Dear Parents and Guardians,
The season of Advent has begun. This marks a new year in the Church’s cycle of liturgical life. The church takes this season to remind us that Christ did indeed came to us through the Incarnation being with us now in the present time in Sacraments, in His Word, in each of us and He will come again at the end of time.
We are aware that the secular world seeks to strip and hide the presence of Christ from every public forum. We are encouraged to hurry off to the midnight sales, make gift lists, bake and decorate. All of this to a point that it becomes overwhelming! These activities are not bad, nor should they have to be eliminated, but we all need to make room to prepare spiritually.
Advent is a beautiful but short season. Actually this year it is 3 weeks and 1 day long! In school we are celebrating the season with Advent wreaths, Advent calendars and praying the Angelus as our morning gathering prayer. I chose the Angelus, which is usually recited at Noon because its focus is Mary and the Incarnation.
May we all find some time to just be “quiet” so that we realize and can boldly proclaim that “Jesus is the reason for the season”!
I wish for all a very blessed and peaceful Advent.