Our Lady of Charity School

Christmas Blessings

The entire Our Lady of Charity school community would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas. May you feel God‘s joy and love throughout the season, and may your 2015 be filled with abundant blessings.



Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass


Advent Begins


Sunday, November 30th marked the first day of Advent. This is the season of hope and anticipation. In the Gospel, Jesus said to his disciples, "Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come." He tells us to keep awake. Over the next four weeks, we will awaken ourselves to God's love and prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus.

This is a special time at Our Lady of Charity School. Our students will engage in many reflective activities leading up to the celebration of Christmas. Classrooms will hold Advent prayer services, students will create Advent calendars detailing kind actions and prayerful thoughts, and we will celebrate the Immaculate Conception and Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe at mass.

Included in our Advent traditions is the lighting of the Advent wreath. The wreath symbolizes Christ’s unending love and light in our lives. We light one candle each week of Advent, and display our expectant hope as we draw closer and closer to Christ’s light in the world.


Faith Buddies

pk8th_picStudents at Our Lady of Charity work together to strengthen each other's faith lives. Each older grade student acts as a faith buddy to a younger child. Classrooms meet once a week so the students can pray together, talk to each other about their love of the Lord, read together, and participate in a variety of fun activities. Many times, students even get to work with their siblings and cousins as faith buddies.

Our students love working together with their brothers and sisters in Christ to learn more about their faith and to praise God.



Saint Celebration



The students of Our Lady of Charity had a wonderful time celebrating the saints in our annual Saint Celebration. They have been learning about the lives of the saints in their classrooms, and love discussing how the saints are models of faith in their own lives. Students did a beautiful job decorating the classroom doors in order to teach others about their chosen saint, and even came dressed to school as their favorite saint as part of the celebration.

At Our Lady of Charity, we know that each student is called towards sainthood as well. Each student seeks to understand God’s loving plan for his or her life, and then freely and gratefully embraces it. Students work to recognize their God-given gifts and talents, and are open to developing them in order to better serve God.


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