Holy Trinity Catholic School December 10th, 2020
PRAYER - A Prayer for Peace and Joy at Christmas
Lord, in a season when every heart should be happy and light, many of us are struggling with the heaviness of life—burdens that steal the joy right out of our Christmas stockings. Crazy weather disasters strike at unsuspecting areas, ravaging peaceful homes and interrupting the lives of unsuspecting residents. Tragedy arrives as innocent victims suffer, and an inner voice whispers, “Be afraid!” We need your peace, Jesus.
Lord, we still carol the wonderful message, huddled beneath winter caps on snow-covered porches, or from churches, led by enthusiastic musicians or choir members. Yet we confess that our hearts are too often filled with wonder of a different kind: wondering when the bills will be paid, when the terror will stop, when rest will come. Will it ever? Is the message still true?
In a world where worry, not peace, prevails, stir up that good news again. This Christmas, make it real in our hearts. Never have we needed Your joy and peace more than now. Thank You for the gift of Jesus, our Immanuel, the Word made flesh. Forgive us for forgetting—that Your love never changes, never fades, and that You never abandon the purpose for which You came: to save us from our sinful condition, and to give us life eternal, the joy of relationship with a holy God. Your birth—and Your death—sealed Your promise to us forever.
For those whose hearts are battered by sorrow or broken relationships, for those whose lives know only conflict and confusion, for those whose bodies are tired and tested beyond their ability to endure this year—precious Savior, draw them close to You. Let them know You are still the same Jesus who was born of a virgin, not in a hospital but an animal barn, laid in a manger of hay. You are still the One sent by a heavenly Father who offered not condemnation for our sins, but love and forgiveness—and daily, divine fellowship.
We not only need Your peace and joy; Lord, we crave it. You’ve promised rest for the weary, victory for the battle-scarred, peace for the anxious, and acceptance for the broken hearted—not just at Christmas, but every day of every year.
Release the joy in us that’s been crushed by pride, wrong priorities, or world events. Tear down the strongholds that have held us captive far too long. Extinguish the flames of apprehension that rob us of a calm, quiet spirit. Show us again the beauty of that holy night so many centuries ago.
Your name is still called “Wonderful,” “Counselor,” “The Mighty God,” “The Everlasting Father,” and “The Prince of Peace.” As Your children, we cry out for a fresh filling, and a new awareness of Who You are. We choose by faith to make the “good news of great joy” a reality in our own lives, so others can see us as lighted trees of life, pointing to You this Christmas. We know one day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that You are Lord. And we also know that peace on earth can only come when hearts find peace with You.
You are still our Joy. You are still our Peace. You are no longer a babe in the manger. You are Lord of lords and King of kings. And we still celebrate You as Lord—this Christmas and always.
Reminder that report cards will look a little different this year with Standards-based Grading. Many of the standards will not have a number with them as they have not been fully covered in class yet. There will be more narratives with the report card letting you know what is being worked on and how your child is doing.
If you have any questions about the report card please contact your child's teacher or Mrs. Longden.
HOT LUNCH UPDATE
News from the Lunch Room!
The USDA is extending FREE meals and snacks to continue to be available to all children throughout the 2020-2021 school year.
Holy Trinity School has implemented the USDA waiver to offer ALL students, and their siblings, under the age of 18, FREE meals and snacks for the remainder of the school year.
Research shows that students who participate in the school meal program consume more whole grains, milk, fruits and vegetables during meal times and have a better overall diet quality, than nonparticipants. Meals served through these programs must meet specific nutrition requirements.
Holy Trinity Lunch Program is offering Take-Out Meals to students in the half-day K3-K4 program. We currently have 8 to 10 meals that go home with students. If you would like to participate in this, please contact your child’s teacher or Mrs. Muckerheide @ email@example.com.
In addition to the FREE meals, we are offering you a full refund for any purchased lunch tickets, or you may roll over any lunch tickets to the next school year. If you would like a refund, please contact Wendy Muckerheide @ firstname.lastname@example.org or call (262)626-4919.
Thank you for your continued support for our Hot Lunch Program. Many Catholic Schools our size cannot offer this service. We are BLESSED to have your support.
May you have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a BLESSED NEW YEAR!
COLD WEATHER REMINDERS
The students are going outside for at least 30 minutes each day and need to be dressed for the weather.
We appreciate your help in ensuring they come with materials to keep them warm outside. We do not have extras available at school like we have in the past.
Please take a look at it and decide if volunteering is for you!
There is also a Google Form to complete regarding your personal volunteer preferences. The form is below, as well as posted on the website.
If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Longden
CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES
ADVISORY COMMITTEE UPDATE
If you have any other questions or concerns for the Advisory Committee you can email them at this address.
Thank you for your continued support of Holy Trinity Catholic School.
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Calendar of Cash
December 1 Kathi Cain
December 2 Kristine Gill
December 3 Doug Geidel
December 4 Dan Bushard