This week our school celebrated the start to a new liturgical year with an Advent prayer service and a school Jesse Tree. Our prayer service included a blessing of Advent wreaths, which each class got to take back to their room and will be using throughout the Advent season. We took time to lift up our community in prayer, as well as had Fr. Scott bless our wreaths. The service concluded with a school-wide processional back from church, with only the light from our wreaths guiding the way.
SJB School also started putting ornaments on our Jesse Tree this week. Each morning during announcements, a student brings the ornament of the day to hang on the tree. Then the student also reads about the biblical significance of their class’s ornament for that day.
More celebrations to come this Advent season include our annual Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 14th at 9:00am and 6:00pm. We will also hold a final Advent prayer service on Thursday, December 22nd for the students, before heading off for Christmas break.
May this Advent teach all of us the importance of being alert and to continue to wait for the coming of Christ!