Meet our Confirmation Students!
This week: Alison Smith!
Hello! My name is Alison Smith. I am 15 years old and I’m in tenth grade. I am the oldest daughter of John and Michelle Smith, and I have a younger sister, Mallory. I am involved in cross country, track, figure skating, FBLA, band and choir. I want to be confirmed so I can take my relationship with God a step higher.
The Nativity of the Lord
Our hearts are aglow with the joy of Christmas! Our senses are alive with the season, from the rich smells of evergreen and gingerbread to the feel of crisp air on our skin and the warmth of a loved one’s embrace. At some point in the holiday hustle and bustle, take a few moments of quiet. In the silence, reflect on the other senses of the season. Imagine the cool damp of an animal stable, the earthy smell of hay and feed, and the crisp night air blowing in softly. Imagine kneeling beside an exhausted, joyful mother and a relieved, protective father. Imagine an infant wrapped in cloth scraps held out to your open arms. Imagine holding the infant Jesus. As his eyes meet yours, welcome into your heart the greatest gift of Christmas.
Children’s Program: We would like to invite all our youth -K-12- to participate in our annual children’s program during the 4:30pm mass at St. Anthony’s on Christmas Eve. This is a wonderful way for the children to remember the magic of Christ’s birth.
The children will be presenting a short skit about Jesus’ birth told from the perspective of two stars. We’ll have one practice on December 24 in the church from 10-11:30 am.
We also need youth to lead the singing at the Christmas eve mass.
Please contact Kathy in the parish office if your child/ren would like to participate in the skit or sing. Knowing the numbers makes planning so much easier. Merry Christmas.
Calendar of Events:
12-24 10:00am Practice at Church for Children’s Mass
12-24/25 Attend the Christmas Mass of your choice see bulletin for times
12-26 no class
Jan. 1 Feast of Mary, Mother of God Holy Day of Obligation
Jan. 2 all classes meet
Jan. 9 gr K-9 meet