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Monroe Catholic Elementary Schools News - December 2018

Mark your Calendars! MCES Christmas Concerts & Performances

Preschool & Young 5s Christmas Concert

Wednesday, Dec. 5th, 6:30pm

502 West Front Street

Monroe, MI

St. Michael the Archangel Church. Students should arrive no later than 6:15. They should gather with their class in the back rows of the Church.

2nd, 3rd & 4th Grade Christmas Concert

Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 6:30pm

511 South Monroe Street

Monroe, MI

Students should arrive to the Church by 6:15. Please have them sit with their class in the front of the sanctuary. Please remember parking is limited, so give yourself time to park and walk to the Church.

Kindergarten & 1st Grade Christmas Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 18th, 6:30pm

502 West Front Street

Monroe, MI

St. Michael the Archangel Church. Students should arrive between 6:00 and 6:15. They should be dropped off in their classroom.

Middle School Christmas Musical Performance

Wednesday, Dec. 19th, 7pm

151 North Monroe Street

Monroe, MI

Join us for the Christmas Musical in the Middle School Gym!

You can Support MCES in many different ways!

Dearborn Ham Fundraiser

November 28th - Fundraiser Roll Out - Order Forms go Home
December 10th - Fundraiser Order Deadline
December 18th - Fundraiser Order Pick-Up - 12 Noon to 5:30 pm, St. Michael Campus, Archangel Room

Advent is Beginning

Advent Service Project

Each grade is adopting a family in need through the Mrs. Claus Club! This is a great opportunity to teach about helping others during a season that tends to be more about receiving than giving. Each teacher will be sending out the wish list and instructions for their assigned family. If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher.

Advent Reflections

Advent starts this Sunday! It is a time of reflection and preparation for the coming of Christ! Below are some reflections for each week of Advent:

First Sunday of Advent: The Hope Candle

Pray: Jesus, help us get ready for your birth. Help us to see past the shiny decorations all around us and to remember we are waiting for you. Amen.

Act: One way to get ready for Jesus is to make an Advent resolution. What can everyone in your family give to Jesus? Is there a person you can be nice to throughout Advent? Think of something you can do to prepare.

Second Sunday of Advent: The Peace Candle

Pray: Jesus, guide us to see the ways we need to repent and believe to be ready for your arrival this Christmas. Amen.

Act: How are you doing with your Advent resolution? Promise yourself to continue working on it. Ask for help from Christ.

Third Sunday of Advent: The Joy Candle (12/11)

Pray: Jesus, we love you and want to be like you in our words and deeds. Help us this week to show love to the people around you. Amen.

Act: Advent will soon be over. Are you still working on your Advent resolutions? Don’t give up! The pink candle represents the joy of the impending Christmas season; use that joy to do good for others.

Fourth Sunday of Advent: The Love Candle (12/18)

Pray: Jesus, we’re so close. Help us remember that we have important work to do before we reach Christmas, and help us remember to ask your mother, Mary for help when we need it. Amen.

Act: This is the last week of Advent; If you’re struggling with your Advent resolution, remember to ask Jesus, Mary to help you to Christmas Day. Remember the true meaning of Christmas; it represents the love of God for humanity and the fulfillment of his saving mission.

Adapted from “Welcome Baby Jesus” by Sarah A. Reinhard, Ligouri

December is a busy month!

December 2018
12/1 Confirmation candidates for the three Parishes, your confirmation sponsor form is due to Mrs. Quick. Contact the Faith Formation office for details 734-241-6097.
12/2 First Communion Church Search for St. Michael Parish, 1:30 pm
12/2 First Communion Church Search for St. Mary Parish (Bilingual), 3:30 pm
12/3 3rd & 4th Grade Advent Reconciliation
​12/3 D.A.R.E graduation celebration 12:00 noon PLC
12/4 Middle school Advent reconciliation
12/5 No afternoon MPS buses for students who ride the Monroe Public School buses home. SMCC shuttles will run as normal.
12/7 Dance at St. Charles, Newport. 7 - 10 p.m. $6 Semi formal (optional)
12/8 PTO Santa Event
12/9 First Communion Church Search for St. John Parish, 1:30 pm
12/10 Dearborn Ham Order Deadline
12/14 $2 Auction Jeans Day. Why fit in when you were made to stand out?​
12/17 Kindergarten & 1st Grade Field Trip to the IHM to see Christmasland in Oz put on by the IHM Sisters, 1:00 pm
​12/18 - 12/20 NO HOT LUNCHES for St. Mary students
12/18 Dearborn Ham Order Pick-Up, St. Michael Campus, Archangel Room, 12 Noon to 5:30 pm
12/19 School Banking Day at St. John Campus
12/20 Last day of school before Christmas Break
12/20 Free jeans day with Red and Green or Christmas tops to celebrate Jesus' Birthday for all campuses.

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