The New Face of Missionary Work

Dear Families, When I think of missionary work my imagination can easily conjure up the image of the lone missionary going forth, struggling through hardships, arriving overseas, and bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to the inhabitants of such un-charted territory. Our Catholic Church from the beginning has been going forth to evangelize all parts of the world. It has always been awe inspiring to hear of such people called to a life of missionary work. My inspiration came not only from the work of the missionary but from the tremendous gift of faith and courage it must have taken to make...

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Knights Split Versus Holy Family

As was previously announced, the Knights hosted two soccer matches against Holy Family Academy on Saturday, September 24th. Both games were action-packed. The JV game was filled with a couple of dramatic lead changes, while the Varsity match-up exhausted players and spectators,  as both teams very admirably challenged each another for the whole 80 minutes. The final score of the JV match was 6-5 in favor of Holy Family. It was a game full of many 'firsts' in Mount Royal history: our first EVER JV game; the first time our younger players were left to compete without the direction and leadership...

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MRA Welcomes Holy Family Academy

Mount Royal welcomes families from Holy Family Academy to our campus on Saturday, September 24th. There are two soccer matches today: our JV squad, consisting of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders will be kicking off at 10:00am. Then, our Varsity team, including grades 9 - 12, begins match play at 12:00pm. The rain looks like it is holding off, and the Student Government is hosting a Bake Sale and Concession stand. We are very grateful for the solidarity and charity that has been shared between Holy Family and MRA over the years, and we pray that this day will be filled with cheerfulness, excitement, a...

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Knights of Our Lady Win Season-Opener

On one of the many feast days dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, Our Lady of Sorrows, the Knights of Our Lady were victorious in their first soccer game of the season. Her intercession was certainly made known, as the rain remained minimal, the support poured in, and the team's resolve to come together and play hard was very high. This season represents a changing of the guard so to speak for our soccer program. Many of the core student-athletes who participated in the past have graduated, and the team has welcomed several new faces. There is only one 12th grader on the team, but the leadership...

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"A Time for Remembrance, Resolve, and Renewal"

In honor of the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks on America, we would like to share prepared remarks written by Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York. As we commemorate the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York, Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon, it is a time for remembrance, resolve and renewal. We reverently recall those who were most directly affected by this tragedy -- those who died, were injured or lost loved ones. In a special way we recall the selfless first responders -- firefighters, police, chaplains, emergency workers, and other brav...

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Fall Plant Sale Around the Corner

Hello MRA Families, Continuing our tradition of great Plant Sales, we will be hosting a Fall Plant Sale on Friday, September 16th from 2pm – 4pm (will stay til 5pm if you request ahead of time) and Saturday, September 18th from 9am to noon. For the fall, we will be featuring mums, decorative cabbage/kale and sedum from our friends at Black Water Nursery in Boscawen.  Additionally, we will have dug perennials from our family of wonderful gardens in the area.  I am also looking into fall colored pansies, but the nursery did not have them yet. If you will be buying Mums for the fall season…please...

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Calling Crafters! Reserve Space Now!

The annual MRA Holiday Shopping Event will be taking place the weekend of November 4th (a flyer can be viewed by clicking the link). Act now to reserve your space in our brand new gymnasium, conveniently located on the campus grounds off Route 11 in Sunapee, NH.

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New Program for Homeschooling Families Announced

Hello Homeschooling Families, Mount Royal Academy has come to the assistance of numerous homeschooling families over the years, and would like to announce the beginning of a new program to reach homeschooling families outside of the Upper Valley region in New Hampshire. We are a small, private, independent, Catholic school nestled in the Lake Sunapee area, and we have received formal recognition from our bishop, John B. McCormack. Homeschooling families are undoubtedly attracted to the size and authentically Catholic culture that permeates the school community. We can also facilitate host fami...

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Knights Preseason Begins August 29th

Reminder: Any student enrolled in grade levels 7 through 12, boy or girl, is eligible to participate in our coed soccer program. Preseason training commences this upcoming Monday, August 29th, at 8:00am on the soccer field located next to our newly constructed multipurpose building. We compete against other independent schools from around the state of New Hampshire, most of which also field coed teams. Our knights are typically challenged when we play against schools such as Proctor and Cardigan, who field all boy squads. However, in recent years, we have admirably risen to the occasion, putti...

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WYD Madrid 2011

  Below is the text of Pope Benedict XVI's address to the youth upon his arrival in Madrid. At Mount Royal we recognize the value of youth, their indispensable importance for the future of humanity, and the irrevocable God-given dignity that each youth possesses. In the remarks below our Holy Father shows that the path towards Truth treads towards one Person who alone satisfies the deepest longings in the hearts of all people. By remaining firmly planted and rooted in Jesus Christ, we are capable of overcoming the unsatisfactory and selfish proposals of the culture, so as to achieve a life tha...

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