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Mission Statement: St. John the Apostle Catholic School follows the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church, providing students a challenging education that encourages the success of each student.
Vision Statement: St. John the Apostle Catholic School strives to develop students who practice the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church while living out the Gospel values of respect, responsibility, integrity, love and service. The school challenges all students to perform to their full potential.
Philosophy Statement: St. John the Apostle Catholic School offers a supportive Catholic environment that reinforces belief in each individual as a child of God. We believe that all children are unique creations of God and possess a special potential for reflecting His Glory. The parish, priest, administration, faculty and staff, along with the family, create a learning environment of Catholic values, realistic goals, and a challenging curriculum that promotes the development of the whole child.
St. John the Apostle Catholic School, a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade parish school, is a ministry of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church.
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Dear Parents and Alumni,
There has been much excitement the last week or so about Pope Francis’ visit to the United States. As you know, he spoke to Congress, the United Nations and at the World Meeting of Families Congress in Philadelphia. But how many of you remember or know that fifty years ago Pope Paul VI visited America and was the first Pope to visit our shores? It was in October of 1965 that Pope Paul VI landed in New York City, a month or so before St. John the Apostle Catholic School opened in North Richland Hills.
This year as we celebrate our “50 Years in the Light of Christ” it is important to remember those who have gone before and left us a beautiful legacy. We are gathering names of alumni and would like to enlist your “Help”, (the hit song and movie by the Beatles in 1965). If you would like to be an alumni class leader (for example, Class of 1995), please let us know and forward any additional alumni photos or contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have a 50th Anniversary Facebook page so be sure to check out the latest updates on our 50th anniversary celebration and other alumni news.
The 14th Annual Eagle Golf Classic is Monday, October 12th at Diamond Oaks Country Club. Gather three of your best golfing buddies and join us for a beautiful morning of golf. Complete information on how to register and all of the other exciting details are available on this website. In 1965 Warren Buffett gained controlling interest in Berkshire-Hathaway for $18.00 per share. You could own your own golf course if you had made the same investment 50 years ago! But if you didn’t buy this stock or sold it to invest in typewriters, come out on the 12th and have a wonderful time while supporting a great school!
On January 9th we will have our 50th Alumni/Family Night celebration here in the school gym. There will be food, activities for all ages and music. Speaking of music, guess what movie was a huge box office success then and still remains popular today? Drum roll and yodel… “The Sound of Music” The evening will begin at 6, all ages are welcome.
We prayed the World Mission Rosary recently after Holy Mass. It was the feast day of the Guardian Angels. This particular rosary was designed by Archbishop Fulton Sheen to pray for the whole world. He said, “Peace will come only when the hearts of the world have changed.” The children recited the prayers beautifully and how pleased Our Lord must be watching from above! From a human perspective, imagine the view Edward White II had from space as he was the first American astronaut to walk in space fifty years ago. As we continue to celebrate our “Fifty Years in the Light of Christ” let us not only pray for the world but try to look at the world as God and our guardian angels do through the light of Christ. If we will but try, the world will be a much better place for us all.
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