thursday, October 20th 

October 28th – 31st
Trick-or- treat for UNICEF will be conducted in all homerooms by Outreach.  Students may also come to the Campus Ministry office to pick up individual Trick-or-treat for UNICEF boxes.

 

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 15, 2016.  Come see Mrs. Sylvester or Mrs. Miloscia in the Campus Ministry office if you have any questions.

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 by June 1, 2017.

Freshmen:
There will be presentations for all 9th graders regarding community service some time during the 2nd semester to acquaint you with our community service graduation requirement.

 


 

 

September 2016

Community Connections —

 

October 2 – Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels   
This year will be celebrated on Friday, September 30th. This is our first Liturgy of the school year, marking the 137th anniversary of the founding of our School by Sr. Nonna Dunphy.  At this liturgy we will mandate 17 Eucharist Ministers for service at Holy Angels.   Fr. Larry Evans II, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Ridgefield Park, NJ will preside.

September 21, 2016– International Day of Prayer for Peace
Our school community will join with millions around the world in the International Day of Peace, observed each year on September 21.  We will begin our day by praying a special prayer for peace during homeroom and invite students and faculty to sign a peace pledge by our peace pole.

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 15, 2016.  Come see Mrs. Sylvester or Mrs. Miloscia in the Campus Ministry office if you have any questions.

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 by June 1, 2017.

Freshmen: There will be presentations for all 9th graders regarding community service some time during the 2nd semester to acquaint you with our community service graduation requirement.

 


 

 

June 2016

Community Connections —

Operation Rice Bowl Total
Thank you to all who participated in Operation Rice Bowl 2016. We collected $2,248.15 that was donated to Catholic Relief Services. One quarter of the funds will go to feed the hungry right here in the Archdiocese of Newark. Special thanks go to our Outreach Club which sponsored and coordinated the drive.

Pennies for Peter’s and St. Peter’s Bake Sales
Thank you to all who participated in our drives to help the defray the transportation costs of busing students and faculty from St. Peter the Apostle School in Philadelphia, PA to AHA to participate in a Field Day. Through our efforts we raised over $800 to help with these costs.

Upcoming Events

Baccalaureate Liturgy – June 2, 2016, 7 p.m. 
Rev. Stephen Carey, pastor of St. Mary’s in Dumont, NJ will be the celebrant. 

Community Service Requirements —

All sophomores are reminded that their Community Service Commitment forms must be submitted to Campus Ministry for approval by June 1, 2016.    Please stop by and see Mrs. Miloscia or Mrs. Sylvester if you have any questions. 

Class of 2019 – If you would like to complete your community service this summer remember to submit a Community Service Commitment Form to the Campus Ministry Office before you begin your service.  If you decide on a volunteer opportunity over the summer, email a commitment form to Mrs. Sylvester (ksylsvester@holyangels.org) or Mrs. Miloscia (mmiloscia@holyangels.org) to receive approval.

The required twenty hours of community service, reflection paper, and evaluation form must be completed by November 15 of Junior year.  The summer is a good time to get this work done!  Please review the guidelines for this process found on the Campus Ministry web page.

Summer Service Trips —

Please remember our students and faculty who will attend the AHA Sponsored Summer Service Trips.

June 26th – July 2nd – Ms. Fay and 3 students will partner with students from a sister school, Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore for SSND Build.  They will help to rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in Rockaway, NY.

July 17th – July 22nd – AHA Faculty and 4 students, as of this newsletter , will participate in Work Camp 2016 sponsored by the Archdiocese of Newark Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry.  The students will work in different sites throughout the Archdiocese of Newark to provide community service.  The sites include soup kitchens, schools, day care and day camps, food banks and homeless shelters.

July 25th – July 27th – AHA Faculty and students (recruitment is still taking place at this time) will travel to our partner SSND school, St. Peter the Apostle in Philadelphia, PA to help the principal, S. Rose Federici, SSND and staff to prepare the school for the 2016-2017 school year.

August 7th - August 13th – Mrs. Sylvester and 5 students will travel to Nazareth Farms in West Virginia.  The students will serve with other students and neighbors to address substandard housing by providing home repair during this service-retreat experience.

Volunteer Opportunities —

Throughout the year, Campus Ministry receives information about many volunteer opportunities.  As we receive notices, we post them on our Haiku page (AHA Home-> ->Campus Ministry-> Service Opportunities).  We also post them on the bulletin board outside our office.    If you would like to do community service, please check the listings posted on Haiku or the bulletin board.


 

 

May 2016

Operation Rice Bowl
Outreach and Campus Ministry thank everyone for their participation in Operation Rice Bowl this past Lenten Season.  To date we have collected over $2,000.  A final amount will be in the June Newsletter.

Cereal Drive – Sharing Breakfast with the Poor
Outreach and the Office of Concern Food Pantry in Englewood thank everyone who contributed to our cereal drive.  Over 100 boxes of cereal were collected.  

Senior Retreat
All our seniors will all be going on retreat on Monday, May 16, 2016, at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center in Kearny, NJ.  This retreat will focus on looking back at our time at Holy Angels, and looking forward to the future, recognizing the gifts we have received and looking to the challenges ahead of us.  Please keep the Senior Class in your prayers.

