Yesterday morning before classes began, our school community gathered outside for the final time this Advent to pray, sing, and light the third Advent candle on our outdoor Advent wreath. I read an excerpt from this Sunday's first reading from Isaiah (see below), Ms. Foley sang the third verse of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel", and we then "lit" the candles.
This was our final time gathering outside because we begin our two week (!!!!) Christmas vacation this Friday at noon. All are welcome to join us for our traditional pre-vacation Mass at St. Anthony's Church at 10am.
The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,
because the LORD has anointed me;
he has sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor,
to heal the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives
and release to the prisoners,
to announce a year of favor from the LORD
and a day of vindication by our God.