Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. ~ William Arthur Ward
Our staff gathered in community to celebrate Faith Day on Friday. We gave thanks for the amazing opportunity to work in Catholic education and with the St. Elizabeth Seton community. We would also like to remind our parents that Monday, October 14 is the Thanksgiving Holiday. We wish all our families a blessed Thanksgiving!
FOOD DRIVE – Update
We want to congratulate our students on their generosity with donations for the Burlington Food Bank. Together you donated 28 bins of food and household items weighing 1014 pounds! Thank you to our grade 3 staff and students under the leadership of Mrs. Moyer for leading this important community initiative.
ME to WE – Coat Drive
Our next community outreach initiative will begin after Thanksgiving with our Me to We team who is organizing a Coat Drive for the Burlington Salvation Army. We are looking for clean, gently used coats in all sizes to help community members to keep warm in the winter months ahead. We will collect coats beginning Tuesday, October 15 – Thursday, October 24. We thank Mrs. Schmidt and her team of student leaders for organizing this initiative. Thank you for taking some time to consider donating a coat to the community this holiday weekend.
FUNDRAISER- Halloween Danceathon
We are grateful to our families who are able to support our students with pledges and gift basket donations for our main fundraiser, the Halloween danceathon, to fundraise for our students and school community. Classrooms have chosen creative themes for the gift baskets and we are grateful if you are able to donate prize items that are due after Thanksgiving weekend.
The funds raised will help to offset costs for our school Christmas Musical as well as other wish list items for all our students this school year.
PARISH – St. Paul Parish News October-November 2019
The fall has been a busy season for the parish already with ministries and groups back in action, school masses to start the year and sacramental preparation meetings being held. There are a number of things going in these final weeks of October and the month of November and the parish invites all families to participate and be active in the life of the parish. Please refer to the website https://www.stpaultheapostleburlington.com/ or the bulletin for more details.
The Social Committee is hosting its annual Octoberfest Family Night Out on Saturday October 19th at 6pm. Tickets are on sale after masses over Thanksgiving weekend. Come out for a sausage, potato salad and dessert. Tickets are $10 each, children under 5 are free. Beer and wine and pop will be available for sale at the event.
A Mass of Anointing will take place at 1:00 pm on Saturday October 26th followed by a reception in the parish hall hosted by the Catholic Women’s League. The sacrament of the sick is a moment of grace in the lives of all who are struggling with illness. Do you have a chronic illness, a cancer diagnosis, are awaiting surgery or are growing frail as you age? Join us for this special moment of God’s healing grace.
Christmas Bazaar – the annual Catholic Women’s League premier event will take place Saturday, November 9th, 9am-3pm. There will be a wide range of vendors offering gift items for sale, a bake room, a tearoom and luncheon room in addition to free face painting for children, Penny Sale and Silent Auction. Admission of $1 with all admission proceeds going to Carpenter Hospice.
Coffee Sunday – following the Bazaar on Sunday November 10th and hosted in partnership by the CWL and St. Timothy Elementary School. Please join us after the 9 am and 11 am mass in the hall for refreshments and fellowship. Many of the Bazaar vendors from the day prior remain on site for this event.
As November comes to a close, we will begin First Reconciliation celebrations for our Grade 2 students. Please pray for them as they discover God’s mercy in a new way for the first time.
CHRISTMAS MUSICAL – Save the date: December 13, 2019
Miss Jackie has started the practices for this year’s musical. There will be two shows on Friday December 13, 2019 with the entire school in both shows. Hope you can join us!
Consider taking time this long weekend to get outside and enjoy God’s gifts in nature and the beauty of the autumn season. Walking and hiking and finding gratitude is a great way to both exercise and support mental health and well-being!
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Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend – the Staff of St. Elizabeth Seton CES
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