Dear Parents and Friends,
As we continue our Advent journey in preparation for Christmas, we remember St. Nicholas of Myra who inspired the image of Santa Claus. St. Nicholas generously and anonymously gave to a family in need. When he was discovered and asked why he had not let them know so that they could thank him, he replied that it is good to give and have only God know about it. Can we do that? Give without expecting acknowledgement and appreciation? There are so many families in our own community in need. Can we give generously and anonymously, having only God know about it?
This week I delivered a car load of toys to Catholic Charities for their annual Santa’s Workshop. These gifts were collected during our school mass on Monday. Many Kauai families will be grateful for your anonymous generosity.
Tonight (Friday) is our annual Christmas Program. We ask that preschool students to arrive at their class at 6:15, kindergarten children report to their classrooms at 6:30, and all other students report directly to Coyle Hall by 6:45. The program begins promptly at 7 pm. Thank you to all our parents who decorated the hall, especially Audrey Ventura and Jim Fields! It is beautiful!
We will have CDs of the program available for purchase. Return the completed form with $20 for each CD ordered to the school office next week.
Next Thursday our community (3rd through 8th grades) will gather for our Advent Penitential Service at 12:30 in the church. Students are not required to wear their formal uniform for the Penitential Service.
On Friday, December 19, we have our final school mass of 2014. We invite all our parents and friends to join us. Immediately following mass we will meet in Coyle Hall in anticipation of a special guest. Students will be dismissed at 10:30 on Friday and After School Care will not be available.
Remember to mark your calendar for January’s annual Rummage Sale, January 24 & 25. Save any gently used treasures until we can begin collection in mid-January.
We’ve still got SUDZ carwash tickets available. They make great gifts and stocking stuffers!
Dates to Remember:
Friday, Dec 12: Christmas Program, 7 pm
Sunday, Dec 14: Breakfast with Santa, Coyle Hall 7:30 – 11 am (Tickets available at Church office.)
Tuesday, Dec 16: Preschool Caroling at Mahelona Hospital
Thursday, Dec 18: Report Cards go home
Friday, Dec 19: Choir Caroling at Mahelona Hospital
Friday, Dec 19: Last Day of Second Quarter
Tuesday, Jan 6: First Day of Third Quarter