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Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today and forever - Hebrews 13:8-
Third Week of Advent
Gospel Reading John 1:6-8,19-28
John gives testimony that he is preaching and baptizing in order to prepare for the coming of another.
Today is the third week of Advent known as Gaudete (Gow-DAY-tay) Sunday. Gaudete means “rejoice”. We rejoice that the birth of the Lord is near! We light the two violet candles and the rose coloured candles today. Because we are celebrating the coming of the Lord, the liturgical colours at mass include rose. In today’s reading, we hear John the Baptist proclaiming the coming of the messiah.
Four Weeks of Advent
We are very appreciative for the MANY food donations for Strathcona Food Bank and donations for Bag of Hope we have received in the past two week! Thank you!
3rd Week December 14-18 (joy)
Donate money or online towards the Holy Spirit team for Valeda House. Students are invited to bring in a monetary donation during the week and $2 for our Spirit Day on Friday.
4th Week December 21 & 22 (peace)
Students are encouraged to share a sign of peace (similar to acts of kindness)
It has been a hard year for many of us but a harder year for some. If you have the means to help please consider supporting these causes. We appreciate your consideration and generosity.
Holy Spirit Nutrition Program
Wednesday, December 16
- School Virtual Advent Mass - 1:00 pm join us virtual at www.OLPH.ca
- Virtual Parent Council Meeting at 6:30 pm- Everyone is welcome to join us
Thursday, December 17
- Grade 4 Virtual Field trip- Royal Alberta Museum
Friday, December 18
- Kindergarten M/W
- Spirit Day - Dress in Red and Green
Christmas Break: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2020 to Tuesday, January 5th, 2021 inclusive
ONLINE learning for students from Kindergarten - grade 4: Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 to Friday, January 8th, 2021 inclusive
Week in Pictures
Have you ordered your yearbook for this year?
Yearbooks are a special keepsake of your child's year of learning at Holy Spirit Catholic School. They are filled with the memories of friends, activities and events that are part of your child's life. Time goes quickly and memories fade but a yearbook will bring a smile, a laugh and help us to reminisce in years to come. Don't miss out on the chance to get a little piece of history at Holy Spirit School.
To order, go to the PowerSchool parent portal where fees are paid and select the option to add the yearbook to your cart. Payment must be made before your order is complete and placed. Cost of the yearbook is $25.00.
As always, I am here to support you, your kiddo, or your family, so please contact me by calling your school's main phone line or by emailing me at email@example.com. Elk Island Catholic Schools also has a page of Alberta Health Services, Government aid, and community resources that may assist your family. https://www.eics.ab.ca/coronavirus-information-in-eics/parent-resources. - Miss. B ♥️
Miss Danielle Bussiere
Family Wellness Worker
Holy Spirit Catholic School 780-416-9526
OLPH Parish News
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Saturday vigil 5:00 pm
Sunday 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 7:00 pm
Sign up for mass at www.OLPH.ca
Livestream for any celebration happening in OLPH Parish. You can choose:
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- Tuesday, December 22 - Spirit Day - Christmas PJ Day & Last day of school
- Christmas Break - December 23rd - January 5th inclusive
- Monday, January 6-8 - Back to School Online