Tackling Life’s Most Profound Questions in Theology

Tackling Life’s Most Profound Questions in Theology

As our four pillars here at St Louis Catholic High School suggest, we as humans are complex

beings who constantly seek truth, beauty, and goodness. Our Junior Theology students have

been tackling life’s most profound questions and seeing the truth, beauty and goodness in

ourselves and others through the topics of morality and the sacraments. Junior Allie McCall

says, “We are currently examining the sixth commandment, and how we should keep ourselves

accountable to have a fruitful and happy marriage in the future, if that is the vocation to which

we are being called.” The criteria for Christ's love which is free, total, faithful and fruitful is

echoed in the marriage vows at a Marriage:"'Have you come here to enter into marriage

without coercion, freely and wholeheartedly?Are you prepared to love and honor each other for

as long as you both shall live?Are you prepared to accept children lovingly from God?' In

summary – are you making a complete gift of yourself to one another?"

 

According to our Theology Teachers, “Students have been studying the

Church's Teachings about human sexuality as laid out in Saint Paul VI’s Encyclical Humanae

Vitae. Humanae Vitae lays out the roadmap for authentic and complete love in juxtaposition to

the incomplete picture of love presented by the cultural movement of the "Sexual Revolution".

Christ through His bodily Incarnation has given Himself to His bride, the Church, and in doing so

has provided the criteria for authentic love. Christ's love for His bride is free, total, fruitful, and

faithful (FTFF) and we as created in His Image are called to live the same. This is integrally part

of our vocation to sanctity and crucial to Christ's command to "love thy neighbor", of whom our

first 'neighbor' is the family.”

 

The beauty of this Church teaching is not lost on our Juniors. They are truly grateful for the

truth and beauty of this teaching on human sexuality. Junior Anna Guidry is one such student.

She states, “In religion class, we have back and forth interactive conversations

and ask questions about our morals that we are unsure about. Our teachers are so passionate

about what they teach, and  genuinely want their students to get something out of the class

and realize their worth. I like how this class is relevant to me because we learn more about

ourselves and real life versus memorizing definitions and taking tests all the time. His class

prepares you for reality by putting your morality and faith in check.”

Passionate teachers who help students fall in love with their faith, that is what makes St Louis

home.

Lady Saints Indoor Track- Back-to-Back State Champs

Lady Saints Indoor Track- Back-to-Back State Champs

The girls indoor track & field team posted a dominating performance at LSU Sunday to outpoint Episcopal 83-59 and earn their second consecutive Division II state championship. Senior Halyn Senegal led the Lady Saints, scoring 30.5 points by winning the 400 and 800 meter runs, placing second in the 60 meter dash and running the anchor leg of the 4 x 400 meter relay.

Other athletes scoring for the champion girls team were: Kenzie Touchet (3rd in 400, 3rd in 60 hurdles, 1st on 4 x 200, 1st on 4 x 400), Tia Reder (4th in long jump, 1st on 4 x 200 relay), Kassidy Richard (4th in 60 hurdles, 1st on 4 x 400 relay), Amerie Guillory (4th in shot put), Genesis Bass (1st on 4 x 200 relay), Ella Simoneaux (1st on 4 x 400 relay), Shelby Willis (1st on 4 x 200 relay), Maci Fontenot (5th in high jump), Kylie Hebert (2nd on 4 x 800 relay), Emma Karam (2nd on 4 x 800 relay), Ella Segura (2nd on 4 x 800 relay), Kendal Touchet (2nd on 4 x 800 relay), Emma Freeman (6th in shot put)

The boys team placed fifth, led by senior Josh Orsot’s 11 points. Orsot placed 2nd in the 400 meters and ran legs on the third place 4 x 200 and 4 x 400 meter relays. Also scoring for the boys were: Wesley Maze (5th in 60 meters, 3rd on 4 x 200, 3rd on 4 x 400), Jules Hardy (3rd on 4 x 200, 3rd on 4 x 400), Logan Trahan (3rd on 4 x 200, 3rd on 4 x 400).

Unlock Education: Ed Rising Regional Virtual Conference set for Friday, March 26th.