Summer Service Opportunities

Summer Service to Nazareth Farm in Salem, West Virginia August 7 - August 13 
One more spot available - See Mrs. Sylvester for a permission slip
Deposit of $250 due ASAP
Nazareth Farm is a Catholic community in rural West Virginia that transforms lives through a service-retreat experience. They are devoted to living out the Gospel message through the cornerstones of community, simplicity, prayer, and service. They serve alongside our neighbors to address substandard housing by providing home repair. They celebrate the richness of Appalachia and experience God by building relationships between their volunteers and the local community.

SSND Build 2016 Friends of Rockaway June 26 - July 2 
Hurricane Sandy Re-building on the Rockaway PeninsulaWe will be living and working with students from a sister school - Institute of Notre Dame in Baltimore.The work will be rebuilding homes for Sandy survivors who were displaced by the storm. We may take 8 students. Open to:  any student who will be 16 years old by June 26. Fulfills AHA Service Requirement Cost: approximately $300. Includes transportation, housing, meals, safety equipment, safety training. Chaperones: Ms. Fay and Mrs. Miloscia. Permission Slips available in the Religious Studies Office. Deadline for submission of permission slip and $50 deposit: April 29 

Archdiocese of Newark Work Camp 2016 July 17 – July 22 
Number of Students: 10 - 15 Chaperones: AHA Faculty Cost: $250 Description: Work Camp 2016 is a service immersion experience where teens will be experiencing various forms of service, hands on learning and more; all while helping to make a difference in our Archdiocese. Work sites will be various Archdiocesan parishes, schools and social service agencies around the 4 counties of the Newark Archdiocese. Trip details: Students will be responsible for arrival at the Archdiocesan Youth Center in Kearny, NJ onSunday, July 17th being picked up on Friday, July 22nd. This trip is open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. Preference will be given to rising sophomores and juniors as it will meet the community service graduation requirement.   

St. Peter the Apostle School in Philadelphia, PA - July 25 – July 27
Students will travel to St. Peter the Apostle School in Philadelphia, PA, a partner SSND sponsored school, to help prepare the school for the 2016-2017school year.  Students will depart from AHA at 8 a.m. on Monday and return to AHA by 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The cost for the trip is $125 and will fulfill the AHA Community Service Requirements.  Permission Slips will be available by mid-May.

 

Community Service Requirements

All sophomores are reminded that their Community Service Commitment forms must be submitted to Campus Ministry and approved by June 1, 2016.   Please stop by and see Mrs. Sylvester and Mrs. Miloscia if you have any questions.  Remember the Community Service Requirement must be completed by November 15th of junior year.  The requirement includes the Commitment Form, Evaluation Form and Reflection Paper.  

Ninth graders are reminded that if they want to do their service over the summer, they must submit a Commitment form for approval before you begin your service.

 


 

 

April 2016

Community Connections —

Lent 2016

Operation Rice Bowl
We continued our participation in Operation Rice Bowl. As of March 18, 2016 we have collected just under $1,200.00 to be donated to Catholic Relief Services. Please remember to return any individual rice bowls to the Campus Ministry Office.

Reconciliation Service
Our annual reconciliation service took place on Monday, February 29th .  Following the prayer service students had the opportunity for individual confessions.

Upcoming Events

Easter Liturgy: April 8, 2016
Our annual Easter Liturgy will be celebrated on Friday, April 8, 2016; our presider will be Rev. David Milliken, pastor of Ascension parish in New Milford, NJ.  We are honored to have the grandparents join us at this Liturgy.

Cereal Drive: April 11, 2016 - April 15, 2016
AHA will be conducting a cereal drive for Office of Concern in Englewood, NJ from Monday, April 11 – Friday, April 15.  The Office of Concern helps over 900 families in Bergen County each month. All cereal (hot or cold) may be brought to homeroom or left outside the Campus Ministry Office. 

Pennies for Peter's: April 18, 2016 - April 22, 2016
AHA will be collecting pennies for St. Peter the Apostle School in Philadelphia, Monday, April 18 – Friday, April 22.  All proceeds will be used for providing transportation for St. Peter’s faculty and students to AHA on Service Day to have a Field Day for the students.  Which grade level will collect the most?

Community Service Graduation Requirements —

Freshman: You heard a presentation on Community Service during your religion class.  As a reminder, if you would like to complete your service during the summer, you must submit a commitment form to Campus Ministry for approval prior to your leaving for summer vacation, or email Mrs. Sylvester at ksylvester@holyangels.org or Mrs. Miloscia at mmiloscia@holyangels.org during the summer.

Sophomores:  Commitment forms for your community service projects will be due by Wednesday, June 1. 2016. 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.Please note – The entire community service project is due November 15, 2016. (For a project to be complete a Commitment Form, Evaluation Form and Reflection Paper must be on file in Campus Ministry)


 

 

March 2016

Announcements —

Project Green House
Help us stock our   greenhouse with vegetable seeds and soil.  Food grown will be donated to area food pantries and the FoodBank of NJ! We will have our planting on Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Seed donations can be brought to homerooms and put in the "pots" or left outside of Campus Ministry. The seed drive will run from March 7 – 11.

Cry Jubilee Because Love Cannot Wait!

