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Christmas at Sacred
Has it been the early snow? The cold snap? Whatever it is, it seems that the Christmas season began earlier this year. Here at Sacred Heart, we are making our list and checking it twice… our list of Christmas activities that is!
Christmas Fair/Bubbles & Sparkles
The Christmas Fair has changed this year, due to construction of the new auditorium, which prevents us from using the reception room. This year, the Parents’ Guild and the City House Foundation have organized the Bubbles & Sparkles Holiday Market. This will take place December 6 (4 pm to 9pm) and December 7 (10 am to 5 pm).
The beginning of Advent will be celebrated with a full-school Mass on December 3. This is a busy time for all, but, most importantly, a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the spirit of giving, and the importance of spending time with loved ones and those who need our love the most.
Christmas Concert – Merry & Bright
The annual Christmas concert for parents will be held in the chapel on Thursday, December 12. The show will feature the Secondary II Junior Bands, the senior Concert Band, and the new show choir. Join us for a Merry & Bright evening of musical celebration! Donations for the building of a New Music Room will be graciously accepted at the door.
The 2019 part of the school year ends with this Sacred Heart tradition. Students are working with the support of Mme Gauthier to bring us four vignettes about this time of year, under the theme of a grandmother telling her grandchildren these comical stories.
Before leaving on Christmas break, a full-school Advent mass will be held on Friday, December 20.
Christmas Season Service Initiatives
As always, there are numerous opportunities for both staff and students to give at this time year, including:
In support of Christmas Baskets for St. Gabriel’s Parish
- Spare Change Challenge
- Non-perishable food donations for Christmas Baskets (St. Gabriel’s Parish)
- Chocolate, Peppermint, Marshmallow Lunch Hour
In support of Maison Flora Tristan women’s shelter
- Shoebox Wishes
In support of our Sacred Heart foster child in Uganda
- Tasty Treats (Mr. Gallo’s famous tiramisu)
- Denim Day
In support of the Welcome Hall Mission Bon Accueil
- Sandwich-making in the Residence
Merry Christmas to all, and see you in the New Year!