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Pray the Rosary @ Emanuel AME Church Sunday, June 21st, 7PM

June 20, 2015

Dear CCS Families,

The Catholic community of Charleston will recite the Rosary on Sunday at 7:00 pm in front of Emmanuel AME Church​.

Please join if you are able​.

In Christ,
Peter Shahid
The Diocese of Charleston

A Message from the Bishop

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

When I first heard about the massacre at Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston, I was devastated. How could something so heinous occur in the Holy City? How could anyone’s heart be filled with so much hate?

Although I wanted to be with the Charleston community after the shooting, I was in New York presiding at my brother’s funeral who had died earlier this week. The funeral Mass was yesterday and as you can imagine, it was a difficult day for me on many levels.

I am now back in Charleston and want you to know that I am extremely saddened by this senseless murder of nine innocent men and women. Considering all the recent news events, it appears that this action was racially motivated. Just last week, as we began our Conference of Catholic Bishops in the United States, Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the USCCB, called for the Catholic community to commit to an ending of racism and the promotion of peace, justice and respect for all persons. As your Bishop, I urge everyone in the Catholic community in South Carolina to make this a personal commitment as well.

The fact that this horrible crime occurred in a house of worship makes it terribly disturbing. As I said in my public statement yesterday:

“The inside of any church is a sanctuary. When a person enters, he or she has the right to worship, pray and learn in a safe and secure environment. For anyone to murder nine individuals is upsetting, but to kill them inside of a church during a Bible study class is devastating to any faith community.”

“On behalf of the Catholic faithful in South Carolina, I offer my deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and to the members of Emanuel AME Church. I pray that everyone affected by this horror will feel the comforting presence of our Lord surrounding them during this difficult time.”

When such a tragedy occurs so close to home, you may be asking yourself what you can do to help these victims and their families. I encourage you to pray; specifically, to pray a Novena. Here is a suggested prayer you can say each day for nine consecutive days:

“Lord, we pray for those who have been devastated by recent tragedies. We remember those who have lost their lives so suddenly. We hold in our hearts the families forever changed by grief and loss. Bring them consolation and comfort. Surround them with our prayers for strength. Bless those who have survived, and heal their memories of trauma and devastation. May they have the courage to face the days ahead. Help us to respond with generosity in prayer, in assistance, and in comfort to the best of our abilities. Keep our hearts focused on the needs of all the community. We ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Tonight, Charleston Mayor Joe Riley is hosting a prayer vigil at 6:00 p.m. at the TD Arena in downtown Charleston. I will be attending and participating in this important service. Although you may not be able to attend tonight’s vigil, I ask that you stop at 6:00 p.m. and say a prayer for everyone who has been affected by this tragedy.

May God bless Charleston, our Diocese and our nation.

In His Peace,

+ Robert E. Guglielmone

Bishop of Charleston

Academic Calendar 2015 – 2016

Calendar 2015-2016

Principal’s Message May 28, 2015

May 28, 2015

2014-2015 Theme:

Every Child

a Gift,

Every Teacher

a Blessing.

Core Values:

Sharing Faith

Loving Family

Celebrating Diversity

Experiencing Art

Achieving Academic Excellence

Stay connected!

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Mass Schedule:

Sacred Heart Church

888 King Street

9:00 AM

Diocese of Charleston
Safe Environment Program:

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops established the
Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in 2002. The
Charter has the goal for creating a safe environment for children and
young people.In 2012 The Diocese of Charleston revised The Policy
Concerning Allegations of Sexual Misconduct or Abuse of a minor by
Church Personnel and adopted the updated Code of Conduct for Church
Personnel. This policy works in conjunction with the Charter.The
Charleston Catholic School operates under the Code of Conduct for
Church Personnel for all of its employees and volunteers.
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Principal’s Message

May 29, 2015

Dear CCS Families,

This Friday, May 29, we celebrate the youngest students on our campus
with our end of the year “moving up” ceremony for K4 and K5 children.
Jesus said to his disciples, let the little children come to me.

We are blessed with the innocence, enthusiasm, energy and love of
these precious children. They bring joy to everyone they meet on a
daily basis, and their zest for life is contagious.

