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Week at a Glance – January 13th

The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values!  William Ralph Inge

The students made a smooth transition back to school after the Christmas Break. Everyone returned ready to learn and well-prepared to enjoy outdoor play with all of their winter gear. We hope all of that gear made its way home at the end of the week. Please continue to send your children to school with mittens, hats, face warmers, boots and snow pants, as needed, so that they can enjoy their recess play.

Confirmation

Through the Sacrament of Confirmation, we receive an outpouring of the Holy Spirit, deepening and strengthening the Grace we received at our Baptism. This is a special time of year for our Grade 7 students who will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation on Friday, January 17th, 2020 at Mary Mother of God Parish at 7:00 PM. We ask that students arrive dressed in their Sunday best, 30 minutes prior, to ensure they have enough time to prepare for the entry procession. We ask you to keep our Grade 7 students in your prayers so that they may receive this sacrament with openness and willingness to accept God’s personal gift.  Confirmation rehearsal is Wednesday, January 15th @ Mary Mother of God @ 9:30 – 11:30.

Parish News

YOUTH LED FAMILY MASS: Join us Sunday, January 19th at 11:00 am for our Youth-Led Family Mass. Young people serve in all of the ministries, and the music is contemporary and upbeat.

FAITH, FRIENDS AND TOTS: FFT is a new program on Wednesday mornings for moms, dads, caregivers and child care providers Our team knows how hard it is to be home with small children. Let us serve you, bring you a coffee and help you carve out time each week so the Lord can recharge your battery. Morning Mass is at 9:00 am, followed by adult conversation and a light breakfast until 11:00 while the little ones are cared for in another room by loving volunteers. The next session is WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22nd and runs weekly through June. The program is FREE and open to anyone. Visit this link for more information or email Debbie Frey at youth.mmogp@bellnet.ca

Kindergarten Registrations

We will be holding Kindergarten Registration on Tuesday, January 21st & Wednesday, January 22nd for all students new to Kindergarten. The office will be open from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on both of these days. Please bring the following documentation: Birth Certificate, Proof of Address & a Catholic Baptismal Certificate. You can also now register online.

OECTA Job Action

The Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), representing Catholic teachers across the province, began ‘job action’ today Monday, January 13, 2020.

All schools will remain OPEN and student instruction will continue in our classrooms during this period of job action.  Please visit:  bit.ly/.HCDSB-LabourUpdates  for current and up to date information.

Elementary PrincipalWeek at a Glance – January 13th