Psalm 22

R     My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?

All who see me scoff at me;
     they mock me with parted lips, they wag their heads:
"He relied on the Lord; let him deliver him,
     let him rescue him, if he loves him."     R

Indeed, many dogs surround me,
     a pack of evildoers closes in upon me;
they have pierced my hands and my feet;
     I can count all my bones.     R

They divide my garments among them,
     and for my vesture they cast lots.
But you, O Lord, be not far from me;
     O my help, hasten to aid me.     R

I will proclaim your name to my brethern;
     in the midst of the assembly I will praise you:
"You who fear the Lord, praise him;
     all you descendants of Jacob, give glory to him;
     revere him, all you descendants of Israel!"     R

From the Principal

Dear Parents,

Yesterday Father John celebrated Mass for the students and asked them a question. “What was the most important Christian celebration Christmas or Easter?” There was some disagreement amongst the students as to the correct answer to that question. Father explained to the students the significance of the Resurrection and how event is more important than even Jesus’ birth. St. Paul tells us that without the Resurrection “your faith is vain; you are still in your sins.” The students received the message. This is the central mystery of our faith. Please have a faithful and Happy Easter.

The eighth graders are going on their trip next week Tuesday through Friday. We pray for a safe, funfilled, and enlightening trip. You may follow their progress through pictures and their blogging on our website.

The final results for the fair are still in the process of being completed. We will get the to you as soon as possible. 

-- Dr. Gerard Toups

Calendar for the Week

Thursday, April 1
Holy Thursday
Field Trip - Seventh Grade

Friday - Monday, April 2 - April 5
Easter Holidays

Tuesday, April 6
Classes Resume

Tuesday - Friday, April 6 - April 9
Eighth Grade Trip

Thursday, April 8
Reconciliatioin - Fourth Grade

Friday, April 9
Mass @ 8:30 - All are invited to attend.
Adopt-a-Child Collection
Spirit Dress

Saturday - Sunday, April 10 - April 11
Strawberry Festival Parking

Monday - Tuesday, April 12 - 13
LEAP Testing - Eighth Grade

March Crusaders of the Month

Mini Crusader - Slade Smith - Second Grade
Crusader - Lauren Hebert - Sixth Grade

Easter Holidays

St. Joseph School will be closed on Good Friday, April 2, and Easter Monday, April 5, for the celebration of Easter.

Classes resume on Tuesday, April 6.

Distinguished Graduate, Tommy Waller

Tommy Waller, SJS Class of 1996), returned to St. Joseph on Monday, April 12, to speak to the student body. He covered how St. Joseph School helped form his Faith which has carried him through life and bolstered him through his tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Tommy had the students' rapt attention for over an hour as he showed pictures of his both his personal life and of the time he was deployed.

A special session was held with the Eighth Grade boys following the power point.

Tommy is our Distinguished Graduate for 2010.

Child Nutrition Program

The Child Nutrition Program is preparing for the end of the year school. "Request for Refund of Lunch Money" forms were sent home today. 

If you believe your child will have a balance of at least $10 left in his/her lunch account at the end of the school year, plese complete the form and return it to the St. Joseph School cafeteria no later than June 5, 2010. 

Please do not mail any forms to the CNP office.

All refunds will be processed and mailed at the close of the school year. 

Questions? Please contact the cafeteria manager, Ms. Gwen Klein, at 985-386-8075.

Strawberry Festival Parking

Strawberry Festival Parking is the weekend of April 10-11. This is a huge fundraiser for the school, and your help is needed!

Volunteer times are as follows:

Saturday, April 10
9:00 a.m. - noon
noon - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 11
10:00 a.m - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

No special talents are needed to help with this essential fundraiser. The atmosphere is laid-back and fun. Volunteering for this event is a great way to meet other SJS parents while working to support the school.

If you're able to work all or part of a shift, please contact Jeff Schmitt, parking chairman, at

We'll see you at the parking lot!

St. Joseph Parish News

Parish Website


Saturday evening at 5:00

Sunday morning at 8:00 and 10:30

Sunday evening at 5:00


April 1 - Holy Thursday - Mass of the Lord's Supper 7 PM
April 2 - Good Friday 12 Noon Stations of the Cross, Celebration of the Lord's Passion 3PM
April 3- Prayer Service ( Office of Readings) 8 AM
April 3 - Easter Vigil Mass 8 PM
April 4 - Easter Sunday 8AM, 10: 30 AM

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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