MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Fisher Catholic Community,

With such a short week, our news is rather short too. I want to again congratulate all of our seniors who celebrated their fall sports senior nights this past week! We are extremely proud of our Class of 2020 and your accomplishments! Good luck to all of you who are competing at the county fair, and thank you again to all of our volunteers this week! Thank you to the band for heading to Logan and representing us so well at the Logan fall band festival, and also kicking off the fair on Thursday with the Star-Spangled Banner. Thank you to all of the students from our Irish4Life club who participated in the Life Chain on Sunday. Please see below for all of the other things that Irish4Life will be participating in this month. Next week is homecoming and we look forward to seeing you all at the game on Friday night, October 18th at 7:00. This will be followed by our homecoming dance on Saturday the 19th @ 7:00. Enjoy the long weekend and Go Irish!

Blessings,
Jim Globokar

Jeremiah 1:5: "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations."

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE DIOCESE
ATTENTION, FACULTY, STAFF, COACHES & PARENT VOLUNTEERS;

VIRTUS will now prompt for the user to enter their full formal first name, middle name, and last name.  In addition, VIRTUS will prompt for an individual's date of birth and last four numbers of their social security number.  The date of birth and last four numbers of their social security number will be encrypted in the system.  These new updates have been added to the registration module of VIRTUS and will begin gathering this new information.  In addition, there will a second phase roll out where VIRTUS  will notify existing account holders to update their accounts with this new information.   This updated information should enable us to associate the correct background report with the correct user as well as assist all of us with looking up users accounts.
QUIZ TEAM NEWS
Buzzers!  Buzzers!  New Buzzers!! It is all about the wonderful new buzzers the Quiz Team received from a very generous benefactor, Dr. Galen Durose, Sr.  Last summer Dr. Durose called and asked me what he could do to help the Quiz Team.  Dr. Durose and his whole family have long been loving supporters of the Fisher Catholic Quiz Team.  In fact Dr. Durose donated our first set of store-bought buzzers.  Galen Durose, Jr. was Captain of our 1989 Quiz Team and today is also a doctor with a medical practice in Maine.
 
We were down to only five worn buzzers.  It was a challenge.  We practiced each week, but not with the passion and accuracy we needed.  Now we have new buzzers!

Our first competition is scheduled for Tuesday, October 15 with the SEOQL League at Bishop Rosecrans in Zanesville.   On Saturday, October 19 we play in the Gahanna-Lincoln Tournament in Gahanna.  We appreciate your love and support and will continue to keep you posted on the progress of the FC Quiz Team.  

Lynn Stevenson
Coach

SPRING MUSICAL FUNDRAISER
Come out to support the Fisher Catholic Spring Musical by dining out or getting take out from Max & Erma's ANY TIME on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15TH!!!  Present this flyer and we will receive 20% of your sale donated to our cause!  Thank you for your support!

Click on link below for flyer:
Spring Musicial Flyer
Spring Musical Fundraiser Ad
MARCHING BAND NEWS
The Marching Band schedule has been a busy one.  Not only does the Band play for football games, but they play for Marching Band Festivals and various parades in Fairfield and Franklin Counties.

Recently, the Marching Band performed at the Logan Fall Festival of Bands, along with 9 other bands (see picture above).  It is very exciting to listen to all the bands perform their show tunes, and to watch how each band presents its marching drill.

The Fairfield County Fair Parade of Bands is a huge event for the marching bands in Fairfield County.  Fisher Catholic opened the event on Thursday, October 10 by playing the National Anthem, and then performed their Western Show to a cheering crowd of music lovers seated in the Grandstand.

On Sunday, October 13, the Marching Band will once again be marching in the Columbus Day / Italian Festival Parade.  For several years, our Marching Band has had the honor of opening the start of this event by playing the National Anthem.  The parade begins at Goodale Park in Columbus and ends at St. John the Baptist Italian Catholic Church on Hamlet Street. Along the parade route, each participating band will perform a song in the Short North area on High Street, as hundreds of spectators gather to watch.  At the end of the parade, the bands enter the Italian Festival grounds and perform a song under the "Big Tent" on the Carfagna Stage, as the attendees watch in awe of what each band has to offer. It is truly an exciting event for all.

The Marching Band and Choir will present their Fall Concert on Sunday, October 27 at 2:00.
Fisher Catholic Marching Band
CHEERLEADING FUNDRAISER
Please help support the Fisher Catholic cheerleaders by purchasing Fisher Cathoic Spirit Apparel! A percentage of every sale will be given to the squad. You can order online at https://fancloth.shop/ZAQHX  or talk to your favorite cheerleader to see a catalogue and fill out an order form in person. All orders must be received by October 19, 2019. Thank you for all your support!

FISHER FRIENDS OF THE ARTS
The Fisher Catholic Friends of the Arts will be hosting a Talent Showcase on Wednesday, October 23rd at 7:00p.m. Come support the art and music community at Fisher Catholic while also raising money for our new association!  Admission cost is $5 per person or $10 per family.