Please bring1 packet of any of the following seeds from the list below:
9th Graders: green beans, broccoli, zucchini, yellow squash
10th Graders: carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, cauliflower
11th Graders: eggplant, peppers, cucumbers, pumpkins
12th Graders: radishes, brussel sprouts, lettuce, peas, arugula
Faculty/Staff/Administration: 1 bag of potting soil, top soil, Miracle Grow or Dehydrated cow manure (this can be put downstairs in the chemistry lab)


Summer Service Trip to Nazareth Farm
Salem, West Virginia
Dates: August 7 - 13, 2016
Number of Students: 5
Cost: $550
Chaperones: Mrs. and Mr. Sylvester 

Description: Nazareth Farm is a Catholic community in rural West Virginia that transformslives through a service-retreat experience. They are devoted to living out theGospel message through the cornerstones of community, simplicity, prayer, andservice.  They serve alongside our neighbors to address substandard housing by providing home repair. They celebrate the richness of Appalachia and experience God by building relationships between their volunteers and the local community.

Trip Details: Leave AHA on Sunday, August 7, return on Saturday August 13. This trip is open to rising Juniors and Seniors only as you must be at least 16years of age.  It will meet the community service graduation requirement

Deposit of $250 due by March 11, 2016 

Community Connections —

Souper Bowl 2016 
Thank you to all who contributed to our 2nd annual Souper Bowl.  We were able to donate over 250 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.

Freshmen – We will discuss AHA Community Service graduation requirement with you during the next few months.  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 Friday, March 4th.  Please keep them in your prayers.


Lent 2016
Mardi-Gras Bake Sale & Carnivale - On Tuesday, February 9, 2016 to kick off our Operation Rice Bowl drive, Outreach and the Italian Club sponsored a Bake Sale and Sandwich Sale during both lunches.  We raised over $320.00 to start our Operation Rice Bowl drive.  Operation Rice Bowl will continue until March 23rd .  Last year we raised over $3,000 through Operation Rice Bowl.

 

Operation Rice Bowl
Tuesday, February 9, 2016  
To help kick off our Lenten Season, which begins on Ash Wednesday, February 10th , Outreach will sponsor a Mardi-Gras Bake Sale during both lunches.  Italian Club will also sell Italian Subs and cannoli to celebrate Carnevale. Come and have some fun, and purchase a sub or baked good.  All proceeds will go towards Operation Rice Bowl.

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 “For Lent For Life.”  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: Columbia, Laos, Rwanda, Honduras, and Madagascar as well as the Archdiocese of Louisville.  The Principles that will be highlighted are Option for the Poor, Rights and Responsibilities, Sacredness and Dignity of the Human Person, Call to Family, Community and Participation, Care for Creation and Global Solidarity.

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.                        

Kairos VII
Thank you for your prayers we had a successful Kairos VII Retreat on February 5th - 7th.  


Reconciliation Service
February 29, 2016
Our annual reconciliation service will take place on Monday, February 29, 2016.  Following the prayer service students will have the opportunity for individual confessions. 

Community Service Graduation Requirements —

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 16, 2015.  Come see Mrs. Sylvester or Mrs. Miloscia in the Campus Ministry office if you have any questions.

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, 2016.

Freshmen:  There will be presentations for all 9th graders regarding community service some time during the 2nd semester to acquaint you with our community service graduation requirement. 


Volunteer Opportunities

Throughout the year, Campus Ministry receives information about many volunteer opportunities.  As we receive notices, we post them on our Haiku page (AHA Home-> Campus Ministry-> Service Opportunities->).  We also post them on the bulletin board outside our office. If you would like to do community service, please check the listings posted on Haiku or the bulletin board.


 

 

February 2016

Community Connections —

Catholic Schools Week
February 1 – February 5, 2016    
On February 1st we will kick off Catholic Schools Week with a Liturgy at 9:20 a.m.  Rev. John McCrone, pastor of St. Paul’s Church in Ramsey, NJ will preside.

Souper Bowl  
Monday, February 1 – Friday, February 5, 2016
We will be conducting our own Souper Bowl here at AHA. All students, faculty and staff are asked to bring in canned soup during the week leading up to Super Bowl.  All soup will be donated to the Office of Concern in Englewood, NJ.  Stay tuned to see who will be the Souper Bowl Champion at AHA.

Operation Smile
February 1- February 8, 2916
OPERATION SMILE will conduct a drive to make Smile Bags.
Homeroom collection items requested for smile bags:
Freshman- Toothbrushes
Sophomore- Very small stuffed animals (Ty)
Junior- Soap and washcloth
Senior- Hand mirror
Faculty- Hand mirror

Smile bags are presented to children after their cleft lip/ palette surgery. The mirrors will reflect their new smile for the first time. This winter Mrs. Kraytem and two students will participate in an Operation Smile Mission.

Kairos VII
February 5 - February 7, 2016
Please pray for the Kairos team as they are hard at work preparing for the seventh Kairos Retreat offered at AHA.  The Kairos Retreat will take place Friday, February 5, 2016 – Sunday, February 7, 2016 at the Archdiocesan Youth Center in Kearny, NJ.


Lent 2016

Mardi-Gras Bake Sale & Carnevale
Tuesday, February 9, 2016  
To help kick off our Lenten Season, which begins on Ash Wednesday, February 10th , Outreach will sponsor a Mardi-Gras Bake Sale during both lunches.  Italian Club will also sell Italian Subs and cannoli to celebrate Carnevale. Come and have some fun, and purchase a sub or baked good.  All proceeds will go towards Operation Rice Bowl.

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 “For Lent For Life.”

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.  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.                        

Reconciliation Service
February 29, 2016
Our annual reconciliation service will take place on Monday, February 29, 2016.  Following the prayer service students will have the opportunity for individual confessions. 

