December 3, 2017 marks the start of Advent and the new Liturgical Year in the Church. Advent is a time of preparation in which we focus our time and energy on thinking about the second coming of Christ and the anniversary of the birth of Jesus. As we make these preparations, we identify the many traditions, in the Church and our families that help us prepare our hearts for Christmas. An Advent wreath, Christmas tree and Advent calendar are just a few traditions that families use to help them grow closer to God during this time. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) provides a great Advent Calendar to help guide us through the four Sundays of Advent.
Grandparents and Special Friends Day – Save the Date
On Thursday, February 1, we’ll once again be inviting grandparents and special friends to celebrate part of their day with us and see our students at school! This is a wonderful day dedicated just to our grandparents and special friends so that we can honor them and show them the importance of their support to VCES. Postcards with registration information will be sent home with students on December 15. Be sure to share this information with those that will attend this special event!
May the Lord be with your family during this Advent season.
The Month Ahead:
We have Mass or Prayer Service each Wednesday at 9:35 a.m. in the Motherhouse Chapel.
December 1 | No School – Accreditation Work Day
December 4 | VCS Dine Out at Cedar Hills Pastini Pastaria | See the flier for information
December 5 | VCS Dine Out Cedar Hills Pastini Pastaria | See the flier for information
December 8 | Feast of the Immaculate Conception | 9:25 a.m. | All School Mass – Valiants Gym
December 11 | 7:00 p.m. | Christmas Program for grades 1-3 | Eagles Gym
December 12 | Free Dress for $1 – all money raised benefits My Father’s House
December 13 | 7:55 a.m. | Advent Parent Prayer | VCEMS Chapel
December 14 | 9:00 a.m. | KS Christmas Program | ES Cafeteria
December 14 | 1:30 p.m. KG Christmas Program | ES Cafeteria
December 15 | Special Dress Day | 11:30 a.m. Dismissal
December 16 | Christmas Break begins
January 2 | School Resumes