Psalm 118

R     This is the day the Lord has made; leet us rejoice and be glad!

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,
     for his mercy endures forever.
Let the house of Israel say,
     "His mercy endures forever."     R

"The right hand of the Lord has struck with power;
     the right hand of the Lord is exalted.
I shall not die, but live,
     and declare the works of the Lord."     R

The stone which the builders rejected
     has become the cornerstone.
By the Lord has this  been done;
     it is wonderful in our eyes.     R

From the Principal

In the picture - The SJS Figure Skating Team - Corey Raiford, Austin Henderson, and Jacob Wright show their skills at the Galleria ice skating rink in Houston.

Dear Parents:

I hope you had a wonderful Easter.

The Fair proceeds are not final, but, in spite of the poor weather, the net should be in excess of $30,000. We should have exact figures for you next week. Strawberry Fest Parking is still in need of workers. Please help with this project. The need to be successful is greater than ever since the Fair suffered from the weather.

Improvements are being scheduled for next school year. I will be meeting with the contractor this week to arrange concreting of the parking area along the street between the new building and the gymnasium which has been a problem since the building was completed. That work might not get completed until the summer but it is now in process. Additionally, it is our expectation that we will install Starboards in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade classrooms over the summer. Finally, we are examining an art program for next school year but that is in the preliminary stages.

The eighth graders are having a great time on their trip. They spent yesterday in Houston and today they are in Austin. Thursday and Friday are in San Antonio. See the pictures on the website. 

-- Dr. Gerard Toups

Calendar for the Week

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

Thursday, April 8
Reconciliatioin - Fourth Grade 
Spring picture orders are due.
Strawberry Festival Parade float decorating @ 5:30.

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

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!

Tuition/Loan Papers

Parents wishing to finance all or part of the 2010-2011 tuition may fill out the loan papers already provided to parents. Directions are included with the papers.

Loan papers are to be returned to the school office on or before Monday, May 3.

Spring Picture Orders

Spring picture orders are due by Thursday, April 8. 

Please remember to mark your background choice and include your money.

Strawberry Floats

SJS Crusaders of the Month and SJS Cheerleaders who turned in their permission forms will be able to participate on the SJS Strawberry Fest Parade Float. 

Decorating of the floats will be Thursday, April 8th at 5:30 p.m.They will be located in the parking lot of the LifeTeen buidling.  All participants must send an adult to help decorate the float. 

The participants who signed up will ride in the parade on Saturday, April 10. Riders will provide their own throws. If anyone wants to donate throws, they may be sent to the office.

Community News


Tangipahoa's best kept secret is back!

Rosaryville will again sponsor its summer camp for boys and girls ages 8-12. 

Two sessions will be held this summer: June 20-15 and July 18-23. This promises to be a fun-filled week of activities gearred to developing body, mind, and spirit.

The cost is $395 per child for overnight stays. Day camp is $265. Family discounts are available for two or more children attending the same camp.

There is limited space, so plans should be made now to reserve a spot.

More information can be had by contacting Jay Day, camp director, at 225-294-5039. The website also contains information.. 

Rosaryville is located at 39003 Rosaryville Raod in Ponchatoula.

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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