Fr. Tim's Pastor's Pen

This weekend we celebrate the Third Sunday of Advent, also known as Gaudete Sunday, meaning “Rejoice.”  This week sets a joyful tone of expectation for the Lord on Christmas Day.  It is often marked at Mass by the optional wearing of rose-colored vestments. 

Last Thursday morning and evening the school performed in their annual Christmas Concert, highlighting the multi-musical talents of all our students.  It was a wonderful event and I want to express my thanks to our vocal teacher, Ms. Amy McKalvey, and our band teacher, Ms. Lisa Sloan, for their work and the joy and excitement they bring to the children this time of year.

This Friday is the last day of school as students and teachers prepare for their Christmas break.  We pray that they will enjoy their time with family and friends.  And may we all especially prepare to celebrate the coming of the Christ Child.  Remember, this is the last full week to get all those last-minute gifts! 

Finally, our prayers are with our principal, Mrs. Kathy Bogataj, and her family as they had the memorial service for the death of her father, Mr. Bill Harper, during Thanksgiving Week.  May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace.

Your friend in Christ,

Fr. Timothy H. Sherwood

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