We are encouraging ALL Fisher Catholic students to participate. If students are interested in auditioning, there is a signup sheet in the front office.

Auditions:
October 15th, 2:30-4:00p.m.
October 17th, 7:00-8:30p.m.

Rehearsal:
October 21st, 7:00p.m.

Dress Rehearsal:
October 22nd, 7:00p.m.

Please come and join us for the next "Fisher Catholic Friends of the Arts" meeting on Wednesday, October 16th at 7:00p.m. in the innovation center.

BOWLING NEWS
Attention Parents/Guardians & Students:

There will be an informational, preseason meeting on Wednesday, October 16th at 7:00pm in the cafeteria for parents and students interested in joining the 2019-2020 Fisher Catholic bowling teams. 

RACE CHARITIES 5K
"Run for those who can't, give to those with little, and be a light to those in darkness."

For the last two years nearly $5,000 has been raised to benefit different charities in Central Ohio! One hundred percent of your race registration fee or donation goes to the charity!

Date:............ Saturday, November 2, 2019
Where:......... Ohio University- Lancaster Bike Path
Registration:.. Beginning at 9:00 am
Cost:............ $20.00
Race Start:.... 10:00 am

All money will benefit Hope Hollow ...a nonprofit providing welcome, hospitality and hope to persons on their cancer journey. Hope Hollow provides lodging, meals, transportation and emotional support...at no cost...to cancer patients and their loved ones, who are financially in need, while coming to Central Ohio for cancer treatment.

*Pre-register by Monday, October 14, 2019 to mgundelfinger@mccn.edu and mail entry fee to Grace Gundelfinger at 2141 Lucille Dr. NE; Lancaster, Ohio 43130. Make checks payable to "Hope Hollow"

Click of link below for form:
5K Registration Form


FATIMA ROSARY RALLY
Please join us in praying the Rosary in honor of the 102th Anniversary of the Fatima Marian Apparitions! Our Annual Fatima Rosary Rally will be held on Saturday, October 12 at noon at the Downtown Lancaster Gazebo, located on the corner of Broad and Main Streets.

DIOCESAN FAMILY ROSARY DAY
Our Diocesan Family Rosary Day will be celebrated this year at 3:00 p.m., on Sunday, October 13 at Saint Joseph Cathedral, Columbus, Ohio.  This liturgy, which will be presided over by Bishop Robert J. Brennan, is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy community, worship God, and ask our Blessed Mother's  intercession for the needs of God's  people.  All are welcome.

IRISH4LIFE NEWS
FIRST PANCAKE BREAKFAST FUNDRAISER IS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20TH!
  I am still in need of several students to volunteer to serve at our first pancake breakfast/bake sale on Sunday, October 20 from 8:30-12:30 at St. Mark's Church.  The students who are attending the March for Life in January are required to work at least ONE of our three pancake breakfasts.  Because all three pancake breakfasts are being hosted at our Lancaster Catholic churches, students are permitted to attend Mass during their 4-hour shift.  I am also in need of parent volunteers to assist with prepping food and cooking pancakes. This year, we have added a bake sale component to this event. Each student is required to bring one baked good item AND either juice or milk.  Please sign-up in the front office or by contacting me directly!

DUE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18th! Our Irish4Life students voted for a passionate pro-life quote by Martin Luther King Jr. for this year's t-shirts and sweatshirts! We are featuring a first-time color palette of grey or white apparel with forest green lettering! In addition, the adult short sleeve and long sleeve t-shirts are in a new premium, soft fabric and youth sizes are available for those younger family members! All orders must be submitted to the front office no later than FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18th! Please place payment and order form in an envelope!

Click on the link below for Pro Life order form:
2019 Pro Life Order Form

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM! Thank you to Sam Gundelfinger, our Irish4Life President, for managing our Twitter account at Irish4Lifeclub! I am managing our Instagram account at Irish4Lifeclub, if you are interested in following us on social media!

If you have any questions or comments or you are interested in volunteering, please contact me at 740-475-9145 or kcgarrabrant@gmail.com.

Kristin Garrabrant
Club Moderator

OCTOBER'S RESPECT LIFE MONTH
October's Respect Life Month
NEXT WEEK AT A GLANCE

Friday, October 11th
No School- Fairfield County Fair
Varsity Boy Football @ Fairfield Christian  7:00pm

Saturday, October 12th
MSL Cross Country Championship Meet @ Millersport  9:00am

Monday, October 14th
Varsity Girls' Soccer, Sectional @ Bishop Ready  5:00pm

Tuesday, October 15th
Quiz Team- SEOQL League @ Bishop Rosecrans

Wednesday, October 16th
PSAT for 10th & 11th grade - periods 1-5A

Thursday, October 17th
Varsity Volleyball @ Madison-Plains  6:00pm

Friday, October 18th
End of 1st Quarter
Homecoming Football Game vs. Lucas  7:00pm

Saturday, October 19th
Quiz Team in Gahanna Lincoln Tournament
Homecoming Dance in Alumni Gym  7:00-10:00pm