October 15, 2019

Querida comunidad de Santa Catalina de Siena,

Quiero expresar mi inmensa gratitud por el increíble trabajo que realizaron en el pasado Carnaval de Santa Catalina de Siena.

¡Es para mí, para la escuela y para la parroquia una gran alegría el ver a la comunidad trabajar unida para ayudar a nuestros niños!

Fue hermoso el ver como los diferentes ministerios se unieron con los padres de familia de la escuela para trabajar en el Carnaval.

El viernes tuvimos un día muy difícil ya que debido a los incendios la mayoría de la gente decidió no salir de casa y la cantidad de gente que asistió a el Carnaval fue minina. Sin embargo, eso no destruyo el ánimo y la alegría de todos los voluntarios que, usando mascarillas para ayudarse a trabajar entre las cenizas, siguieron con entusiasmo trabajando en nuestro Carnaval.

Quisiera darles las gracias individualmente pero no quiero mencionar a nadie por nombre porque tengo el temor de equivocarme y olvidar a alguien. Sin embargo quiero agradecer...

October 15, 2019

Dear Community of St. Catherine of Siena,

I want to express my immense gratitude for the incredible work you did at the past St. Catherine of Siena’s Carnival.

It is a great joy for me, for the school, and for the parish to see the community work together to help our children!

It was beautiful to see how the different ministries joined the parents of the school to work at the Carnival.

On Friday we had a very difficult day because due to the fires most people decided not to leave their house and the amount of people who attended the Carnival was minimal. However, that did not destroy the mood and joy of all the volunteers who, using masks to help them work through the ashes, continued enthusiastically to work at our Carnival.

I would like to thank you all individually, but I do not want to mention anyone by name because I am afraid of making mistakes and forgetting someone. However I want to thank all the ministries that helped, Couples for Christ, Divine Savior of the World...

September 3, 2019


We are so glad to have you back Saints! We are planning to have an amazing school year 2019-2020!

The team for this year is: “Saints Go Green, Laudato Si” It is

ased on Pope’s Francis encyclical on the environment and human ecology: “Laudato Si, On Care for Our Common Home”.

Our students will learn about climate, global warming, the problems with the pollution of air and water, etc.

We are going to make emphasis in the importance of taking care of our planet. Each grade is going to do it at its own age level. We will begin with putting the trash in the trash cans and go all the way to write letters to Congress to pass laws that will protect our planet from global warming.

We want to establish in the hearts of our students a spirit of admiration and respect for Divine Creation, including, of course, themselves and all living beings around us.

If you are interested in learning more about this matter you are welcome to read the Pope’s letter at: bit...

March 18, 2019

We are so proud of our 8th graders!

All of them were accepted to their first choice High School!

Our Mr. Elizalde was “Accepted with honors” to St. Genevieve High School which means he scored more than 90% on his entrance exam. Congratulations Abraham!

Miss Gigantone was also accepted to Notre Dame High School with “Academic Distinction” which means she scored 95% or better in her entrance exam. She is also the recipient of the “Holy Cross Distinguished student award”. She also was accepted with highest honors to Louisville High school

Miss Colby was accepted with Honors both at Notre Dame High School and Louisville High School!

Mr. Paz and Miss Hernandez were both accepted for the college prep track at St. Genevieve.

We are so proud of all of you!

Congratulations also to Mr. Palacios ans Mrs. Ignacio for the amazing work they are doing at Jr. High.

March 6, 2019

En nuestros tiempos, existe una gran necesidad de comprender nuestra existencia en términos de lo "sobrenatural" o "celestial". Vivimos en una sociedad gobernada por mecanismos y tecnologías, y nuestro pensamiento tiende a ser finito y limitado a la tierra, determinado por lo que podemos ver y sentir, limitado a las cosas materiales.

Pero la vida humana es mucho más que eso. Hay un mundo natural y también un mundo espiritual que está "por encima" de él. Lo terrenal está abierto a lo celestial, lo visible a lo invisible.

En estos 40 días de Cuaresma, quiero hacer un llamado a todos nosotros, comenzando conmigo, a profundizar nuestra conciencia del misterio de nuestra vida en Cristo. Quiero que intentemos profundizar nuestra conversión personal, en el corazón de los Evangelios y en los escritos del Nuevo Testamento.

Durante estos días de Cuaresma, quiero que volvamos a la figura de Jesús.

Tenemos que recuperar la Encarnación como el camino y la verdad de nuestra vida. Sabemos...

March 6, 2019

In our times there is a great need to understand our existence in terms of the "supernatural" or "celestial." We live in a society governed by mechanisms and technologies, and our thinking tends to become finite and limited to the earth, determined by what we can see and feel, confined to material things.