Community Service Graduation Requirements —

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 16, 2015.  Come see Mrs. Sylvester or Mrs. Miloscia in the Campus Ministry office if you have any questions.

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, 2016.

Freshmen:  There will be presentations for all 9th graders regarding community service some time during the 2nd semester to acquaint you with our community service graduation requirement. 


Volunteer Opportunities

Throughout the year, Campus Ministry receives information about many volunteer opportunities.  As we receive notices, we post them on our Haiku page (AHA Home-> Campus Ministry-> Service Opportunities->).  We also post them on the bulletin board outside our office. If you would like to do community service, please check the listings posted on Haiku or the bulletin board.


 

 

January 2016

Thank you to everyone who participated in the November and December Collections!

 

Thanksgiving Collection – This year we collected over $2,000 to send to S. Judy Bourg, SSND who works in Douglas, Arizona at the Douglas/Aqua Prieta Mission. The nuns working there are starting a Carpentry Workshop to help give the migrants a skill they can use to find work.  Our donations will allow them to purchase the tools they need for this workshop.  Thank you to all who made this drive a success.

Christmas Collection – We collected 24 Target gift cards and enough money to allow The Office of Concern to purchase 43 more gift cards. The gift cards were distributed to the clients of the Office of Concern to purchase Christmas gifts for their children.  The Office of Concern has a great need this year since the number of families that are assisted has risen to 900 families. Thank you for helping to make a Merry Christmas for these families.


January Happenings —

Feast of Epiphany 
January 6, 2016
The School Community will gather to celebrate the Christmas Season by celebrating the Feast of Epiphany.  Rev. William Cosgrove, pastor of The Church of St. Augustine in New City, NY will preside. This celebration will be followed by the annual blessings of the Classrooms by our Administrative team.

Catholic Schools Week
February 1 – February 5, 2016    
On February 1st we will kick off Catholic Schools Week with a Liturgy at 9:20 a.m.  

Kairos VII
February 5, 2016 - February 7, 2016
Please pray for the Kairos team as they are hard at work preparing for the seventh Kairos Retreat offered at AHA.  The Kairos Retreat will take place Friday, February 5, 2016 – Sunday, February 7, 2016 at the Youth Retreat Center in Kearny.

As the Christmas season officially comes to a close we offer the following by Howard Thurman

“When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flock,
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among brothers,
To make music in the heart.”


Epiphany Blessings, Kathy Sylvester and Maryanne Miloscia   

 

Community Service Graduation Requirements —

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 16, 2015.  Come see Mrs. Sylvester or Mrs. Miloscia in the Campus Ministry office if you have any questions.

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, 2016.

Freshmen:  There will be presentations for all 9th graders regarding community service some time during the 2nd semester to acquaint you with our community service graduation requirement. 


Volunteer Opportunities

Throughout the year, Campus Ministry receives information about many volunteer opportunities.  As we receive notices, we post them on our Haiku page (AHA Home-> Campus Ministry-> Service Opportunities->).  We also post them on the bulletin board outside our office. If you would like to do community service, please check the listings posted on Haiku or the bulletin board.


 

 

December 2015

Thank you to everyone who participated in our October and November Collections:


Trick or Treat for Unicef: netted $460.00

Fall Food Drive: Over 20 boxes of items were donated to the Office of Concern in Englewood. The need is great since the Office of Concern now assists 900 families up from 600 families last year. 

We collected over 1,500 diapers for the Office of Concern

Turkey Drive: 90 turkeys were donated to the NJ FoodBank


December Happenings — 

December 9, 2015 
Outreach will sponsor a bake sale to raise funds for Nazareth Farm's annual Christmas gathering for the poor of Applachia.

Watch the weekly email for dates for our efforts to raise funds to purchase Target $10 gift cards for the Office of Concern's Christmas Drive. 

December 10, 2015
Annual Senior Christmas Tree Lighting and Blessing will take place.

 

Season of Advent

November 30, 2015
On November 30 the AHA school community gathered in prayer to mark the beginning of Advent. We reflected on Mary and her "waiting in hope." We are challenged to be like Mary, God - bearers for our world. We encourage all members of our community not to overlook the beauty and peace of the Advent season in the rush of Christmas.

December 7, 2015
We will gather to celebrate the beginning of the Jubilee Year of Mercy which will be formally proclaimed by Pope Francis on December 8, 2015. 

This is the official prayer of the Pope for the Jubilee Year:

Lord Jesus Christ,
you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father,
and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.
Show us your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money;
the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things;
made Peter weep after his betrayal,
and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.
Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman:
“If you knew the gift of God!”
You are the visible face of the invisible Father,
of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy:
let the Church be your visible face in the world, its Lord risen and glorified.
You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness
in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:
let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.
Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing,
so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord,
and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may bring good news to the poor,
proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed,
and restore sight to the blind.  
We ask this through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy,
you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.
Amen.

Prayer for Advent:

Lord Jesus,
Master of both the light and the darkness,
send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas.
We who have so much to do
seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day.
We who are anxious over many things
look forward to your coming among us.
We who are blessed in so many ways
long for the complete joy of your Kingdom.
We, whose hearts are heavy
seek the joy of your presence.
We are your people,
walking in darkness, yet seeking the light.
To you we say, “Come, Lord Jesus!”

 

Community Service Graduation Requirements —

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 16, 2015.  Come see Mrs. Sylvester or Mrs. Miloscia in the Campus Ministry office if you have any questions.

