St. Luke Weekly Memo
November 30, 2020
Joy and Hope!
Advent is the season of joy and hope for all who follow Jesus. We must be careful not to lose sight of the true meaning of the season as the world around us hustles to buy and sell, to have parties and plan vacations. Advent is a time to renew our life in Christ and to thank God for saving us in Jesus; it is a season for asking God to save all people and for praying for peace in the world.
During Advent, we are invited to prepare our hearts for the coming of the Lord – to wait in joyful hope for his return in glory at the end of time and to prepare for the annual celebration of his birth.
Dying to sin: We strive to die to sin and selfishness and to obey the Father’s will. Living for God: We set out to love God each day by loving and serving others. This is the way in which Jesus wants us to make a straight way for him in our hearts as we await his coming.
Lord Jesus, our brother and our Saviour, come into our hearts with your love, with your joy, your hope, and your peace. Help us to reflect your love for all by loving and serving all we meet. Lord Jesus, come into our lives, and share your gifts with all people. Blessed are you, Lord Jesus, forever and ever. Amen!
Reflection taken from the Canadain Conference of Catholic Bishops
Holodomor Memorial Day - Let Us Remember
Holodomor Memorial Day is commemorated each year on the fourth Friday of November in schools as a Day of Remembrance when we remember the millions of Ukrainians who were starved to death in Ukraine in 1932 and 1933, many of whom were children.
Through Acts of Parliament, the Government of Canada recognizes The Holodomor as an act of genocide. Together with the descendants of survivors living in Canada, let us remember the victims of the Holodomor.
Grade 7 & 8 Students Online Transition
Please reach out to the school if you have any quesitons or concerns.
School Fees/Outstanding Books
This week school fees will be put on student's powerschool account. Please check your child's account for these school fees.
Reminder that textbooks notices are also going home as well as library notices. Please look around your home for any libray books or textbooks from last year that need to be returned.
COVID - 19 information from Alberta Health Services
Alberta Health Services has updated their guidelines for those under 18 as of November 2nd. Click to access the latest health checklist.
As a parent/guardian you are required to complete a daily health screening check for your child each day before they come to school. We need everyone's help and commitment to these health checks, as well as making sure that your child stays home if they are feeling unwell or displaying any symptoms.
Mixing Spoon and Growing Smiles Order Pick-ups
If you do not receive an email or to arrange an alternate pick up date/time please email Stlukeparentcouncileics@gmail.com.
Thank you to our amazing St Luke community for the generosity they have shown with these fundraisers. Fundraising totals will be announced at the parent council meeting Monday November 30.
Twelve Days of Christmas is Coming Soon!
Our school will be collecting the following donations that will help support the Strathcona Food Bank and Valeda House!
Tuesday, Dec. 1 : Granola Bars/Crackers
Wednesday, Dec. 2 : Canned Fruit/Vegetables
Thursday, Dec. 3 : Pasta/Pasta Sauce
Friday, Dec. 4: Peanut Butter
Monday, Dec. 7: Unwrapped Toys
Tuesday, Dec.8: Baby Food
Wednesday, Dec. 9: Toiletries
Thursday, Dec. 10: Cereal/Oatmeal
Friday, Dec. 11: Diapers, Wipes, Formula
Monday, Dec. 14: Soup
Tuesday, Dec. 15: Rice
Wednesday, Dec. 16: Coffee and Tea
We thank-you for all of your generous donations and your continued support.
- Advent begins
- Grades 7 & 8 being studies online
- School/Parent Council Meeting. Click here to join the meet.
Tuesday, December 1
- 12 days of Christmas giving begins: Granola Bars and Crackers
Wednesday, December 2
- Early Dismissal 2:00
- 12 days of Christmas giving: Canned Fruit and Vegetables
Thursday, December 3
- 12 days of Christmas giving: Pasta and Pasta Sauce
Friday, December 4
- 12 days of Christmas giving: Peanut Butter
- Have a Great Weekend!
If you have a child in GRADE 2 OR OLDER please email: email@example.com or visit https://www.olph.ca/sacraments/first-communion2/ to Register for First Reconciliation & Holy Communion $30 Registration fee for Workbooks and Class Materials and a copy of your child’s Baptism Certificate is required. Parents please pick up your child’s Workbooks for home study at the Parish Office during business hours (daily 7:30 am—7:30 pm)
If you have a child in GRADE 6 OR OLDER, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org to Register for 2021 Confirmation Preparation. Lessons will start in January 2021. Registration fee $20 for workbook and class materials. A copy of the child’s baptism certificate is required.
OLPH (Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish)
OLPH is a vibrant community of strong faith which welcomes, worships, works and celebrates life together in Jesus Christ. From their beginnings in 1958, to the present, OLPH has been blessed with wonderful leaders, with vision and tremendous dedication, and also with an active compassionate parish family of now over 14,000 strong. Visit OLPH Website for more information about the parish and in regards to sacremental preparation.
Read the lastest bullitin from OLPH.
St. Francis of Assisi Parish
St. Francis of Assisi parish is administered by Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Sherwood Park. Please contact the parish for confession times and more information.
Clergy: Reverend Jim Corrigan, Pastor
Mass Time: Sunday 11:00
Email Address: StFrancisAssisi.Tofield(at)caedm.ca
5523 - 50 Street Tofield, AB T0B 4J0
See map: Google Maps
St. Luke Catholic School
Location: 22139 South Cooking Lake Road, Sherwood Park, AB, Canada