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Monday Mail for the Week of September 17th, 2012: Important Upcoming Calendar Reminders - September 18th……. HOMECOMING: Jazz Up Your Uniform - September 19th…… HOMECOMING: Disney Day - September 20th …… Homecoming Mass – Full Uniform - September 21st …… HOMECOMING: Spirit Day - September 21st…….Homecoming Game vs McNairy Central - September 25th ……Freshman Retreat - September 27th ……School Picture Day

Homecoming Week Schedule: -

Monday: Theme Day Tuesday: Jazz Up Your Uniform Wednesday: Disney Day Thursday: Homecoming Mass – Full Uniform Friday: Spirit Day (no costume; jeans and spirit wear), Wacky Olympics, Pep Rally - Saturday: Dance from 7:30-10:30 PM in Dining Hall - Other Information: o Dance tickets will be on sale all week during all lunches. Cost - $5 for single and $10 for couples. Tickets are NOT sold at the door; they must be pre-purchased. o Penny Wars: Penny War jars will be out MONDAY-THURSDAY. All money will be donated to Wounded Warriors. o Can Tab Competition – Club St. Jude –will run MONDAY-THURSDAY. Save your tabs from your drink cans and help a great cause! o Wacky Olympics sign up will be during lunch WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY.

Pro-Life Trip Meeting PRO-LIFE TRIP RESERVATIONS DUE October 1, 2012 Those students who plan on traveling with SBA to the Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., the reservations forms and deposit of $150 is due no later than Oct. 1. We must have an exact count to order tickets to the student-favored Youth Rally/Mass (it is by ticket only now). Students must attend the first meeting during Activity Period (2:30-3:00) tomorrow, Sept. 18 in the theater in order to make the trip. This would be a good time to turn in all trip permission forms and deposit money. For information contact: Sharon Masterson, 260-2871,

The Rule: St. Benedict’s Newsletter News From the Pope: Oct. 11 Begins the Year of Faith! Check out the website: content/ novaevangelizatio/ en.html

Saint quotes of the month: “To read Sacred Scripture means to turn to Christ for advice.” -St. Francis of Assisi (Feast Day: Oct. 4) "Do not be afraid any longer, little flock, for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.” - St. John Leonardi (Feast Day Oct. 9) “He who has God finds he lacks nothing: God alone suffices.” - St. Teresa of Avila (Feast Day: Oct. 15) “The faith I have when I am in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament is so strong that I find it impossible to express what I feel.” - St. Anthony Mary Claret (Feast Day: Oct. 24) “Keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith.” -Hebrews 12:2

St. Benedict at Auburndale


Religious Events on Campus Pray at SBA: Mondays at 7:15 a.m. in Chapel (except Oct. 15) BenedicTeens: Every Thurs. at 4:30 in Mr. Smith’s classroom. Oct. 1: 1st Period Class Mass Oct. 2: 2nd Period Class Mass

Oct. 4: 4th Period Class Mass Oct. 5: First Friday Adoration 7:15 a.m. Mass Oct. 8: 5th Period Class Mass Oct. 9: 6th Period Class Mass Oct. 10: 7th Period Class Mass

Oct. 3: 3rd Period Class Mass

Schedule of Lectors & Altar Servers Oct. 1 (1st Period) Oct. 8 (5th Period) Lectors: Mary Margaret Vollmar & Lectors: Grace Call & Amelia Tim Maginn Strickland Altar Server: Joseph Ferrante Altar Server: Grace Gilman Oct. 2 (2nd Period) Lectors: Nikki Shah & Abbey McCory Altar Server:

Oct. 9 (6th Period) Lectors: Arielle Lahlles & Cassandra Carrasco Altar Server: Emma McDonald

Oct. 3 (3rd Period) Lectors: Alana Oliphant & Christine Goold Altar Server: Zach Favorite

Oct. 10 (7th Period) Lectors: Patrick Murphy & Jessica Focht Altar Server: Jack Schaaf

Oct. 4 (4th Period) Lectors: Abby Fehrenbacher & Kirkland Schuler Altar Server: Amanda Slade

Oct. 11 (8th Period) Lectors: Olivia Orsak & Cory Sheeks Altar Server: Patrick Freel

Diocesan Events:

Bishop Steib leads civic prayer for elections: Oct. 4th, 7-9 p.m. Cathedral Father/Son Program: Oct. 28, 4-7 p.m. St. Francis Hospital Auditorium SEARCH: November 9-11 (send in your registration form by the week of Oct. 22)

Other News:

ALL Chaplains meet with Mrs. Rotty after school on Thursdays. Check the bulletin board in the Theology hallway for Parish Mass, Confession and Youth Ministry schedules.