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, 2016.

Freshmen:  There will be presentations for all 9th graders regarding community service some time during the 2nd semester to acquaint you with our community service graduation requirement. 


Volunteer Opportunities

Throughout the year, Campus Ministry receives information about many volunteer opportunities.  As we receive notices, we post them on our Haiku page (AHA Home-> Campus Ministry-> Service Opportunities->).  We also post them on the bulletin board outside our office. If you would like to do community service, please check the listings posted on Haiku or the bulletin board.


 

 

November 2015

Upcoming Events—

Fall Food Drive 

November 2, 2015 - November 6, 2015
More than ever our contributions are needed by the Office of Concern for needy families in Bergen County.  Please be generous! We are asking the following groups to bring in the following urgently needed items (Please no glass bottles):
9th Grade: soup, peanut butter or jelly  
10th Grade: hot/cold cereal, canned vegetables or fruit  
11th Grade: pasta, tomato sauce or rice & beans
12th Grade: hot chocolate, coffee or tea
Faculty/Staff: tuna or condiments: catsup, mayo, mustard, etc.

 

All Saints/All Souls

Beginning on Halloween, and on through the month of November
Each year, just as the harvest is finished in much of the world, Christians keep their own harvest feast – God’s harvest, the harvest of the Saints – on the first day of November. We begin this day on the holy vigil of All Saints, Halloween. We continue the harvest feast, on the day to remember the dead – November 2, All Souls – and on through the month of November. We pause to remember so that we won’t forget. Here at Holy Angels, we will have a Book of Remembrance in the Main Lobby of the school in which we will invite everyone in our community and visitors to our school to inscribe the names of deceased loved ones to be remembered in prayer. This year we will also have a digital picture frame displaying pictures of deceased loved ones. Students are also invited to submit digital photos to Mrs. Miloscia or Mrs. Sylvester

Sophomore Retreat —

November 11, 2015
Our Sophomore Class will participate in a social justice retreat focusing on the issue of hunger. The retreat will take place at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center in Kearny.

 

Bring a Turkey to School! —

November 17, 2015
AHA will hold its annual Turkey Drive for the New Jersey Food bank.  A freezer truck from the NJ Food Bank will be at our school at 7:15 a.m.  — So we invite our students to bring a Frozen Turkey to School!  Spirit points will be awarded. 

 

Thanksgiving Collection —

November 16, 2015 - November 19, 2015
We will have our annual Thanksgiving Collection—we continue our tradition of supporting an SSND sponsored program. Our Thanksgiving Drive this year will assist the work of an SSND mission on the US/Mexico border in Douglas, Arizona. Thanksgiving Jeans Pass on Thursday, November 19, 2015 will raise money for the SSND sisters that Carol Fay and 3 students visited last February. The sisters dream is to offer skill training for migrants who seek help from them on their journey back to their homes after being deported. They are in need of tools and even a small table saw to accomplish this. We encourage students to purchase a jeans pass for $3 (or more if they like) for November 19 to support this effort. Collections for the jeans pass will be taken in homeroom on Monday, November 16, 2015 - Wednesday, November 19, 2015.

 

Kairos VI —

November 20, 2015 - November 22, 2015
Please pray for the Kairos team as they are hard at work preparing for the sixth Kairos Retreat offered at AHA. The Kairos Retreat will take place at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center in Kearny, NJ.   

 

Past Events —

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October 17, 2015
As an SSND sponsored school, we at Holy Angels commit ourselves to put into action the spirit and vision of the School Sisters of Notre Dame. One way we do this is by joining with SSNDs throughout the world in supporting six United Nations international events. In commemoration of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17, which was celebrated here at Holy Angels on Monday, October 19, Outreach sponsored a diaper drive to benefit the Office of Concern in Englewood, NJ. Thank you to all who donated, over 45 packages of diapers were collected.   During both lunch periods, students and faculty were invited to “stand up against poverty”.  Students and faculty recited a pledge to work towards the eradication of poverty. Students and faculty were invited to sign a letter to local senators, in the name of the Holy Angels community, urging them to work toward the Global Food Security Act of 2015. This initiative can help eliminate global poverty, hunger and malnutrition in developing countries and enhance food security. 

 

 

 

Community Service Graduation Requirements —

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 16, 2015.  Come see Mrs. Sylvester or Mrs. Miloscia in the Campus Ministry office if you have any questions.

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, 2016.

Freshmen:  There will be presentations for all 9th graders regarding community service some time during the 2nd semester to acquaint you with our community service graduation requirement. 


Volunteer Opportunities

Throughout the year, Campus Ministry receives information about many volunteer opportunities.  As we receive notices, we post them on our Haiku page (AHA Home-> Campus Ministry-> Service Opportunities->).  We also post them on the bulletin board outside our office. If you would like to do community service, please check the listings posted on Haiku or the bulletin board.


 

 

October 2015

Upcoming Events—
Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels

October 2, 2015
This is our first Liturgy of the school year, marking the 136th anniversary of the founding of our School by Sr. Nonna Dunphy. It will also kick off our Jubilee Year – celebrating 50 years on the Demarest Campus.  At this liturgy we will mandate 17 Eucharist Ministers for service at Holy Angels.   Archbishop Hebda, co-adjucator of the Archdiocese of Newark will preside of St. Paul Parish in Ramsey will preside.

