February 2015

Greetings Families!

And so we come to February the shortest month ironically with the most faith-based events and fun-filled school activities.  In this month we begin to think about the three pillars of Lent: Prayer, Almsgiving, and Fasting.  But before we get to Lent... we need to eat up all the treats and fat left over from our Christmas celebration.  On Shrove Tuesday we have one last sweet celebration before we are marked with ashes and begin the season of reflection and service.  Shrove Tuesday will be celebrated in both schools with help from our awesome parent community- we thank you in advance.  If you have a look at our calendar for this month you will see: Applause Awards, the OPP program, Knights of Columbus Free Throw, Snowshoeing, Skating, and the Winter Carnival. It is clear we plan to enjoy the winter! 

  We wish all our families a unified Lent when we pray together for better understanding of one another, we hope that each of us can give to our Lenten alms to The Chalice Program, and we hope all of us can fast from those negative thoughts that keep us from being a stronger Christian community.  Please join us this month for one or all of the family/faith events.  A special invitation to our Ash Wednesday Mass on February 18 when each of us will be marked with a cross of ashes and start our new beginning with Christ.

With Respect,

JM

Come, Holy Spirit Come

Guide us through our Lenten journey

 

 

 

 

 

"The best gift we can give to any child is to make that child feel wanted, loved and cared for because that child is the greatest gift of God." Mother Teresa