St. Mark News

December 21st, 2015

Dear St. Mark Families,

I cannot thank our Home and School moms enough for all their hard work in putting together our Winterfest events. The caroling was beautiful, and what a big crowd of students and parents came out for this special event! After a nice long walk caroling it was wonderful to come back to the gym for home cooked food. The children had a great time getting pictures with Santa and making various crafts at the craft tables. Father Mooney even had fun coloring with the students. Thank you again to our Home and School, and all the 8th grade students and parents that helped with this event.

During the Christmas Season everyone is busy decorating, baking and buying presents, but being a principal of a Catholic School makes me proud to know that the children do know the true meaning of Christmas. One of our 8th grade students, Moriah Konnovitch, beautifully described what Christmas means to her. I would like to share her words with you.

“During these four weeks of Advent we have been preparing for Jesus’ birth. Just as Joseph and Mary traveled during a very important time in their lives, we travel with them and find ourselves becoming closer to Jesus.

Think of a time when you were waiting for something, like Christmas, and could barely wait! When the time came, you were filled with joy and love. This is how Joseph, Mary, the Wise men, and others felt at Jesus’ birth.”

May your hearts be filled with peace and happiness during this Christmas Season and always. St. Mark School wishes you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

God bless,

Mrs. Sanson

Christmas Show: Thank you everyone for such a beautiful night. The children's voices and spirit raise our hearts to the true meaning of Christmas. God bless all our St. Mark families this Christmas Season.

Family Mass: January 3rd 10:45am. Let's start off the new year at our family Mass asking God for His continued blessing upon our family and parish. Followed by refreshments in the school hall.

Children's Mass: 4 PM Christmas Eve

Please come and hear your angels sing for the birth of Jesus!!

Choir members - please be at the church by 3:45.

Looking Ahead...

January16th - Quizzo Night
Planned for all the adults to have a fun night. Start putting together a table of friends and start thinking of a fun theme for your table. Flyer and all information and will be coming home the first week of the new year.

January - 6-7-8th Grade Dance

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#iLoveStMark - Weekly Photo Contest!

St. Mark School is now on Instagram! -@StMarkBristol

Post your favorite photos with the hashtag: #iLoveStMark. Weekly winners will be selected and shared in our newsletter beginning in January. For private accounts, be sure to accept our follow request so that we will be able to see your photo. By adding #iLoveStMark to your photo, you are giving us your permission to use your photo for our newsletter, Facebook, Instagram, website and yearbook. Thank you - St. Mark Yearbook Club.

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, December 23rd - 8AM Mass - PLEASE JOIN US!
  • Wednesday, December 23rd - 11AM Dismissal - Christmas Break Begins.
  • Thursday, December 24th - Christmas Eve Children's Mass 4PM
  • Sunday, January 3rd - St. Mark School Family Mass 10:45 & Hospitality Sunday
  • Monday, January 4th - Classes Resume.