Annual Fund Drive 2017-2018
Our 2017-2018 annual fund drive is under way and brochures are getting ready to be sent out so watch for yours today. We have added a new way for you to be able to donate this year by having an online fundraising page. Please click the donate now button below and help us kick off our annual fund drive.
Dear MCS Community,
The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the sun around which revolves the solar system of Sundays, seasons, and saint's days. The traditional date of Easter in the West is based on the resurrection of Jesus, three days after his crucifixion, which occurred on Passover, the fourteenth of the month of Nisan, according to the Jewish calendar.
As we enjoy our Spring Break and prepare for Easter, I was thinking about the yearly changes and why Easter was not an immovable feast day. The difficulty comes in translating an "immovable feast" from a lunar calendar to the Christian solar calendar (Julian and now Gregorian), on which it becomes a movable feast (one that moves to a certain day of the week, the way Thanksgiving moves to a Thursday, instead of one that is always celebrated on a particular date, immovably, like a birthday). The Council of Nicea in 325 placed Easter on the first Sunday following the first full moon after March 20 (the vernal equinox, when the sun is directly above the Earth's equator). This date allowed pilgrims to have moonlight for traveling to great Easter festivals of that day. According to this method of reckoning, Easter could be as early as March 22 and as late as April 25.
When we return from Spring Break, we get to experience the Love of Christ through his crucifixion to his resurrection. Our "Spring" or renewal will be complete and we can celebrate a new beginning of the year. The students had Penance services last week, make sure to cleanse yourself this week before Easter!
Mr. Scott Hulshoff
NEW DATE FOR GOLF TOURNAMENT. Monday June 18. More details to follow.
Grow Green Match Day 2018
Choosing Catholic Education
There are many reasons for choosing to invest in a Catholic Education for your child. Manhattan Catholic Schools is committed to developing each student in body, mind and spirit. However, we understand the many questions and decisions involved. Here are some reasons we believe in the value of a Catholic education: