La Virgen de Guadalupe

December 11, 2017

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE

La  Virgen de Guadalupe is the patron saint of Mexico. She is depicted with brown skin, an angel and moon at her feet and rays of sunlight that encircle her. The Virgin Mary appeared to an indigenous man named Juan Diego on Dec. 9, 1531. The Virgin asked that a shrine in her name be built on the spot where she appeared, Tepeyac Hill, which is now in a suburb of Mexico City. Juan Diego told the bishop about the apparition and request, but he didn’t believe him and demanded a sign before he would approve construction of the church.

On Dec. 12, the Virgin reappeared to Juan Diego and ordered him to collect flowers in his tilma a kind of cloak. Juan took the flowers to the bishop and when he opened his cloak, dozens of flowers fell to the floor and revealed the image of the Virgen of Guadalupe imprinted on the inside. The tilma with the image is on display in La Villa de Guadalupe in Mexico City.

 

CANDY SALES

Christmas is a good season to sell chocolates! Sell to your family, your friends or use the candy as that small present you need!

Each student is required to sell at least one box of Candy. Chocolate boxes have 30 pieces at $2 each. You are going to get a $30 fundraising money per box. Your children are going to get free dress for every 2 boxes sold and, for every 2 boxes your 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 Mermaid’

3. Lego ‘Robot’

4. Connect 4

5. Pie in the Face

6. Coin banks

 

CARE BAGS FOR THE HOMELESS

In this Christmas Season it is important to think about the ones that are most in need. As you know our community has a large homeless population. Please donate a Care Package. It is a Ziploc bag with toiletries and socks to help them survive the cold weather. Packages are due December 13th

 

A Christmas Carol

The show will be on Sunday December 17th at 7:00pm. Everyone is invited! Buy your tickets at the school office or the day of the show. We sill also have Pictures With Santa so you can wear your Christmas clothes. Come and enjoy this classic with the best cast ever, your children!

 

PTO INSTALLATION

Due to the fires we had to change the date for the PTO installation meeting. It is going be on January 9th, 2018. However, some of the Committees are already working. Thank you to Mrs. Irma Koppenhaver for coordinate the Christmas Faculty Luncheon, Mrs. Sharon Der, Mrs. Philline Gucci and Mrs. Linda Marquez for organize the Christmas ornament fundraising, and all the other parents that are helping these teams. WE ARE A GREAT TEAM SAINTS!

 

Christmas Program

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

 Please take some time apart on 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.

 

CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT FUNDRASING

If you haven’t done so, please get a Christmas Ornament from the school office. Inside it, there is a paper with a teacher name and one of the stores they use to buy school supplies for their students. Please bring a gift card of any amount to the office and help us to give back and make a wonderful Christmas to our well-deserved teachers.

 

Looking Ahead

  1. Christmas program is December 19th at the Church.

  2. December 15th and 20th are noon dismissal.

 

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