Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 30, 2000 · Page 48
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 48

Ukiah, California
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Sunday, January 30, 2000
Page 48
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Page! • St. Mary's 2000 Mardi Gras • -SUPPLEMENT TO THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL St Mary's School Mardi Gras A Celebration of the Seventies A Message from the Principal... Mardi Gras 2000 is now upon us and with it comes a tremendous opportunity to gather as a community to celebrate and to give thanks for the many blessings God has brought to St. Mary of the Angels Catholic School and to the greaterJJkiah area through this special event. Although this is my first Mardi Gras, I have come to leam that this annual celebration began thirty years ago during a critical time in this community's history when the well-loved St. Mary of the Angels School was on the verge of closing its doors. Recognizing the continued need for a school like St. Mary's in our community, several committed parents and community leaders pulled together to "save the school". Little did they know that their simple idea would eventually blossom into a community-wide event that brings people together and creates a generous spirit of selfless giving that is focused on children and their academic, social, physical, and spiritual development. The tremendous community involvement and support for this annual event truly demonstrates our collective commitment to charity, to service, and to children. Looking through this publication you will notice the many individuals and businesses that offer their support for the program at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic School. In addition, there are several hundred others who are involved in this event that are not even mentioned in the pages that follow. Included among them are parents, parishioners, alumni, and other community members who recognize the need and treasure the opportunities offered through St. Mary's School. In supporting the Mardi Gras event each year, these local businesses and Individuals are coming together to support a most precious resource while helping to mold the future leaders of our community. So let us celebrate this unity and commitment we share. Let us celebrate our commitment to charity, to service, and most Importantly, to children. During this Mardi Gras season may we also be reminded of our community-wide commitment to successful educational programs that are focused on high academic standards, strong moral values, exemplary social development, and a spirit of service In which we reach out with love, giving hope to those in need. In both the public and private school systems within our community, there are hundreds of individuals who foster a strong belief in educational diversity. This belief stems from a recognition that we, as educators, must always do what is4>est for children, and different children have different needs. The respect for and support of such diversity is a powerful foundation for building a community of leaders. As with other educational programs, St. Mary of the Angels Catholic School is proven to prepare students for the challenges they will face in high school and beyond. We maintain a rigorous academic structure, while offering real opportunities to develop leadership, athletic talents, and strong Christian values. We believe, as Christ taught, that if a person has all that the world has to offer, but has not love, they are lacking the most essential element needed for true peace and success in our challenging world. Yo.ur support for St. Mary of the Angels School allows more children to experience this special educational opportunity. The children of St. Mary of the Angels Catholic School salute you and thank you or giving your support to Mardi Gras 2000. May God's Peace, Love, and Joy enfold you and yours during this Jubilee Year and always. Sincerely, Tom Rooney Principal 9m ft Artfty It Hw w9» BHWjr * •WWHPI opfjittog budget Building a Foundation for a Lifetime

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