05Nov

1st EVER Home Playoff Match Scheduled

The Knights will host the #6 seed on Monday, November 8th, in what has become the first ever playoff soccer match held at Mount Royal Academy. Kick-off is scheduled for 3:15pm. We invite everyone in the MRA community to come out and support our team. We also happily welcome spiritual support through prayer, for all those families who will be unable to cheer us in person. Spiritual cheers work even better!

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04Nov

Sizzling Finale to Regular Season

The Knights finished the regular season on a high note, with a decisive 3-2 victory over visiting Jesse Remington at home. This game was action-packed, stacked with timely saves by a rookie keeper Matt Bocko, as well as some sensational offensive demonstrations put on by Pablo Marquez. The defense was sound and simple once again, led by the resurgence of Joe Wallace and Matt Begin, who protected the middle of our defensive area with intensity and determination. This was a key game primarily because it propels us into the playoffs with a great deal of positive momentum. Thus, we finish the regu...

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01Nov

Last Week of Regular Season for Knights

Please join us for our last tune up before the playoffs this upcoming Wednesday, as we will compete against Jesse Remington at home. Kickoff is set for 3:00pm. Jesse Remington is the second place team in our league. We nearly stole the show when we traveled to their field earlier in the season, almost overcoming a 3-0 deficit in the final 5 minutes of the game. We stand in 3rd place currently, but need to gather and retain some confidence against the higher ranked teams in our league. We also would like to make another plea for spiritual support. Our student-athletes have tried tremendously ha...

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01Nov

ALL SAINTS HAS ARRIVED!

Today is a special day at Mount Royal Academy. After a few academic lessons during the morning we will celebrate Mass on this holy day, and then proceed onward to our annual All Saints festivities. Stay tuned for a brief reflection on this glorious occasion later in the day!

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24Oct

Cor Unum Meal Center

We are posting a link to the site where nearly a dozen of our students will be volunteering on this upcoming Saturday, October 30th. Below, a description from their website expresses the distinctiveness of the type of service our students will be performing: "We serve hundreds of people every day, with a small core staff and a large army of generous volunteers. We opened the doors of the Cor Unum Meal Center on September 30, 2006 and in our first four years we served over 650,000 guests! At the current rate of meal service, approximately 200,000 meals are served annually at Cor Unum. Cor Unum...

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24Oct

Freedom Trail

Just a reminder: the entire Upper School will be traveling to Boston, Massachusetts to embark upon the famous Freedom Trail on this upcoming Thursday. Each grade level is studying some form of United States History, and with the sites of the American Revolution so close to our area, how could we not take advantage of such a wonderful opportunity? We welcome some extra prayers for the safety and protection of our students as we travel, and that they may be roused to seek true freedom through Christ as they learn about how our political freedom was won for us centuries ago.

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24Oct

A Familiar Feast Calls For Preparation

As All Saints Day nears, a day proclaimed to be especially holy in the liturgical calendar, our school began its annual preparations in honor of this special day. This is yet another distinctive feature of the Mount Royal charism, as we aim to celebrate the glory of God and the saints, in stark juxtaposition against the deceitfulness and malice of some of the more popular cultural traditions. We are re-implementing the Big Buddy, Little Buddy program this year. All of the upper grade level students are paired with lower grade level students, where they converse about the life of the saint, pre...

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24Oct

Knights Tuning For Playoffs

With only 3 games overall left in the schedule - 1 exhibition and 2 league matches - the Knights are nearing the postseason. We posted a 1-1 record during the last week, thus settling us at 4-5-1 overall and 4-4 in league play. We will most likely finish in either 3rd or 4th place, which we give us the privilege of hosting a 1st round playoff match against a lower seed. On Monday we competed against RSEC Academy, and finished with a 2-1 victory in what became a very hard fought battle. We were without some key forwards, thereby hindering our offensive explosiveness. However, Jason Fraioli and...

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22Oct

Pope Benedict and Blessed Newman Champion Catholic Education

Why do families entrust their children to Catholic schools? The following reflection by David G. Bonagura Jr., published over at CatholicThing.org very aptly summarizes the main purpose of Catholic education. We share this with you because many families involved in Catholic education sacrifice a great deal to send their children to a school such as ours. These are profound words of encouragement that ought to strengthen and solidify our resolve to continue pressing forward with the overall mission of our school: the total and complete formation of the embodied soul - the human person. "Catholi...

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18Oct

School's Namesake Offers Another Heavenly Intercessor

Yesterday, October 17th, 2010, the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Blessed Brother Andre Bessette of St. Joseph's Oratory was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI, along with five other saints. We are truly in a period of saints, as more saints have been canonized by Pope John Paul II and Benedict than all other Holy Fathers in history - COMBINED! The name of our school is spiritually joined to the famous mount upon which St. Joseph's Oratory was constructed.  A basilica now towers over Montreal on that very location, the fruit of Saint Andre's lifelong labors of healing the physically and spiritually...

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