This week’s Student Spotlight is on Jayson M. in Kinder! He is in the lead for selling the most tickets for the Fiesta de la Familia festival. Way to go JJ! Thank you for showing us how to be GREAT by supporting your school! You are on your way to becoming Fiesta Royalty!
Spring is here and that means the 2016-2017 St.G Baseball and Softball season has begun! The fields are looking great and the Chargers are ready to do big things this season. Come out and check out the Charger Baseball and Softball teams as they work to win it all!
Here is the 2016-2017 Baseball & Softball Schedule
Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the tiny woman recognized throughout the world for her work among the poorest of the poor, was beatified October 19, 2003. Among those present were many Missionaries of Charity, the order she founded in 1950 as a diocesan religious community. Today the congregation also includes contemplative sisters, brothers and an order of priests.
Born to Albanian parents in what is now Macedonia, Agnes Bojaxhiu was the youngest of the three children who survived. For a time, the family lived comfortably. But life changed following her father’s unexpected death.
During her years in public school, Agnes participated in a Catholic sodality and showed a strong interest in the foreign missions. At 18, she entered the Loreto Sisters of Dublin. It was 1928 when she said goodbye to her mother and made her way to a new land and a new life. The following year she was sent to the novitiate in India. There she chose the name Teresa and prepared for a life of service. She was assigned to a high school for girls in Calcutta, where she taught the daughters of the wealthy. But she could not escape the realities around her—the poverty, the suffering, the overwhelming numbers of destitute people.
In 1946, while riding a train to make a retreat, Sister Teresa heard what she explained as “a call within a call. The message was clear. I was to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them.” She also heard a call to give up her life with the Sisters of Loreto and, instead, to “follow Christ into the slums to serve him among the poorest of the poor.”
After receiving permission to leave Loreto, she established a new religious community, and undertook her new work as she took a nursing course for several months. She returned to Calcutta, where she lived in the slums and opened a school for poor children. Dressed in a white sari and sandals (the ordinary dress of an Indian woman) she soon began getting to know her neighbors—especially the poor and sick—and getting to know their needs.
The work was exhausting, but she was not alone for long. Volunteers who came to join her in the work, some former students, became the core of the Missionaries of Charity. Others helped by donating food, clothing, supplies, and the use of buildings. In 1952, the city of Calcutta gave Mother Teresa a former hostel, which became a home for the dying and the destitute. As the order expanded, services were also offered to orphans, abandoned children, alcoholics, the aging, and street people.
For the next four decades, Mother Teresa worked tirelessly for the poor. Her love knew no bounds. Nor did her energy, as she crisscrossed the globe pleading for support and inviting others to see the face of Jesus in the poorest of the poor. In 1979, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. On September 5, 1997, God called her home. She was canonized by Pope Francis on September 4, 2016.
St. Teresa of Calcutta, pray for us!
Dear St. Gregory the Great Community and Prospective Families,
I welcome you to St. Gregory the Great Catholic School (StG) and hope you will not only take the time to explore our website, but visit our school in person. Choosing a Catholic education for your children is a major decision and a tremendous sacrifice. At St. Gregory the Great, we not only appreciate that sacrifice, but we appreciate you very much. When visiting StG, you will have the opportunity to experience the warm and caring environment where the focus is educating the whole child. St. Gregory the Great is not merely a school, it is a loving family where students, teachers, parents, grandparents, and many others work together to support our mission which states, “We will nurture in our children & one another, spiritual, personal, & academic growth through prayer & Christ-like service”.
StG is truly a special place and it was with great pleasure that I stepped into the role of Principal at the start of the 2015-2016 academic year. In a very short time, our school has experienced tremendous growth and I am looking forward to continuing that progress in the coming years. We have seen great growth in our academic offerings, technology programs, security initiatives, facilities projects and in our school branding. We have also cultivated excellence in teaching practices across grade levels by developing programs that ensure our students are succeeding academically, while developing socially, personally, and spiritually. We have added an Academic Interventionist to our staff and focused on serving the needs of all students. GREAT things are happening every day at StG and I feel extremely honored and blessed to be a part of this growing community.
I urge you to consider St. Gregory the Great for your children. Our low student to teacher ratios affords our teachers the opportunity to provide more individualized and engaging instruction to our students, as well as to focus on all areas of development, including the social, emotional, and spiritual. Additionally, our students form closer bonds with each other that go beyond their own age groups and extend beyond their time at StG. At StG it is a privilege for the faculty and I to partner with each of you as we support the growth and development of each of your children.
If you are considering a Catholic school that will continue to nurture your family’s faith and spirituality, provide you with a rigorous curriculum, and also give you a true sense of belonging, then St. Gregory the Great is the place for you.
Daniel P. Martinez
Daniel P. Martinez
St. Gregory the Great Catholic School
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