Mid-Buckeye Conference Awards Banquet

The first ever Mid-Buckeye Conference awards banquet was held this week. Varsity basketball coach, Mr. Joe Jakubick, was awarded Coach of the Year.  Mr. Frank Gordon, athletic director, was also at the banquet.  Also pictured here are Adam Blunk and Michael Berick who were named first team and Mason Campbell, named second team.  Kyle Osgar (not pictured) was named honorable mention.

Thank you to Kristen Blunk for this photo and information.  We do not have a photo of the girls’ awards group.  If any parent has a photo, please send to morris.kathy@myspartans.org so we can post on the website.  Thank you!

All the Madalyns

Mrs. Madalyn Bauer, elementary principal, sat with her elementary student Madalyns for this very cute photo.  How lucky we are to have a principal like Mrs. Madalyn Bauer and how lucky we are to have these wonderful students named Madalyn!

Thank you to Mrs. Carrier for sending this great photo.

Easter: Reconciliation, Holy Week Liturgies and Easter Sunday Masses

Celebrations – Sacrament of Reconciliation
St. Peter—Confession times at St. Peter are on Saturdays
from 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Deanery Lenten Penance Services
Bucyrus, Holy Trinity, Sunday, March 22, 4:00 p.m.
Crestline, St. Joseph and Bethlehem, Sacred Heart, at Sacred Heart, Wednesday, March 25, 7:00 p.m.

Holy Week Liturgies—St. Peter’s

Holy Thursday—April 2, 2015
7:00 p.m.— Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Presentation of Holy Oils, Washing of Feet, Eucharistic Procession.
Incense will be used.
8:00 p.m.— Midnight, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Good Friday—-April 3, 2015
3:00 p.m.— Good Friday Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Cross, and Holy Communion
7:00 p.m.— Stations of the Cross

Holy Saturday—April 4, 2015
9:00 a.m.— Morning Prayer, Blessing of Easter Baskets, RCIA Anointing with the Oil of Catechumens
8:00 p.m.— Easter Vigil (Blessing of Fire & Water and receiving RCIA & Elect into Church membership) Incense will be used.

Easter Sunday—April 5, 2015
Masses at regular times:
7:30 a.m. in Church; Incense will be used.
9:30 a.m. (Masses in Church and Auditorium)
11:30 a.m. Mass in Church; Incense will be used.

Anniversary of the Laying of the Cornerstone

Students and staff in the elementary school held a celebration on Friday morning, March 20, to mark the 88th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone for the elementary school building.  Music teacher, Mr. Joe Clark, led the students in song and Mrs. Bauer talked with the students about the history of the elementary building.  The celebration ended with students and staff reciting the verse on the cornerstone. (video below)

Father Rupert Goebel helped break ground for a new elementary school building on September 20, 1926. It was also during Father Goebel’s tenure as pastor that the Sunday envelope system was introduced as a result of the first financial campaign. It was on March 20, 1927, that the cornerstone was laid by Bishop Stritch. The Right Rev. Samuel A. Stritch, D.D., Bishop of Toledo, Rev. F. E. Malone, Chancellor of Toledo, and members of the Mansfield clergy and community took part in ceremonies which started at 8 a.m. on the morning of March 20, 1927. Arriving at the new building, Bishop Stritch, surrounded by the remainder of the procession, placed in the cornerstone a document, several religious coins and a coin dated 1926.

Rev. Stritch commended the congregation on constructing such an “edifice in order that their children might receive an education.”

The cornerstone reads:

“Erected to our children
that they may honor their parents
That they may serve their country
That they may love their God
That they may save their souls.”

The architect was William R. Perry of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who designed it in Lombardesque architecture. Built at a cost of $250,000 and with Leo Herman of Bowling Green, Ohio, as general contractor, the elementary school granite building included 21 classrooms. In September of 1927 the doors were opened to almost 700 students. Originally, the top floor was used as a dormitory for the Franciscan sisters for whom there was no room in the House of Seven Gables. The high school took over the entire red brick building and all the portable structures were sold.

Sweet Valentines

Learn more about the Montessori Preschool/Kindergarten program HERE.

It may be March but these cute photos from Valentine’s Day need to be posted!  The activity photos from the Montessori school still have us smiling.

The Valentine’s Day party was planned by our very supportive Montessori parents.

After each child delivered valentine cards and items they brought for their classmates to all the decorated Valentine mailboxes, the children traveled through the Montessori house in groups to four different activity areas.

They did a craft, frosted a Valentine cookie–then ate it, heard several stories and played Valentine-themed games. As a whole group, they then spent time with free play in the Annex gym! It was a fun party day.

Thank you to Mrs. Beres for the information and photos.