December 5 2018
When you walk through the halls at school, it is very evident we are seeking Jesus this Advent. Our journey from bondage to freedom is beginning. In last Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus said to us,
“Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap.” What traps do we fall into that bind and block us from fully experiencing God’s grace and love?
We continue Fr. Tony’s challenge to unplug and find ways to seek Jesus. Ask your children what they are doing in class to seek Jesus and share His love with others. This is our exodus, your exodus. I’ve attached an info-graphic about Exodus Now and following is a link to the St. Paul the Apostle Church YouTube channel, which has some short, thought provoking videos by our students and parishioners. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNWRV5mTyGWDlil46fA9uaQ/featured
Each month we focus on a different Christian Virtue as part of our Bully Prevention Program. This month, our virtue is moderation, having balance in our lives. On Mondays we remind students to say the Silent Strength Pledge, “In honor of the life that Christ led, this week my positive actions will speak louder that all of my words.” Moderation also fits in beautifully with our challenge to unplug. There is more information in the Wednesday Announcements.
Next week we begin our Advent celebrations at school. Each Monday we will begin our week by gathering in the gym for an all school prayer service. We will be focusing on Seeking Jesus. We have our Advent collections to help with those in need.
1st Week – Monetary donations for books for the children in Haiti
2nd Week – Warm items for guest at Café on Vine – hats, mittens, socks, blankets, etc.
3rd Week – Baby items for Birthright
As we prepare our hearts to seek Jesus this Advent, the following opportunities for Reconciliation are available.
Panther Perk 2 Day Holiday inventive Recap!
November Drawing Winner
Family Rebate profit earnings for the year can be accessed online under reports.
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