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Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas!

Feliz Navidad!

Maligayang Pasko!

“And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.

While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”

Gospel of Lucas 2,3-8

How simple and at the same time how wonderful are the words from the Gospel! “The time came and she gave birth.” In a peaceful glorious night Mary gives birth to God made human. To the hope and love for the world from here to the eternity!

I invite you to meditate on this Gospel’s words. To spend some time thinking in how big and at the same time how simple is the love of God incarnated to save us.

This Christmas, the St. Catherine of Siena School Community prays together for you, your family and loved ones so you may receive the love, peace, joy,and blessings that the little baby Jesus brings to the world!

Oración para bendecir la mesa en la noche de Navidad

Bendice, Señor, nuestra mesa en esta noche de Luz. Quienes vamos a cenar celebrándote sabemos que la fiesta eres Tú que nos invitas a nacer siempre de nuevo. Gracias por el pan y el trabajo, por la generosidad y la esperanza. Llena nuestra mesa de fuerza y ternura para ser personas justas, llena de paz nuestras vidas y que la amistad y la gratitud alimenten cada día del año. Tú eres bendición para nosotros, por eso, en esta noche fraterna, bendice la tierra toda, bendice nuestro país. Bendice esta familia y esta mesa. Bendícenos a cada uno de los que estamos aquí presentes o en espíritu. Amén.

Prayer to bless the table on Christmas Evening

Bless, Lord, our table on this night of Light. As we share this meal together, we recognize it is you who invite us to be born again.

Thank you for the bread and the work, for the generosity and the hope.

Fill our table of strength and tenderness to be just people, fill our lives of peace and may friendship and gratitude feed every day of the year.

You are blessing for us, that is why, in this fraternal night, we ask you to bless the whole earth, bless our country. Bless this family and this table. Bless each one of us who are here present or in spirit.

Amen.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM

Our School Christmas program is going to be on Tuesday 12/9 at 7:00 pm in the church. Children will wear their ‘Sunday Best’. No tennis shoes or jeans.

Please make some time apart in this very busy time of the year to enjoy the pleasure of the true meaning of Christmas: The Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ; inspired by your children’s voices.

CANDY SALES

Congratulations to our Candy sellers. Keep up the good work!

Students are going to get one day of free dress for every 2 boxes sold!

In addition, for every 2 boxes your children sell, they are going to receive a ticket for our fabulous raffle! We have lots of great prices!

Top Seller Prize:

4 passes to Sea World!

Raffle prices:

  1. Family annual pass to Underwood Farms!

  2. Lego ‘The Little Meirmaid’

  3. Lego ‘Robot’

  4. Conect 4

  5. Pie in the Face

  6. Coin banks

PTO INSTALATION

Due to the fires we had to change the date for the PTO installation meeting. Now It is going be on January 9th, 2018 at 7:00pm in the Church Hall.

LOOKING AHEAD

  1. December 20th is noon dismissal.

  2. Christmas break: December 21st to January 2nd

  3. January 3rd school resumes

  4. January 9th PTO meeting 7:00 pm in the Hall.

  5. January 12th is noon dismissal.

  6. January 15th no school, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


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