Director of Spiritual Affairs: Khira Rotty Email: Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Volunteer Opportunity St. Francis Of Assisi Church FALL FEST VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Signups are now open to Volunteers ages 13 and Over! Simply go to our website at and click on the “Volunteers” link. COMPLETE and SUBMIT the Online Registration form. It’s as simple as that! Sign Up EARLY for the best shifts. Limited spaces available. All volunteer shifts will be filled on a first come/first serve basis. For more information, contact Tina Sosnowski at

Junior Parent Meeting – “The College Process” Jennifer Brannon will be hosting an informational session for junior parents on the college process. There are three times from which to choose: October 3rd 12:30pm or 6:30 pm and October 4th 6:30 pm. All three sessions will be held in the Distance Learning Center. Please RSVP to if you would like to attend.

Can You Believe That!?!??! We want you to know that the Eagle Bucks program last year totaled

FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS! Do you know that we only have about 100 families participating?!??! AND – we think most of them are alumni families now that started using their cards when the Eagle Bucks program started. CAN YOU IMAGINE IF WE ALL PARTICIPATED IN THE EAGLE BUCKS PROGRAM?!?!?! Here’s the deal… There is a NEW program at Kroger. The old reloadable gift card program will terminate on 9/28/12. If you shop at KROGER – you likely have a Kroger Plus card on your keychain. If you will go to their website at, and create an account (it gives you the option to enter your existing Plus card number), you can then: Select “My Account” below “Welcome Back” once you have signed in. Select “Community Rewards” at the bottom of the list. Select “Edit Community Rewards Program Information”. Enter your contact information (if requested). Enter St. Benedict at Auburndale under “Find Your Organization”. Select the check box next to St. Benedict at Auburndale. Click SAVE CHANGES at the bottom. You can now see our school under your Community Rewards tab. Once you have completed this process, a portion of every shopping trip you make using your Kroger Plus card will now go to support St. Benedict High School. THANK YOU! You can do the same thing with your TARGET credit card. If you have a Target RedCard, you can designate St. Benedict at Auburndale as your school of choice for their “Take Charge of Education” program and the school will receive up to 1% of every purchase you make. You can do this on their website at Our school number is 15968, or you can just search by our zip code 38016. You wouldn’t BELIEVE how this one adds up! Think of how much we all spend at Target! THANK YOU! We also have GIFT CARDS JUST LIKE THE ONES YOU WOULD BUY AT THE STORE. They are the same amounts and to all of the same stores. BUT – if you buy them from SBA, then the school gets a percentage of the card when they are used. Please go to to see and order the different cards we offer and print out an order form if you are interested. We have one SBA family that owns a business and purchases hundreds of cards from the school for employee Christmas gifts and customer thank you gifts. What a great idea! THANK YOU! You obviously can see how it adds up. It added up to over $50,000 in one year! If you already take advantage of this way to help our school – THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! If you haven’t yet started use of this program, we would love for you to consider it.

It is a one-time extra step, but WOW does it help us out.

St. Benedict at Auburndale Ninth Season Crossroads Artists Concert Series SBA Performing Arts Theatre 2012-2013 Schedule (Sunday evenings, 6:30 pm)

October 28, 2012 Paul Taylor/Interrobangď ž: From Acoustic Blues to Experimental Spontaneous Composition December 16, 2012 Susan Marshall: Broadway to the Blues (featuring Joe Restivo) February 10, 2013 John Angotti: Songs of Life March 24, 2013 The First Merely Players Showcase‌Live! 3D: New and Original Theatrical Works based on this year's theme: the Songs of Elvis Presley.

TICKET ORDER FORM The Crossroads Artists Concert Series Ninth Season SBA Performing Arts Theatre October 28, 2012 Paul Taylor/Interrobang: From Acoustic Blues to Experimental Spontaneous Composition December 16, 2012 Susan Marshall: Broadway to the Blues (featuring Joe Restivo) February 10, 2013 John Angotti: Songs of Life March 24, 2013 The First Merely Players Showcase…Live! 3D: New and Original Theatrical Works based on this year's theme: the Songs of Elvis Presley.

