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Welcome to St. Vincent School

150 W. Redwood Ave.
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 1Z6
Phone:  (807) 577-3823

Fax (807) 577-9511

Principal: Alma Provenzano



 

Secretary: Rina Daniar

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January’s Virtue is Courage

The Good Samaritan

Jesus introduces the Samaritan as the caring person, after a priest and a Levite had refused to give the wounded man kindness or forgiveness!
The Samaritan traveler doesn't move over to the other side of the road, but when he sees the wounded man he takes pity on him. The Samaritan acts with courage; he binds up the wounds of the injured man, perhaps with his own head covering or by tearing strips from his garment. The Samaritan also pours on oil and wine as healing agents. Olive oil was widely used to keep skin smooth, to soften wounds, and to heal bruises and deep cuts. Wine, perhaps, was poured on for cleansing. Wine would have had some disinfectant properties.
The Samaritan's love of his neighbor proved costly. He used his own supplies to cleanse and soothe the man's wounds, his own clothing to bandage him, his own animal to carry him while the Samaritan himself walked, his own money to pay for his care, and his own reputation and credit to vouch for any further expenses the man's care would require. Love can be costly. But if we have the means to help, we are to have courage and reach out to others. The Apostle John taught, "If we are rich and see others in need, yet close our hearts against them, how
can we claim that we love God? My children, our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action" (1 John 3:17-18).
There wasn't an emergency room where the Samaritan could take the man. Instead, he took him to a "motel" and cared for the man himself that night. The next day the Samaritan pays the innkeeper to take care of the wounded
man and the Samaritan promises to take care of any additional costs when he returns from his trip. The Samaritan is generous, willing to provide "whatever he needs”.
Now Jesus punches home his point. He asks the lawyer which of the three proved to be a neighbor to the wounded man, and the lawyer is forced to reply, "The one who was kind to him." The lawyer began by asking for a definition of "neighbour" in order to justify limiting his love to his fellow Jews
only.

 

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  • ON-LINE PAYMENTS ARE AVAILABLE for hot lunches, excursions, milk, winter activities, Persians, etc. at any time.

    Attention Parents:  If you wish to register your child for JK (or know of anyone who wishes to do so) please register now.  You can register at the school or over the phone.  In order for your child to have a spot saved we will need his/her birth certificate and Baptismal Certificate.  Any questions please do not hesitate to call Mrs.  Daniar at 577-3823.

    Effective,  January 2017, we will be introducing our Veggie Sub (lettuce, tomato, cucumber and cheese) and our Cheese Only Pizza.

    We Have Gone Green 

    Calendars will no longer be sent home, but are available online, or you can call Mrs. Daniar at 577-3823 and she will subscribe for you!!!

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    Grab & Go Breakfast

    Breakfast is served daily from
    8:45 – 8:55 am five days a week.  This is open to any student wishing to eat.  Yogurt, fruit, cheese, Nutri Grain bars, oatmeal, cereal, waffles, bagels and other healthy options will be served! 

    IMPORTANT DATES & UPCOMING EVENTS

    January 12th, 2017 - Upward Bound begins (Revised to Thursdays and Fridays)

    Upward Bounds begins - January 12th

    Pizza Days - January 13th, 20th and 26th

    Kindergarten Information Night
    7 p.m. @ St. Martin's Gymnasium on Thursday, January 26th
    (cancelled until further notice)

    Friday, January 27th - PA Day (No School)

    Pasta Day - January 31st

    Pizza Days - February 3rd , 10th, 17th and 24th

    Sub Day - February 15th

    Monday, February 20th - Family Day (No School)

    Pasta Day - February 28th

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