At St. Agnes, our students learn more than just the essential academic subjects. They learn that as Christians, we are called to share the Light of Christ with others. So today as others celebrated the secular holiday of Halloween, BEAR Nation instead chose to celebrate "Hallo-Giving". On this special day, our students began their morning by visiting an on-campus pumpkin patch to select just the perfect jack-o-lantern to decorate with their prayer partner. A gracious note of appreciation to Sharp Farms for generously donating the pumpkins and to Home Depot for kindly donating the hay bales. After decorating, our entire student body paraded down to the Frederick Villa Nursing Care Center to p
Leadership is not a position or a title it is an action and an example. At St. Agnes, this credo is a lived belief that there is a good in the world and that this goodness lives within the hearts, souls and minds of the young people of our school community. In celebration of our focus on developing student-leaders who serve as ambassadors to all that is good about Catholic education, today the St. Agnes School community inaugurated the thirteen members of the 2017-2018 Student Council. As we concluded this memorable ceremony, the students recited the following guiding belief: May this light we hold be the symbol of the light of our love of Jesus, and may it shine before everyone in this scho
Today the Class of 2020 assembled 120 bagged lunches for the gentlemen at the Westside Men's Shelter in Catonsville. The students decorated each bag with an uplifting message that certainly brought joy to the residents at Westside. It is monthly projects like this which inspire our students to see the face of Christ in everyone they encounter. A special note of gratitude to Eileen Leaman for her thoughtful leadership of this project and to Shoppers Grocery Store for generously providing the food and drink items in support of our "Lunches with Love" program. St. Agnes School Christian Service Program - where the next generation of leaders are being formed in both virtue and in mind.
Today our faith community celebrates the feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary. This special event, known for several centuries as Our Lady of Victory, was established in honor of a 16th century naval victory which secured Europe against Turkish invasion. Pope Pius V attributed this victory to the intercessions that were invoked on the day of the battle through a campaign to pray the Rosary throughout Europe. Then in 1892, Pope Leo XIII consecrated the entire month of October as a time to devote ourselves to the blessing of the Holy Rosary. So on this day, we are reminded to bring our intercessions, our struggles and our gratitude through prayer to our Heavenly Mother. Moreover, we use this bl
Today St. Agnes School honored this weekend's Feast of the Holy Rosary with a special prayer service event. The students in 4th grade and Kindergarten led the entire school community with prayers and reflections around a handmade life-size version of the Rosary. This memorable event underscored the important role that the Blessed Virgin Mary offers to each of us and offered a fitting introduction to our theme for the month: The Dignity of the Human Person. We would like to thank Dave & Rose Nostrom for generously sharing this beautiful Rosary with the St. Agnes community.
In response to the natural disaster devastation that has affected South Florida, the St. Agnes School community collected $1000 in support of The Basilica School in Key West. The following update was recently sent from their Principal: We opened with 6 staff on Tuesday, Sept 19th while utilizing only three classrooms. We offered free childcare to anyone in the Keys, regardless of their enrollment, for the entire week. Normal school operation commenced on Monday. We were the first to reopen in Monroe County-- because we had boots on the ground over two weeks ago. Our attendance has been roughly 80%. We have several families moving out of the Keys as a result of the storm and losing their home