The season of Advent begins on Sunday. For a child, the four weeks of Advent are a long wait until Christmas. For the Israelites, four thousand years was a very long wait! Yet, that is what the Israelites did hoping for a Savior and that is what we recall during this preparation season.
We are waiting for so many things. We wait for the coming of Christmas when we recall the Incarnation of Jesus. We wait for the second coming of Jesus when he will call us to eternal life with him. We wait for healing for those who are sick among our family and friends. We wait for news from a loved one serving abroad in the military. We wait for acknowledgement that our gift has been received from someone whom we shall not see this Christmas. We wait …. and the list goes on.
We need to recognize this Advent season as a time of waiting. We must be hope-filled throughout these waiting times. We must have faith that our God will come and we may not recognize him, understand his answer, believe his results, or see his purpose. Yet, he comes if we only wait trusting in him and believing that he gives us a future full of hope.
Congratulations to Brendan Dougherty who qualified for and participated in the 2015 Cross Country Coaches National Youth Championships in Lexington, KY on Nov. 21. Brendan finished 44th out of 264 runners in the Boys Novice 3K Race (9-10 year olds) and was a member of the Philadelphia CYO A team that placed first in a field of 28 teams to win the National Championship.
Thank you to our families for the donation of Thanksgiving meals to those in need. We provided 12 baskets for Saint Elizabeth’s Home.
his week our school community is praying for all of our school families and parishioners, Pope Francis, Mrs. Walters, Conall Harvey, Marie Murphy, Mrs. Reavey’s dad, Mrs. Beaver, Mrs. Bongiovanni’s Dad, Mr. Rymal, Matt McCloskey, Teresa Pine, Brigid Squilla, Betsy Plowman, Mr. LoGiurato, Mrs. MacCrory, the people who have died and those who have experienced loss, Valerie Dati, who went to heaven, and for all those in need.Pretzel Order Form – for 2nd Trimester due Nov. 30
The tours schedule is as follows:
9:00 AM on Monday December 7
School Uniforms can be purchased at Flynn and O’Hara located in Lawrence Park Shopping Center
Gym Uniforms can be purchased at C & M Sporting Goods in Manoa Shopping Center