Christ-Centered, Classical (1st-8th), Montessori (3K-5K), and authentically Catholic
Philosophy of Mount St. Michael Catholic School As an apostolate of the Christian Community of God’s Delight, Mount St. Michael Catholic School collaborates with parents as primary educators to provide, through example and instruction, a Catholic community in which students experience the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in obedience to the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church, and under the auspices of the Bishop of Dallas. Recognizing the Lord as the source of all truth, we foster the child’s relationship with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Acknowledging the child as an integrated person with dignity, the school focuses on the child’s spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, aesthetic, and physical development while accommodating diverse learning styles. Using developmentally appropriate and solid pedagogy, we stimulate, encourage, and advance the basic principles of learning, while keeping fresh the challenge of Christ’s message to human living today. It is our aim that students will not only master basic skills but continue on a lifelong journey of learning and living faith.
Mission: Mount St. Michael Catholic School forms students in courageous virtue grounded in the truth of Christ - to reason clearly, to choose morally, to serve faithfully.
As long as we are keeping our social distance, and isolating… We might as well follow these very wise directives!
Our virtue of the quarter is “HOPE” and if we increase our faith, keep our distance from doubt, and isolate from fear… Our hope in the Lord will be renewed! ￼￼￼
Happy Friday! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Father Jorge so beautifully describes St. Therese’s “little way” of celebrating our Lord‘s divine mercy! Her patience , her weakness, her humility- all served to point others to become aware of and to thirst for our Lord’s divine mercy! ￼ Even when we feel spiritual dryness, as Father so beautifully states… We must “keep on flapping our little wings“ as Saint Therese always did!
Thank you FatherJorge for always getting to the heart of the matter, and for encouraging us on our walk with Jesus! ￼
The Divine Mercy
What to Do on Divine Mercy Sunday?
Are you discouraged that you will not be able to receive the special graces of Divine Mercy Sunday promised directly by our Lord through St. Faustina in the 1930s?
Even though churches are closed and you cannot go to Confession and receive Holy Communion, you can receive these special graces this Sunday, April 19, Divine Mercy Sunday. And we’re going to tell you how.
Let’s begin by reading what is arguably the most important passage in St. Faustina’s Diary, when Jesus tells St. Faustina:
I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depths of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those souls who approach the Fount of My Mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment.
On that day all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet (699).
There it is: Jesus promises that the soul that’s been to Confession and receives Holy Communion will be completely wiped away of the two stains that are on our soul. Those stains are sin and the punishment due to sin. The special grace promised by our Lord for Divine Mercy Sunday is nothing less than the equivalent of a complete renewal of baptismal grace in the soul.
But how can you receive this complete forgiveness of sins and remission of all punishment? After all, churches are closed and Confession and Communion are not available.
There is, however, still a way to receive this grace.
Do these three things on Divine Mercy Sunday with the intention to turn away from sin in your life:
Make an Act of Contrition
Since you are unable to get to Confession, make an Act of Contrition, instead. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church states, “Among the penitent's acts contrition occupies first place. Contrition is 'sorrow of the soul and detestation for the sin committed, together with the resolution not to sin again'" (1451).
You thereby will be completely forgiven of all sins, even “mortal sins if it includes the firm resolution to have recourse to sacramental confession as soon as possible” (Catechism, 1452).
Make a Spiritual Communion
Since churches are closed and you cannot receive Holy Communion, make a Spiritual Communion instead, asking God to come into your heart as if you received Him sacramentally — Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. For instance, you can say this:
Act of Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Blessed Sacrament.
I love You above all things and I desire You in my soul.
Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
As though You were already there,
I embrace You and unite myself to You;
permit not that I should ever be separated from You.
Again, do this act of trust with the intent to return to the sacrament of Holy Communion as soon as possible.
Say a prayer like this:
Lord Jesus Christ, You promised St. Faustina that the soul that has been to Confession [I’m unable, but I made an Act of Contrition] and the soul that receives Holy Communion [I’m unable, but I made a Spiritual Communion] will receive the complete forgiveness of all sins and punishment. Please, Lord Jesus Christ, give me this grace.
Finally, please remember that this extraordinary promise of Divine Mercy Sunday is for everyone. Tell your non-Catholic friends about it. Everyone can ask Jesus to forgive their sins. Everyone can make a Spiritual Communion. And everyone can ask for this grace to completely wipe their slate clean of not only all sin, but all punishment due to sin.
Normally, the punishment is not remitted unless one has absolute perfect contrition. And unlike a plenary indulgence, there is no requirement of having perfect detachment from sin.
In other words, as long as we have a desire for this grace and intention to amend our lives, we can be completely cleansed with grace similar to our original Baptism. It is a way to really start over in our spiritual life!
That is why Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, the director of the Association of Marian Helpers, has stated: “I promise you, it will be the most important thing you ever do in your entire lifeIn fact, it could mean the difference in your salvation.
And Jesus told St. Faustina, Divine Mercy is mankind’s last hope of salvation [see Diary, 998]. Please don’t let this grace pass you by.”
