Weekly Parent Update for May 20, 2022

Students of the Week

Students of the Week, Juniors, Carolina Resendez and Victoria Garcia.



Congratulations to our First Alumni to be Ordained to the Priesthood

Deacons Charles and Carlos, both graduates of St. JPIIHS, will become Fr. Charles and Fr. Carlos on June 18, 2022! Congratulations!



From Mrs. Vela

Summer Reading Book List



Exam Schedule



2022-2023 Calendar



Senior Banquet

Congratulations to our Seniors…you are loved!






Students Making a Difference

Seniors have been feeding the homeless this year every Monday at the Mother Theresa Shelter.  Sophia Yzaguirre, Senior wrote: “Volunteering at the Mother Teresa Shelter gave me a sense of thankfulness. I had asked one of the homeless ladies during breakfast how she was doing today. In response, she said, “I feel blessed.” This was something that struck me during my whole experience of volunteering at the shelter. If someone who has so little, can still feel blessed by God, then we should feel blessed as well. We all have our struggles, and some have more than others, but we should not let that stand in the way of our faith. We must remain thankful for everything God has given us, especially having the ability to help in our community. I am very thankful for my education at St. John Paul II and to have teachers like Mr. Nye who pushes us to be the best versions of ourselves daily.”


Below are a few pictures of this loving work of mercy. 



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From Mrs. McCullion

Blood Drive on campus next week:

St. John Paul II High School on Tuesday, May 24th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

We are still recommending donors to schedule an appointment, but walk-ins are welcome. Interested donors can click this link


or call the Blood Center at 361-855-4943 to schedule a lifesaving appointment!

Donors will receive a Donor Shirt & a Smoothie King Coupon!

Red Cord Program: seniors who donate 3 times get red cord, or have someone donate in their name, students who have donors in their name need 5 donations to earn the red cord. 

This May 24 blood drive does go towards Seniors next year donations 2022-2023


Article from the South Texas Catholic

Students at St. JPIIHS participate in 7 last words of Christ reflection on Holy Thursday.


Hannah Reynolds, a senior at St. John Paul II, said, “Thursday’s reflections were a really nice opportunity to reflect on Jesus’ last words themselves and the events that took place that day. It allowed me to better enter the Easter Triduum celebration and prepare my heart for the upcoming Masses and services that I would attend.”


From Jake Windnagle

Group picture below of Faculty vs. Senior Kickball Game

Quote from Mr. Windnagle “yeah, we are 3 and 0 versus the seniors…undefeated!”



New Chapel Doors

Special thanks to Fr. Joseph Lopez from Most Precious Blood Church and Eloy Ozuna, our shared plant manager for the donated and installed chapel doors.  Pictured below are solid redwood doors from the original MPB Church.  Side note…during the construction of MPB, parishioners had their first Masses for the new Church community in our Immaculate Conception Chapel on campus.  The church and campus share a long history of collaboration and fellowship.