Watch carefully then how you live,
Not as foolish persons but as wise,
Making the most of time.
This Sunday we celebrate the second week of Advent. Around this time as we get together with family and friends often the topic of conversation revolves around time and our internal clocks seem to tick at a faster speed. Lists appear and they never seem to shorten in responsibilities.
Yet, this season of the Church year is supposed to have the opposite effect upon us because of who we are as Catholics. We are in a liturgical season dedicated to making time, not losing it, in preparation of the Messiah’s arrival in our hearts and homes. We are expected to set time aside first for prayer and preparation of our interior lives and then revolve all the other activities around this sacred space.
Perhaps this week we can give some thought to how this task may be accomplished in your life and in your family’s life? Is it possible to arrange for prayer – personal, family, and parish – to become the center of the remaining weeks of Advent? If yes, then this time will provide us with the opportunity to reflect on the special gift of time in anticipation of Christmas. In this way, our Christmas will grow in our hearts and lives each day of the Advent season.
This week our school community is praying for all of our school families, the parishioners of ABVM and St. Denis, Pope Francis, Mr. Joseph Clancy, Ann Clark, Jayne Dahm, Melissa Speck, John Deenis, Helen Viggiano, Michelle Shonleber, Will O’Reilly, Keira Oliver, Marla Pennypacker, Mrs. Ray’s Dad, and for all those in need.
Congratulations to our second grade students from St. Denis parish who will receive the sacrament of Reconciliation tomorrow. We are excited to have them as more active members of our church community.
The following students were awarded certificates in the Bebras Computing Challenge 2016
Charlie Young was awarded 148 points out of 180 in the Cadet group (ages 12-14)
Dan Hoban was awarded 124 points out of 180 in the Benjamin group (ages 10-12)
Grace Hoban was awarded 129 points out of 150 in the Castor group (ages 8-10)
Thank you to Mrs. Dolan for coordinating the SEEDS Program for our students this trimester.
The second trimester begins on Monday. If your child needs a fresh start, please encourage him/her to use this time as an opportunity to focus on completing schoolwork and improving study habits.
Thank you to our families, for donating food for those in need. Mercy Ministers collected 14 turkey baskets for Project Home and 1162 pounds of food for Philabundance.Cardinal Foley School Mission Statement and Beliefs MiddleStates2015
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