What's Heating Up at Holy Spirit

January 4-8

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing new things. - Isaiah 43:18-19-

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Epiphany of the Lord - January 3, 2021

Gospel Reading: Matthew 2:1-12
The Magi seek out Jesus and do him homage.

We wish you a Merry Christmas! The tradition of giving gifts at Christmas is thought by some to be rooted in the gift giving of the Magi. In many cultures, gifts are not exchanged at Christmas, but rather on the feast of the Epiphany. Whenever you exchange your Christmas gifts, take some time to reflect on this tradition of gift giving at Christmas. Think of the best gift you have received. What was it? What made it special? Was it the gift itself, the thought that went into it, or the person who gave it to you?

In Sunday’s Gospel, the gifts of the Magi—gold, frankincense, and myrrh—have come to be understood as symbols of Christ’s royalty, divinity, and eventual suffering and death. They are special because in giving them, the Magi acknowledge who Jesus was to be: our Savior. We pray that we will acknowledge Jesus as Savior in all that we do and say.

We Three Kings - Claymation Christmas HQ

Important Dates

Monday, January 4

  • No School - Christmas Break

Tuesday, January 5

  • No School - Christmas Break

Wednesday, January 6

  • Online learning starts for all students

Thursday, January 7

  • Online learning for all students

Friday January 8

  • Online learning for all students

    Back to in School Learning on Monday, January 11th

Online Learning

Online learning will start on Wednesday, January 6th.

The focus will be on connecting with students and peers through Google Meets. Classes will have one Google Meet each morning. We have arranged the meets as follows to accommodate families who are sharing a device.

  • 8:30 am Grade 4

  • 9:00 am Kindergarten

  • 9:30 am Grade 3

  • 10:00 am Grade 2

  • 10:30 am Grade 1

Wellness Corner

During this Christmas season, moments of grief, loss, and distress may touch our hearts. If you are struggling to cope, or find joy and hope this winter, please reach out for support. You are not alone. - Miss.B

Mental Health Supports from Supporting Learning At Home - This link provides info on Help Lines, valuable websites and support for parents and educators.

Wellness Together Canada - This link provides mental health support through immediate text support, information & videos, individual phone or video counselling and more.

Danielle Bussiere, MSW, RSW

Family Wellness Worker

Holy Spirit Catholic School 780-416-9526

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OLPH Parish News

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Sunday Mass

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:

  1. Direct on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/olphsherwoodpark/videos/
  2. Parish website: https://www.olph.ca/video/ (if you open the page before the event has started and your video is not yet streaming, please wait, hit refresh and play)

Holy Spirit Catholic School

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, January 11 - Back to In School Learning
  • Friday, January 15 - Kindergarten T/T
  • Friday, January 22 - Kindergarten M/W
  • Wednesday, January 27-Virtual Parent Council Meeting- Everyone is welcome.
  • Friday, January 29 - No School - PD Day
  • Friday, January 29 - Reports card are live in PowerSchool Parent Portal