The Good News

Saint John XXIII December 21, 2018

Leadership Message

I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:10-11


As we continue on our journeys to the stable, we prepare our hearts and homes for Jesus. This week brought us many beautiful moments of peace, hope, and love at Saint John XXIII. Every morning we have gathered as a faith community in the library to pray, read scripture and share our Advent symbols and wreath. This morning there was a particular sense of wonder and peace as we gathered together, especially with the children cozy in their pajamas.


In the midst of the hustle and bustle of Christmas, may we all greet Jesus with the childlike wonder and joy that we witnessed this morning in the library and during our sing-along in the gym. May the light of Christ fill your hearts and homes this Christmas and always. Merry Christmas from our Saint John XXII family to yours.

Blessings,


Mrs. Boehm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDpqZIQPCV4

Advent Concert: Journey to the Stable

Our K-4 Advent concert, Journey to the Stable, was a beautiful success! Thank-you to all our parents, grandparents, family and friends for coming! Our sincere appreciation is extended for your generosity for the VIP raffle-$403 was raised for our two Chalice foster children.


Congratulations to our VIP winners, we sincerely hope you had a fantastic evening with front row seats and front door parking! Thank-you to Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Mudry and Ms.Trainor for their work prepping for our VIPs. Sincere gratitude is extended to all of our staff, especially our sensational music teachers, Mrs. Schaub and Mrs. Doderai, for a wonderful Advent concert!

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We Love to Read...Miss Wilson recommends:

Advent at Saint John XXIII: Sharing & Praying

Thank-you for your donations and prayers...


Food Bank Drive: Mr. Scott picked up the Food Bank food and delivered it today. Saint John XXIII families and staff donated 172.9 lbs of food! Thank-you!


Warmth Tree: Our grade 4 Young Citizens Leadership Squad thanks you for your Warmth Tree donations. These will be donated to the Families First organization in our city.


Prayer Pals: please continue to pray for your Prayer Pal over the Christmas break.

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We are Going Places!

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Welcome Miss Wilson to Grade 1!

We extend our prayers and blessings to Mr. and Mrs. Selinger as they await the arrival of Baby Selinger. Miss Morgan Wilson will be taking the reins from Mrs. Selinger starting Januay 7, 2019. Miss Wilson was a volunteer at our school last year and has just completed her final practicum in Mrs. Starko's grade one class. Miss Wilson has journeyed with our team for the past few months and has been a part of our professional learning this year. Welcome Miss Wilson to our Saint John XXII family!

Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration 2019

Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year is opening Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Registrations are only being accepted online. Please go to our school district website: www.eics.ab.ca “Parents and Students” “School Registration”


ECS programs are voluntary and designed for children who will be five years of age before January 1, 2020. Pre-K programs are voluntary and designed for children who will be four years of age before January 1, 2020 or three years of age (with PUF Funding) before January 1, 2020. Elk Island Catholic Schools are committed to developing educational opportunities in the context of Gospel values, where students’ gifts and talents are celebrated and nurtured. St. John XXIII School and Our Lady of the Angels School are fantastic schools and we want you to be a part of our community.


Choosing Catholic Education is more than just attending a Catholic School. It’s an opportunity to embrace God’s love and share His gift of joy in our families, Church and faith/learning communities.

Growing Brains, Sharing Smiles...

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OLA Parish News

Christmas Masses

Christmas Eve., December 24, 2018

Our Lady of the Angels Parish: 4:30 pm, 6:30 pm, 12:00 am (Midnight Mass)

Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Lamoureux: 7:30 pm

Our Lady of Good Counsel, Skaro: 5:00 pm

Sacred Heart, Gibbons: 7:00 pm

St. Michael the Archangel, St. Michael: 5:00 pm

St. Clare, Redwater: 7:00 pm


Christmas Day, December 25, 2018

Our Lady of the Angels Parish: 10:00 am

Lamont Aux. Hosp. Chapel: 9:30 am


New Years Eve., Dec. 31, 2018

Our Lady of the Angels Parish: 5:15 pm

Lamont Aux. Hosp. Chapel: 4:00 pm

St. Michael the Archangel, St. Michael: 5:30 pm


New Years Day, January 1, 2019 Solemnity: Mary Mother of God

Our Lady of the Angels Parish: 9:00 am and 11:00 am

St. Clare Parish, Redwater: 10:00 am

Sacred Heart Parish, Gibbons: 11:30 am

LOOKING AHEAD...

Christmas Blessings to you and yours!

Jan. 7: Welcome back to school! Assembly 9 am

Jan. 9: Early Out dismissal 2:23 pm