 

9th Grade Retreat

October 9, 2015
Our 9th Graders will go on their retreat entitled "We Live in Community" at the Don Bosco Retreat Center in Stony Point, New York. The retreat will feature community building activities, prayer, and reflection time.



UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October 17, 2015
The UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is a day observed in the SSND community. Since government programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) don't cover the purchase of diapers many families cannot afford to buy disposable diapers or they are forced to reuse diapers. Therefore Outreach will sponsor a drive for National Diaper Bank Network.  
We will be collecting diapers from Tuesday, October 12 Friday, - Monday October 19


Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

October 26 - October 30
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF will be conducted in all homerooms by Outreach. Students may also come to the Campus Ministry office to pick up individual Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF boxes.


Past Events —
International Day of Prayer for Peace

September 21, 2015
Our school community joined millions around the world in the International Day of Peace, observed each year on September 21.  We began our day by praying a special prayer for peace during homeroom. During lunch students and faculty were invited outside to the Peace Pole to sign the peace pledge, which read:

“I support the International Day of Peace, September 21, 2015 and pledge to do all that I can to keep peace in my heart, and share the spirit of peace in my home and within the Holy Angels community beginning today.”  


Community Service Graduation Requirements

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 16, 2015.  Come see Mrs. Sylvester or Mrs. Miloscia in the Campus Ministry office if you have any questions.

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 by the last day of the 4th quarter.

Freshmen:  There will be presentations for all 9th graders regarding community service some time during the 2nd semester to acquaint you with our community service graduation requirement. 


Volunteer Opportunities

Throughout the year, Campus Ministry receives information about many volunteer opportunities.  As we receive notices, we post them on our Haiku page (AHA Home-> Campus Ministry-> Service Opportunities->).  We also post them on the bulletin board outside our office. If you would like to do community service, please check the listings posted on Haiku or the bulletin board.


 

 

June 2015

Baccalaureate Liturgy

June 4, 2015, 7 p.m. 
Msgr. John O’Keefe, pastor of St. Margaret Church in Pearl River, NY will be the celebrant. 

 

Community Service Requirements

All sophomores are reminded that their Community Service Commitment forms must be submitted to Campus Ministry for approval by June 1, 2015. Please stop by and see Mrs. Miloscia or Mrs. Sylvester if you have any questions. 

The required twenty hours of community service, reflection paper, and evaluation form must be completed by November 15 of Junior year. The summer is a good time to get this work done!  Please review the guidelines for this process found on the Campus Ministry web page.

 

Nepal Earthquake Relief

Along with our prayer cards with intentions for Nepal, a jeans pass was held to assist Catholic Relief Service and their efforts in Nepal.  Thank you to everyone who contributed. A check in the amount of $1,336.05 was donated to CRS for their relief efforts in Nepal.

  

Our SSND sisters and brothers in Baltimore, MD

In light of the recent unrest in Baltimore, MD the students, faculty and staff wanted to show their concern and support for the SSND sponsored institutions in Baltimore.  All students, during their religion classes, were asked to write words of encouragement and support to students, faculty and staff at Institute of Notre Dame and to the women of Caroline Center on cards with Guardian Angels pins. The faculty were also invited to participate. Over 500 pins were sent to IND and Caroline Center.


Volunteer Opportunities

Throughout the year, Campus Ministry receives information about many volunteer opportunities.  As we receive notices, we post them on our Haiku page (AHA Home-> Campus Ministry-> Service Opportunities->).  We also post them on the bulletin board outside our office. If you would like to do community service, please check the listings posted on Haiku or the bulletin board.


 

 

May 2015

Jeans Pass for Nepal

On Friday, May 8, 2015 Outreach will be sponsoring a jeans pass for those affected by the Earthquake in Nepal. All money collected will be donated to Catholic Relief Services or to the SSND sisters working in Nepal. 

 

Operation Rice Bowl

Outreach and Campus Ministry thank everyone for their participation in Operation Rice Bowl this past Lenten Season. We collected over $3047.57. 

 

Cereal Drive – Sharing Breakfast with the Poor

Outreach and the Office of Concern Food Pantry in Englewood thank everyone who contributed to our cereal drive. Over 90 boxes of cereal were collected.

  

Senior Retreat

Senior retreat will be on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at the Archdiocesan Youth Retreat Center in Kearny, NJ.  This retreat will focus on looking back at our time at Holy Angels, and looking forward to the future, recognizing the gifts we have received and looking to the challenges ahead of us. Please keep the Senior Class in your prayers.


Summer Service Opportunities

St. Peter the Apostle School in Philadelphia, PA - Monday, July 27, 2014 – Wednesday, July 31, 2015.
Students will travel to St. Peter the Apostle School in Philadelphia, PA, a partner SSND sponsored school, to help prepare the school for the 2015-2016 school year. Students will depart from AHA at 8 a.m. on Monday and return to AHA by 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The cost for the trip is $125 and will fulfill the AHA Community Service Requirement. There are a few spots still available.  See Mrs. Sylvester in the Campus Ministry Office to pick up a permission slip or with any questions.

 

Community Service Requirements

All sophomores are reminded that their Community Service Commitment forms must be submitted to Campus Ministry and approved by June 1, 2015.   Please stop by and see Mrs. Sylvester and Mrs. Miloscia if you have any questions.  Remember the Community Service Requirement must be completed by November 15th of junior year.  The requirement includes the Commitment Form, Evaluation Form and Reflection Paper.  

Ninth graders are reminded that if they want to do their service over the summer, they must submit a Commitment form for approval before you begin your service.


