St. Leander of Seville - St. Mary`s Springs Academy



St. Leander of Seville - St. Mary`s Springs Academy
March 13, 2015
St. Leander of Seville
The next time you recite the Nicene Creed at Mass, think of today’s saint. For it was
Leander of Seville who, as bishop, introduced the practice in the sixth century. He saw
it as a way to help reinforce the faith of his people and as an antidote against the
heresy of Arianism, which denied the divinity of Christ. By the end of his life, Leander
had helped Christianity flourish in Spain at a time of political and religious upheaval.
Leander’s own family was heavily influenced by Arianism, but he himself grew up to
be a fervent Christian. He entered a monastery as a young man and spent three years
in prayer and study. At the end of that tranquil period he was made a bishop. For the
rest of his life he worked strenuously to fight against heresy. The death of the antiChristian king in 586 helped Leander’s cause. He and the new king worked hand in
hand to restore orthodoxy and a renewed sense of morality. Leander succeeded in
persuading many Arian bishops to change their loyalties.
Leander died around 600. In Spain he is honored as a Doctor of the Church.
System News
Wouldn’t you love a vacation? Just buy a raffle ticket
and you may be packing your bags!
Tickets are on sale now at all 3 campuses and the Scrip Office.
1 for $30 or 2 for $50. Win one of two fabulous packages:
Pkg #1: Week long stay in condo at Fantasy World Resort in
Kissimmee FL + $1,200 VISA card (can be used for air travel, food,
entertainment, etc.) Estimated value $2,200.
Pkg #2: You pick your TICKET TO PARADISE with a $3,000 travel
voucher from Travel Leaders, Fond du Lac. Where is your destination
of choice - Jamaica, Europe, Mexico? Plan the trip of your dreams!
Winners will be drawn at 10:00 p.m. at Ledgerfest 2015. Winner need
not be present to win.
Tickets will be on sale at Ledgerfest on 3/21/15 as well.
The Fond du Lac affiliate of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is once again offering FREE
classes to parents or guardians of children or adolescents living with mental health issues and/or severe social, emotional or
behavioral concerns. These classes provide information, advocacy resources and support to families impacted by a child's mental
illness. The next session of six classes is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 16, 2015 and continues through Monday, April 20
and will be held at our offices at 21 E. 2nd St., Suite 104. For more information CLICK HERE
Financial Aid Information
Scholarship Opportunities
We are collecting NEW hygiene and cleaning items for local homeless and crisis programs through
91.9/91.5 The Family’s annual “Help for the Homeless” hygiene drive Feb. 22 – March 15. Please
place your donations in the Help for the Homeless collection boxes located at St. Joe’s and St. Mary’s
Campuses and at local churches by March 15. Supplying these items to local shelters will help them
direct their limited funds to providing qualified staff, counseling, food and shelter to those they serve. Most
urgently needed items are laundry soap, garbage bags, dental and hair care, diapers, tissue, and feminine
care. Your donations will remain in this community. Note: Food Share (formerly Food Stamps) may not
be used to buy hygiene or cleaning items. Thank you! For more information, please visit or
call 1-800-236-9364. Local shelters and programs that are being assisted are ADVOCAP, Beacon
House, New Beginnings Pregnancy Center, Salvation Army, and the Solutions Center.
Join us in asking Jesus for more priestly and religious vocations! Pledge your prayers by clicking on the
Invisible Monastery link to help us have continuous prayer for vocations throughout the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
De Sales Days Seminary Summer Camps!
Check out our complete schedule of middle school, high school and young adult camps Mass, Adoration of
the Blessed Sacrament, Confessions, discernment talks, sports, recreation, service, fellowship, and discussion for young men
discerning God’s call.
For more information, please go to
JUNE 21 – JUNE 24
JULY 19 – JULY 22
JULY 19 – JULY 22
PE News
PE Prayer Service
Wednesday, March 18th ~ 8:30 A.M.
