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Weekly Update – Dec 16 – 20 2019

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year” ~ Charles Dickens

St. Joseph Tips

Gaudete Sunday is the third Sunday of Advent in the liturgical calendar, which means Joy.  The spirit of joy that begins this week comes from the words of Paul, “The Lord is near.”  This joyful spirit is marked by the third candle of our Advent wreath, which is rose-coloured, and the rose coloured vestments often used at the Eucharist. One was to express our Joy during the season is through daily prayer, participation in Mass and the sacrament of Reconciliation, and to do something extra for those less fortunate. This Christmas spirit will come alive in our school through many activities to help our students understand this true meaning, along with invitations to our families and members of our community to join in our festivities


Please check out the HCDSB website for the Inclement Weather procedure & info on school emergency closures & bus cancellations.

Advent Outreach Initiatives

A big Thank you goes out to the St. Joseph’s community for your support during our Advent Outreach.  We are overwhelmed by your generosity and know that there are many people out there who will have a blessed Christmas.

Early Dismissal

Please be aware that school will be dismissed at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 20th. Students will still require lunch and snacks during the day.  Wishing all of our St. Joseph families a Merry Christmas and New Year filled with joy, good health and happiness.


Elementary PrincipalWeekly Update – Dec 16 – 20 2019