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December 5: Reflecting on Advent in our School

We are very proud of the way we enter into the liturgical seasons and provide meaningful spiritual
experiences for our students at St. John the Baptist school. As we begin the second week of Advent, I
share with you some of the unique experiences students are participating in this year.

We began Advent with a prayer service that has a beautiful conclusion. The hall lights are dimmed, soft
music plays through overhead speakers and students silently line the hallways as each class carries their
lit Advent wreath to their classroom. The quiet reverence and gentle light remind us that we are waiting
for someone special during this season. In addition to the traditional Advent wreath, we have an image of
Mary and Joseph that is moved, day-by-day, toward the manger scene at the end of the hall.

As you and your family celebrate this Advent season, consider this quote from Pope Benedict XVI:
“Advent, this powerful liturgical season that we are beginning, invites us to pause in silence to understand
a presence. It is an invitation to understand that the individual events of the day are hints that God is
giving us, signs of the attention he has for each one of us.”


Archive: 2019-2020 Academic Year

November 27: St. John the Baptist School gives thanks for …

November 21: Corporate Sponsorship Opportunity (Auction 2020)

November 14: Reflection on our new Mission Statement

November 7: Educating the Whole Child

October 31: Updated Mission Statement

October 24: 2020 Auction “Save the Date”

October 17: Holding Hands

October 10: Fall has Arrived

October 3: Stir Into Flame

September 27: Fall Reflections

September 19: It Takes a Village

September 12: Togetherness

September 4th: Our Catholic Family


Archive: 2018-2019 Academic Year

May 28: Service in the Community

Mother’s Day 2019

April 29: What the Avengers Movie Can Teach us About Raising Kids

April 22: Grandfather’s Death

April 1: Fasting

March 25: Pray at Home

March 18: Relevant Radio

March 7: Into Lent

February 4: Annual School Auction

January 22: Catholic Schools Week

January 7: Catholic Social Teachings

Christmas 2018

December 10: Gaudete Sunday

December 3: Parish and School

November 26: Advent at School

October 29: Faith-Filled Friendships

October 16: Superheroes.

September 25: Athletics

September 17: Family Values.

September 13: Architecture

September 6: Welcome Back


Archive: 2017-2018 Academic Year

May 28: Empathy in Action

2018 Annual Report

2018 8th Grade Academic Achievement

Mother’s Day 2018

April 23: New Members

April 16: Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Easter Reflection 2018

March 19: Friends and Families

February 21: School Safety

February 14: Lent in Our Catholic School

February 5: Be Imitators of Christ

January 14: An Investment in the Future

Christmas 2017: Who will our children follow?

Advent 2017: Focus on Children

December 6: Developing the Whole Child

November 30: Advent at School

Thanksgiving: St. John the Baptist School gives thanks for:

November 13: Student Services at St. John the Baptist School

All Saints and All Souls Day

October 25: A Unique and Faith-Filled Preschool

October 18: Family Groups

October 4: Character Development

September 27: Faith and Academics

September 20: St. Anne