 

 

April 2015

Community Service

Sophomores  – Commitment forms for your community service projects will be due by Monday, June 1, 2015. 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. Please note – The entire community service project is due by November 15, 2015. (For a project to be complete a Commitment Form, Evaluation Form and Reflection Paper must be on file in Campus Ministry.)

Freshman – You heard a presentation on Community Service during Awareness Day. As a reminder, if you would like to complete your service during the summer, you must submit a commitment form to Campus Ministry for approval prior to summer vacation, or email Mrs. Sylvester at ksylvester@holyangels.org or Mrs. Miloscia at mmiloscia@holyangels.org during the summer.

 

Lent 2015

Operation Rice Bowl
We are again participating in the Catholic Relief Services’ “Operation Rice Bowl.”  For 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 “What you give up for Lent changes lives.”

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 are set up in the Student Commons.  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 received 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.  

 
Mardi Gras Bake Sale and Carnivale
Our Mardi Gras Bake Sale and Italian Club Sandwich Sale which was held on Thursday, February 12 raised 235.26 to kick off our Operation Rice Bowl collections. The sale and the first few weeks of collections have provided us with almost $1,000.00 to be donated to CRS.  Our donation last year was over $3,700.

Reconciliation Service
Our annual reconciliation service took place on Monday, March 23rd.  Following the prayer service students had the opportunity for individual confessions.

Liturgy
Our annual Easter Liturgy will be celebrated on Thursday, April 16, 2015; our presider will be Rev. Lawrence Evans II, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi parish in Ridgefield Park, NJ. We are honored to have the grandparents join us at this Liturgy.

 

 

 

 




 

 

February 2015

Events

Catholic Schools Week – February 2 – February 6, 2015.    

On February 2nd we will kick off Catholic Schools Week with a Liturgy at 9:20 a.m.  Rev. David W. Miliken, pastor of Ascension Parish in New Milford, NJ will preside.

Kairos V – Please pray for the Kairos team as they are hard at work preparing for the fifth Kairos Retreat offered at AHA. The Kairos Retreat will take place Friday, February 6, 2015 – Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Don Bosco Retreat Center in Stony Point, NY.

Lent 2015  

Mardi-Gras Bake Sale & Carnivale
Thursday, February 12th – to help kick off our Lenten Season, which begins on Wednesday, February 18 (during our Winter Break) Outreach will sponsor a Mardi-Gras Bake Sale during lunchtime.  Italian Club will also sell Italian Subs and Cannoli to celebrate Carnivale. Come and have some fun, and purchase a sub or baked good.  All proceeds will go towards Operation Rice Bowl.

Operation Rice Bowl
We will again be participating in the Catholic Relief Services’ “Operation Rice Bowl.” For 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 “What you give up for Lent changes lives.”

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.  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.          
             
Reconciliation Service
Our annual reconciliation service will take place on March 23rd.  Following the prayer service students will have the opportunity for individual confessions.

 




 

 

January 2014

Thank You!

Thanksgiving Collection
This year we collected over $4,900.00 to send to S. Cathy Arata, SSND who works with other religious communities for Solidarity with South Sudan. S. Cathy came to speak to us in November and the AHA community pledged to send 35 students to school in South Africa. The cost to send one student to school for a year is $100.00. Angels Over Africa started the donations with a $500.00 check. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, Angels Over Africa and the faculty, staff and students of AHA, we were able to send 54 students to school for a year. Thank you for your generosity. 

 

Christmas Toy Collection
Our Christmas Toy Drive was conducted during the first two weeks of December to benefit the Office of Concern in Englewood. Over 20 boxes of toys were collected and the toys filled the van from the Office of Concern.  The Office of Concern has a great need this year since the number of families that are assisted has risen to 900 families.  Thank you for helping to make a Merry Christmas for these families.


Events

January 6th - Feast of Epiphany
The School Community will gather to celebrate the Christmas Season by celebrating the Feast of Epiphany.  Rev. Dominic G. Ciriaco, pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Dumont, NJ will preside.  This celebration will be followed by the annual blessings of the Classrooms by our Administrative team.

January 26 – 30, 2015Souper Bowl
AHA will conduct its own Souper Bowl this week.  All students will be asked to bring in cans of soup to benefit the Office of Concern in Englewood, NJ.

February 2 – February 6, 2015 - Catholic Schools Week
On February 2nd we will kick off Catholic Schools Week with a Liturgy at 9:20 am.  

Friday, February 6, 2015 – Sunday, February 8, 2015 - Kairos V
Please pray for the Kairos team as they are hard at work preparing for the fifth Kairos Retreat offered at AHA.  The Kairos Retreat will take place at the Don Bosco Retreat Center in Stony Point, NY.

As the Christmas season officially comes to a close we offer the following by Howard Thurman

“When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flock,
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among brothers,
To make music in the heart.”

To you & yours
Epiphany Blessings, 
Kathy Sylvester and Maryanne Miloscia


 

 

December 2014

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our October and November Collections.
Trick or Treat for Unicef  - netted $366.53
Halloween Candy Drive - 8 shopping bags of Halloween Candy were delivered to Eva’s Village
Fall Food Drive – Over 800 items were donated to the Office of Concern in Englewood.  
The need is great since the Office of Concern now assists 900 families up from 600 families last year.
Turkey Drive – 195 turkeys were donated to the NJ FoodBank.


