Month: February 2016

Catholic Schools Week 2016



Saturday, January 30,31  – Celebrating Our Parish

Catholic Schools Week officially began in West Point on January 30 and 31. Students served as lectors, servers and their families were gift bearers at all of the Masses.  The Guardian Angels Youth Choir directed by Sister Elizabeth Benvie led the singing at the 6:00 p.m. Mass on January 30.  The Central Catholic High School Choir under the direction of Mr. Bob Stokely sang at the 10:00 Mass on January 31.

Monday, February 1st – Celebrating Faculty, Staff, and Volunteers

“Hats Off to Teachers Day”


Teachers were served Breakfast pizza and their choice of coffee or juice.

Central Catholic High School students teamed with the Guardian Angels elementary students to create thank notes for their teachers.  The cooperation and creativity was absolutely amazing!

Tuesday, February 2nd – Celebrating Vocations 

The Groundhog Blizzard of 2016 caused school to be cancelled today!

We were supposed to have celebrated an All School Pre-K through 12 grade Mass.   This Mass will be postponed to Friday, February 5th.  

Our Archbishop George Lucas, as well as our Priests, Deacons, Sisters and Seminarians were going to join the students for lunch today.

Father Steven Emanuel with the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity

Wednesday, February 3rd – Celebrating Our Students

“Get Smart Day”

The Groundhog Blizzard of 2016 caused school to be cancelled again today!

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These are the activities that would have occurred on Wednesday:

  • PreK – 6: Wear uniform pants and spirit wear shirts.  Students in the Spelling Bee must dress up
  • HS – Dress up (game day attire) or appropriate uniform
  • 2:00 – 3:30 Events
    • UNO tourney for PreK-2 – in old gym – 
    • Spelling Bee – Grades 4 – 6 in the cafeteria (3rd grade watching)

Knowledge Bowl – Grades 7 – 12 in the big gym

Thursday, February 4th –  Celebrating Our Community

Today was a regular day except for activities in the afternoon: 

  • 2:00-3:30 Events
    • PreK – 3 – in cafeteria making Blessing Bags
    • Grades 4 -6 –  in big gym for the School Spelling Bee

Friday, February 5th –  Celebrating!

“Fun Day”




Camp Franciscan 2016

The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity are inviting young ladies Grades 6-9 for Camp Franciscan 2016 Women of Strength, Women of God June 15-17. Camp begins June 15 at 1 p.m. and ends 1 p.m. on June 17 at our Motherhouse in Manitowoc, WI.

We invite high school sophomores and college age young women to consider our Leadership Team with in-service beginning June 13 at 1 p.m.

We offer hospitality to Milwaukee and Green Bay airports.  Amtrak, bus and ferry connections are also a travel possibility.  

Experience meeting many Sisters, friendship with other campers, Community prayer, Sacraments of Eucharist and Reconciliation, fine arts, homespun entertainment and more.  Special to this year’s camp is a Franciscan Variety Show.  We are seeking camper acts.  Catch the Franciscan Spirit!

To find all needed Camp Franciscan registration forms click here.


St. Francis of Assisi in front of the Motherhouse of

the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity  in Manitowoc, Wisconsin


Sister Elizabeth Benvie with Isabel and her Mom from Yuma, Arizona

Camp Franciscan 2015


Dramatic Campers entertaining everyone 


Campers getting to know one another

Franciscan Sisters called to serve at West Point, NE

The Franciscan Sisters who minister in West Point, Nebraska

Front: left to right ** Sister Elizabeth Ann Miller and Sister Elizabeth Benvie

Back: left to right**Sister Sarah Bertler and Sister Joy Rose