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Advent and Christmas 2019

As we prepare to enter into the wondrous, miraculous Advent journey, we are reminded that we are all called to patience, perseverance and prayer at many times in our lives.  This is a time when we find ourselves turning to the comfort and security of familiar routines, places and people.  For many, this is a time of personal, spiritual renewal for we understand that the Christmas message is truly about God’s great love for us.


At our school, we welcome Advent in prayer and in song.  We teach our students about our faith traditions; we share our familiar Christmas story of new life, of a most special child born in a most ordinary manner … the Child of God, born a refugee, who was extraordinarily both God and human … the Word made flesh.  We invite you to join us in becoming Advent people … embrace this time in our faith as an invitation to reconnect with your Christmas story.


May this time of anticipation and waiting nourish our hearts, minds and souls.  May God’s grace and goodness brought to us through the birth of the Christ child bless you and your family with renewed hope, peace and love now and in the New Year!


“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being.”  John 1:1-3


We look forward to celebrating Advent Family Mass at Holy Cross Parish with Father Dave on Tuesday December 3rd at 7pm. St. Brigid Catholic School Council is hosting a family craft prior to Mass in the parish hall. Our school Advent Mass is on Tuesday December 10th at 10 am at Holy Cross Church. Please see the Holy Cross Parish website for the weekly bulletin with Mass times and the Christmas Schedule.

For many families in the Halton Hills area, the Advent season does not provide the same comfort and security that we tend to take for granted.  Some opportunities that we are providing to make a difference are as follows:

  • Halton Women’s Place “Angel Tree”  – Students can take an angel from the tree. You can send the angel back with a gift card donation. Some suggestions for gift cards are as follows: WalMart, Shoppers Drug Mart, Dollarama, Winners, Grocery stores and stores for children’s clothing or gifts.

  • Halton Police Miracle on Main Street Toy Drive (formerly known as Toys for Tots).  The Halton Regional Police are one of our community partners and we are supporting them in this major toy drive. We will accept donations of “unwrapped toys” until Friday December 13th.

  • Holy Cross H.E.L.P.S. (Helping Ease Local Poverty and Suffering) – monetary donations can be made via our SchoolCashOnline and will be forwarded to the parish.

Lanois, ClaireAdvent and Christmas 2019