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Weekly Update December 17, 2018

When asked the source of her joy, Mother Teresa replied: “Joy is prayer — joy is strength — joy is love — joy is a net of love. . . A joyful heart is the normal result of a heart burning with love . . . loving as He loves, helping as He helps, giving as He gives, serving as He serves, rescuing as He rescues, being with Him twenty-four hours, touching Him in His distressing disguise.” 

Parish News

This Sunday, Mary Mother of God Parish will be having their Youth-Led Family Mass at 11:00 a.m. You will enjoy contemporary music by the incredible band Ablaze and there will be a Children’s Liturgy of the Word with crafts and activities for the younger kids (JK – Grade 2). Come and be a part of the welcoming, joyful feeling for which the Youth Mass is known!

Tree of Love

Thank you for your astounding generosity towards those in need. Your generosity will support many of our neighbours – families in need within our Mary Mother of God Parish boundary.

Advent Liturgy

Our Grade One students will be leading our Advent Liturgy in the gymnasium on Thursday afternoon at 1:30 pm. All are welcome to come and pray with us!

Joy Day

“The Lord is near at hand”. The Third Sunday of Advent is known as “Guadete Sunday”, the word “Gaudete” meaning “rejoice”We will be celebrating “Joy Day” on Tuesday. Classes will be participating in crafts and other joyful Christmas activities in anticipation of the coming of our Saviour. Students are invited to get into the spirit of Christmas by wearing red and green. In the afternoon, we will have a Christmas Concert beginning at 1:00 pm sharp in the Gymnasium.

Basketball Tryouts

Tryouts for both the boys’ and girls’ senior basketball teams (Gr 6-8) have been announced and will continue into the new year.

Clean Up and Lost and Found

We will be cleaning out classrooms, desks, and lockers this week in preparation for the break. We will also be cleaning out the lost and found, so please encourage your children to check it regularly. Please note that any items left at the end of the week will be donated to charity.

Early Dismissal on Friday, December 21

Please note that we will be having early dismissal on Friday at 1:50 PM. Please remember that your child will need a lunch on Friday! Our school buses will be arriving at 1:50 PM to accommodate the early dismissal.

Back to School

Students will return to school after the Christmas Break on Monday, January 7th, 2018.  We look forward to welcoming everyone back rested, healthy and on time at 8:50 AM.

Merry Christmas

We would like to extend our warmest wishes to our St. Andrew community for the Christmas Season. We wish you many blessings as you spend this time with your families.

Coming Up

No Breakfast club this week
Dec 18 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Joy Day and Christmas Concert
Dec 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In the morning, students will participate in different Joy Day activities with their classes. Parents are invited to attend our school-wide Christmas Concert beginning at 1:00 pm.

No Breakfast club this week
Dec 19 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
No Breakfast club this week
Dec 20 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Advent Liturgy Hosted by Grade 1 Students
Dec 20 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Our OCGE Award – Discerning Believer – will be given out following this liturgy.

Pizza Day
Jan 11 all day
Confirmation Rehearsal @ Mary Mother of God Parish
Jan 17 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Confirmation (Grade 7 Students) @ Mary Mother of God Parish
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Grade 8 Graduation Picture Day
Jan 23 all day
Weekly Update December 17, 2018

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