Good afternoon SUNS Families and Friends,

This third week of Advent is focused on the theme of Preparing the Way of the Lord~Joy! At this time, we remember the need for patience in those awaiting the rebirth of Jesus in their hearts and lives.  To express our joy in the coming of Jesus as our Savior, we light the rose candle. Besides, this joyful spirit is marked by the third candle of our Advent wreath, which is rose coloured,’ and the ‘rose coloured’ vestments are often used at the Eucharist, because they represent a lightening of the dark violet of the rest of the penitential season of Advent. They remind us of the colour of the sky at the very brink of morning, when the sun is just beginning to come up. The horizon takes on a pale rose colour that gradually gets redder and brighter as the sun rises. For faithful Christians, life is like a “long sunrise,” and death is the entrance into the bright, “everlasting day” of eternal life. 

~ The Vatican News

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/church/news/2019-12/sunday-reflection-vatican-news0.html

 

Monday, Dec. 16

  • Thank you so much for the generosity on our Angel Tree campaign!

 

Tuesday, Dec. 17

  • Advent Liturgy
  • Grade 8 Christmas Lunch

 

Wednesday, Dec. 18

  • Lunch Lady, for those who ordered

 

Thursday, Dec. 19

  • Pita Day, for those who ordered
  • 9 am Christmas Concert

 

Friday, Dec. 20

  • Pizza Day, for those who ordered
  • Last day before the holidays

 

Looking Ahead:

  • Back to school Monday, January 6th!

 

Have a Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

REMINDER

Terracycle Voting: Terracycle is having a contest where the school with the most votes until the end of December can earn extra points towards their school. Up to 370,000 points which is equivalent to $3,700. A person can vote ONCE A DAY!  If you could take a minute a day to do so it would be much appreciated. The official name of the school registered with Terracycle is Saint John Paul II School and should appear when you are voting.

Vote here: https://www.terracycle.com/en-CA/contests/2019-schneiders-lunch-mate-and-simply-lunch-collection-craze
The official name of the school registered with Terracycle is  Saint John Paul II School and should appear when you are voting. 

Mabel’s Labels: Don’t lose items to the LOST AND FOUND! Check out Mabel’s LabelsCampaigns.mabelslabels.com Select SAINT JOHN PAUL II SCHOOL (KITCHENER) from the list.