We know that everything we need to know in life we learn in
Kindergarten. As Robert Fulghum says in his book, “All I Really Need
to Know I Learned in Kindergarten” (pages 4-5):
Share everythingPlay fairDon’t hit peoplePut things back where you
found them
Clean up your own messDon’t take things that aren’t yoursSay you’re
sorry when you hurt somebodyLive a balanced life – learn, think,
draw, paint, sing, dance, play and work every dayGo out into the
world, hold hands and stick together
Our Upper School Awards Ceremony will be Wednesday, June 3 at 10:30
a.m. in the Auditorium.

Graduation for the Class of 2015 will be Wednesday, June 3 — in
Sacred Heart Church — Awards Ceremony at 5:15 p.m. and Mass begins
at 6:00 p.m. Reception will follow Mass in the school Auditorium.

Final report cards will be mailed in mid-June.

First day of school for 2015-16 will be August 17.

Have a nice summer!

Fred McKay

Spiritual Reflection

This Sunday, the Church celebrates the Most Holy Trinity. In the
Gospel of Matthew, 28: 16-20, Jesus tells his disciples:
“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in
the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”

Every time we make the sign of the cross, we are praying symbolically
to the Holy Trinity and invoking the Holy Trinity in whatever prayer
we are offering.

2nd Grade May Crowning

The 2nd Grade Class led the May Crowning of Mary and enjoyed a
reception following Mass today. We congratulate all of our students
who have received their First Communion and keep in prayer our
remaining students who will receive their First Communion and
Confirmation in June.

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School Communication

June 3: Last Day of School. 11:15 Dismissal,
No Aftercare
June 3: 8th Grade Awards 5:15 PM, Graduation 6PM
June 14: St. Patrick First Communion 10 AM
June 16 & 17: Used Uniform Sale
June 28: St. Patrick Confirmation 10AM
Stay connected by logging onto the CCS website:
www.charlestoncatholic.com or on Facebook

Be sure to link your Harris Teeter VIC card to: 1902

After School Activities

Tuesday: Last Chess Club Meeting

Athletic News

Tennis Tournament Schedule

Black Saints TBA
Blue Saints TBA

Go Saints!

Mission Statement

The Charleston Catholic School educates a socially diverse student
body in a nurturing family environment within the sacred tradition
and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Teachers challenge the
students to discover their own unique gifts through creative inquiry
and critical thinking in the core academic subjects and the arts.
Our small, loving environment enables students to learn self
discipline through responsible decision-making and to develop a sense
of compassion for others.

Fred McKay, PrincipalFmckay@charlestoncatholic.org
School Office: (843) 577-4495

– http://www.charlestoncatholic.com/
www.CharlestonCatholic.com

Ravenel Bridge Shutdown

May 26, 2015

Dear CCS Families,

An accident involving an oil tanker truck on the the Ravenel Bridge has caused city officials to close the entire bridge. The bridge could remain closed as late as 4 p.m.. Officials have to transfer the oil from the damaged truck into another tanker truck before the damaged truck can be moved.

For safety reason, police will close the entire bridge during that process.

​Please check Live 5 News for up to date information.
http://www.live5news.com/

Principal’s Message May 22, 2015

May 22, 2015

2014-2015 Theme:

Every Child

a Gift,

Every Teacher

a Blessing.

Core Values:

Sharing Faith

Loving Family

Celebrating Diversity

Experiencing Art

Achieving Academic Excellence

Stay connected!

Follow Charleston Catholic School on – https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Charleston-Catholic-School/336988519723440 Facebook

Remember to “Like” Us!

We have 586 likes!
Only 14 more likes
to hit 600!
Keep inviting friends, family and alumni to “Like” us!!

Mass Schedule:

Sacred Heart Church

888 King Street

9:00 AM

May 27th – 5th & 2nd

2nd Grade Reception

Diocese of Charleston
Safe Environment Program:

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops established the
Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People in 2002. The
Charter has the goal for creating a safe environment for children and
young people.In 2012 The Diocese of Charleston revised The Policy
Concerning Allegations of Sexual Misconduct or Abuse of a minor by
Church Personnel and adopted the updated Code of Conduct for Church
Personnel. This policy works in conjunction with the Charter.The
Charleston Catholic School operates under the Code of Conduct for
Church Personnel for all of its employees and volunteers.
http://sccatholic.org – http://http://sccatholic.org/

Principal’s Message

May 22, 2015

Dear CCS Families,

On Tuesday, May 26, we will begin our new carpool route with morning
drop-off and afternoon dismissal (King to Congress to Benson to
Huger). We will observe how this new route works over the last 7
days of school as a “real test” before we make any permanent changes
for the new school year. Thank you for your cooperation and any
feedback you might have regarding this new carpool route.