We encourage you to consider season tickets to the Crossroads series- it is the major fundraiser for the Instrumental Music Program, and your support is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

____YES! I WANT TICKETS!! Crossroads Artist Concert Series

Name:___________________________________________________________ Address:_________________________________________________________ City/State/Zip_____________________________________________________ Phone___________________________________________________________ Email____________________________________________________________ Contact: Sharon Masterson For Reserved Seating 901-260-2840 SEASON TICKETS $30.00

Students $15.00


Attention Seniors There are several announcements regarding various items needed for this year’s yearbook: - Yearbook needs your baby pictures turned in no later than FRIDAY 9/28. The photo can be dropped off in the front office or emailed to Please ensure the photo is labeled with the student’s full name. - Senior quotes to be turned in no later than FRIDAY 9/28. Please email to We try to avoid duplicating quotes in the yearbook so the student may be asked to change the quote if he or she is the second person to turn in the same quote. - Senior pictures can be scheduled at Holland Studios by calling (901) 362-1818. The following students have not had their pictures taken. Please do so by October 15th: Katie Altizer Brandon Beck Joseph Budinsky Miguel Cabrera Tucker Hanemann Nicholas Homolka Ben Kurtz

Ben Livingston Chris Paratore Harold Pierson Ronnie Sakaan Alexander Smith Skyler Thorpe Mary Anne Waddell

NEWS FROM HOME AND SCHOOL A big thank you to those who sent in food for the first Monthly Teacher Treats day this past week. The faculty and staff raved about how wonderful everything was. Thank you for doing this for our teachers. They are always very appreciative. Also, thanks to the many volunteers who came for First Friday Adoration. Your time is greatly appreciated. It is a wonderful service to our school. We hope that your time spent whether in prayer, meditation or peaceful thought lifted your spirit. Both of these volunteer opportunities are still open for sign up via See links below. In addition, we have a call out for some additional volunteers needed: • Father/Son Outing - We need 3 moms or dads to assist with preparation

and during the event. These can be junior or senior moms or dads. It would be nice it is just the guys and their dads. A great opportunity for junior parents to volunteer and see what they have to look forward to next year. This event will be in the spring of 2013. • Mother/Son Dinner - We need 4 junior moms to assist with set up the day

of the event, help during the event and clean up. This can be in shifts or the entire time. Event date is TBD, but set up is typically noon-2pm and the event should last no more than 3 hours, with 30-40 min for clean up. Having the junior moms allows our senior moms to spend time with their sons. For both of these volunteer opportunities, please contact Nancy Wiley at: 901.340.0244 or - link to Sign Up Genius for Monthly Teacher Treats -- link to Sign Up Genius for First Friday Adoration

SBA Homecoming 2012 Friday, September 21st at 7pm Please join us before the game @ 5:30 for barbeque and drinks at our Annual SBA Block Party! Families are invited to bring chips or easy desserts. Alumni passes to the game will be available.

GO EAGLES! Look for the tent by the field parking lot.

SBA Development Office

(901) 260-2892

PSAT WORKSHOP October 6 9am-2:30pm Offered by St. Benedict at Auburndale Includes workshop and Kaplan math and reading workbooks Cost: $50

Juniors take the PSAT The National Merit Qualifying Test On October 17 Math Presenter: Annette Dabaldo Reading Presenter: Betsy Baker Bring a sack lunch.

My student would like to participate in the PSAT workshop October 6th. Name of student___________________________________________________________ Phone Number ____________________________________________________________

***Make checks payable to SBA. Registration forms due by September 19th ; attention to Jennifer Brannon.

SBA Athletics - Upcoming Events Monday, September 17th - JV Football vs St. George’s (CANCELLED)

Tuesday, September 18th - VAR Girls Soccer vs Hutchison (HOME at 5:30pm) - JV Girls & Boys Cross Country – League Meet (AWAY)

Wednesday, September 19th - Volleyball vs St. Agnes (AWAY) - JV Girls Soccer vs Collierville (AWAY)

Thursday, September 20th - Girls Golf – DII-AA Regionals (AWAY) - FR Football vs Father Ryan (AWAY)

Friday, September 21st - HOMECOMING: SBA vs JCM (HOME @ 7:00PM) - Boys Golf – DII-AA Regionals (AWAY)


St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School ~ FALL FEST FUN RUN ~ REGISTRATION FORM September 29, 2012 9:00 a.m. ~ St. Benedict High School Track PARTICIPANT(S): Complete where applicable: Individual Participant - $15 Name


Email Address

T-Shirt Size

Family Participants - $40 for the Entire Family Family Email Address Name


















T-Shirts are not guaranteed for registrations received after September 25, 2012.

RACE OPTIONS: Please indicate how many runners per event: One Lap Fun Run – Children 10 and Under One Mile Fun Run – Middle/Elementary School Students – 14yrs & Under One Mile Fun Run – High School Students – age 15-18yrs One Mile Fun Run – Adult

Return with Payment (check payable) to SFA School, 2100 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova, TN 38016 ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE MSGR. PETER P. BUCHIGNANI ENDOWMENT FUND. St. Francis School Fun Run Waiver: By indicating your acceptance and paying your race fee, you understand, agree, warrant and covenant as follows: I understand that participating in this event is potentially hazardous, and that I should not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained. In consideration of the acceptance of this entry, I assume full and complete responsibility for any injury or accident which may occur while I am aware of and assume all risks associated with participating in this event, including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, effect of weather, traffic and conditions of the road. I, for myself and my heirs and executors, hereby waive, release and forever discharge the event organizers, sponsors, promoters, St. Francis of Assisi School, St. Benedict High School, The Diocese of Memphis, and each of their representatives, successors and assigns, and all other persons associated with the event, for all of my liabilities, claims, actions, or damages that I may have against them arising out of or in any way connected with my participation in this event. I understand that this waiver includes any claims, whether caused by negligence, the action or inaction of any of the above parties, or otherwise.

