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  • Announcement Beverly Collaborative

    Posted by Amy Burke on 5/20/2020

    AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO THE PARISHES OF THE BEVERLY COLLABORATIVE

    May 20, 2020

    “They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers” (Acts 2:42).

    Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

    These past weeks have been a true spiritual sacrifice for many, and we rejoice in the news that, in the near future, we will be able to begin to resume our life of public worship! Thanks be to God!

    This joyful news is tempered by the fact that the Corona virus is still with us and that we must meet strict protocols mandated by the Commonwealth and the Archdiocese to ensure that we can accommodate public worship in a way that is as safe as possible.

    Given the demands of meeting these protocols, and out of an abundance of caution, our plan is to work toward an opening date of the weekend of May 31.

    In accord with Archdiocesan recommendations, we are planning to provide a slow roll-out of Sunday Mass, phased in over several weeks and months. This measured approach will mean an adjustment for all of us and we ask for your prayerful support and, especially, for your kind patience and understanding.

    We have already begun to address the needs necessary for the opening of Mass and we will get back to you as soon as possible with the details as they emerge.

    In the meantime, please allow us to say a sincere word of deepest gratitude to all staff members and parishioners – and they are many – who have helped us through these demanding days. We continue to implore God in our prayers for all of you, for all who have been affected by the pandemic and, especially, for those who have died.

    St. Margaret of Scotland, Saint John the Evangelist, St. Mary Star of the Sea, pray for us!

    God bless you all!

    Fr. David Michael and Fr. Tim Kearney.

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  • Helpful Information Coping with Covid

    Posted by Kelly Fernald on 5/11/2020
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  • Internet Safety

    Posted by Kelly Fernald on 5/4/2020

    Project Safe Childhood, the program from the Dept of Justice that came in the fall to speak to our students in grades 3-8 about internet safety, shared this with us.  

    Internet Safety

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  • School Closure Update

    Posted by Amy Burke on 4/21/2020

    By now everyone has heard the disappointing yet necessary decision that school buildings are to remain closed for the rest of the school year.  This decision was made to keep all of us safe.  The teachers and I were hopeful, but realistically we knew this was more than a possibility.  We have been discussing contingency plans for the past few weeks. Teachers have already been looking over the curriculum and figuring out what they need to cover before the end of the year so that they could plan out the rest of our remote learning time.  

    I wanted all of you to know that we are here for you. Administration, teachers, Mrs. Lagadinos, and our nurses are all available if needed.  Please reach out if there is anything we can do to help your family through this time.

    We will have more information on May and June events soon.  We are already working out details for what can be postponed to the fall, what must be cancelled, and what we need to be more creative with.  I will be reaching out soon to share and discuss further.

    I know everyone keeps saying this, but we will get through this together.  We are Saints Academy.  

    Please try to enjoy the rest of this week’s break.  And we will continue with remote learning, Monday April 27th.

    Thank you.

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  • A note from the School Nurses

    Posted by Amy Burke on 4/14/2020

    To the families of The Saints Academy,

    We are sending this email in hopes that everyone is adjusting to the new normal during this Pandemic. It is more important than ever to follow the guidelines set forth by The Commonwealth of Massachusetts to decrease the incidence and flatten the curve of Covid-19.
     
    It is our responsibility to maintain social distancing, be diligent with hand washing/disinfecting our homes and not sharing utensils, glasses, dishes etc...
     
    Eating healthy and getting enough exercise are extremely important to keep our immune systems healthy and strong as well as improving our moods. Find ways to add small amounts of physical activity to your day. 
     
    We hope remote learning is going well. Please stay healthy and send pictures so we can see you from home. We miss you all and hope to see you soon.
     
    Warm regards,
    Kelly and Sian

    kgray@saintsacademy.org

    sjones@saintsacademy.org

     

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  • April 13 Announcements

    Posted by Kelly Fernald on 4/13/2020

    Good Morning Saints Academy

     https://youtu.be/JzTNN88Xe4E

    I hope you got to see the amazing video Mrs. Burke shared with us.  If not, check it out here: https://www.saintsacademy.org/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&ModuleInstanceID=1110&ViewID=94B66785-F3F0-41A8-8414-1E55691D3E9E&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=2721&PageID=1

    Also to clarify: We have a full week of school this week (4/13-4/17).  Then we are honoring April Vacation and taking a break next week (4/20-4/24).  We started working from the start of this and I believe our students, teachers, and parents need a break.  The Catholic Schools Office agrees and backs this decision to have April Vacation.  We will then continue with remote learning on the 27th.

    I hope everyone had a glorious Easter.  Let's work hard this week!

    Stay well!

