Daily Announcements

August 14, 2017

About Our Faith:

  • Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest & Martyr: St. Maximilian Kolbe (1894–1941) was born in Poland to a devout Christian family. As a boy, he had a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She showed him two crowns, one white for virginity and one red for martyrdom, and asked him which he would be willing to accept. He replied that he would accept both. He later joined the Franciscans. While studying for the priesthood in Rome, he organized a group of friars and founded the Militia of the Immaculata in 1917 to crusade for consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to oppose the evil of Freemasonry. From it came the Knights of the Immaculate magazine that reached a circulation of 750,000, as well as a radio show, both of which became a resource for strengthening faith across Poland. He also established a monastery which grew to 800 friars, the largest in the world at the time. In 1930 he traveled to the Far East and founded another monastery in Nagasaki, Japan. He returned to Poland in 1936. During World War II, St. Maximilian Kolbe housed over 3,000 Polish refugees at his monastery. He was eventually imprisoned because of his effective work, and was sent to Auschwitz in 1941. There he endured special cruelty because he was a Catholic priest. St. Maximilian ministered to the prisoners, and offered his life in place of a father who was condemned to death by firing squad. After being starved for two weeks and still found alive, he was killed by lethal injection on August 14, 1941. St. Maximilian Kolbe is the patron of families, drug addicts, prisoners, journalists, and the pro-life movement.

    Reflection:  Father Kolbe’s death was not a sudden, last-minute act of heroism. His whole life had been a preparation. His holiness was a limitless, passionate desire to convert the whole world to God. And his beloved Immaculata was his inspiration.

Mass and Sacraments Schedule:

  • TOMORROW:  Feast of the Assumption (Holy Day of Obligation)- Mass will be offered at 10:00 am by Msgr. Kirk in our chapel.
  • THURSDAY:  All School Mass, 10:00 am, Gym
  • FRIDAY:  Lunchtime Adoration/Confession (10:15 am - 12:40 pm)

General Announcements

Library News:  Library is open until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

Yearbook:  If you did not pick up your yearbook at registration, please come by the front office to get it.  All students receive a yearbook.

Senior Athletes:  Any senior student/athlete who is interested in the Wendy's Heisman Scholarship should see Mrs. Masterson in the main office or email her at mastersons@sbaeagles.org.

Club News

Club Fair Day:  Wednesday, Aug 23rd during all lunch periods

Activity Days:  Tuesday Activity Days begin in September.

Sports News

Eagles Golf:  New and Returning students interested in joining the Boys or Girls Golf Team, contact Coach Hervey at 901-674-1658 or herveyb@sbaeagles.org.

Lady Eagles Soccer:  If you missed girls soccer tryouts or are still considering playing soccer, please contact Coach Jackson at jacksonh@sbaeagles.org.  We have spots available, especially for incoming freshman.

Eagles Swimming:  Anyone interested in joining the Eagles Swimming team, come to a meeting after school on Monday, August 14th in the Wellness room.

Eagles Football:  Friday Night Lights this Friday, August 11th at 7:00 pm

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