OneVoice Weekly – Apr 11, 2014

Saturday – April 12

+ PND Bunny Breakfast: 9:00 – 11:00 am in the School Commons Parents and children (pre-kindergarten through third grade) are invited to enjoy Easter doughnuts, cereal, coffee, juice, milk and tons of Easter Bunny Fun! Adults $4.00, children $3.00, under 2 free. Come join us for a visit with the Easter Bunny plus extra Easter surprises!

Palm Sunday – April 13

Monday – April 14

+ 7:45 Mass Intention: Souls in Purgatory

+ 3:45 Bridget and Katie Bill Signing for Basketball at Illinois Central College in Library

Tuesday – April 15

+ 7:45 Mass Intention: + Eleanor Appel

+ There will be a veterinarian here to speak about his career during B/C advisory

Wednesday – April 16

+ 12:00 Noon Mass Intention: +Joseph DeSutter

+ Our annual PND Vocation Day will take place during the day on April 16. Several religious communities and six seminarians from the Peoria Diocese will be visiting theology classes throughout the day to speak on discerning God’s will. The day will end with an all-school Assembly with Stations of the Cross in the gym. We will be following Schedule D.

Holy Thursday – April 17

+ 7:45 am Mass Intention: +Quentin Yerby

+ Graduation announcement delivery

Good Friday – April 18

+ No School/Easter Break

Saturday – April 19

From the Principal

Just a reminder that we will not be in session on Friday, April 18th because of Good Friday. We hope that you are able to get together with family over the Easter Holiday and celebrate the many blessings the Lord has provided us.

As we approach the mid-term point of our third trimester, please help us to encourage our students to stay focused and continue to work hard as the school year ends. Good luck to our students this weekend as they take their ACT exams. Again, parents thank-you for your support of our school.

From the President

Our sophomore girls attended a vocation day with our Sisters of the Pierced Hearts, Dominicans and other Sisters at the Spalding Pastoral Center. The students came away with a deeper understanding of a Religious vocation. They had an enjoyable day.

These past two weeks we finished our Lenten Confessions for our students with the priests of your parishes. It was great to have the help of our local priests, all who have students here at PND. Please thank your pastor and parochial vicar for offering their time and ministry to help.

We are continuing our faculty/staff Scripture study on Wednesday morning at 7:45. It is so great to have our faculty and Religious engaged in scripture meditation and reflection. We plan on continuing this even after Lent.

PND presented our Strategic Plan to Schools Office of the Diocese and received positive feedback on our plan and how detailed and ambitious it is. We will make a few changes and resubmit the final plan in May. Have a blessed Holy Week and Easter of the Lord’s Resurrection!

Msgr. Merdian

Upcoming Events:

Teens for Life

is sponsoring a Baby Drive to collect baby items for the Women’s Care Center in town. Baby items are being collected until April 16. A full list of items needed is available on the Student/Parent page of the PND website.

Easter Break

School will be closed in observance of Good Friday (April 18) and Easter Monday (April 21).

Easter Week: Celebrating Saints JPII and John XXIII

Tuesday-Friday, April 22-25: Showing of “Karol” in the auditorium during advisory (story of John Paull II’s life, in preparation for his Canonization on Sunday, April 27).

Tuesday-Friday, April 22-25: Videos of John Paull II, John XXIII, and Divine Mercy in the commons during lunch (in the background)

Career Fair

Thursday, April 24 from 9:00-11:00 in the commons

Prom News

Peoria Notre Dame High School’s 2014 Prom, “A Night in Paris,” will be held Saturday, April 26 at the Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette. Tickets are $40.00 per individual and will be on sale during all lunch periods Monday, April 14 – Thursday, April 17. Students are reminded that the dance dress code found on pp. 67-68 of the Peoria Notre Dame High School Student Handbook will be enforced. Questions about dress code may be directed to dress@pndhs.org. Students bringing guests from outside schools are responsible for making sure their guests are aware of the dress code guidelines. You will be receiving a letter with more complete prom information by email shortly.

Day of Recollection

Tuesday, April 29 Sophomore boys Day of Recollection at Community of St. John

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