Recognition & News
Jingle & Mingle
Jingle & Mingle was an enormous success! The new Holy Family Christmas event, organized by Jennifer Ryan, hosted families from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., at St. Thomas More PAC in Austin. Hundreds of families enjoyed photo opportunities, special breakfast treats, and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. We look forward to seeing you next year!
Lent Begins with Mass on Ash Wednesday
For centuries, Catholic Christians have marked the beginning of the season of Lent by receiving ashes on their foreheads on Ash Wednesday. This tradition has its roots in the Old Testament, where wearing ashes was a common sign of repentance for sins, and a sign of one’s humility before God. Since Lent is a season of penitential renewal through prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, it’s appropriate that this ancient sign marks the
beginning of the season. The ashes themselves are usually made by burning the palm fronds from the previous year’s Palm Sunday. This symbolically connects the beginning of Lent with its end, connecting our change of heart with Christ’s Passion, Death, and Resurrection. Ashes are usually distributed as part of the Mass on Ash Wednesday, often after the homily. As people approach the priest or other minister, he presses the ashes to their foreheads, and speaks one of two phrases: “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return,” or “Repent and believe in the Gospel.”
One Act Play Places First at Local Competition!
Holy Family students performed the One Act Play, Ethel and Albert's The Neglected Husband's Sewing Club, at the One Act Play Competition held at St. Michael's Academy on Saturday, February 18. After a fierce competition against five other superb performances, Holy Family came out on top, winning First Place!
They brought home several individual awards as well, including two Honorable Mention awards for Carly Jane Mackowski and Nate Dobson. Three All-Star Cast awards were given to Cecilia Cogwin, Carlin Hanford, and Laina Pereira. The Overall Best Actor award was given to Yuri Morales. Holy Family Theater is so excited to take their award- winning play to the State competition in Tyler in March!
The student actors performed the one-act play for families on Thursday, February 9 in the pavilion. Two Holy Family School performances were held on February 10.
Holy Family Boys Basketball Place Second in CAPPS Tournament
Congratulations to the 7/8 6A Boys team for their tremendous fight and sportsmanship as they battle the undefeated Hyde Park for 2nd place in the CAPPS Tournament. (We scored more points against them, than anyone else in the league). The team ended the season, including the CAPPS with a winning record, the best season by far in the last several years. Congratulations boys and coaches for a job well done!
One Act Play - Neglected Husband's Sewing Club
Holy Family Catholic School sixth through eighth-grade performers will debut their One Act Play - Neglected Husband's Sewing Club for the Holy Family community at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, February 9, in the Pavilion. To RSVP CLICK HERE.