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AND…..Just like that here comes Advent!!!

We are all excited for this!!!  As we just kicked off this season with the fun-filled Saturday of gingerbread house making.  We will continue the season with each week lighting our BIG advent wreath before proceeding to the chapel.  Our chapel and Sunday school theme will be teaching us to wait, wait for the birth of Jesus as we will learn about this through our stories.

This year we will do random acts of kindness every day in December until Christmas Eve. This is a great way to teach the kids to be more like Jesus, especially during the holiday season while we wait for his birth.

On Saturday, December 8th at 5:30pm, we will have a Pajama Christmas Movie Night.   This is an event that is open to the entire parish and everyone is welcome to come in their favorite Christmas Pajamas.  The cost will be $5 and will include dinner, snacks and of course the Polar Express Movie!! Please sign up by December 2nd.

Also, our next children’s prayer breakfast will be on Sunday, December 9th at 9:30am. And let’s not forget Blueberry and his adventures continue (his Instagram wall is at the bottom of the steps before entering the Sunday School.)  If you have taken him on an adventure this year, please make sure to email your pictures with him.

But not to worry, we are bringing back an old favorite…. our annual Christmas pageant! The pageant will be held during the 10:30 am service on Sunday, December 23rd. Rehearsals will take place on Sunday, December 2nd, 9th and 16th immediately after the 10:30 am services. Please let me know as soon as possible if you are planning to attend the rehearsals and be a part of our awesome pageant.  We will also need volunteers to assist with the costumes, we have them, we just need volunteers to help with fitting the children, Thank you!

We will continue our acolyte training session on Sunday, December 2nd, 9th and 16th.  We are very excited to see the kids serving on the altar in the next few months.

Also, our parish shop is all ready for Christmas, so don’t forget to stop by and do some of your Christmas shopping.  The shop is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11am-5pm.

And finally, let’s not forget the Christmas Eve services, 5pm is the family service and 10:30pm will be the candlelight service.  As well as a Christmas Day service at 9:30am.

Please make a note that there will be no Sunday School classes on Sunday December 30th.

We hope to see you at our Advent festivities!!  As always, if you have any questions, please let me know.  If you have any suggestions for fun or would like to volunteer please feel free to contact myself or Father Kevin.

Lisa Chiara

Coordinator of Christian Formation