Norwalk Catholic School



March 16, 2018


Menu: Cheese Quesadillas, Spanish Rice, Green Beans, Veggie Tray, Peaches and Milk

Option 2 – Available Every Day: Peanut Butter/ Jelly or Small Salad, Cheese Stick, Goldfish Crackers, Daily Fruit and Vegetable and Milk


Lunch Hour: Weather permitting - All Students will be outside today.


Happy Birthday to: Elaina Coriell today!!


Corny Joke of the Day: What's Irish and is found on the porch?..........Patty O'furniture! 


Today is the Feast of Blessed Torello: Torello was born in Italy. His life as a child in the village was ordinary and normal. But after his father's death, he was left with a small fortune and made the wrong kind of friends. They were boys who drank and wasted their time instead of working. Torello liked his new friends and tried hard to please them. Then while he was playing sport one day, a rooster flew down from its roost. It landed on Torello's arm and crowed three times, long and loud. Torello was speechless and walked away without finishing the game. He knew he was being warned, just as St. Peter had once been warned that his foolish way of life was leading him away from Jesus. Torello made up his mind then and there to change his life. He went to see the abbot of San Fedele who helped him make a good confession. Then Torello went out to a quiet place in the forest and chose a spot near a big tree where he spent eight days in prayer. At the end of that time he decided that he would be a hermit. He went back to Poppi and sold all his property. He kept only enough money to buy the small square plot of land around the big tree he had found in the woods. Next to that tree he built a little shack where he spent the rest of his life. He grew his own vegetables for food and got water from the stream. He prayed and performed penances, the hardest of which was sleeping only three hours a night. Being a hermit Torello felt close to God and he spent fifty years of his life in peace with God. While he was alive, only one friend knew of Torello's hidden life as a hermit in the forest. Blessed Torello died at the age of eighty in 1282.


Tomorrow is Saint Patrick's Day! It is in honor of the Patron Saint of Ireland, who brought Christianity to the Emerald Isles, as Ireland is known. It is truly a day of celebrating Irish history, ancestry, traditions and customs. Saint Ptaricks' Day has many symbols and traditons, from shamrocks and leprechauns, to green beer and Corned Beef and Cabbage. Saint Patrick's Day parades are popular in many cities around the U.S. Interestingly; the first St. Patrick’s Day parade did not take place in Ireland. It took place in New York City, in 1762. 


Fun Fact of the Day: Over 34 million Americans are of Irish descent. That's almost nine times the populaton of Ireland!


Have a Great Day!!