Advent is upon us and it brings with it a time of preparation, joy and anticipation.Celebrating Advent involves spending time in spiritual preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ at Christmas.
It is important to focus our attention on the true meaning of Christmas by showing small acts of kindness and love toward one another.Let us be reflective in our hearts as we prepare to celebrate the coming of Jesus.
These preparations must go beyond baking, decorating and Christmas shopping.Finding time to pray in our busy world is important to center ourselves and allow us to ‘Knock on the Door’ to Jesus’ kingdom.The community of St. Vincent de Paul hosted our annual concerts this past week.The junior high drama club and elementary classes performed a magical ‘Christmas Shop Around the Corner’ on December 11th.The following night our grade 7 and 8/9 bands performed many impressive instrumentals.Thank you to all families that came out in massive numbers to support our students and teachers for all of their incredible hard work.We are blessed with gifted and talented teachers that have done amazing work to put on these events.To those that purchased raffle tickets (Purdy basket and Christmas trees) to support our junior high instrumental program, Thank you!
We have also been very lucky to host Father Fernando and St. Luke’s sacramental coordinator Peggy Hong (with Deacon Louis) in our elementary classrooms to kick off Advent. They did a fantastic job in connecting with our students in their Faith journey.As many Advent activities are planned for the classroom over the season we are excited to host our Advent mass at the school on Friday, December 20th at 12:45pm.Reminder, the first day back after the holidays is Monday, January 6th, 2020.
From the staff of St. Vincent de Paul, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Enjoy special moments with family and friends.
Greg Woitas, Principal
Trinity Ayres, Vice - Principal
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