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  • Pius X Catholic High School Newsletter October 2018 | V. 123

    Pius X Catholic High School | 6000 A Street | Lincoln, NE 68510 | (402) 488-0931 | PiusX.net | Restore All Things In Christ

    chapel or regular prayer times because of work or family. Soon a mystery of Jesus’ life was attached to each Hail Mary. Although the giving of the rosary by Mary to Saint Dominic in 1214 is recognized as a legend, the development of this prayer form owes much to his followers - with the 15 mysteries: Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious. In 2002, St. Pope John Paul II added five Mysteries of Light. The purpose of the rosary is to help us meditate on the great mysteries of our salvation. Pius XII called it “a compendium of the Gospel.” The main focus is on Jesus—His birth, life, death, and resurrection.

    The Catholic School is a place where these mysteries are lived out on a daily basis. In the normal course of quizzes and tests, as well as the bigger events of triumph and tragedy. Time and again our Pius X Fam-

    From Assistant Chief Administrative Officer, Fr. Lee Jirovsky

    What’s Inside PAGE 2: Monthly Schedule PAGE 3: From the Guidance Office PAGE 6-7: School Announcements PAGE 9: From the Alumni / Foundation office PAGE 10: Athletic Department updates Page 11: Activity Calendar Page 12: School Meals

    Dear Friends of Pius X High School,

    The month of October is dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary, whose feast day is celebrated in a particular way on October 7th, but whose mantle of protection we turn to in all our needs. Pope Leo XIII wrote about the Rosary, “It has always been the habit of Catholics in danger and in troublous times to fly for refuge to Mary.”

    The development of the rosary has a long history. First a practice developed of praying 150 Our Fathers in imitation of the monastics who would pray the 150 Psalms every day. Then there was a parallel practice of praying the Hail Mary 150 times throughout the day for those who were unable to make it to

    Key October Dates 1 NO SCHOOL

    3 Apply to College Day

    7 Fall Vocal Concert

    8 Retreat Day for Juniors NO SCHOOL—Freshmen, Sophomores and Seniors

    9 Pro Life Assembly—9:30

    11 Fall Play 7 pm

    12 1st Quarter Ends Fall Play 7 pm

    13 Fall Play 7 pm

    14 Fall Play 2 pm

    15 Noon Dismissal (Per. 1-4)

    16 Noon Dismissal (Per. 5-8)

    23 Give to Pius X Day

    24 PSAT testing day for grades 10-11 NO SCHOOL— Freshmen, Seniors

    30 Performances 7 pm

    ily has turned to our Blessed Mother to ask for her intercession and to guide us through turbulent waters and dark days. These days are no different; and every good coach will tell you: “If you don’t practice it during the week, you won’t be ready for it come game-time.”

    The rosary appeals to many for one basic reason: it is simple. It is a school of prayer: the constant repe- tition of words helps create an atmosphere in which to contemplate the mysteries of God. It is a family: we sense that Jesus and Mary are with us in the joys and sorrows of life. It keeps our minds and hearts on bigger things: we grow in hope that God will bring us to share in the glory of Jesus and Mary forever.

    Last year, across the Diocese, Bishop Conley launched a Rosary Crusade. To help spread the message, the committee he formed invited Father James Kelleher, of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (S.O.L.T.) to speak at a number of our schools, including Pius X. In his article announcing the start of this crusade, Bishop Conley said, “The rosary is a powerful weapon. It is a weapon against the scourge of evil that is in our world and wages war on our hearts. In her apparitions at Fatima, Mary exhorted us to pray the rosary for ourselves and the good of the entire world, and she promised many graces to those who pray it. Praying the rosary allows us to meditate on the life of Jesus as we reflect upon the mysteries of the rosary, but with the assistance of the intercession of His Most Holy Mother.”

    But, in order to be ready when tough times come, we need to practice now. Maybe the rosary is a part of our regular routine, a constant comfort in our purse or pocket. Maybe we pull one out of our car con- sole just before walking into a funeral liturgy. Maybe we have one draped around the end of our pews at school that has yet to be held in hand. Wherever we are at in our prayer life, it is never too late to start to pray the rosary.

