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April 19, 2021

Photo of the Week

Photos from the Anniversary mass above. Thank you to Carl Guillaume at Lifetouch and our Advancement team for the photos. 
 
"Do What He Tells You" & CMCP Founders' Celebration
 
On Sunday, April 25, the CMCP community gathered together on Vince Zappone Field to celebrate 60 years of our mission to work Towards a Better World. We know we work better together, so we also took this time to celebrate Samantha Stokesberry ‘09, this year’s recipient of the Founders’ Award, our highest and most significant award. 

“When I read the bio of this amazing young person,” said Dr. Mucheck, Head of School, in her opening remarks, “I asked myself what exactly is it that motivates people to give hope to the oppressed? What is it that gives them an eye and a heart to respond with compassion, empathy, and direction to those that are in need of all three simultaneously? Of course, underneath it all, is an attempt to influence the systems that brought people to their knees in the first place, and this is where Samantha comes in.”

When Samantha accepted her award, she focused back on those gathered to support her. “I want to take advantage of this time and share a little bit of encouragement with you all, and surprisingly enough, this encouragement comes from five of the scariest words you will ever find in the Bible,” she starts, “These five words are: do whatever He tells you. Do whatever He tells you.” We know that these are the words Mary speaks at the Wedding in Cana before Jesus performs his first miracle. 

“And Mary was speaking to the servants who were at the wedding behind the scenes, the nobodies, the people that didn’t even matter,” continues Sam, “They did. They were obedient, and because of their obedience, they got to witness an amazing miracle that all the people at the wedding missed. I think that’s so beautiful because, to me, that says that Jesus does not care who you are. He will use you no matter what. You don’t have to be perfect; I stand here as an imperfect person,” Sam shares. “He just wants to use you, and like Father Bob said, He wants to use you because He loves you.” 

Why are these words scary? “Because you never know what Jesus is going to ask you to do!," exclaims Sam. “He may ask you to love your neighbor, the one that you don’t really like. He may ask you to become a missionary. He may ask you to move to Africa (which, let me tell you, was the scariest thing I’ve ever done), and like one of the Founders - Marie Therese - He may ask you to work with women in prostitution, and that is also incredibly scary,” she remarked. 
 
Sam concluded with, “I promise you guys, no matter how hard it is, whatever Jesus tells you to do, do it. Do it! Do it because it’s going to radically change your life, and it’s going to radically change the lives of others. I also want to encourage you with this: Jesus will equip you with the work. Going into ministry and missionary work, I did not feel equipped. I did not feel like I was good enough. I had no idea what I was doing. I knew nothing about human trafficking. But He will go before you. He will make a way. He will make it happen and He will be with you every single second. Know that you are loved. Know that this isn’t just a special person up here,” she proclaims to a rapt crowd, “All of us are loved by God, all of us are chosen by God, and all of us can be used by God for really really amazing things. I hope that encourages you guys this morning, and thank you for being here today.” 

Samantha, to say we are proud of you is a true understatement. As Dr. Mucheck put it on Sunday, you are Marianist at its best. Congratulations and thank you. 

Student Activities 

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Congratulations to our Math Olympiad

marianist charism.JPGCongratulations to our new faculty/staff on their commissioning and welcome into the CMCP Marianist Educators family. These individuals studied and reflected upon our mission as a Catholic School in the Marianist Tradition, learned the story of our Marianist founders and charism, and engaged in meaningful conversations about their role as Marianist educators. 

Upcoming Events

Antioch Retreat
Friday, 4/30  -  Saturday, 5/1  |  Belanger Hall & Zaragoza Center
 
CM Scholars Inductions
Friday, 4/30  |  1:45 - 2:45 PM  |  Zaragoza Center
 
AP Exams Start
Monday, 5/3
 
National Teacher Appreciation Week 
Week of Monday, 5/3
 
Honor Society Inductions 
Wednesday, 5/5
 
Virtual Talent Show
Wednesday, 5/5  |  7:00 - 9:00 PM
 
No Classes for Seniors
Thursday, 5/6
 
Senior Class Breakfast
Thursday, 5/6  |  8:00 - 9:30 AM  |  Zaragoza Center
 
Senior Class Picnic
Thursday, 5/6  |  9:30 AM - 2:45 PM  |  C.B. Smith Park
 
Graduation Affirmations Due
Friday, 5/7
 
SAT
Saturday, 5/8  |  8:00 AM - 12:00 PM  |  CMCP

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Athletics News

Boys Soccer Meeting
Friday, 4/30  |  1:45 - 2:00 PM  |  Belanger Hall
 
Varsity Girls and Boys Track and Field Regional Championship
Saturday, 5/1  |  Calvary Christian 
 
Cheerleading Tryouts 
Monday, 5/3 - Thursday, 5/6  |  3:30 - 5:00 PM  |  Softball Field
 
Baseball-Softball End-of-the-Year Team Dinner
Friday, 5/7  |  5:30 - 8:00 PM  |  Baseball Field
 
For more information about upcoming athletic events, including away games, please click here to view our entire athletic calendar.
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Important Updates

A vaccine update from Florida Health: Beginning Monday, April 5, all Florida residents 18 years of age and older are eligible to receive any COVID-19 vaccine as prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration. The Pfizer vaccine is authorized for persons age 16 and up. The Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccines are authorized for persons age 18 and up. All individuals under the age of 18 receiving a vaccine must be accompanied by a guardian and complete the COVID-19 vaccine screening and consent form. Find the form here. 
 
The latest announcement from Governor DeSantis regarding eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine:  All Floridians age 18 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. 
 
For additional information on the COVID-19 Vaccines, click here. For additional information on Florida COVID-19 Testing Sites, click here. Click here to pre-register for a COVID-19 vaccine.
 
 
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has announced the availability of the vaccine for Florida children and young adults ages 16 to 21 who are currently under the care of physicians or specialists for medical conditions identified by the (CDC) as posing an increased risk for severe illness associated with COVID-19. Click here for more information. 
 
The new CDC guidelines will recommend close contacts of those infected with the coronavirus should quarantine for 7 to 10 days after exposure, down from the 14 days currently recommended. Individuals can end their quarantine after 7 days if they receive a negative test or 10 days without getting tested.  
 
Click here for CDC travel guidelines as we approach spring break season.
 
Learn more about Social Assistance Resources in the city of Hollywood by clicking here. There are also free food distribution centers around South Florida. To find out more information about these sites or how to volunteer, click here. 
 
If you are not coming to school, do not fill out the Daily Screening Form - even if attending classes online. The Daily Screening Form should be completed by students who will be physically present on campus for that day.

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