Psalm 72

R - Lord, every nation on earth will adore You.

O God, with Your judgment endow the king,
     and with Your justice, the king's son;
he shall govern Your people with justice
     and Your afflicted ones with judgment.  R

Justice shall flower in his days,
     and profound peace, till the moon be no more.
May he rule from sea to sea,
     and from the River to the ends of the earth.  R

The kings of Tarshish and the Isles shall offer gifts;
     the kings of Arabia and Seba shall bring tribute.
All kings shall pay him homage,
     all nations shall serve him.  R

for he shall rescue the poor when he cries out,
     and the afflicted when he has no one to help him.
He shall have pit for the lowly and the poor;
     the lives of the poor he shall save.  R

From the Principal

Elle Gaasch and Landon Davis are busy getting back into their First Grades studies at the start of the second semester.

Dear Parents,

As we enter the New Year, we begin preparing for the next school year. One of the most important days of the school year is the Open House for Prospective Parents. It is our intention to give prospective parents a good introduction to the school including faculty, facilities, and program.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and enthusiastic support of the school. The Open House for new parents will be February 22, the Monday after Mardi Gras. Hours for visitation for new parents will be from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. If interested parents call the school, Ms. Toni will forward a package to them with information on the school including a brief history, an overview of the curriculum, along with information on the religious aspect of the school. Tuition, fees, and procedures for registration for the coming school year will be made available at Open House.

A form is going home today, and if you are aware of parents who have children entering school for the first time, parents who have older children but who are in some manner of other unhappy with the education their children are receiving, or any family with preschoolers or elementary age students moving into the area, please provide us with their name and address and we will forward an Open House Package to them. We will not divulge who forwarded the names and addresses of prospective parents to us. 

-- Dr. Toups

Calendar for the Week

Wednesday, January 6
Report Cards Distributed

Thursday, January 7
Class Pictures IN UNIFORMS

Friday, January 8
Mass @ 8:30 - All are invited to attend. 
Eighth Grade Live Nativity during Mass
Adopt-a-Child Collection
Spirit Dress

Monday, January 11
Fair Meeting @ 6:30 in Library - All are invited to attend.

Class Pictures

Class pictures will be taken on Thursday, January 7. 

Enclosed with today's packet is an order form for class pictures. Please return it with payment to reserve your child's class picture.

Pictures are 8x10 and cost $12. Please make checks payable to Barberito Photographers.

Pictures will be taken in uniform.

Thanks to Third Grade!

Many, many thanks to the Third Grade parents for the wonderful treats in the faculty lounge this week!

What a wonderful way to return from the Christmas holidays!

We really appreciate the generosity. Thank you all so much.

Christmas Card Recycling

The SJS Student Council is collecting used Christmas cards for the St. Jude's Ranch for Children's recycled card program. 

If you would like to donated your used Christmas cards (or other greeting cards), please send just the fronts of the cards to school with your child. 

If you don't have time to cut the fronts off, send the cards and Student Council will cut them apart.

Your child should give the cards to his/her teacher. 

Cards will be collected until January 29.

Thank you for your support.

You may visit the St. Jude Website for more detailed information about the program.

Open House for Prospective Parents

If you have friends, neighbors, or relatives, who might be interested in sending their children to St. Joseph School, please provide us with their name and addresses so that we may send them an invitation to our Open House. 

A flyer has been sent home so that information may be provided. You may also call or email the school with the information.

We are especially looking for students entering grades preK, Kindergarten, and First. 

Prospective parents will be able to see classes in session, meet and talk with the teachers, ask questions, and get a feel for St. Joseph at this Open House. 

Your help in this matter is most important. Thank you for your tremendous support of SJS.

Live Nativity

In conjunction with the Feast of the Epiphany this week, the Eighth Grade students will present a live Nativity re-enactment during the school Mass on Friday, January 8, beginning at 8:30. All are invited to attend.

Christmas Thanks

The administration, faculty, and staff of St. Joseph School wish to extend a gracious thank you to all parents and students for the generous outpouring of remembrances at Christmas time. 

We are truly blessed to be working in such a loving and giving environment. Our parents and students are the best in the world.

Again, thanks to all who remembered us so generously. We wish a blessed New Year to our wonderful students and their parents.

St. Joseph Parish News

Parish Website

Mass Schedule

Saturday evening at 5:00

Sunday morning at 8:00 and 10:30

Sunday evening at 5:00 

Rosaryville Day of Prayer

A one-day mini retreat which includes: talks on specific topics, celebration of the Eucharist, lunch, time for reflection, and time to enjoy the beauty of Rosaryville Spirit Life Center.

The retreat will be held from 9:30-2:30 on Tuesday, January 19. 

The theme of the retreat is "The Power of Hope".

For more information call 225-294-5039 ext 102.

Prayer for Priests

The Year for Priests 2009-2010

Dear Lord,

We pray that the Blessed Mother wrap her mantle around Your priests and through her intercession strengthen them for their ministry.

We pray that Mary will guide Your priests to follow her own words,
"Do whatever He tells you." (Jn 2:5)

May Your priests have the heart of St. Joseph, Mary's most chaste spouse.

May the Blessed Mother's own pierced heart inspire them to embrace all who suffer at the foot of the cross.

May Your priests be holy, filled with the fire of Your love, seeking nothing but Your greater glory and the salvation of souls.


St. John Vianney, pray for us.

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