    See Page 8 for Fr. Jirovsky’s tips on How to Pray a Family Rosary:

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    Pius X Catholic High School | 6000 A Street | Lincoln, NE 68510 | (402) 488-0931 | piusx.net | Restore All Things In Christ

    The Bolt School Newsletter

    Pius X Catholic High School 6000 A Street, Lincoln, NE 68510 Phone: (402) 488-0931 Fax: (402) 488-1061 PiusX.net

    To enrich the mind, heart and soul of each student through a

    Christ-centered, Catholic environment that provides academic excellence and preparation to achieve

    a meaningful, faith-filled life.

    Administrative Team Fr. James Meysenburg, CAO Fr. Lee Jirovsky, Assistant CAO Tom Korta, Principal Greg Lesiak, Assistant Principal Terry Kathol, Assistant Principal Jan Frayser, Guidance Director Tim Aylward, Activities Director Business Office Karen Francis Office Support Georgia Miller, Secretary Jolene Ritzman, Athletic Secretary Judy Brichacek, Attendance Secretary Guidance Office Jan Frayser, Director Connie Freudenberg, Counselor Shelly Pick, Counselor Jessica Psota, Counselor Sandy Hartman, Secretary Carla Kruml, Secretary Janet Kurtenbach, Secretary P.J. Book, Database Manager Academic Success Raina Volkmer, Coordinator SCIP Coordinator Connie Freudenberg Campus Ministry Fr. Lee Jirovsky, Theology Chair Fr. Joseph Bernardo, Campus Chaplain Claire Howington, Lay Campus Minister Food Service Director Carmen Goeden Activities Office Tim Aylward, Activities Director Jake Moore, Asst. Activities Director Pius X Foundation (402) 488-1046 Courtney Johnson, Advancement Dir. Emily Moore, Asst. Advancement Dir. Zachary Baehr, Communications Dir. Pam Beiermann, Administrative Asst. Kathryn Bergen, Events Coordinator P.J. Book, Database Manager Alumni Director Kristin (Edwards) Heath, Class of ‘91 Booster Club Tim and Janel Andreasen, Presidents





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    Final Exams PSAT Testing - Grades 10-11 No School - Grades 9 & 12

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    On the web Visit the Pius X High School website at PiusX.net to learn more about: • Announcements for students and

    parents; • Contact information for teachers; • Preview the many courses offered in

    each department; • The activities and athletics schedule; • Upcoming days off and half-day

    schedules; • Photos and videos of classroom and

    event activities

    October 2018 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31

    November 2018 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

    • Fall Retreat Registration opens October 9th. Registration forms available online and in the Campus Ministry Office. Fall Retreat will be November 17-18th at Camp Kitaki. The theme this year is Action!

    • Junior Retreat is October 8th! Students should have brought home a letter with more information. Email [email protected] if you have any questions.

    • All seniors are invited to SEEK2019 Jan. 3-7th in Indianapolis, IN! Registration forms are due October 15th (the price will increase after this date). Come by the Campus Min- istry Office or email [email protected] for more info. Incredible speakers like Fr. Mike Schmitz, Sarah Swafford, and Dr. Scott Hahn will be there!

    December 2018 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 V 26 27 28 29 30 31

  • Pius X Catholic High School | 6000 A Street | Lincoln, NE 68510 | (402) 488-0931 | piusx.net | Restore All Things In Christ

    The Bolt School Newsletter October 20183

    Finding the right guidance counselor

    The Pius X Guidance & Counseling Department strives to ensure that every student is given the opportunity to reach his/her full potential. Working in cooperation with faculty, administration, and guidance per- sonnel, school counselors assist students in their social, emotional and spiritual development, as well as provide realistic educational and ca- reer planning opportunities. Stop in anytime to see us or visit us at www. piusx.net and click on “Guidance Office” for excellent information about college testing and preparation for testing, college selection, financial aid, and scholarships.

    Opportunities for Students ROTC Day at UNL – Wednesday, October 31 Information sessions and a panel of current ROTC Cadets will help familiarize students with one of the best leadership pro- grams in the country. Advanced registration is required and the cost is $10 per person. Register at https://admissions.unl.edu/ events/on-campus/rotc/

    Nebraska Diversity Leadership Symposia at UNL Students will have the opportunity to work with current UNL students, staff, and faculty to discuss and solve issues that affect the Latino, Africa

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