Wednesday, November 1, 2017


What are you thankful for?  As we approach Thanksgiving, a time to thank God for all that he has done for us, come write something you are thankful for on a paper leaf on my desk, and hang it up on the tree by the library entrance.  Let's fill the tree with leaves of thanksgiving!!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Welcome Back!!!

Hello, Guardians!

Welcome back to a new school year!  I am excited about all the things that will happen this year.  Let me know how I can help you!

--Ms. Phelan

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

What are YOU giving up for Lent?

Ash Wednesday is ONE week away!  Have you started thinking about what you are going to do for Lent?  I usually give up stopping for fast food on the way home, and I pray a Chaplet of Divine Mercy in the car on the way to school. 

We "give things up" as a form of penance, to purify our hearts and focus on our relationship with God, and to remember the sacrifice that Jesus made for us.  There are three pillars of Lent--fasting, prayer, and almsgiving.  It can be a good practice to choose something from all three pillars to give up or to add to your life for these 40 days (or you could keep doing it forever!). 

Here are a few articles with ideas of things you could do for Lent, rather than just the normal chocolate or soda.

Life Teen's "20 Weird Ideas"

Life Teen's "20 Creative Ideas"

Life Teen's "102 Things You Should Really Give Up"

Catholic All Year's "Outside the Box: 66 Things to Give Up or Take Up for Lent"

Monday, January 9, 2017


Before Christmas, Father John Francis gave each of us a Christmas card.  Included in the card was a brochure about a new Catholic website that has all kinds of resources...videos, articles, programs, talks, and more.  All you have to do is go to the website, enter the parish access code (that was in the handout.  If you've lost your handout, come see me!!), and then create a personal account.  Let me know if you need help.  This is a really great resource! 

Thanks, Father, for sharing with us!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Happy All Saints Day!

In honor of the feast of All Saints Day, I set up a display of some of our Saint books.  Come check one out!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Changes to MLA Format

The newest edition of the MLA handbook, which came out in April, has some changes to what we know as the standard format for an MLA citation.  This page explains a lot of the changes.  You can also use the OWL at Purdue format guide to help you.  If you still need help, come see me (or your teacher) and we can figure it out together!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Welcome Back!

Welcome back, Guardians!

I hope you all had a great summer, and I'm excited to start this new school year!  Don't forget you can come to the library to check out books, computers, print homework, ask for help with research and computers, and more.  Let me know how I can help you!