A note to Primary Parents regarding
GOOD FRIDAY – April 18th
Our Good Friday Liturgy begins and ends quietly, it
is not a mass, but a liturgy with Holy Communion.
As in previous years our eighth grade students will
re-enact the Passion of Our Lord and all are
welcome to join us for this service. The Lord’s
Passion is a powerful experience, seeing the re-
enactment of Jesus carrying the Cross, falling,
being “nailed” to the Cross and giving up his life has
brought tears to the eyes of many within the
congregation, even our young students. We hope all
will join us for this service, but if you feel that your
child is too young and may not be ready to
The Sacred Paschal Triduum
Christians believe that at one moment in time, everything changed forever. That came on Holy Thursday,
the night before Jesus died, when he sat down with his disciples for the Passover meal. Instead of bitter
herbs and a lamb, he gave them bread and said, “This is my body,” and a cup of wine saying, “This is my
Shortly after this Passover meal, on Good Friday, Jesus was arrested, scourged, died on a Cross, and was
buried. Good Friday commemorates the Crucifixion, Death, and burial of Christ Jesus. Three days later his
tomb was empty. God had raised Jesus from the dead. Easter Sunday crowns the Triduum celebrating the
Resurrection of the Lord.
The New Testament refers to Jesus numerous times as the Lamb of God. He made the Passover radically
new. The blood came not from an unblemished lamb, but from the innocent Son of God. The freedom won
by this sacrifice is not just movement from one land to another, but from sin and death into life
Alleluia! Alleluia!! Alleluia!!
OLD MISSION MONTESSORI SCHOOL
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
DATES TO REMEMBER!
Thursday, April 17 –Stations of the Cross
(everyone is welcome to join us)
Friday, April 18-Good Friday Liturgy,
12:00 noon, Serra Center, 1:00 pm
dismissal (approximate time)
– April 27th
, Easter Vacation
– students return to school,
6th grade camp begins
Tuesday, May 6th
, 6:30 p.m. Christmas in
July Chair Meeting
Thursday, May 8th
– OMMS Variety Show
Saturday, May 10th
, Night at the Mission
experience this re-enactment, please make
arrangements to pick them up from their Primary
classroom no later than 11:30 a.m. We ask that
you do not pick them up from the Serra Center
as this would disrupt the service. Thank you in
advance for your assistance with this request.
REGISTRATION for 2014-2015
OMMS Registration information for the upcoming
school year will be sent home in a separate envelope
on Thursday instead of being included in our
Tuesday Newsletter; remember to ask your child or
the teacher for the information.
Planning your get away? Need to
know when school begins?
For the upcoming school year we will once again
begin after the Labor Day Holiday. The
children/students are scheduled to return on
Tuesday, September 2nd
, please plan for an early
dismissal on that day to allow for Back to School
Night in the evening. The calendar for the 2014-
2015 school year is not finalized, but hopefully
knowing the beginning date is helpful to those who
are formulating plans for the summer.
Many Thanks to…
Michelle Shebest and Family for once again
providing us with our annual Scholastic Book Fair.
This week long event requires a lot of time and
talent and fortunately we have Michelle!
We would also like to thank all of our volunteers
who assisted with set up, break down, and operation
of the Book Fair during our annual spaghetti dinner.
The Annual Spaghetti Dinner was an absolute
success and enjoyed by all. Special thanks to Pia
Woessner and Linda Belhumeur who co-chaired this
event! Much gratitude is sent out to all of our
parent volunteers who helped with set-up, serving
and assistance during the meal, and lastly those who
stayed to assist with clean up. Also we would like to
recognize Fratelli’s Italian Restaurant who
generously donated the wonderful food! Community
support is such a gift to our school. Please be sure
and drop by to thank them for their support!
Saturday, May 10th
(This evening is for “adults only”)
This years event will feature several wineries,
local craft beers, a sampling of local
restaurants, and silent auction. Tickets are on
sale now in the office $40 in advance till May
2nd and $50 at the door. Tickets and
donations can also be accomplished on-line
at www.nightatthemission.com. Please send
the link to family and friends out of town that
might want to the donate to our school and
event. All donations can be done in
increments of $10. We also need volunteers
for the event set-up, during the event, and
break down. Please contact Dana Plummer at
(619) 980-4471 or email
Christmas in July Needs You!
Christmas in July currently has two chair
positions available for this year! Please contact
ChristmasinJuly1@yahoo.com should you
have interest in chairing an open position:
Thank you for your support!!
AFTER SCHOOL SPORTS
~ OMMS Girls’ Basketball vs. Nativity at Nativity
3:30 p.m. Good luck ladies!!
~ Next basketball game will be May 6th
Michael at the Oceanside Pier Gym at 4:15 p.m.
IN OUR COMMUNITY…
Mission Federal will be sponsoring the “Art Walk” on
Saturday and Sunday, April 26th
11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Little Italy. The ArtWalk
is San Diego’s premier arts and music cultural event,
featuring hundreds of artists and a variety of bands
and dancers—all surrounded by the great
atmosphere and delicious food of Little Italy.
While there be sure and swing by KidsWalk in Amici
Park, where kids can work on their own
masterpieces. Please visit
missionfederalartwalk.org, for more information.
The students and staff of our afternoon extended
care would like to express their appreciation for
the afternoon snacks that were provided by the
Bugawan Family, the Clark Family, and the
Belhumeur Family! Thank you for your
OUR PARISH COMMUNITY
~ Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Thursday, April 17th,
7:00p.m., Serra Center
~ Good Friday Liturgy, 12:00 noon – Serra Center
~ Easter Sunday Masses – 7:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:00
a.m., 1:00 p.m. (Spanish) – all Masses will take place
in the Serra Center. (No 5:00 or 7:00 pm Masses)
~ The Parish office will be closed Monday, April 21st
through Thursday, April 24th
~ Social Concerns is hoping to provide families in
need Easter baskets filled with food. If you would
like to sponsor a family and provide a food basket
the donation is $40. They are also accepting
donations of hams, turkeys, and canned goods. If
you have any questions you can call 760-547-0708.
Please keep the following members of our school
family in your prayers:
~ The Cornett Family
~ Theresa Breen, may she rest in peace.
~ Rita Baldwin, forever remembered, forever
~ Pamela and Eugene Edwards
~ The Bell Family
~ Jidsel Donahue
~ Mrs. Pat Bickford, Ms. Lindsey’s mother
~ Mrs. Jane Blackmon, Ms. Denise’s mother
~ Hannah Higgins and Family
~ Fabio Perez
~ Vanessa & Andres’ Grandfather
~ Christina Ruiz
~ Jacob Donahue (7 months old) and his family
~ Mrs. Bush
~ Donnah Snaer-Williams
~ All of our military families