St. Joe’s Church
Hosted by Mrs. Giese’s 1st grade class
EM News
EM Mass
Friday, March 13th ~ 8:30 A.M.
St. Mary’s Church
Hosted by Mr. Grebe’s class
HS News
On Monday March 16 SMSA High School will be hosting the Flyway Conference Academic Bowl. Students at the
High School will be released at 2:25 pm. Buses will run at the normal times of a regular school day. Please feel
free to attend the Oral Quiz Bowl and support the SMSA Oral Quiz team as they compete academically with
schools from the Flyway Conference. The Oral Quiz Bowl is scheduled to begin at 6:15 pm. in Hutter gym.The
Awards ceremony will follow.
Rosary will be said Thursday, March 19th 7:30 A.M.
High School Prayer Room
The next Rosary will be Monday, March 23rd at 7:30 A.M.
7:17 A.M. Mass
Next 7:17 A.M. Mass will be Friday, March 20th.
Post Prom
The next meeting will take place on March 25th after the fundraiser at Culver’s. Meeting will take place at
Culver’s Restaurant.
Counseling Office
PARENTS: Course request forms are due now in the Counseling Office. Anyone not having turned theirs in
yet, should do so immediately.
The Counseling Office has information regarding Ries Driving School upcoming schedules. Anyone wanting
more information should stop in the Counseling Office.
Attention Seniors! Scholarships are beginning to arrive in the Counseling Office. Please make sure to stop in
every week or two to check for new ones that may have just been updated. Pay close attention to deadlines.
Applications will not be accepted past the due date.
The scholarships from the FDL Area Foundation have been updated and are available in the Counseling
Office. Seniors, please stop in and look through them.
The juniors are currently being met with to discuss their courses for next year, their graduation status and their
post-secondary plans. This might present an opportunity for you to talk about college visits. It might be nice to
tour the college while classes are in session to get a “flavor” of the college in action. You might also consider
visiting the admission office and meeting with a financial aid counselor and maybe even the department chair
or a professor in the area your son or daughter plans to study. Parents of the juniors should have received a
letter in the mail from the ZAPS company regarding the ACT prep course being offered on Friday, March 27.
Be sure to read it over and do your registering/payment online.
Seniors planning on attending a UW campus next year, don’t forget to schedule a placement test. Regional
placement testing information can be found at:
The Counseling Office has received information regarding ALP. ALP is the Accelerated Learning Program for
gifted high school students who want to explore interdisciplinary knowledge in a three-week program. Available
to students grade 9-12. The program will take place June 21-July 11, 2015. For more information, especially
regarding tuition, fees and list of courses, visit: or stop in the Counseling Office.
Post Prom fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings
Monday, April 6th ~ 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM.
Just mention Springs and 10% of your purchase will benefit the Post Prom.
High School Sports Calendar (Click Here)
Congratulations on an AMAZING Season Ledgers!
You have made us all Proud! Thank you to all of our
Seniors, coaches, and fans for being such an amazing
example for the SMSA Community! Ledger Pride!
Holy Family Catholic Community
333 Catholics needed! Will YOU be one?
Perpetual Adoration is coming to Holy Family Parish at the Sacred Heart Adoration chapel! We
need 333 Catholics to dedicate one hour of adoration each week. Will you be one of them?
You are encouraged to look at your schedule and consider this wonderful gift; a gift to the
Lord, a gift to you, a gift for our parish and Archdiocese. Perpetual Adoration lasts as long as
Our Lord's love for us in the Blessed Sacrament lasts, which is forever! As long as Jesus loves
us enough to want to be with us day and night, then WE want to love Him enough to be with
Him day and night! JESUS is waiting for YOU!
For more info, please go to: or contact Lisa Sutton at 5792895,[email protected] or#333Catholics on Twitter!
Community Connection
Service Hours Available!
Saturday, March 21st, 2015
St. Matthews School
423 Mill Street
School Gym
7:00 am – 10:00 am
10:00am – 1:00 pm

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