WEEK 4: FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
WE LIGHT THE CANDLE OF LOVE
Scripture Reading: Matthew 2:1-11
Lord, our God, we praise You for Your Son, Jesus Christ, for He is Emmanuel, the Hope of all people. He is the Wisdom that teaches and guides us. He is the Savior of us all.
O Lord, let your blessing come upon us as we light all candles of this wreath. May the wreath and its light be a sign of Christ’s promise of salvation and may He come quickly and not delay. We ask this in His holy name. Amen.
Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with child and bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14)
Sometimes the signs God gives are unmistakable. Sometimes the signs are not so obvious. What signs do we see when we look around us? Sometimes it is hard to see God’s signs because the signs of our world are so ever present and large. How many times this month have you seen this sign: "ONLY 20 (or 18, or 10, or 6 or…) MORE SHOPPING DAYS ‘TIL CHRISTMAS." Do we ever stop to think, "How many praying days left until Christmas?"
Reminder: Please tell your family and friends that we continue to enroll for elementary grades (Kindergarten-4th) and Pre-Kindergarten (Ages 3-5)
For information contact Mrs. Robinson, Principal
St. Joseph Students, Faculty, and Staff - 2014-2015
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St. Joseph's school curriculum is accredited (see below on this page) for pre-Kindergarten (ages 3-5) through 4th grade. We have an after school program until 6:00 p.m.
You are welcome to visit our school any time during the normal school day (Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-3:00 pm. Just call us ahead of your visit so we can arrange a tour and time to meet the teacher for your child's grade.
A Welcome Message from the Prinicpal
Scripture reminds us of this Great Commission: "Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these." ~Mark 10:14
Each school year, I meet many wonderful people---parishioners, parents, students, friends, family, faculty and benefactors---who share a passion for Catholic education and invest so much of themselves through generous prayer, time, talent, and treasure to insure the continued success of our school.
I witness this passion in our teachers and parents who are dedicated to making sure our students are getting the best education possible. Our teachers are working tirelessly to ensure the curricular programs being used continue to build strong academic skills in students. Along with our parents who are making great sacrifices to send their children to St. Joseph Catholic School---for these parents, there is no other alternative that provides their children with a faith-based education---an education that teaches about the value of life.
St. Joseph's provides your students with an accredited eduction with small student-teacher ratios which allows every child to receive personal and individualized encouragement. Our young people are encouraged every day to use their new knowledge wisely, that their lives may be a reflection of Jesus' love.
Thank you for believing in the value of receiving a Catholic education. I ask for your help by telling others about St. Joseph's. We teach as though Jesus is in our classrooms and the Holy Spirit walks the halls of our school to watch over us. Thank you for allowing and trusting us to do what we do best, which is being of service to families, to God, and the future of our world and church.
St. Joseph's educates every child, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic origin, as Jesus instructs us to do.
God bless each of you,
Mrs. Wanda Robinson
Our St. Joseph Parish is so very blessed to have a school of its own and to be able to provide for its successful mission of educating our precious children. Our children are the hope for the future of the Catholic Church and we must fulfill our duty as Catholics to provide the children the opportunity for a fulltime Catholic education.
We give thanks and blessings to those of you who are part of our St. Joseph School family and by entrusting your children's education to us. We pray you will continue with us as we grow our school.
I firmly believe in the importance, mission and philosophy of Catholic Education, the education and safety of all students, compassion toward others and the uniqueness and integrity of each human being. I have a passion for working with God's beloved children, their families, other educations and the community and have dedicated my life to this.
As parents, you want the best for your children. It is because you wish them success in all of life's challenges that a Catholic school is the right choice. Our Catholic school provides an education program based on religious beliefs and values, enabling your children to grow in their undersanding of themsleves, their relationships with God and with others.
Our school promotes the education of your children to their potential and their teachers respect and encourage real learning experiences. We offer a community environment in which your children can discuss and live out the values upon which their education is based. Here at St. Joseph's, our students learn to question, to establish confidence in their own good choices in life and to experience the sense of accomplishment stemming from individual achievement and responsibility.
We always extend a blessed welcome to those who are considering our school for their children. A place where they can excel spiritually, academically and socially. A place where they are respected and loved with the presence of Jesus Christ in each classroom. We invite you to come and see our "Saints Under Construction!"
Whichever school you choose for your children, remember that at St. Joseph Catholic School you can be assured that your child will receive a strong academic education in an environment structured to have a lasting value. Together with God's help, we will continue to make an already great school an even greater school.
May God bless you and yours always!
Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Denzil Vithanage