The Christmas season is upon us and with it comes the opportunity to reflect on our faith journey as we prepare for the coming of Jesus in the Nativity. The Christmas spirit of compassion has already been evident throughout the school community. The students have been preparing for Christmas shows, collecting food items for those in need, and preparing for our annual Advent retreat.
Our Scriptures give us a strong and clear message for this Advent season: “Prepare the way of the Lord.” We hear it at our Advent Masses and we sing it in our Advent hymns. This message seems to tell us to reflect, pray and focus on this great event of Christmas which is about to take place. Our preparations for Christmas often find us racing through concerts, shopping, meetings, parties, baking, etc. At Assumption, we seem to be on this same path as well! Our goal, though, is to remind the students and ourselves that we want to always “Keep Christ in Christmas”.
You all continue to remind me how blessed I am as I experience your generosity, incredible spirit, faithful support and endless enthusiasm. Your contributions are what make our school and community so special, and you are making a difference in the lives of our students each day.
On behalf of the teachers and staff at Assumption, I’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you for all you do and for the gift that you are to our school. Our wish is that you may know the joy, hope, and peace of the Nativity this Christmas Season. We share with you the words of Luke, and hope you find strength in the words of the angel:
“Do not be afraid, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.”