If you signed up to attend World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Mass is at 12:15 p.m. today, May 4 in St. Peter’s Cathedral, Scranton. There is also a reception in the former Bishop Hannan High School (located directly across the street from the Cathedral) immediately following Mass. Students and their families should arrive by 11:50 a.m. Students should wear their Holy Rosary School uniforms.
Choir practice is cancelled for Tuesday, May 6, due to the spring concert.
The spring concert is at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6. Join in for a fun night of singing by the fourth, fifth and sixth-grade students and to experience the seventh-grade perform the “The Resurrection.”
This Friday is the Race for Education. Volunteers are still needed for this very fun and high-energy day. Come out and support the children as they walk or run with their friends for a great cause.
Don’t forget to send in your chances to hit Mrs. Skutack in the face with a whipped cream pie. Two lucky students from each grade, who have returned their chances and donation, will be randomly chosen to be part of the fun. All proceeds will go to Computer Fair expenses when the students move on to the state level of competition.
If you are interested in attending “Muffins with Mom” from 7:30 to 8 a.m. on Monday, May 12, send in forms by Monday, May 5.
Gift certificate sales are sold from 8 to 10 a.m. every Thursday in the Holy Rosary Church Hall. School families may send in orders on Wednesday to be filled on Thursday.
Holy Redeemer High School is asking for help from its feeder schools for Night at the Races to be held on Sept. 20. Volunteers are needed to sponsor races, purchase tickets to attend the events, purchase horses to race and to donate baskets for raffling. Anyone able to assist in any way is asked to reference the information sent home in the family folder for names, phone numbers, dates, and deadlines. Funds are need to purchases new buses and vans that will benefit all of the children.
Help put your state tax dollars to use in the Diocesan Catholic Schools. Pennsylvania businesses can receive a 75 percent tax credit for a one-year commitment, a 90 percent tax credit for a two-year commitment at the K-12 level, and a 100 percent tax credit at the Pre-K level. Information and applications can be found on the DCED website: www.newpa.com/EITC or www.newpa.com/OSTC.
Campbell’s Soup labels and Box Tops for Education are being collected at Holy Rosary School. These programs enable us to provide educational resources that may be unaffordable through our regular budget. They offer merchandise like computers, software, sports equipment, reference materials, science and art items, even musical instruments. Please continue your support of these programs by sending in your labels to the school office or by placing them in the church vestibule. If you have any questions, please contact the school’s office. Also, check labels for expiration dates. They can be sent in immediately and processed before they expire; there is no need to wait until a quantity is accumulated.