• Lights of Hope Update
THE MONTH AT A GLANCE
• Dec. 10th – Christmas Concert (posted on our YouTube Channel at 6pm)
• Dec. 14th – 18th – Spirit Week (TBA)
• Dec. 18th – Early Dismissal (11:50 LG2 and LG4, 12pm LG1 and LG3)
• Dec. 18th – Reports go home
• Dec. 18th – Stingers club after school until 2:30pm. This is only for families who are registered for Stingers club and they must contact Sheila Vader prior to Dec. 18th to attend.
This week marks the first week of Advent. It is an exciting time as it marks the start of a new liturgical year and also the count down to the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. In a typical year we would be attending Mass every week, however, at this time, we are told that this is not possible. Mass is a large part of who we are as a Catholic School. We take direction from the Archbishop and the Superintendent when it comes to our involvement in Mass and para-liturgical celebrations. Until new directions are given, we will not be allowed to celebrate Mass in the Church or the school. I ask that you find opportunities at home to celebrate the coming of Christ and to find opportunities to join Mass online. St. Bernadette’s has a feed that you can join every Sunday.
LIGHTS OF HOPE UPDATE
Many thanks to Mr. Victor Naval and his band of merry men who worked very hard on creating this year’s Lights of Hope Display.
We are into the third week of our Lights of Hope campaign and we are currently just over $2000 in donations. This is once again an amazing outpouring of generosity. Our school is so thankful for all the donations and pledges that have come our way. We are so blessed to have such a supportive and generous school community.
The deadline for lightbulb purchases is Wednesday, December 9, and all donations received prior to December 2nd will be represented in our video of the Lights of Hope Celebration. Donations received after December 2nd will still have their light bulb put up, prayer intentions blessed by Father Paul, but they will not appear in the video.
This year, we are doing things a little different to ensure everyone’s safety. Instead of each student getting prayer cards to sell, donations can be made through the parish’s online platform similar to our Walkathon. Christmas light bulbs can be purchased for $5.00 each and represents your prayer intention. Students do not have to keep track of their sales as there is no minimum or maximum for how much you are to sell. Tax receipts will not be provided for this fundraiser. Please ensure that your billing address matches that on your credit card or the payment will not go through. All we ask is that you please participate in this event to your best ability and support it in the best way you can.
Here are the steps:
1) To donate, go to: https://www.stbernadette.ca/donate
2) Select or type in the amount you’d like to donate
3) Select Designation: P93 School Lights of Hope
4) Type in your prayer intentions in the comment box
We are thankful for the donations that have come in thus far. This might be our last major fundraiser for the school year. All proceeds will go towards a last push to get the much needed Chromebooks in the hands of our students. We are very close to our goal and we hope to reach it through this fundraiser.
Thank you again for all your support in this meaningful and blessed event.