     

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  • Easter 2020

    Posted by Amy Burke on 4/12/2020

    Easter, 2020

    Dear brothers and sisters,

    Happy Easter to all! In these difficult days filled with anxiety and suffering, may the glory of the Risen Christ inspire us to renewed faith and hope in his victory! Christ is our Light! Let us support one another in faith so that our hope in Him will sustain us all.

    If you had the chance to watch our livestreamed liturgies for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday, perhaps you sensed, with me, that our Catholic faith and devotion to our life of worship seemed even greater this year because our need seems greater. Being away from the sacraments has been a great spiritual sacrifice. Being secluded has entailed all its own sacrifices and has been the source of anxiety and suffering for many. And, of course, let us not forget those who are weak or ill, and let us pray for those who have died.

    Still, we must thank God for what we have. Let us thank ALL in our various ministries, in our office, members of the Saints Academy staff and parish religious educators, and all in our Collaborative who have risen to the occasion to find new ways to serve others under unprecedented circumstances so that our life of faith will continue! Blessings upon ALL - especially upon all the young people whom we serve. Let us remember that they, too, have had to make many sacrifices. All the more, then, should we remember with faith Jesus’s promise: “I am with you always until the end of days.”

    This year, out of necessity, the Easter Vigil began without the drama of the blessing of the fire and the procession of the Paschal Candle in the darkness. Instead, the Vigil began with the Deacon chanting the text of the song known as the “Exsultet” (Latin for “Let them rejoice!”) The text, one of the most beautiful in the Catholic liturgy, is a recital, in the style of a hymn of praise, for God’s work of salvation through the ages. The images are rich and powerful.

    The candle represents “Christ, our Light.” The word “Paschal” refers to our Jewish roots - namely to the feast of Passover or “Pesach.” This is why we speak of the death and resurrection of the Lord as the “Paschal” mystery. In the words of the Exsultet: “These, then, are the feasts of Passover, on which is slain the Lamb, whose blood anoints the doorpost of believers.”

    For the early believers, as indeed for us, Christ is our Paschal/Passover Lamb. As the Passover lamb was to be spotless (Exodus 12:5), so is the sinless Lord. As the lamb’s blood on the wooden doorpost saved those inside from death, so, too, the Lamb’s blood on the wooden cross saves those who believe. At the same time that the Passover lambs

    are being slaughtered in the temple, so, too, is Jesus slain on the cross (John 18:28, 18:39, 19:42).

    May Christ our Light, the Paschal Lamb, who died and rose for us and who invites us now into the new life of the Paschal season bless us and save all who call out to Him in need. And may Mary, our Blessed Mother, inspire us with her powerful intercession to comfort all along the way.

    “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)

    Happy Easter, and peace to all.

    Fr. David Michael Fr. Timothy Kearney

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  • Announcements April 9

    Posted by Amy Burke on 4/9/2020

    Good Morning, Saints Academy  https://youtu.be/7RcMOo629TU

    I apologize yesterday I had some technical difficulties and couldn't get the announcements to upload to my Instagram page and I had hoped to post a story time, but hopefully that will happen later today.

    Today, we would have watched this year's 5th grade present the Stations to our younger grades.  Since we cannot join that, I found the video from 2 years ago (this year's 7th grade)  https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1681919378554564&id=970772429669266?sfnsn=mo&d=n&vh=e

    Remember today is an early release day and tomorrow is a day off.  No announcements tomorrow, but I do have a Way of the Cross video I will share.  We have a full week of school next week and then we will have a week off for April Vacation.  We started working from the day we were out and everyone has been working so diligently that I think students, teachers, and parents need a break.  Hopefully by then we will have a little more clarity on where we are going from here.  I pray that we will be back together soon.

    Thank you to everyone who shared their Wacky Wednesday photos.  They were fun to see. And the weather changed as the day went on - maybe the rain won't be so bad today (fingers crossed). Next week we will have another themed day. 

    Please unplug this weekend and take time to enjoy the most important celebration of our Faith.  It is supposed to be a nice weekend weather wise so I hope you are able to spend time with your family.  

    Stay well!

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  • Join Pope Francis in Prayer

    Posted by Amy Burke on 3/27/2020
    Join Pope Francis in prayer at 1:00pm today.
     
    And maybe later today - Twitter and Facebook:
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  • Extended Closure through May 4

    Posted by Kelly Fernald on 3/25/2020

    Good Evening, Saints Academy.  

    As I am sure you have heard the Governor has extended the closure of all schools until May 4th.  As disappointing as this is, it is for the safety of our children, families, faculty, and staff.  Our teachers have been utilizing numerous online learning resources since the closure began.  We are committed to finding new and innovative ways to engage and keep our students learning through this time. I am proud of the response of our entire school community and the tremendous effort put forth by our students and faculty during this closure.  I will share any new information or directives given to me as they come.

    Thank you for your continued support and understanding in this ever changing situation.  Please know we are doing the best we can for our students.  

    We will make it through this together. 

     

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