Martyr (died c. 258)
Most of us know someone who died while still young. The value of a person’s life can’t be measured by the number of years she or he spends on earth. Some people live with more meaning and joy in one day than others do in years. Agnes was such a person; she lived a whole lifetime of love for God in just 13 years.
Although Agnes was young when she was martyred, her courage made a great impact on the people around her. A church was built over her tomb after her death. She may be the most famous of the early Roman martyrs.
According to legend, Agnes was very beautiful. When she refused a proposal of marriage from a pagan, the young man reported to the emperor that she was a Christian.
The name Agnes means "pure" in Greek. It sounds like the Latin word agnus, which means "lamb." Every year on this day, two lambs from a special flock are blessed in the Roman church that bears her name. At Eastertime, the soft wool from these lambs is sheared and made into vestments for the bishops of the church.
St. Agnes, pray for us.
OLD MISSION MONTESSORI SCHOOL NEWSLETTER
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
DATES TO REMEMBER!
Sunday, January 26th, 10:00 am Mass,
Serra Center Celebrate OMMS
January 26th – February 1st, Catholic
January 27th – All School Assembly
January 29th, OMMS Restaurant
fundraiser, Chic-Fil-A, 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Friday, January 31st, 11:00 am Catholic
Schools All School Mass Celebration,
3:00/3:15 pm dismissal
February 4th-6th – ACRE Testing (5th & 8th
February 7th, 11:00 am All School Mass,
12:30/12:45 pm dismissal
February 17th, Presidents’ Day,
PLEASE join us for mass on Sunday, January 26th, for the 10:00 am Mass in the Serra Center to help commemorate Catholic Schools Week! We cannot think of a better way to begin our celebration than to begin it with our Parish community! Afterwards, please stop by and visit our displays. We encourage all of our students to wear their Mass uniforms to
help show off our school pride! Don’t forget to join us!!
Middle School Dance Rescheduled
Due to scheduling conflicts, the Middle School Dance has been rescheduled for March 28th.
OMMS Annual Variety Show Postponed
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Annual Variety Show has been postponed to a later date. We will announce the rescheduled performance date as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility. If you have any questions, please speak with Mr. Tom.