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School News in Brief - September 2016

The Northern Cross - September 2016
School News in Brief

‘Feast of Faith’ education dinner

All are invited to attend the annual “Feast of Faith” banquet for Duluth Area Catholic Schools, hosted by Bishop Paul D. Sirba on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 5:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Greysolon Ballroom, 231 E. Superior St., in downtown Duluth. Guest speaker is Dominican Sister John Mary Fleming, executive director of the Secretariat of Catholic Education at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. She also has 20 years’ experience as a teacher and an administrator in Catholic schools. There is no charge to attend, but fundraising is underway to cover costs so that all money raised goes to tuition support and special projects. To sponsor a full table, the cost is $1,200, and a half table is $600. Sponsors also receive two tickets to a VIP reception with Bishop Sirba prior to the dinner and recognition in the program. Space is limited. Reservations are required for each person planning to attend. Please register by Sept. 28 online at Faith2016. To sponsor a table, visit 016Sponsor. For questions please contact Mary Ann Rotondi at (218) 724.9111 or This fundraiser benefits students at Holy Rosary, St. James, St. John’s and St. Michael’s Lakeside Catholic schools in Duluth.

Foundation dinner Sept. 30

The St. Francis School Foundation Dinner will be held Friday, Sept. 30, at 5:30 p.m. at Arrowwood Lodge, 6967 Lake Forest Road in Baxter. The keynote speaker is Bishop Paul Sirba. The foundation’s mission is to provide a firm financial base for the school. Funds from dinners, silent auctions, donations and related efforts go toward a fund reserve. The goal is to reach $1 million in the trust. Interest earnings support teacher salary increases, school needs, capital needs and tuition scholarships for students. The school provides a Catholic education for students from several communities in the Brainerd Lakes area. For ticket and dinner information, call St. Francis of the Lakes School at (218) 829-2344.

School 0penings

Catholic schools still have openings in their classrooms for the 2016-17 school year. Contact your local Catholic school to learn more about registering your children.

Brainerd: St. Francis of the Lakes School, 817 Juniper St.; (218) 829-2344,;
Cloquet: Queen of Peace School, 102 Fourth St.; (218) 879-8516,;
Duluth: Holy Rosary School, 2802 E. Fourth St.; (218) 724-8565,;
Duluth: St. James School, 715 N. 57th Ave. W.; (218) 624-1511,;
Duluth: St. John the Evangelist School, 1 W. Chisholm St.; (218) 724-9392,;
Duluth: St. Michael’s Lakeside School, 4628 Pitt St.; (218) 525-1931,;
Grand Rapids: St. Joseph’s School, 315 S.W. 21st St.; (218) 326-326-6034;, principal@
Hibbing: Assumption School, 2310 Seventh Ave. E.; (218) 263-3054;;
International Falls: St. Thomas Aquinas School, 810 Fifth St.; (218) 283-3430;;
Virginia: Marquette School, 311 S. Third St.; (218) 741-6811;;