SFA 2012 Fall Fest BBQ Event We are getting close to the SFA 2012 Fall Fest BBQ Event which will be held on September 28TH & 29TH and we are running low on team participation. This year there is a $300.00 Non-Refundable fee for a booth space along with a $100.00 clean up deposit. This entry fee will include both a shoulder and rib entry as well as one team buy in for the corn hole tournament that will be held in the parking lot Friday evening. There will also be an Anything Butt Category with a $25.00 entry fee (unlimited entries). The rules will have few updates from last year and the prize money for the event is $300, $600, $900 for Shoulder; $300, $600,

$900 for Rib; and $900 for the Grand Champion. Please feel free to stop by the church office to sign up for this year’s event. You can also contact Chris Lomasney at or 901-756-6822.

Shroud of Turin Tour See the image of Jesus in his burial shroud! Close up! An Authentic life-size replica of the HOLY SHROUD OF TURIN is on tour and coming to St. Francis of Assisi Church on Tuesday, September 18th, from 7:00-9:00pm.

Bishop Steib Leads Civic Prayer for the Elections Tired of all the frenzy surrounding the elections? Find peace in prayer on the Feast of St. Francis. Join Bishop Steib in an evening of prayer as faithful citizens in preparation for the November elections. In the quiet of Evening Prayer followed by a Holy Hour prayerfully discern God’s will for our country. Trust that prayer transforms all situations. Be present for all or part of the evening. This is an excellent opportunity for the entire family. Thursday October 4 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Information: Therese Gustaitis 901.722.4794

2012 FATHER/SON PROGRAM For 12 - 15 year old boys (Must be accompanied by a parent or other supportive adult.)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Saint Francis Hospital Auditorium 5959 Park Avenue The Father/Son Program explores God’s special gifts of human sexuality and fertility as well as the goodness and wonder of His plan for growing up and becoming a man of integrity. Topics include: the physical changes in a young man’s body as it prepares for fatherhood; emotional changes; acceptance of responsibility; the functions of the male and female reproductive systems; the sacredness of human life; appreciation and reverence for the gift of sexuality; the virtue of chastity; and a question and answer segment. Healthy dating relationships with a strong emphasis on friendship, respect and chastity are also discussed. The purpose of the program is to provide an atmosphere of love and learning to discuss the important topic of growing up and to establish a foundation for continued communication between parent and child. The program is presented primarily by male NFP Center volunteers who have set high moral standards for themselves. They will emphasize respect, strong character, integrity, understanding and appreciation for God’s gifts.

Pizza and refreshments will be served.

Seating is limited and reservations are required. Discount fee is $25.00 per family (non-refundable) if RECEIVED by October 24. AFTER October 24, the fee is $30.00 per family (non-refundable.)

Please complete the reservation form below and mail it with a check for $25.00 to the NFP Center before October 24 or you can register online at

Diocese of Memphis Natural Family Planning Center 5825 Shelby Oaks Dr.  Memphis, TN 38134  (901) 373-1285  

2012 Father/Son Program Reservation Form We want to attend the Father/Son Program on Sunday, October 28, 2012. Father’s Name___________________________________________ Home Phone________________________________ (Please PRINT and use names as you want them to appear on the name tags.)

Son’s Name________________________________ Age______ DOB___________ School_________________________ 2nd Son’s Name_____________________________ Age______ DOB___________ School_________________________ Address___________________________________________ City/State/Zip___________________________________ Work or Cell Phone________________________ E-Mail address_____________________________________________ Please make $25.00 check payable to NFP CENTER and mail with the reservation form to:

Diocese of Memphis NFP Center  5825 Shelby Oaks Dr. 

Memphis, TN 38134

Seating is limited. Reservations must be RECEIVED by Wednesday, October 24, 2012 for the $25.00 discount fee. Confirmation of your reservation will be sent by E-mail or post card. Please call (901) 373-1285 if you do not receive a confirmation.

Monday Mail - 9/17/12  

Monday Mail to the Parents for the Week of September 17, 2012

Monday Mail - 9/17/12  

Monday Mail to the Parents for the Week of September 17, 2012