Weekly Update

December 3rd – December 7th

Mission Statement:  St. Peter School provides a quality education built on Catholic values and teachings.

SUNDAY, December 2nd:

  • First Sunday in Advent
  • Advent Giving Wreath Christmas Gift Cards in Narthex of the Church
  • FOUND Youth Group – Christmas Caroling Good Samaritan Home 6:00-7:30 pm; drop off/pick up at Good Samaritan Home

MONDAY, December 3rd:

  • Advent Bingo begins today
  • Advent Prayer Service 1:05 in Church; families welcome to join up
  • Jubilation Choir Rehearsal 3:00-3:45 pm Parish Music Room
  • Chess Club Meeting 6:30 pm Maria Goretti Room

TUESDAY, December 4th:

  • PMO Bands Rehearsals at QND: 3:30-4:30 pm Beginners Band; 4:30-5:30 pm Concert Band; 5:30-6:00 pm Jazz Band; 6:00-7:00 pm Cadet Band
  • QCES 7th/8th Grade Boys Crusaders Basketball HOME games vs Macomb 6:00 pm

WEDNESDAY, December 5th:

  • Children’s School Mass 8:30 am – 2nd grade in charge of preparation
  • PMO Band Rehearsals: 5th gr 1:15-1:45 pm; 6th gr 1:45-2:15 pm Music Room
  • After School Quincy Art Center Classes – registered students only in grades K-3
  • PMO Choir Rehearsals – QND: 7th/8th Concert Choir 3:00-4:00 pm; 4th-6th Cadet Choir 4:10-5:00 pm
  • Teachers Meetings 2:30-4:00 pm
  • Early Dismissal at 2:25 for students in gr PK-8th. (This will occur throughout the school year.)

THURSDAY, December 6th:

  • Moms Are Praying 8:10-9:00 am Martha Jane Room
  • Crazy 8’s Math Club meets after school
  • Handbell Choir Rehearsal 3:00-4:15 pm

FRIDAY, December 7th:

  • Second Quarter Mid-terms emailed/posted to RenWeb
  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception Vigil Mass 6:00 pm
  • Family Christmas Mass Participant forms due to School Office
  • CYO Basketball Registration due to the School Office
  • Kindergarten students Carbon Monoxide Detectors forms due to School Office

SATURDAY, December 8th:

  • Feast of the Immaculate Conception Masses 8:00 and 10:00 am
  • Jubilation Choir sings at 5:00 pm Mass

SUNDAY, December 9th:

  • Second Sunday in Advent
  • Advent Giving Wreath Christmas Gifts due to Narthex of the Church this weekend; Gifts will be picked up for delivery tomorrow morning – Monday, Dec. 10th
  • Saints Alive Youth Group “Minute to Win It” 6:00-7:30 pm in the gym


       Last Friday, we sent home a letter with very important dates in regard to our school enrollment for this upcoming school year.  The most important item, at this time, is for St. Peter Parish families to return to the Parish their completed Stewardship Form.  Returning this completed form is the only way that our Parish families will receive the Participating Catholic Tuition Rate.  The absolute final date that these will be accepted is December 21st.  This was also a requirement for the 2018-19 school year enrollment.  Since this past year was the first time this was required, we were able to accept late stewardship cards.  This is not an option this year.  Stewardship renewals must be turned into the Parish or School Office by December 21st.  St. Peter Parish families that do not meet this requirement deadline will be assigned the Non-Catholic Participating Rate for tuition.  There will not be any exceptions to this deadline.  If you need a Stewardship Form, please contact the Parish or School Office.

           Children’s Church envelopes have in the past gone home with our St. Peter School and PSR students.  This year we are not sending them home with every student.  If your family uses these envelopes and you would like your child to have the envelopes, we will have them available in the School Office beginning on Monday, Nov 19th for St. Peter School students and Wednesday evening for our PSR students.  They will be offered on a first come/first serve basis.  Please let us know if you would these sent home with your child/ren.