Unlock Education: Ed Rising Regional Virtual Conference set for Friday, March 26th.

The Burton College of Education would like to invite all juniors and seniors interested in the pursuing a career as a professional educator to the Unlock Education: Ed Rising Regional Virtual Conference set for Friday, March 26th.

Students do not have to be a part of the Ed Rising community to engage in the conference, only to participate in the competition.

English IV Literature & Catholic Identity

English IV Literature & Catholic Identity

English IV is currently reading excerpts from Frankenstein along with pairing excerpts from Paradise Lost. With our department aligning to our Catholic identity, both books celebrate the protagonists’ strong will to search and shape one’s identity. We, as teachers, are able to hone in on several Catholic curriculum standards such as: strengthening moral character, the importance of good vs. evil between man and the physical world, and human conditions, behaviors, and actions. John Milton’s characters from Paradise Lost are echoed in Frankenstein as God, Satan, and Adam. Students are comparing and contrasting situations in both pieces and applying situations with a true vision of our Catholic identity. One theme the students analyze is the goodness of nature and the limitations of science in relation to nature. This idea is very much present during the Romantic Literary Period of the novel’s inception; however, this is a deeply Catholic theme: the goodness of nature. Much more than a reaction to the industrialization and materialization of the day, the creation of the Monster by Frankenstein represents an adulteration of the nature of life. Life is created good by God, our Creator, and He brings forth ‘good fruit’ through His creatures. Students walked through passages in the novel that demonstrate how when life is altered by man (science in the novel), it lacks the goodness intended and present from its true Creator, God. What follows is the monster Frankenstein creates, and its life is a source of sorrow to itself and man.

Thursday & Friday Lessons

Thursday & Friday Lessons

2/17/21

Saints Students, Parents, and Faculty,

We pray that you are staying warm and well during yet another hurdle in this school year. To conserve instructional time and stay on track for the third quarter, all teachers will provide students with an asynchronous lesson in their class Team by noon on Thursday, February 18. These lessons will provide quality instructional materials and are to be completed at the student’s own pace. Teachers will be available via email for student questions during normal school hours on Thursday and Friday (8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.), and students are encouraged to work on these assignments during these times while teachers are available for questions and video chats as needed. Contact your student’s teacher, counselor, or the Dean of Academics, Emily Pettaway, if you have any questions or concerns, and if you have specific issues that prevent your child from completing their assignments, please let us know.

 

Thank you,

SLCHS Administration

Around Athletics

Around Athletics

Girls Soccer

The sixth seeded girls soccer team came from behind Tuesday to down 11th seed Archbishop Hannan in a regional playoff contest on campus. Senior Sarah Upshaw and junior Jessica Lytle scored goals in the 2-1 victory. The Lady Saints will next travel to face #3 seed St. Michael the Archangel in Baton Rouge. Day and time are still TBA.

Girls Basketball

Coach Johnson and his Lady Saints team clinched the District 4-3A championship with a pair of wins over the last week. The girls clinched at least a share of the league title with a hard-fought 50-48 win over South Beauregard at Burton Coliseum Friday and won the outright championship with a dominating 67-37 road win at Westlake on Tuesday. They will close out the regular season Friday night at Burton Coliseum against Iowa and expect to be the top seed in the Division II playoffs starting next week.

Indoor Track

The boys and girls indoor track & field teams closed out their regular season Saturday at LSU’s Last Chance Qualifier. Senior Halyn Senegal placed third in the 400 meters and was on the second-place 4 x 400 meter relay team with junior Ella Simoneaux and sophomores Kassidy Richard and Kenzie Touchet. Senegal enters next week’s state meet as the top seed in Division II in three individual events – 60 meters, 400 meters and 800 meters. All three girls relay teams (4 x 200, 4 x 400 and 4 x 800) are also seeded first, as is boys senior Josh Orsot in the 400 meters.

Boys Basketball

Both boys basketball games in the last week went down to the wire, with the Saints winning one and losing one. On Friday, Coach Guillory’s team lost a heartbreaker to South Beauregard for the second time this year, falling 48-44 at Burton Coliseum. The team bounced back on Tuesday with a 40-38 road victory at Westlake. Senior Terry Sherman hit a putback layup with three seconds remaining to provide the winning margin. The Saints will host Iowa at Burton Coliseum on Friday.

