Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Lighting the way to Peace

Friday night our Parent Club sponsored the Illuminarias evening to share the beginning of Las Posadas with the families in attendance. Addison's family brought a mule for our nativity scene and Sara played the part of Mary. Sister Monica and Ms. Padilla played the guitar as we sang. The celebration was filled with delicious food and drink that we enjoyed around a warm bonfire. Las Posadas started in the 16th centuryby St. Ignatius of Loyola who used an Aztec festival to teach the people about Christ.

Paper Recycling

Recycling is a word we hear everyday at OLPH. Each classroom has a box to place unused paper instead of throwing it in the trash can. Student Council picks up the boxes weekly and they take the paper to a local recycler. Did you know that 80% of all recycled paper can be made into new paper products? Many of these products we use every day here at school: kleenex, paper towels, milk cartons, and more.

Monday, December 8, 2008

We honor Mary

Today our parish and school communities came together at mass to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The 2nd grade class prepared beautiful petitions and read God's word with much reverance and love for the Good News of Christ. We sang Hail Mary Gentle Woman, We are the Gifts, and Table of Plenty throughout the mass and were treated to Ave Maria by Mrs. Vela. We are truly blessed to be able to share this Holy Day of Obligation with Father Robert, Sister Pilar, Sister Isabel, and Sister Monica. We look to them for guidance in our lives each day at OLPH School.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Advent is Here

On Monday our whole school gathered in the church for our Advent Prayer service. We were treated to the piano playing of Sonny, a student council member and 8th grade musician, as we sang along to O come O come Emmanuel. Each Monday during Advent we will gather and pray together to draw our hearts closer to receive our Lord on December 25th. While we wait, we will continue to be obedient to God's word and fill our world with joy in our own special way. All Catholic students in grades 2-8 will participate in confession this week with either Father Robert or Father Adrean. Come Lord Jesus, come quickly.