Please read my blog for Lenten opportunities and events here at school. There are opportunities for almsgiving and prayer to bring us even closer to Jesus. Have a blessed week!

by Saundra Kennison on February 19, 2024

Let all you do be done in Love…through C.L.O.V.E.R.


Week of February 19, 2024


Dear parents,

Thursday, February 22 and 29 are almsgiving opportunity days. Our Shamrock for Life Club is helping the Gabriel Project to support infants and babies by collecting diapers (newborn – size 4), wipes, baby wash, pacifiers and bibs. These items can be sent in with your children or sent to the office. 

Please note the following Lenten events at church: 

  • Confession - Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays, 5pm - 6pm. Saturdays, 9am - 10am.

  • The Knights of Columbus Fish Fry at the school gym 5pm - 7pm

  • Stations of the Cross - Fridays at 7:15pm

  • Sundays - Singing of the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy at 10:10am

Save the Date:

St. Malachy Church is presenting The Word Became Flesh Bible Marathon, starting March 10th. The event will include a Eucharistic procession, Adoration, and a proclamation of the whole Bible from Genesis to Revelation. The event will end in the evening on Tuesday the 12th. 

St. Malachy School sponsors a table at Cardinal Ritter’s Smarty party.  If you are interested in attending please let me know.  The event is Saturday, February 24 at 6pm and trivia begins at 6:30pm. 

In Christ,

Mrs. Saundra Kennison, principal


Reconciliation Schedule for students during Lent


3RD GRADE 1030-1140am

7TH GRADE 110-215pm (Religion & Spanish)


5TH GRADE 930-1045am

6TH GRADE 1150-110pm (Religion & HP)

8TH GRADE 125-245pm (Religion & HP)

*4th grade had a reconciliation time last week.

Next Mass Days and Times

All school Mass: Wednesday, February 21, 2024: 

Vocations Cross: 2P

Class Mass: 1st grade

Servers for Wednesday, February 21, 2024 all school Mass:






Chalice & Missal






Dylan Dial

Ben Hoph

Kasey Dial

Ryan Rokita

Nick Bell

Ryan Rokita

Matthew Bell

Mikey Sweeney

Peter Rushenberg

Luke Kiefer

Fox Fenol

Michael Rushenberg

Mason Hoekstra

Max Rushenberg

Noah Wright

Raylan Stutz

Sean Gehring





Chase Alley

Lara Kendall

Kenzie Richer

Jude Borem

New information/Reminders

  • February 22 & 29 - Donate diapers, baby wipes, bibs, baby wash, and pacifiers 

  • February 24 - CYO Music Competition

  • February 24 - Cardinal Ritter’s Smarty Party

  • February 25 - Blessing Cup Meal 

  • Cans in your Hands is February 27

  • March 1 - adoration & benediction

  • March 4 - Read Across America Day - dress as your favorite book character

  • March 8 - End of 3rd quarter

  • Calendar Change: Monday, April 8, 2024 will be an E-Learning Day

  • Summer Camp information is attached.

Cardinal Ritter High School Happenings


Spiritwear,  Pro-Life Shirts, and uniform shirts

You can purchase shirts at Rose Promotions – https://www.rosepromos.com/collections/st-malachy


School Needs and/or Employment Opportunities

  • Mr. Ray is retiring at the end of school from teaching middle school math; therefore, we will be posting a middle school math teacher position this week.  The ideal candidate is a practicing Catholic licensed teacher in mathematics 6th grade through 12th grade. The candidate will be responsible for teaching pre-algebra, algebra, and geometry as well as have homeroom responsibilities. 

  • Extended day is looking to hire a few people to supervise students after school until 4:00 pm or 5:00 pm. If you know anyone interested, contact Benita Wheeler 

  • The Facility Ministry has a position open, see attached.

Good Luck to all student athletes - Go Shamrocks!

Monday, February 19, 2024

56 A Girls’ Basketball vs. St. Thomas @ St. Malachy, 6pm

56 B Girls’ Basketball vs. St. Thomas@ St. Malachy, 5pm

56 C Girls’ Basketball vs. St. Pius@St. Malachy 7pm

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

4th grade white Girls’ Basketball vs. St. Chris @ St. Malachy, 5pm

4th grade white Girls’ Basketball vs. St. Mark @ St. Malachy, 6pm

Cadet A Girls’ Basketball vs. St. Luke @ St. Malachy, 7:00pm 

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Thursday, February 22, 2024

4th grade green Girls’ Basketball vs. St. Thomas@ St. Thomas, 6pm

Friday, February  23, 2024

Saturday, February 24, 2024

4th grade green Girls’ Basketball vs. St. Charles@ St. Jude, 12pm

56 A Girls’ Basketball vs. Nativity@ St. Malachy 12pm

56 B Girls’ Basketball vs. St. Nativity@ St. Malachy, 1pm

56 C Girls’ Basketball vs. St.Louis de Montfort@ St. Malachy, 2pm

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Cadet A Girls’ Basketball vs. St. Maria Goretti @ St. Maria Goretti, 3m 


  • In the morning, please do not drive through the middle of the parking lot, but enter by the football field and follow the road.  

  • Also please do not pass in the drop off line. 

  • Please pull all the way forward; do not stop at the front door to drop-off. 

  • In the afternoon, please be respectful of the painted parking spots as these are purchased through ShamRockIt.  

  • If you have a grandparent, family member or neighbor pickup, please remind them not to park in the painted sports. 

  • Help others in the parking lot especially if it looks like this is their first time.

Helpful links

School website - https://stmalachy.org/school/

Student/Parent Handbook and Calendar - https://stmalachy.org/handbook/

School data - IDOE -GPS Data - https://stmalachy.org/school/about/idoe-gps-data/

St. Malachy Catholic School’s Mission:“Today we will be Learning, Loving and Living with Christ”









In Christ,
Mrs. Saundra Kennison

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