Powerlifting

The Saints powerlifting teams continue their season this Saturday in the Abbeville Raw Invitational. The meet features “Raw” rules, which do not permit special lifting suits or wrist or knee wraps. Senior captains for the Saints are Molly Inman, Stephen Russell Kershaw and Connor Mills.

Boys Soccer – GAME IS TONIGHT SO THIS WILL BE OUTDATED BY THE TIME IT RUNS TOMORROW

The boys soccer team traveled to Houma Wednesday for a regional playoff game at Vandebilt Catholic. The 10th seeded Saints were looking for an upset over the seventh seeded Terriers in a matchup of traditional soccer powers.

Tennis – TEAMS WILL BE PLAYING AT THE TIME THIS IS RELEASED – WEATHER PERMITTING

The Saints tennis teams are continuing their season today with their first match of the season at Jennings. Last week, sophomore Maggie Lang picked up a victory in A singles at a tournament in Port Neches, Tex., while junior Lizzie Neck and freshman Meredith Karam won the A singles consolation bracket.

Saints Serving Our 4-Legged Friends

Saints Serving Our 4-Legged Friends
Giving back 💙🤲🧡
Students at St. Louis Catholic are encouraged to do service projects and family and consumer science teacher Barbara McHale worked with her class to find a way to put their new cooking skills to use. “I felt we’ve received so much from our community, through the state and even out of state in the means of monetary donations, supplies and labor that it was time for the students to come up with a service project.”
The class settled on serving local animals who have also experienced the effects of post-hurricane life.
Students worked and delivered the treats to Hobo Hotel and Cydi’s Adoption Dogs & Brima Strays. Dharma Brassieur, an 11th grader at SLC, assisted with the delivery of the treats.
Brassieur’s family regularly fosters animals in preparation for their adoption. After her most recent volunteer visit to the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Animal Services And Adoption Center, she says caring for abandoned animals may be more important than ever now.

Senior Graduation Packet Orders

Senior Graduation Packet Orders
  1. SENIORS – please go to https://heygrad.net/ and fill out the information now. It is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to complete the information at the website – THIS IS NOT WHERE YOU WILL PLACE YOUR ORDER.
  2. Graduation packets will be handed out during class.
  3. You may order online or turn in an order.
  4. Senior Orders: Monday, February 8th 11:00-1:00 at school
  5. Senior Orders: Thursday, February 18th 11:00-1:00 at school
  6. Please see senior video link. https://tinyurl.com/y68a6vfs
  7. The SLC order link to order online. https://tinyurl.com/yxsgjqdu scroll down to GRADPACKS / CAPS AND GOWNS
  8. The announcements pictured on the website are not the SLC announcements. You still choose it and it will come as a SLC announcement. Your students name will be printed inside so name cards are not needed.

Junior Ring Orders

Junior Ring Orders
  1. All Juniors should go to https://heygrad.net/ and fill out the information as soon as possible. It is important that Graduate Sales has your information to assist in your order for this year and next year as you prepare to graduate!
  2. You may order online or turn in an order.
  3. Ring packets will be handed out during class.
  4. Ring Orders: Monday, February 8th 11:00-1:00 at school
  5. Ring Orders: Thursday, February 18th 11:00-1:00 at school
  6. Class Ring video link. https://tinyurl.com/yy65yetg
  7. The SLC order link to order online. https://tinyurl.com/yxsgjqdu

Rebuilding Statement

Rebuilding Statement

February 1, 2021

Following the devastation to St. Louis Catholic High School from Hurricane Laura, a task force was assembled to study the requisites of rebuilding a modern high school in the Southwest Louisiana area. The Diocese of Lake Charles and St. Louis Catholic High School are happy to announce that two viable options have been presented to the Board of Pastors and to Bishop Provost for review. These options will be discussed at community listening sessions in the coming weeks. Thank you to the St. Louis community for your continued interest in and support for our beloved school, especially as we celebrate Catholic Schools Week and continue to Honor and Praise God, In All Ways.