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us.
Jesus, King of Mercy, we trust in You!
Our prayers are especially strong for all of our families today on Divine Mercy Sunday.￼ May you continue to remain healthy, strong, filled with faith, and forever prayerful￼.... Have a beautiful and blessed Divine Mercy Sunday￼!
Tell [all people], My daughter, that I am Love and Mercy itself. When a soul approaches Me with trust, I fill it with such an abundance of grace....(Diary, 1074)
Divine Mercy is associated with the visions and private revelations of St. Faustina. St. John Paul II declared the Second Sunday of Easter to be Divine Mercy Sunday.
The message of mercy is that God loves us — all of us —no matter how great our sins. He wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy. It is a message we can call to mind simply by remembering ABC.
A — Ask for His Mercy. God wants us to approach
Him in prayer constantly, repenting of our sins and
asking Him to pour His mercy out upon us and upon
the whole world.
B — Be merciful. God wants us to receive His mercy
and let it flow through us to others. He wants us to
extend love and forgiveness to others just as He does
C — Completely trust in Jesus. God wants us to know
that the graces of His mercy are dependent upon our
trust. The more we trust in Jesus, the more we will
Don't forget to join Mrs. Hawley live interactive music classes today!! Our students will be participating all week. Looks like Anna and Javier Alvarado are enjoying thier class today!!
Several people have forwarded me this unique and wonderful poem...Inspired by Dr. Seuss and PERFECT for the pandemic we are currently living though! As always, even with Dr. Seuss, the message that is communicated is thought-provoking and powerful! Enjoy!
How the Virus Stole Easter
By Kristi Bothur
(With a nod to Dr. Seuss)
Twas late in ‘19 when the virus began
Bringing chaos and fear to all people, each land.
People were sick, hospitals full,
Doctors overwhelmed, no one in school.
As winter gave way to the promise of spring,
The virus raged on, touching peasant and king.
People hid in their homes from the enemy unseen.
They YouTubed and Zoomed, social-distanced, and cleaned.
April approached and churches were closed.
“There won’t be an Easter,” the world supposed.
“There won’t be church services, and egg hunts are out.
No reason for new dresses when we can’t go about.”
Holy Week started, as bleak as the rest.
The world was focused on masks and on tests.
“Easter can’t happen this year,” it proclaimed.
“Online and at home, it just won’t be the same.”
Maudy Thursday, Good Friday, the days came and went.
The virus pressed on; it just would not relent.
The world woke Sunday and nothing had changed.
The virus still menaced, the people, estranged.
“Pooh pooh to the saints,” the world was grumbling.
“They’re finding out now that no Easter is coming.
“They’re just waking up! We know just what they’ll do!
Their mouths will hang open a minute or two,
And then all the saints will all cry boo-hoo.
“That noise,” said the world, “will be something to hear.”
So it paused and the world put a hand to its ear.
And it did hear a sound coming through all the skies.
It started down low, then it started to rise.
But the sound wasn’t depressed.
Why, this sound was triumphant!
It couldn’t be so!
But it grew with abundance!
The world stared around, popping its eyes.
Then it shook! What it saw was a shocking surprise!
Every saint in every nation, the tall and the small,
Was celebrating Jesus in spite of it all!
It hadn’t stopped Easter from coming! It came!
Somehow or other, it came just the same!
And the world with its life quite stuck in quarantine
Stood puzzling and puzzling.
“Just how can it be?”
“It came without bonnets, it came without bunnies,
It came without egg hunts, cantatas, or money.”
Then the world thought of something it hadn’t before.
“Maybe Easter,” it thought, “doesn’t come from a store.
Maybe Easter, perhaps, means a little bit more.”
And what happened then?
Well....the story’s not done.
What will YOU do?
Will you share with that one
Or two or more people needing hope in this night?
Will you share the source of your life in this fight?
The churches are empty - but so is the tomb,
And Jesus is victor over death, doom, and gloom.
So this year at Easter, let this be our prayer,
As the virus still rages all around, everywhere.
May the world see hope when it looks at God’s people.
May the world see the church is not a building or steeple.
May the world find Faith in Jesus’ death and resurrection,
May the world find Joy in a time of dejection.
May 2020 be known as the year of survival,
But not only that -
Let it start a revival.
Our Alvarado family has been busy decorating their home for today!! Please send in your pictures, we would love to post how you have been preparing your home for today!!
How creative and beautiful this is! Our own Shannyn and Cade Chance created this window in their home today! ￼
Beautiful tribute to this beautiful and holy day! ￼￼🙌🙌🙌🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🌷🌷🌷
Blessed Easter everyone!🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻￼
We are about to learn, for the first time as a generation, that Easter is not about..
A new dress
A fancy hat
A well worded sermon
A hyped up music program
Baskets of candy
We are about to learn that Easter... or Resurrection Sunday... is about...
An empty tomb
Life over death
Victory over death
Triumph over hell
Crushing the grip of the grave
Hope for tomorrow
None of which require a single, solitary thing from the first list.
