A Blessed Thanksgiving to the LC community, please join us with this prayer from the US Conference of Bishops: Lord, we thank you for the goodness of our people and for the spirit of justice that fills this nation. We thank you for the beauty and fullness of the land and the challenge of the cities. We thank you for our work and our rest, for one another, and for our homes. We thank you, Lord: accept our thanksgiving on this day. We pray and give thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
In conjunction with Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Northern Delaware and Susquehanna Valley, Lansdale Catholic made our sponsor Wish Child Kevin's dream of playing football come true at our Homecoming game. Our students, their families, alumni and our extended community exceeded our goal of $5,500 by raising $12,328.03! After Thanksgiving Mass, Katie Blankemeyer '15 and Patrick Bampfield '15 presented the check to Make A Wish President/CEO Dennis Heron and Event Mgr. Lorrie Miley, joined by Kevin.
Our Annual Community Service Corps Thanksgiving Food Drive reached their goal with over 70 boxes of food for the families at Keystone Hospice in Wyndmoor, PA. Thank you to all our LC families who shared with others at this time of year, you are the best!
Join our Boys Basketball team for their pancake breakfast fundraiser at Village Tavern at 511 Stump Road in North Wales, Saturday, November 29 from 7:30 am to 10 am. All you can eat pancakes, sausage/bacon, juice and coffee for only $8 per person. There will also be raffle baskets and a chance to win tickets to the Eagles-Seahawks game, come on out and support our team. Please purchase tickets from any team member.
Our gym was packed with 236 eighth graders this past Universal Visitation Day, along with our own current Crusaders. We already have 179 registrants for the Class of 2019, if your eighth grader would like to join us, please click on the link below and download the application. Parents of eighth graders, don't forget to contact our Admissions Office at 215.362.6160 x194 to schedule a shadow day with one of our current freshmen.
The LC Robotics Team, CyberCrusaders #272, hosted their 17th Annual LEGO League Competition this past Saturday. Forty elementary school teams from all over the tri-state region competed, with the theme of "FLL World Class - Tune Up in PA". Using LEGO MINDSTORMS Robotics Invention System technology, the students built a robot and enjoyed friendly, age appropriate competition. Thanks to our volunteers, judges, mentors and students for running a great event.
As part of LC's continuing STEM Program, students should be aware of this FREE opportunity for girls to explore engineering. Widener University is offering an Engineering Mini-Camp for high school girls on Saturday, February 7, 2015. However, preregistration is required and enrollment is limited, so apply early! Please click on the link below for Widener or see Mrs. Mary Antoni, LC STEM Advisor, during the school day for more details on this unique program.
Our Robotics Team hosted a seminar recently at the Comcast Center in Philadelphia for several other local high schools to share business and marketing tips as they begin their season. Mr. Frank Larkin, one of our long-time mentors, spoke at the programming class.