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Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace.
Pope Francis

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY – December 18, 1620, the British ship Mayflower lands at modern-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, and its passengers prepared to begin their new settlement, Plymouth Colony.

Lost & Found:  Please check the lost & found for anything you have misplaced.  All lost & found items will be donated at the end of this week!

If you are interested in applying for Foundation Scholarships for tuition
assistance for the 2020-2021 school year,  AND you have submitted
your Smart Aid application,  go to the  Catholic Central website, click
on admissions, scroll down to Tuition & Tuition Assistance.  There
you will find  the Foundation Scholarships application form as well as
descriptions of ALL Foundation Scholarships.  Deadline for submission
is January 10, 2020.

Volunteers for the Holidays – Snowflake Break at the Grand Rapids Public Museum offers family-oriented hands-on crafts and activities for visitors!  We are looking for outgoing and friendly, teen and young adult volunteers to assist all ages.

Available shifts

  • December 22 through January 6 (excluding 12/25 and 1/1)
  • Mondays through Fridays: 9:00am – 12:00pm & 12:00pm – 3:00pm
  • Saturdays & Sundays:  10:00am – 12:30pm & 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Free parking is provided.  Please contact the Volunteer Office at 616-929-1753 or for more information and to schedule.

January 11 is the 8th Annual Cougar Toss Fore Golf.

Register today!  Beat the post-holiday blahs by competing in a friendly cornhole tournament, hosted by the Catholic Central boys and girl’s golf teams! Traditional for adults starting at 5:30 pm.

Calling all middle and high-schoolers! Grab a friend and compete in the Catholic Central Jr. Cougar Toss cornhole tournament on Jan. 11 from 1-3 pm. Visit for more information.

High School Mission Trip to Cumberland, MD June 14 – 21, 2020.  We have several spots available for this fun filled week serving those in need and practicing our catholic faith.  All high school students entering 9th grade in 2020 are welcome.  Catholic Heart Work Camp has put together a great week of fun filled and rewarding activities.  For more information contact Tim Ryan at 454-9875 or

Attention Seniors

– Scholarships  – the following scholarships are currently accepting applications.  Scholarships and their criteria are available in Naviance.  Got the Naviance Home Page, click “Colleges” at the top of the screen, from the drop-down menu click “Scholarships and Money”, then click “Scholarship list”.

Due Date     Scholarship                                         Amount
1/12         William D. & Jewell Brewer Scholarship    $500.00
1/12         Guy Wilson Scholarship                           $500.00
1/15         NALS of Michigan Scholarship                 $1,000.00
1/31         LMCU-Lloyd F. Hutt Scholarship               $2,000.00
1/31         Ryan Fischer Legacy Scholarship             $3,500.00
2/3           University Club of Grand Rapids               $1,000.00

Grand Rapids Community College offers Job Training Information Sessions including tours of the Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC on most Mondays at 10:00 a.m.  Explore state-of-the-art labs to see how a professional trades career looks and feels. Check out programs* for in-demand skills in: Automotive Technology, Computer Support Technology, Construction (Introduction, Residential), Construction Electrical, Welding These hands-on training programs vary in length from four weeks to nine months.

Designed for students in grades 7-12, these free career exploration events are like getting 5 job shadows in one!  Students & parents can hear directly from a panel of professionals, ask career questions, and tour the employer’s workspace.  Space is limited. Over 20 different career fields & industries will be featured over the course of the school year.  Visit our webpage to register and for the full schedule

Lunch for Thursday – Mac & Cheese with Ham & Broccoli

PRAYER – A DOMINICAN BLESSING FOR YOU – May the God of Passion bless you. May God fire in you an eagerness for the Kingdom, an enthusiasm for the good news of salvation. May you be energized by faith with an intense awareness of God’s presence and activity in your life. May the divine energy in you kindle the God embers in each one you meet. May the God of Passion be with you. –Maxine Shonk, OP

Love     Lead     Serve     Strive     Wonder     Honor