This year, Easter will be quiet, intimate communion with Jesus... and that’s ok.
May it change the way we look at Easter.
May it change the way we worship.
May it change the way we live our lives forever.
This is an amazing series for anyone who wants to walk in the footsteps of Jesus during Passion Week! For those history buffs, you will love this!!!!￼
Embark on an immersive, online journey through the sites of the Passion Week of Jesus in the Holy Land with Dr. Wayne Stiles.
walkingthebiblelands.com Embark on an immersive, online journey through the sites of the Passion Week of Jesus in the Holy Land with Dr. Wayne Stiles.
Wishing everyone a Blessed Good Friday and a beautiful Holy Saturday! We hope these prayers and rituals will serve you well as you celebrate this holy and beautiful Triduum at home with your family! You are all in our daily prayers...
crossroadsinitiative.com Devotions for Holy Week, especially the Triduum - Holy Thursday, Good Friday, & Holy Saturday including prayers, meditations, & scripture readings.
Please join in on Good Friday at 11:00 AM… As we join the country in praying the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus! ￼
From our Mount Saint Michael school family to yours… Have a blessed and happy Easter! ￼
Mount Saint Michael school families… Please always remember, “We are in this… TOGETHER!”￼
What a beautiful and meaningful explanation of Holy Thursday and it's rich significance! Please read or listen as Dr. Italy- Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio- elaborates on the beautiful intimacy that we are invited to share with Jesus as He transforms us through his own body and blood!
crossroadsinitiative.com Holy Thursday commemorates the institution of the Eucharist, the Body of Christ. An explanation of transubstantiation & transformation.
Mount St Michael is so proud of our student Evelyn Miller!! This is such a wonderful example of a prayer table. Thank you for sharing Evelyn. Mrs. Fiegenschue is asking for our students to remember to make your own prayer tables at home. Please share your pictures with us!
This is what Mount St. Michael Catholic school is all about..Even at home when we can’t attend Mass publicly, Mrs. Meza’s family attends daily Mass through their television! ￼ There isn’t a better way to start the day…And what a precious sight to see two small children on their knees in prayer￼ before the Eucharist￼! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Thank you, Mrs. Meza, for sharing this special moment with us! ￼
Thank you Mrs. Murillo for sharing these great photos… What a beautiful day to learn outside!!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🌞🌞🌞￼
Our kindergarten students have been busy today with their lessons!! Good job ,we are so proud of you. We miss each one of you!
The Warner family is jumping right in with outdoor learning! Way to go girls… Keep up the good work!!!!👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻￼
Yesterday was bittersweet as we prepared for a few weeks of e- learning! All hands were on deck to prepare packets of materials and learning supplies for all students. MSM has the BEST STAFF AND TEACHERS EVER! They worked tirelessly for days to get everything ready for all of our families!
WE WILL MISS YOU- COME BACK SOON! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Hi Mount Saint Michael family!!
We would love if you would send your pictures of how our students are doing on thier first day of distance learning. So we can share with everyone!!
Distance learning started today for our MSMCS students. Share pictures in the comments of your student's learning station...
Join us for the Parents Rosary every Tuesday at 2:45.
[03/03/20] Our boys played hard but no win this time. Thanks for an awesome and amazing season Eagles!
Halftime: MSMCS Eagles 4 St. Mary 7. Go Eagles!
End of 1st period. MSMCS 1 St. Mary 2
[03/03/20] Boys Basketball Championship Game has begun. Let's go Eagles!
Eagles for the WIN! Join us for the Championship Game at Ursuline, Monday at 8:30pm!
Go Eagles! 9 to 0 at the end of period 1!
Update: 14 to 2 at halftime. Way to go Eagles!
Update to the update: 25 to 2 end of 3rd period!
Our awesome Dad's Club was busy today in charge of the fish fry to raise funds for our school. Thank you to everyone who contributed!!!
Stations of the cross have been put up at our school. To help our students pray and meditate Christ's sacrifice for them.
Sweet moments captured in our foto booth!!
Father Daughter Dance - A night under the stars
A night under the stars was our second annual father daughter dance celebrated at our school. Our girls danced the night away with thier fathers and enjoyed games, music and fun!! It was a night to remember.
As an apostolate of the Christian Community of God’s Delight, Mount St. Michael Catholic School collaborates with parents as primary educators to provide, through example and instruction, a Catholic community in which students experience the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in obedience to the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church, and under the auspices of the Bishop of Dallas. Recognizing the Lord as the source of all truth, we foster the child’s relationship with God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Acknowledging the child as an integrated person with dignity, the school focuses on the child’s spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, aesthetic, and physical development while accommodating diverse learning styles. Using developmentally appropriate and solid pedagogy, we stimulate, encourage, and advance the basic principles of learning, while keeping fresh the challenge of Christ’s message to human living today. It is our aim that students will not only master basic skills but continue on a lifelong journey of learning and living faith.
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