Prepare ye the way of the Lord!
November 30, 2023
Dear St. George
Last Sunday we marked the end of the liturgical year with the feast of Christ our King. This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent. How do we prepare ourselves for the coming of our king in the birth of Jesus Christ?
Jesus is our King and his mission, to build God’s kingdom of love, is our mission too. How are we all modeling for our children ways to love and respect all people as children of God!
I am attaching the Advent schedule of events and Christmas Masses for our South Cluster parishes. Our parishes are also looking for volunteers to help decorate the churches for the holidays. This is a wonderful opportunity to show your participation as a parishioner! Contact Ana Marie Juguilon at AJuguilon@stgeorgeparish.com for more information.
Help spread the love of God to a neighbor in need.
Catholic Community Services: Shoe Boxes of Joy are Due Friday, Dec. 1 at Mass. Fr. will bless them before we send their gifts on their way. See the attachment for more information on how to support the homebound.
St. George School is partnering the third Christmas season in a row with Catholic Community Services’ PREPARES (Pregnancy and Parenting support.)
Please check out the link below of the neighbors we have pledge to support and see their humbling asks. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0849ADAF22A5F94-46272618-christmas
Browse the list, sign up for what you will purchase and deliver it to school by Friday Dec. 8th UNWRAPPED but labeled according (9C, or 24 A or 70B etc.) You can even shop on Amazon and have it delivered to the school directly. Just let us know what is coming and who it’s for!
Join us for our next Parents’ Club meeting on Thursday, December 7 at 7:00 PM on zoom! Please use this link to join:
Meeting ID: 893 6055 8327 Passcode: 573277
Save the Dates
Thurs, Dec. 14th at 6:30 PM in the church is our Advent Concert.
Doors will open 6:00. This is a mandatory event for all Preschool - 5th grade students and 6-8 graders who are taking music this trimester. The students are working together to create a beautiful piece of music and when classmates don’t show up, it lets the class down.
Any 6th – 8th j student not performing that night may attend if accompanied by a parent and they MUST sit with their parents in the pews and not congregate in the back. NO child may be dropped off unattended by parents.
The 8th grade families will be hosting a huge bake sale in the vestibule after the concert for a treat for the ride home. Please bring small bills $1, $5 and $10.
Friday, Dec. 15th
Everyone is welcome to attend the all-school Mass on Friday Dec 15th. We will host our First Trimester Honors assembly later at 11:00 in the school hall. All parents are invited to celebrate the hard work of all our students.
Lost and Found will be laid out for families to come sort through too! Our own Mt. St. Helen’s of coats is ready to erupt!
School will dismiss at NOON from the cafeteria and there is NO EXTENDED CARE.
Tues, Dec 19th
UW Youth and Teen Programs for Grades 4-12. Keep Learning All Year
The University of Washington’s Youth & Teen Programs offers enrichment opportunities during the school year and summer. Go to https://www.youth-teen.uw.edu/?gad_source=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI6cuYp_LpggMVeSytBh0V6A2bEAAYASAAEgKAjPD_BwE. Some classes are in person others are on line. What a great way to expand your child’s experiences. Winter quarter registration deadline is Dec. 19th
Mon, Dec 18, 2204 - Mon, Jan 1, 2024
Our school campus will be closed Dec. 18 - January 1 for Christmas vacation.
Your sister in Christ,