Events

Dec 1 - 11 - Christmas Toy Drive
To benefit the Office of Concern in Englewood, New Jersey.
9th graders are asked to bring in toys for infants and toddlers.
Sophomores are asked to bring in toys for 4-8 year olds.
Juniors are asked to bring in toys for 9-12 year olds.
Seniors are asked to bring in toys for 13-16 year olds.
Donated toys must be unwrapped and will be collected in homerooms and outside the Campus Ministry Office.

December 10Annual Senior Christmas Tree Lighting and Blessing


Season of Advent  
On December 1st the AHA school community will gather in prayer to mark the beginning of Advent.  
We encourage all members of our community not to overlook the beauty and peace of the Advent season in the rush of Christmas.

A Prayer for Advent 

Lord Jesus,       
Master of both the light and the darkness,       
send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas.   
We who have so much to do       
seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day.   
We who are anxious over many things       
look forward to your coming among us.   
We who are blessed in so many ways       
long for the complete joy of your Kingdom.      
We, whose hearts are heavy       
seek the joy of your presence.   
We are your people,       
walking in darkness, yet seeking the light.   
To you we say, “Come, Lord Jesus!”


 

 

November 2014

Events

October 17 - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
As an SSND sponsored school, we at Holy Angels commit ourselves to put into action the spirit and vision of the School Sisters of Notre Dame.  One way we do this is by joining with SSNDs throughout the world in supporting six United Nations international events. In commemoration of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17,  Outreach sponsored a diaper drive to benefit the Office of Concern in Englewood, NJ. Thank you to all who donated, over 2,500 diapers were collected. During both lunch periods, students were invited by the Just Angels to “stand up against poverty”. Students recited a pledge to work towards the eradication of poverty. Students were invited to sign a letter to local senators, in the name of the Holy Angels community, urging them to work toward the Food for Peace Act which is awaiting action of the Senate. 

All Souls Book of Remembrance            
Each year, just as the harvest is finished in much of the world, Christians keep their own harvest feast – God’s harvest, the harvest of the Saints – on the first day of November.  We begin this day on the holy vigil of All Saints, Halloween. We continue the harvest feast, on the day to remember the dead – November 2, All Souls – and on through the month of November. We pause to remember so that we won’t forget. Here at Holy Angels, we will have a Book of Remembrance in the Main Lobby of the school in which we will invite everyone in our community and visitors to our school to inscribe the names of deceased loved ones to be remembered in prayer. This year we will also have a digital picture frame displaying pictures of deceased loved ones. We invite those in our community to submit pictures (jpeg format, please) of their loved ones to ksylvester@holyangels.org or mmilosica@holangels.org to have them included.

Friday, November 14 - Turkey Drive   
AHA will hold its annual Turkey Drive for the New Jersey Food bank. A freezer truck from the NJ Food Bank will be at our school at 7:15 a.m. We invite our students to Bring a Frozen Turkey to School!  Spirit points will be awarded. 

November 11, 12 and 13 - Sophomore Retreat
Our Sophomore Class will participate in a social justice retreat, “Everyone Counts” during which they will focus on the experiences and needs of Africa thus building solidarity with the people of this continent.  

November 17-19th - Thanksgiving Collection 
We will have our annual Thanksgiving Collection— we continue our tradition of supporting an SSND sponsored program.  Our Thanksgiving Drive this year will assist the work of  S. Cathy Arata, SSND and Solidarity with South Sudan. S. Cathy will visit AHA on Tuesday, November 4 to discuss with the students her work in South Sudan. We are asking students to purchase a jeans pass for November 20th to help support this drive.



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 17th.

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 at the end of this school year.

October 2014

October 2Feast Day Liturgy and Installation of Eucharistic Ministers. This is our first Liturgy of the school year, marking the 135th anniversary of the founding of our School by Sr. Nonna Dunphy.  Rev. John McCrone, pastor of St. Paul Parish in Ramsey will preside.

October 10th – Our 9th Graders will go on their retreat entitled “We Live in Community" at the Don Bosco Retreat Center in Stony Point, New York. The retreat will feature community building activities, prayer and reflection time.

September 21, 2014 International Day of Prayer for Peace
Our school community joined millions around the world in the International Day of Peace, observed each year on September 21. Since this was a Sunday, we observed this day on Monday, September 22, 2014. We began our day by praying a special prayer for peace during homeroom. During lunch students and faculty were invited outside to the Peace Pole to sign the peace pledge, which read: “I support the International Day of Peace, September 21, 2014 and pledge to do all that I can to keep peace in my heart, and share the spirit of peace in my home and within the Holy Angels community beginning today.”  


Upcoming Events

October 17th is the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and a day observed in the SSND community. Since government programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) don't cover the purchase of diapers many families cannot afford to buy disposable diapers or they are forced to reuse diapers. Therefore Outreach will sponsor a drive for National Diaper Bank Network. We will be collecting diapers from Tuesday, October 14- Friday, October 17.

October 27 – 31Trick-or- treat for UNICEF will be conducted in all homerooms by Outreach.  Students may also come to the Campus Ministry office to pick up individual Trick-or-treat for UNICEF boxes.



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 17, 2014.  Come see Mrs. Sylvester or Mrs. Miloscia in the Campus Ministry office if you have any questions.

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 by the last day of the 4th quarter.

Freshmen:  There will be presentations for all 9th graders regarding community service some time during the 2nd semester to acquaint you with our community service graduation requirement.

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