Just a Reminder: CYO Winter basketball league registration ENDS DEC 7th.  This is for Boys and Girls grades 1st – 8th…all area schools are welcome.  WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE WE HAVE SECURED CERTIFIED REFEREES FOR OUR LEAGUE THIS YEAR!  Register and pay online at http://cyoquincy.com/sample-page/winter-basketball-registration/ .

We have also attached a registration form to this update.  Forms/Money should be turned into the school office by Friday, Dec 7th.


       Our School Office staff is hosting a Christmas Breakfast/Brunch for the School Faculty and Staff on Monday, Dec. 17th from 9:00-10:15 am.  We are in need of volunteers to supervise the teachers’ classrooms during this time so they can attend.  There will be activities planned for the students in advance.  Thank you so much for volunteering to make this a very special day for our staff.  Please sign up to help with the following link:



       Please remember to check our Lost and Found.  It continues to grow each week!  We have sweaters, sweatshirts, jackets, gloves, lunch boxes…  All items not claimed by Christmas vacation will be either cleaned and donated to Catholic Charities or disposed of.  We would really love to have all lost and found find their way home!

Blessed Sacrament Parish/School has 2 Protecting God’s Children sessions scheduled during the months of December and January.  The first session is on Monday, Dec. 10th and the second will be held on Monday, January 14th.  Both sessions are from 6:00-9:00 pm at Blessed Sacrament Parish/School.  If you are interested in helping in your child/ren’s classroom, driving for field trips, etc our Parish and the Springfield Diocese require you to attend this training.  Please call 222-2759 to register for this session.  This is a one-time only training.  If you have already participated in a class, you do not have to take it again.


St. Peter School is hiring for the Morning Daycare program from 6:30 a.m. until 8:00 a.m. Monday-Friday. Interested applicants should contact Mrs. Judy Domme at 217-242-1910.  Resumes can be mailed to St. Peter School, 2500 Maine, Quincy, IL 62301 or emailed to [email protected].


Dec 10            Reconciliation this morning for Grades 5,6,7,8

Parish Advent Giving Wreath Gifts due to Church Narthex this morning

QND/PMO Chorale Concert 7:00 pm St. Peter Church

Protecting God’s Children Session – Blessed Sacrament 6:00 pm

Dec 11              Reconciliation this morning for Grades 3 and 4

Dec 13              GSA Meeting 10:00 am School Conference Room

Kindergarten classrooms – Making Gingerbread Houses 12:15 pm

DARE Graduation – 6th grade students/families 2:00 pm Gym

Dec 14              Spirit Day!!  Donations Recipient:  Quincy Catholic Charities Patriots Assembly: Gr 8 presenting “T” Teamwork 8:10 am in the gym

Dec 15              QCES 7th/8th Grade Boys Crusaders HOME games vs Carrollton 10:00 am QND Gym

Dec 16              Jubilation Choir sings at 9:30 am Mass

Dec 17              Staff Christmas Brunch 9:00 am Cafeteria

Chess Club Meeting 6:30 pm Maria Goretti Room

School Advisory Board 6:30 pm School Conference Room

Dec 18              Family Christmas Mass practice 7:00-8:00 pm in the Church

Dec 19              8:30 am School Buddy Mass

Dec 20             Polar Express Gr K-2   8:45 am Martha Jane Room

Dec 21              Classroom Christmas Parties throughout the day

Parish Stewardship Cards due; Deadline to receive Participating Parishioner Catholic Tuition rate for 2019-2020 school year

Dec 24-Jan 4   No School – Christmas Vacation

Jan 2               QCES 7th/8th Gr Girls Crusaders Volleyball AWAY games vs Macomb 6:00 pm

Jan 7               School Resumes w/full bus service and daycare

QCES 7th/8th Gr Girls Crusaders Volleyball HOME games vs Carthage 6:00 pm-gym

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