Isaiah 12

R. You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation. 

God indeed is my savior;
I am confident and unafraid.
My strength and my courage is the LORD,
and he has been my savior.
With joy you will draw water
at the fountain of salvation. 

R. You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation. 

Give thanks to the LORD, acclaim his name;
among the nations make known his deeds,
proclaim how exalted is his name. 

R. You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation. 

Sing praise to the LORD for his glorious achievement;
let this be known throughout all the earth.
Shout with exultation, O city of Zion,
for great in your midst
is the Holy One of Israel

R. You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation.

Calendar for the Week

Thursday, October 25
Reconciliation Grade 3
Retake Uniform Pictures

Friday, October 26
Mass @ 8:30 - All are invited to attend.
Spirit Dress (or Fall Fest Shirts)
Crusaders Announced
LSU/Bama Raffle Winner Announced
Pep Rally @ 1:00

Thursday, November 1
Feast of All Saints
Mass @ 8:30 - All are invited to attend.

Friday, November 2
Spirit Dress

Tuesday, November 6
School Holiday - Election Day

Wednesday, November 7
November Birthdays

Thursday, November 8
Field Trip - 4th Grade
Spring Fair Meeting @ 6:30 p.m. in the Library

Friday, November 9
Mass @ 8:30 - All are invited to attend.
Adopt-a-Child Collection
Grandparents Day

Accreditation Survey Due Wednesday, October 31

In an effort to improve system practices, schools in the Diocese of Baton Rouge involved in district accreditation are conducting surveys of professional staff, students, and parents. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. Please be assured that your responses in this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

Surveys should be completed by Wednesday, October 31.

The link to the survey is

All Saints Day - Thursday, November 1

The Feast of All Saints is Thursday, November 1. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. The student body from SJS will attend Mass at 8:30. We welcome the preK students as they join us for their first Mass as students.

As part of this celebration, sixth grade students will be included in the opening procession dressed as their favorite saints.

All are welcome to join on at Mass on All Saints Day.

Election Day - Tuesday, November 6

Tuesday, November 6, is an important national election day. There will be no school on this date. Please remember to vote.

Fall Fest

Mr. Jay Naquin, 8th grade homeroom teacher, has been named the St. Joseph School Fall Fest King. 

The Fall Fest was held at school on Friday, October 19.

Mr. Jay received his honor by gathering the most votes (@ 25 cents per vote) cast by the student body. The proceeds from the contest will go to support the purchase of books by a school library in LaPlace which was damaged by Hurricane Isaac. 

Our royalty was sponsored by the Junior Beta Club. 

A great time was had by all of our younger students at the Fall Fest. The older students were very pleased with their bowling trip.

We wish to thank all of our volunteer parents who helped to make this function happen. It couldn't have been done without you! What great parents we have!

More Fall Fest pictures can be seen at FALL FEST..

Calling All Book Fair Volunteers!

SJS will hold its annual book fair on November 12-16, the week prior to the Thanksgiving Holidays.

Traditionally, parents have been very generous with their time by volunteering to help work at the fair. We're counting on those volunteers again this year.

If you'd like to sign up for a shift (or two, or three), please check the survey in EDLINE for dates and times.

We do appreciate all of your help!

Hornets' Game

SJS and New Orleans Hornets
The St. Joseph Choir will perform the National Anthem on the court before the game.

New Orleans Hornets vs. Minnesota
Saturday, December 22, 2012
New Orleans Arena

$25. Per person
Each person will receive a ticket and t-shirt.
After the game, our group will be allowed on the court to take a group photo.
We will have our school name on the BuzzVision screen during the game.

DEADLINE: 11/16/12
(Last day of school before Thanksgiving break.)

Go to EDLINE to place your order.
Please make checks payable to: St. Joseph School
Send payment to the school office.

Father/Daughter Dance


Theme:  Mardi Gras Masquerade!!!

You can wear anything purple, green, and gold.  You may come in costume is you want.  You may even dress for a mardi gras ball.  Anything Mardi Gras!!   Award given out for best dressed couple.

All grades invited!!!  PreK - 8th grade

All Dads are welcome to come and enjoy a night out with their LITTLE GIRL!

There will be music, dancing, food, drinks, & pictures available.

Date: Friday, December 14th

Time: 7:00-9:30 pm (in the gym)

Early Bird Price: $20-admits dad & daughter, $5 each additional dad/daughter

At Door Price: $30-admits dad & daughter, $5 each additional dad/daughter

Special circumstances permit another male figure in student’s life. This may include grandfather, uncle, etc.

Register on EDLINE by December 7th.

Parish News

Rev. John Dominic Sims, O.P. - Pastor
Rev. Cayet Mangiaracina, O.P. - Parochial Vicar
Larry J. Melancon - Deacon
Mike Agnello - Deacon

Weekend Mass Schedule
Saturday Vigil Mass - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Mass - 8:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m.

Contact Information
Address - 255 North 8th Street (P.O. Box 368), Ponchatoula, LA 70454
Phone - 985.386.3749
Website -  

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