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School News in Brief - October 2015

The Northern Cross - October 2015
School News in Brief

Assumption School announces first-ever Glow Run

Assumption Catholic School of Hibbing is pleased to announce its firstever Glow Run, appropriately named Lumen Christi (“The Light of Christ”). The Lumen Christi Glow Run will serve as the school’s major fall fundraising event and will take the place of the Marathon for Non-Public Education, which has been the school’s mainstay fall fundraiser for nearly 40 years. School board vice-chair Cheryl Hanegmon and board member Katie Fredeen said, “Historically, the marathon has been an absolutely fabulous fundraiser for the school, but the board felt it was for something different. We are really excited about the novelty of the glow run, and we’re hoping the kids will be too.” The Lumen Christi Glow Run will take place Saturday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in the field at Assumption Catholic School. Students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade will be fundraising by going out into the community and soliciting pledges. Students will run laps around a track of glowing grass the night of the event. Fundraising incentives for the students include extra glow gear for the event and T-shirts, and the top two earners will be rewarded with bikes provided by Nelson Roofing. Father Gabriel Waweru, pastor at Blessed Sacrament parish and Assumption School, referred to the following scripture regarding Lumen Christi: “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12). The school has set a fundraising goal of $30,000. Donations can be mailed to Assumption Catholic School, 2310 Seventh Ave. E, Hibbing, MN 55746. All funds raised will directly benefit the school.

Feast of Faith will benefit Duluth Area Catholic Schools

The Duluth Area Catholic School system will hold its annual Feast of Faith banquet Sunday, Oct. 11, from 5:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Greysolon Ballroom, 231 E. Superior St., Duluth. Parking in ramp East of the ballroom. Catered by Blackwoods in Duluth. The dinner and program, hosted by Bishop Paul Sirba, will feature a keynote address by Monsignor James Shea, president of the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., a dynamic speaker on Catholic school education and its important role in today’s society. Last year’s Feast of Faith banquet drew more than 250 community and church leaders and raised nearly $50,000 for tuition assistance, $20,000 for special school projects and additional resources for coordinated efforts that benefit all four Duluth Area Catholic Schools — Holy Rosary, St. James, St. John’s and St. Michael’s Lakeside schools. It helped make Catholic school education affordable for dozens of families, brought iPads and Smart Board technology into classrooms, inspired young learners through innovative programs, and more. This year’s goal is even greater.

Catholic schools immerse young people in the teachings of Christ and instill in them a deep love of the faith, while challenging them with rigorous academics. Students in Duluth Area Catholic Schools generally score 1.5 to 2 grade levels above their current grade placements on national standardized tests. In addition, they are encouraged to put their faith into action through volunteerism, community service and active participation in the church. All Catholics are encouraged to share with their support.

The Feast of Faith banquet is free to attend, but it is the primary fundraising event of Duluth Area Catholic Schools, and a financial appeal will be made that night. In addition, those who are able are encouraged to consider sponsoring a full or half table to offset the cost of the evening and ensure that all money raised that night goes right to the mission. Space is limited, and reservations are required for each person planning to attend. Reserve your place at tinyurl.com/FeastofFaith2015. Learn more about table sponsorships at tinyurl.com/FeastofFaith2015Sponsor. Call Laurie Bisel or Mary Ann Rotondi at (218) 724-9111.