This past Tuesday, we celebrated our athletes and coaches for our 2
middle school girls’ volleyball teams, junior boys’ basketball team,
senior boys’ basketball team, senior girls’ basketball team, and all
of our tennis teams (Red, White, Black and Blue Saints). We are most
grateful to our athletic director, Mr. Fields, for coordinating all
of our sports programs this year. We also appreciate all of our
coaches who volunteer their time, talent and effort to teach our
student-athletes about their sports and supervise their athletic
practices and games.

Congratulations to our Red Saints tennis team for winning the regular
season of Division 4 with a perfect 7-0 record. We are proud of you:
Brazil, Collin, Liam, Arden, Samuel and Alaina.

Yours in Christ,

Fred McKay

Principal
The Charleston Catholic School
888-A King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Spiritual Reflection

This Sunday the Catholic Church celebrates Pentecost, the coming of
the Holy Spirit on the disciples. Pentecost is known as the birthday
of the Church, as the disciples took on leadership roles after they
were inspired by the Holy Spirit.

Acts of the Apostles 2: 1-11

“When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one
place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a
strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they
were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted
and came to rest on each one of them. And they were filled with the
Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit
enabled them to proclaim.”

Athletic Banquet A Huge Success!

Congratulations to all of our student athletes this year. All of our
teams did an outstanding job. We appreciate all of our fine coaches
and the parents who got their students to practices and games.

A huge thank you to Mr. Fields and Mrs. Lehr for coordinating the
event. We appreciate the students who helped set up and and clean up!
Thanks to the faculty and parents who helped cook, serve and clean
up! Many hands made light work! Thank you!

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School Communication

May 23: Fishing Club 9 – 11AM Shem Creek Pier
May 25: No School, Memorial Day
May 27 – 29: 8th Grade Exams
May 29: K4 & K5 Moving Up/Graduation program
June 3: Last Day of School. 11:15 Dismissal,
No Aftercare
June 3: 8th Grade Awards 5:15 PM, Graduation 6PM
June 14: St. Patrick First Communion 10 AM
June 28: St. Patrick Confirmation 10AM
Stay connected by logging onto the CCS website:
www.charlestoncatholic.com or on Facebook

Be sure to link your Harris Teeter VIC card to: 1902

After School Activities

Tuesdays: Chess Club

Thursdays: Dance Moves, K4 – 2

Athletic News

Tennis Tournament Schedule

May 26: Black Saints play at Charleston Tennis Center
May 27: Blue Saints play at Jack Adams

Go Saints!

Mission Statement

The Charleston Catholic School educates a socially diverse student
body in a nurturing family environment within the sacred tradition
and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Teachers challenge the
students to discover their own unique gifts through creative inquiry
and critical thinking in the core academic subjects and the arts.
Our small, loving environment enables students to learn self
discipline through responsible decision-making and to develop a sense
of compassion for others.

Fred McKay, PrincipalFmckay@charlestoncatholic.org
School Office: (843) 577-4495

– http://www.charlestoncatholic.com/
www.CharlestonCatholic.com

Car Dismissal From Playground beginning at 3PM

May 20, 2015

Dear CCS Families,

Beginning at 3:00pm we will dismiss carpool on the playground. Please come north on King Street into the playground. Teachers will be on the playground to help with dismissal.

CCS Carpool Delay

May 20, 2015

Dear CCS Parents,

Due to the flooding on King Street, Huger Street and Benson Street, we cannot begin dismissal until the flooding and police give us the word. We will keep the students in homeroom until we can start dismissal. We will let you know when we can start dismissal.

Thank you for your cooperation.

White Saints Tennis News May 19th

May 19, 2015

Dear White Saints,

We just received word that Cario has forfeited today’s match. Congrats on your victory we will let you know when the next match is scheduled.

6th – 8th Grade Volunteer Opportunity!

Vacation Church Camp Help!

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