The Good News
Saint John XXIII December 14, 2019
“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle”.-St. Francis of Assisi
As we head into week three of our Advent season, we continue to light the way to Christ in our hearts and homes. Our staff and students have been preparing Him room with their prayer and acts of service and sharing these as hay in our nativity at the entrance. It has also been beautiful to gather each morning to pray, sing, and place another symbol in our Advent calendar each morning.
Thank-you Saint John XXII families for sharing in the Advent season with us! Your support with the spirit of giving from the Home Grown Book Fair to the VIP tickets, our Giving Tree, and joining us to pray and celebrate...these are the moments that matter as we light the path to Jesus and remember the true reason for the season-Jesus.
We LOVE to Read...Who was it? Who will it be?
This week our Mystery Reader was Mrs. Wright!
Grade 3 HomeGrown Book Fair was a HUGE Success! $404 was raised for Valeda House!
The Spirit of Christmas Concert 2019
Thank-you to everyone who came out to share in our Christmas concert, The Spirit of Christmas. What a beautiful part of our Advent season to be able to share in the story of the love of Christ together. We are so blessed at Saint John XXIII to have our sensational music specialists, Mrs. Sarah Schaub and Mrs. Melanie Doderai, lead our students through their musical literacy experiences! Thanks ladies for an wonderful and faith-infused concert.
Many thanks to all of our staff who gave their gifts of time to help prepare all of the behind the scenes elements. We are so grateful for every gesture of support and help that allowed us to have such a wonderful concert.
Thank-you to everyone who donated to our VIP ticket sales. Together we raised $524 for our annual support for our two Chalice Foster children, a commitment of ~$900. Congratulations to our VIP winners, we hope this added a little fun and flare to your evening!
OLA Parish News
Christmas Mass Times
OLA at 5:00pm, 9:00pm and 12midnight
OLL at 7:00pm
OLGC, Skaro at 5:00pm
St. Clare, Redwater at 7:30pm
Sacred Heart, Gibbons at 12midnight
OLA at 10:00am
Lamont Auxiliary at 9:00am
St. Michael at 11:00am
OLA Adoration at 4:30pm, Mass at 5:15pm
January 1st :
OLA at 9:00am and 11:00am
St. Clare, Redwater at 10:00am
Sacred Heart, Gibbons at 11:30am
Saint John XXIII School Council News
Next school council meeting: Monday, January 13, 2020 7 pm Collaboration Room.
*Advent prayer and song each morning 9 am Library this week, please join us anytime.
Dec. 16: Assembly 9 am
Dec. 19: Grade 4 Skating pm
Dec. 20: Last day before Christmas Break:
Students can come in their cozy clothes today. (PJs included)
Advent Celebration 11 am
Christmas Carols Sing-a Long 2:19-3:00 pm All welcome
Christmas Break Dec.21-Jan. 6
Jan. 6: Assembly 9 am