BTC E-Newsletter - August


A Centennial School Celebration
 

With another summer winding down, comes the usual anticipation of school re-opening - floors are waxed, desks are cleaned, new equipment is installed and new faces find their way around campus. But the first day of school this year not only marks another school year beginning, but the 100th Anniversary of Catholic Education on BTC's site at Chambers Rd. and Elizabeth Ave. Sts. John & James School welcomed its first students for class on September 6, 1918 in a temporary building on our parish's property. 

Over many subsequent years Sts. John & James Parish and School grew well beyond capacity, creating the need for all of BTC's "predecessor" parishes and schools to spring up within BTC Parish & School's current territory.  Because of the heritage these now-closed schools share in our history in this part of North County, throughout the year we will be celebrating the incredible impact Catholic Elementary Education has made on BTC's territory of North County. Look out for more information coming soon on various events and please let us know if you have any information, photographs or other memorabilia from any of these Catholic schools - we would love to feature it throughout the year.

2018-19 School Year Kick-Off
Preparations are in their final stages to welcome our over 230 students back to school at BTC.  Everyone in the community is invited to join us for our kick-off events, join us for Mass in the morning or stop in for a visit! 

BTC School Splash Party at Splash at Wabash - Aug. 10, 4-8pm
Back to School Night at BTC - Aug. 14, 6-8pm
First Day of School - Aug. 16th

New Faculty Welcomed to BTC
A new school year in 2018 means a number of new members joining the BTC School faculty: 

Mrs. Michelle Ketterer - PreK 3
Mrs. Melissa Schramm - Kindergarten
Mrs. Sarah Johnson - First Grade
Mr. Richard Earley - Seventh Grade
Ms. Danielle Dub - P.E./Health


Please welcome these educators to our BTC family!


 

Welcome Fr. Haley! 
 

In July, BTC welcomed our new pastor, Fr. Tom Haley who replaces Fr. Rosy who has been with us since the merged parish of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta was created in 2005.

Fr. Haley was raised in North St. Louis City and then moved to North County, attending St. Casmir’s Parish while in high school. After completing seminary education, he was ordained in 1978.

In recent years Fr Haley has served as a Pastor of St. George’s in Affton, then two parishes here in North County (Our Lady of the Rosary and St. Ferdinand) before spending the last two years as Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Valley Park. 

He still has family in North County and is very much enjoying being back in his favorite part of town along with his dog, Twister.  Please welcome him as our Pastor!       


 

BTC Golf Tournament Coming In September
 

The 13th Annual BTC Golf Tournament tees off on Sunday, September 16th this year at Eagle Springs Golf Course.

Join us for a beautiful day on the links while supporting BTC.  Not a golfer? Then join us for the tournament's steak dinner or consider being a sponsor at one of the many levels offered.

Registration and lunch begins at Noon at the course and tee time is 1:00pm with dinner following at the course. Cost is $90 per golfer and includes, lunch, dinner, golf with cart and unlimited drinks.  Contact Rob at rgrumich@btc-school.org or 314.749.7022 with questions, to register or to secure a sponsorship!  

Click HERE to view the Golf Tournament Flyer, including Sponsorship opportunities.


 

Thank You For Your Support!


                                

As has often been said, our community shows incredible generosity in supporting many of the programs of our parish. There is no better example of this than in the support shown of our parish school. Here's an update on two major initiatives that support our parish school: 

1. The BTC in Bloom Auction this past April raised a record amount of over $65,000 in net profit, an approximately $7,000 increase over the 2017 total. Included in this figure is $29,500 raised for our Fund the Need effort (also a record amount), which was dedicated to replacing one of the boilers in the school. Currently the old boiler and related asbestos have been removed and the new boiler is on its way! Thank you for your incredible support and please save the date for our next auction - May 4th, 2019.  

2. The 2018 We Make a Difference Campaign is ongoing and as of mid-July donors have contributed $83,000.  We still need your help in 2018 to reach our goal of topping our proceeds from last year's campaign which reached over $100,000.  This amount from 2017 included our first increase from the previous year in the history of the campaign and we want to continue this positive trend for 2018! Please help our school provide a challenging technology-rich curriculum, augmented by a strong focus on Christian service.


To learn more or to donate now to the WMAD campaign, click here


 

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish & School
120 N. Elizabeth Ave., Ferguson MO 63135
314.524.0500 - www.btcparish.org

 

 

 

We'd Love to Hear Your Feedback on Our Website.  Tell Us What You Like or Want to See Included!
 

Website Submissions:
website@btcparish.org

 


Life Teen Makes an Impact at BTC!
 

Over the past months since their arrival at BTC, the five-member team from Life Teen has made an incredible impact - not only with youth programs, but in the entire parish community. They have been active new parishioners, brought fresh ideas and invigorated the youth of our parish in new ways.

Thank you Stacy, Kiera, Nate, Chris, and Emily!

Keep up with all their activity by clicking here!


Upcoming Events

   See below or click here for a complete listing of upcoming events around our parish and school.

Aug 21

Parish Library Open Weekly Except Holidays

Tuesday, 9:00 AM

Parish Library Open Weekly Except Holidays
Time: Tuesday, 9:00 AM
  Books on Saints, Prayers, Meditations, etc., are available to check out daily except on Holidays.
Aug 21

Adult Choir

Tuesday, 7:15 PM

Adult Choir
Time: Tuesday, 7:15 PM
Location: Church
  No Description Available
Aug 22

Parish Library Open Weekly Except Holidays

Wednesday, 9:00 AM

Parish Library Open Weekly Except Holidays
Time: Wednesday, 9:00 AM
  Books on Saints, Prayers, Meditations, etc., are available to check out daily except on Holidays.
Aug 23

Quilters

Thursday, 8:00 AM

Quilters
Time: Thursday, 8:00 AM
  Quilters craft beautiful quilts that are raffled throughout the year to raise funds for the needs of the parish. New members are always welcome.
Aug 23

Parish Library Open Weekly Except Holidays

Thursday, 9:00 AM

Parish Library Open Weekly Except Holidays
Time: Thursday, 9:00 AM
  Books on Saints, Prayers, Meditations, etc., are available to check out daily except on Holidays.
Aug 23

Guitar Ensemble

Thursday, 7:00 PM

Guitar Ensemble
Time: Thursday, 7:00 PM
Location: Church
  No Description Available
Aug 26

Room At The Inn

Sunday, 5:00 PM

Room At The Inn
Time: Sunday, 5:00 PM
Location: Upper floor of Parish Offices and School Kitchen
  A homeless program sponsored by the Sisters of Divine Providence that utilizes our parish site as a night shelter 2 nights each month.
Aug 27

Parish Library Open Weekly Except Holidays

Monday, 9:00 AM

Parish Library Open Weekly Except Holidays
Time: Monday, 9:00 AM
  Books on Saints, Prayers, Meditations, etc., are available to check out daily except on Holidays.
Aug 27

Game day

Monday, 12:00 PM

Game day
Time: Monday, 12:00 PM
Location: Mary & Joseph Room
  No Description Available
Aug 27

Room At The Inn

Monday, 5:00 PM

Room At The Inn
Time: Monday, 5:00 PM
Location: Upper Level Parish Office and School Kitchen
  No Description Available