But human life is much more than that. There is a natural world and also a spiritual world that is "above" him. The earthly is open to the celestial, the visible to the invisible.

In these 40 days of Lent, I want to make a call for all of us - beginning with me - to deepen our awareness of the mystery of our life in Christ. I want us to try to deepen our personal conversion, in the heart of the Gospels and in the writings of the New Testament.

During these days of Lent, I want us to return to the figure of Jesus.

We have to recover the Incarnation as the way and the truth of our life. We know that Jesus, the second Person of the Most Holy Trinity, became human for our sake...

February 28, 2019

Hello Dear Saint’s Parents,

          I hope this letter finds you well.

          I am writing this letter because it has come to my attention that some parents have found awful videos embedded on cartoon videos on the internet and they are concerned that some of our students might have access to that.

          As you are aware, cyber safety is a constant problem in our society. At school we take this concern seriously. We have a strong school ‘firewall’ in place at school. However, your child can find these videos using their personal cellphones or even when they borrow your cellphone.

There are now circulating rumors of a media game that asks the children to harm others and themselves. It seems like the video appears embedded in ‘innocent’ cartoon videos. However, there are simple basic steps that I am going to mention ahead that you can take to protec...

February 28, 2019

OBJECTIVE: To promote exercise among students in a friendly competitive environment while fundraising for their school.

DATE: Friday March 15,2019

ENTRY FEE: $10 Per Student

FUNDRAISING GOAL: $100 per family. Each student is going to ask a family member or friend to sponsor them running for the school. They will ask for $1 per lap. Families that reaches their $100 goal will also receive 5 service hours!

PRIZES: There is going to be a variety of prizes. For each $10 fundraiser the family will receive a ticket that can be used for the raffle of their favorite prize.

  1. 2 tickets to Disneyland

  2. A Star Wars gift basket

  3. A Lego Friends gift basket

  4. A Red Robin gift basket

  5. A Starbucks basket


  1. SET-UP: 3/15/2019 9am

  2. RUNNING TIME: 10:30 to Noon

  3. CLEAN-UP: Noon to 1pm dismissal

  4. DELIVERY RAFFLE TICKETS: Monday 3/18/2019

  5. RAFFLE: Monday 3/18/2019 2:30pm at the Hall

November 6, 2018

Dear Saints,

     We want to thank all the families, parish volunteers and friends that helped this year at our Carnival! This is the financial statement for this year’s Carnival. It is important to mention that we still have a couple of bills to pay and some money to collect from the Silent Auction, however the changes in the final numbers are going to be minimal.

Food Booths    
1.    Filipino $1,725  
2.    Soda/Water $963  
3.    Pizza $745    
4.    Mexican $2,009    
5.    Tacos Dorados $1,474     
6.    Pupusas $2,111    
7.    Tacos Corona $2,585    
8.    Popcorn $403    
9.    Churros $1,007    
10.    Beer $950    
TOTAL FOOD $13,972    
Game Booths...

November 6, 2018

I am very happy to introduce to you our new substitute teacher Mr. Arthur Flores.

He is a LMU graduate

! He was the President of the Student Association at LMU. He has vast educational experience since he has worked in varied settings. From Villanova Preparatory School to Teach for America as a Corps Member. He was working at Memphis and relocated to be here with us!

He has been working with Mrs. Flores since last week and will continue working with her until November 9th to assure a smooth transition for the students.

Please join me in welcoming our new talented young teacher. Our students are in very good hands!

Mrs. Flores’ last day before maternity leave is November 9th. Please help me by showing her your appreciation and keep her and Little Miss Flores in your prayers

September 17, 2018

This year Carnival is going to be on October 12,13 and 14.

You can buy pre-sale tickets for the food and rides at the School Office and at the Parish Office.

Tickets are $18 for a sheet worth of $20 so you are saving $2 per sheet. 

You can buy as many as you want! There is no limit! Save and be ready for the fun!

August 17, 2018

Come and join us this First School Day, Monday August 20th for our CLASSROOMS MAKEOVER REVEAL! You will LOVE our new look! Families are invited and encouraged to walk their students to the classroom and take pictures to celebrate this 2018-2019 First School Day. School opens doors at 7:30 and families are welcome to stay until prayer at 8:45am

¡Los invitamos este primer día de clases, lunes 20 de agosto para nuestra GRAN REVELACIÓN DE LOS NUEVOS SALONES DE CLASES! ¡LES VA A ENCANTAR COMO QUEDARON! Toda la familia está invitada a caminar con sus hijos al salón de clases y tomar fotografías para celebrar este primer día escolar de 2018-2019. La escuela abre las puertas a las 7:30 am y las familias pueden quedarse hasta la oración a las 8:45am. ¡FELIZ REGRESO A CLASES!

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