St. Luke Catholic School
January 22, 2019
St. Luke Catholic School

Principal's Message: Week of January 20, 2019
2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

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Dear St. Luke Families,

This past weekend we honored Martin Luther King, Jr. Catholic bishops say it is a time for Christians to ask God what they need to do to counter racism. “The moment is also an opportunity for us to pause and reflect individually on what we are doing to build the culture of love, respect and peace to which the Gospel calls us and to also ask ourselves how we seek to help our brothers and sisters still suffering under the weight of racism,” the bishops said.

And, believe it or not this coming Thursday is our 100th day of school as we come upon Catholic Schools Week! Come and join us on Sunday, February 27th, for Open House, Mass, and lots of hospitality!!

In this coming Sunday’s gospel reading, we see Jesus standing up in his home town & announce his program: to bring glad tidings to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives, recovery of sight to the blind and release to prisoners. This program was established by one who had returned to Galilee “in the power of the Spirit.” For us as Catholic Christians, these are not some optional activities that one can engage in only if one is inclined. It is the program for which each of us have been anointed!

Reading I: Nehemiah 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10
Responsorial Psalm 19:8, 9, 10, 15
Reading II: 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 or 12:12-14, 27
Gospel: Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21


Dates to Remember

January 23: Recycle Drive - See info in Up and Coming Events
          1:00 PM Geography Bee for Grades 4 - 8
January 24 - 31: Scholastic Book Fair
January 27: 10 AM - 12 PM Open House for ALL Families
January 27- February 1: Catholic Schools Week (take a look below for spirit days)

Click here for a complete monthly calendar.
Use the side arrows to view future months.

What's Going On at St. Luke School

Included in today's Packet:

~ Father/Daughter Dance Tickets
~ Mother Daughter Tea Ticket Order Form

~ Sacramento Kings Ticket Order Form

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Georgraphy Bee, Wednesday at 1 PM

All are welcome to watch students in 4th - 8th grade participate in the Geography Bee at 1 PM in our gym. The winner from this bee will move on to the next level!


Cupcakes for the Unborn

As part of the 8th grades January (Unborn) community service project they sold cupcakes at morning recess today and will be selling them tomorrow (until sold out) for $1.00. All money raised will be donated to the Pregnancy Help Center.


Scholarship Applications

Effective January 1st, all families registered in one of our Catholic elementary schools are eligible to apply for a 2019/2020 In House and SEEDS Scholarship through FACTS Grant & Aid.  

The application process/timeline is as follows:

  • Applications are accepted from January 1st through April 1st for the 2019/20 school year through FACTS Grant & Aid.
  • There is a $30 per family application fee.
  • A family is to complete the application process by April 1st.
  • 2017 tax return / documentation will be required.  
  • An application is complete and eligible for consideration when all the required documentation has been filed and verified on or before April 1st.  Applications which are incomplete/not verified on April 2nd will not be eligible for a scholarship.
  • Recipients of a 2019/20 scholarship will be notified by the school administrator no later than early June.

SEEDS Scholarships are awarded as follows to qualifying families:

  • $1,000 for the first child
  • $  700 for the second child

To apply, please click here. If you currently have a FACTS account, please use your login information.


Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!

We would like to thank Annabelle Arther and her family for donating so many, much appreciated, rainy day items from our wish list. We now have more parachutes, fun bowling sets, beach balls and drawing pads. Thank you for your generosity! 

From the St. Luke’s Instructional aides


Catholic Schools Week

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Students will have Free Dress on February 4 if their parent/guardian signs in at their homeroom class.

**Bring friends, family and neighbors! The best form of advertisement for our school is word of mouth**


Family Referral Program

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Love our school? Tell everyone!!

Receive $500 off your tuition if you refer a NEW family to St. Luke School. 

Just bring the interested family in to see Mrs. Curtis either at Open House or in the office prior to the application process. 


Income and Expenses 2018

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Click here to download a PDF


Mustang Matrix 2019

Congratulations to all the Matrix winners for the month of January:

[Hidden image]  January 1............Annabelle Arther
  January 7............Shaynie
  January 14..........Olga Hinayon
  January 22..........Megan Warren


Congratulations to all those who have won the
$100 drawing this year.

Up and Coming Events

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This out of this world evening will be held from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM in our gym. It is for fathers/father figures and daughters enrolled at St. Luke Elementary School to enjoy. Stop by the school office to pick up a ticket order form, or download it here

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*** SPEAKING OF UNIFORMS *** Please check the tags on your child(ren)'s clothing and make sure it belongs to them. Some parents have looked in the lost and found bin for their child's sweaters and they are nowhere to be found.

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St. Luke's

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Show Date: February 22, 2019
Questions? See Miss Leman or Miss Jenn


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Download the order form here.

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Prayer Spot

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

1 John 5:14


Please keep the following people in your prayers:


Salvador Ramirez
Linda Brown

Sharon Hung
Bonnie Bergeleen
Stanley Anchetta
Clint Rich

Breana Brockl
Brenda Brockl

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Kaylee Harris
Eryn Leman

Josh Allen
Frances Juarez

Freddy Tinder

Froylan Tinoco
Maria Tinoco

Danny Herman

If you would like to add anyone to our prayer spot, please email Miss Nance at

Parish Ministries Working Together

Knights of Columbus Crab Feed

Feb 9, 2019
Doors open at 6 pm.

The menu includes
marinated crab, pasta, salad, bread, dessert.

Ticket prices: $55.00 each
or table of 8 for $420.

Tickets can be purchased in the school office.  
Call Lolly at 478-6565 for questions.

A Message from Bishop Cotta

Dear Children and Youth,

Now, as you continue your academic school year after the Holidays, and as we begin a New Year, I pray all is well with you.

For those of you who, last year, celebrated your First Holy Communion, I pray that you have stayed close to Jesus. I hope you, and your family, are continuing to go to church on Sunday so that you can listen to the Gospel of Jesus and to receive Him in Holy Communion - the Bread of Life, the Eucharist! Let us not deprive ourselves of so great a Gift! A Blessed and Happy New Year to you and your family.

For you, our young people, who received the Sacrament of Confirmation in 2018, I pray all is well with you as we begin the New Year, 2019.

From your day of Confirmation to the present, how has the Holy Spirit made a difference in your life? Have you fostered a relationship with Him? Are you calling upon Him to help you? Don’t forget, the Holy Spirit is your “Helper.” Have you asked Him for the “Fruits” and “Gifts” that are available to you? Remember, all you have to do is ask for them. The Holy Spirit is there to help you! He loves you and He will lead you to a greater relationship with Jesus. Never forget that!

Let me know how it is going by leaving a message or comment on the Diocese of Stockton’s Facebook or Twitter page.

You remain in my prayers.

God bless you!

Bishop Cotta

St. Mary's HS

Become a Ram! St. Mary's High School is accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please join us for New Parent Information Night on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Morelli Gymnasium. Eighth Grade Day is Friday, January 25, 2019. Apply now to reserve your placement test spot. The first placement test will be given on Saturday, January 26, 2019. 

To apply, please contact the Registrar, Mrs. Su Towne, at 957-3340 Ext.

103, or email

In Other News

Stockton Girls Softball Assciation League Sign Up Flyers are in the school office. Stop by and pick one up if your daughter is interested in playing softball.