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Junior School Food Drive 2017

In the weeks leading up to Christmas Vacation, the Junior School will be supporting our local community’s efforts to battle two of our area’s greatest needs: food and clothing.  The food drive will be held in November, the clothing drive in December.

The Junior School’s eighth annual food drive begins Friday, Nov. 3 and ends Tuesday, Nov. 21 (at 11 a.m.).

The food that you bring to the Junior School will be donated to the Cardinal Ritter Senior Services Program of Catholic Charities, St. Louis. The Cardinal Ritter Program, entitled “We Care and We Share,” serves the needs of senior citizens living in Section 8 housing in the City of St. Louis. The urgency is very real. City-wide and nation-wide, food pantry supplies are woefully inadequate to meet even the most basic of needs.

We have created a mini “shopping list” for each advisory (please see below). The items on these lists represent the most critically needed items. We are hopeful that each family in the Junior School can buy at least one of each item on their list (but more is absolutely a good thing) and bring it to the Junior School by Nov. 21 before 11 a.m.

Anyone in the school can contribute; we will appreciate and accept any donation.

The clothing drive will happen in December. Keep us in mind now in case you get bit by the Fall Closet Cleaning bug and are looking for someplace to send any gently used clothing that you no longer need or wear. We will gladly take it off your hands and put it in the hands of Catholic Charities Southside of St. Louis.

Advisory Shopping Lists

Mr. Bussen
spaghetti and meatballs
fruit cocktail
evaporated milk
canned baked beans
canned corn
canned peas
bagged candy

Ms. Schaefer
vegetable oil
ramen noodles
canned black eyed peas
great northern beans
canned ham
peanut butter

Mrs. Allee
canned tuna
pork and beans
Hamburger Helper
canned pears
canned pineapple

Father Augustine
cranberry sauce
canned beef stew
instant potatoes
dry rice
cranberry juice
canned soup

Mr. Combs
canned green beans
apple juice
cake mix and frosting
canned soup
canned salmon
stuffing mix
bagged candy

Mr. Zaegel
canned peaches
canned soup
tomato juice
dry cereal
pancake mix
bagged candy

Mr. Toscano
canned soup
boxed mac and cheese
canned beef hash
canned beef ravioli
canned pineapple
pasta noodles
bagged candy

Father Maximilian
canned chili and beans
canned creamed corn
canned tomatoes
maple syrup
canned soup
canned tuna
bagged candy

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Prologue, 1

“This is advice from a father who loves you; welcome it, and faithfully put it into practice.”

Prologue, 1

“First of all, every time you begin a good work, you must pray to him most earnestly to bring it to perfection.”

Prologue, 4

“If you desire true and eternal life, keep your tongue free from vicious talk and your lips from all deceit; turn away from evil and do good; let peace be your quest and aim. (Ps 33[34]:13)”

Prologue, 17

“Clothed then with faith and the performance of good works, let us set out on this way, with the Gospel for our guide, that we may deserve to see him who has called us to his kingdom (1 Thess 2:12).”

Prologue, 21

“If we wish to dwell in the tent of this kingdom, we will never arrive unless we run there by doing good deeds.”

Prologue, 22

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Prologue, 41

“Therefore, we intend to establish a school for the Lord’s service.”

Prologue, 45

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Prologue, 47

“The reason why we have said all should be called for counsel is that the Lord often reveals what is better to the younger.”

Chapter 3, 3

“Your way of acting should be different from the world’s way; the love of Christ must come before all else.”

Chapter 4, 20-21

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“Bind yourself to no oath lest it prove false, but speak the truth with heart and tongue.”

Chapter 4, 27-28

“Place your hope in God alone.”

Chapter 4, 41

“Respect the elders and love the young.”

Chapter 4, 70-71

“Pray for your enemies out of love for Christ. “

Chapter 4, 72

“If you have a dispute with someone, make peace with him before the sun goes down.”

Chapter 4, 73

“The first step of humility is unhesitating obedience, which comes naturally to those who cherish Christ above all.”

Chapter 5, 1-2

“Speaking and teaching are the master’s task; the disciple is to be silent and listen.”

Chapter 6, 6

“The first step of humility, then, is that a man keeps the fear of God always before his eyes (PS 35[36]:2) and never forgets it.”

Chapter 7, 10

“Let us consider, then, how we ought to behave in the presence of God and his angels, and let us stand to sing the psalms in such a way that our minds are in harmony with our voices.”

Chapter 19, 6-7

“On arising for the Work of God, they will quietly encourage each other, for the sleepy like to make excuses.”

Chapter 22, 8

“Every age and level of understanding should receive appropriate treatment.”

Chapter 30, 1

“Above all, let him be humble. If goods are not available to meet a request, he will offer a kind word in reply, for it is written: A kind word is better than the best gift (Sir 18:17).”

Chapter 31, 13-14

“Let all the rest serve one another in love.”

Chapter 35, 6

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Chapter 43, 3

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Chapter 48, 1

“The life of a monk ought to be a continuous Lent.”

Chapter 49, 1

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Chapter 53, 1

“Proper honor must be shown to all, especially to those who share our faith (Gal 6:10) and to pilgrims.”

Chapter 53, 2

“(B)ecause wherever we may be, we are in the service of the same Lord and doing battle for the same King.”

Chapter 61, 10

They should each try to be the first to show respect to the other (Rom 12:10).”

Chapter 63, 17

“We wish this rule to be read often in the community, so that none of the brothers can offer the excuse of ignorance.”

Chapter 66, 8

“Trusting in God’s help, he must in love obey.”

Chapter 68, 5

Never to do another what you do not want done to yourself (Tob 4:16).”

Chapter 70, 7

“No one is to pursue what he judges better for himself, but instead, what he judges better for someone else.”

Chapter 72, 7

“Let them prefer nothing whatever to Christ, and may he bring us all together to everlasting life.”

Chapter 72, 11-12

“What page, what passage of the inspired books of the Old and New Testaments is not the truest of guides for human life?”

Chapter 73, 3

“What book of the holy catholic Fathers does not resoundingly summon us along the true way to reach the Creator?”

Chapter 73, 4


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