Anticipation is building for our upcoming Silver Tea performances! The children are preparing a very special holiday gift for their loved ones. Dates and times of this year’s performances are:

Friday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. for Middle School Classes 5–8

  • Rauch Memorial doors open at 6:30 p.m.  ―  Children should arrive by 7:10 p.m.
  • Grandparents may attend the Middle School Dress Rehearsal on Thursday, December 8 at 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 10 at 2 p.m. for Lower School Classes P–4

  • Rauch Memorial doors open at 1 p.m.  ―  Children should arrive by 1:40 p.m.
  • Grandparents may attend the Lower School Dress Rehearsal on Friday, December 9 at 9 a.m.

PRE-PRIMARY FAMILIES will celebrate their Silver Tea in Cribbin Hall on Monday, December 12 at 10 a.m. Grandparents are most welcome.

PLEASE HELP US make the Silver Teas joyful celebrations for our children and their guests.

  1. Upon arrival, adults should take their seats in Rauch Memorial and all children should proceed, unescorted, to their assigned classrooms.
  2. If it is necessary to bring very young children to the performances, please consider the enjoyment of those around you.
  3. While parents enjoy refreshments in the White Center following the performance, P–7 students will enjoy cookies in classrooms, where they will remain until called for by their parents. Recognizing their position in the school, we invite Eighth Class students to attend the tea with their parents.

Though the word Advent describes the four-week liturgical season prior to Christmas upon which we have just embarked, it also, in its simplicity, means “coming.” During Advent we remember the coming of Christ in history; we rejoice in the coming of Christ into the daily events of our lives (God, we are told, IS with us); and we anticipate the fullness of the coming of Christ in the future!…click here to read more.

Fourth Class students recently demonstrated a selfless, giving Christmas spirit by volunteering at Santa’s Helper’s. As a class they wrapped presents, stuffed stockings, decorated boxes and made candy bags—just to name a few. Ms. Rita and her helpers genuinely appreciated the assistance from our Fourth Class friends! This is an annual service project undertaken by the Fourth Class. 

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Dear Academy Community,

We anticipate tomorrow’s Feast of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne celebration with great JOY! Among the many events:

  • After a Eucharistic Procession from Duchesne High School to Mother Duchesne’s Shrine (where they will venerate their school’s namesake), the Duchesne High School community will join us for a special Feast Day Liturgy in Rauch Memorial Gym. Anyone who wishes is welcome to this special celebration.
  • The Academy community is serving those in need with Feast Day gifts of food for New Hope Food Pantry.
  • The Academy Alumni Association will be participating in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from Friday morning until Saturday morning, book-ended by 8 a.m. masses in the Shrine. Anyone is welcome to join.
  • The Alumni Association will engage in a day of service on Saturday.

Thank you to each one for celebrating Philippine by following her lead: Deepening our connection with the Heart of Christ AND BEING the Heart of Christ in the world through the lives that we lead and ways that we love!

I am thankful to be in this beautiful community as we continue to journey ever deeper into Christ’s Heart and God’s Grace.

Happy Feast everyone,

Maureen Glavin, rscj