Advent calendar


This last week of November is the end of the liturgical year. Sunday, December 3 is the beginning of Advent, which is the shortest Advent that we can possibly have.

As we prepare for the birth of Jesus, we have several activities planned to prepare our hearts and minds for Christmas.

During the school day, the students will lead prayers for Advent in church.

  • Monday, December 4 at 10:00am   
  • Monday, December 11 at 12:30pm
  • Monday, December 18 at 1:50pm   

On Wednesday, December 6 at 6:30PM families are invited for Las Posadas. We begin in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and will walk through the local neighborhood as we reflect on Mary and Joseph’s journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of a place (posada) for baby Jesus to be born.

As we prepare for the start of the new liturgical year with Advent on Sunday, December 3, it is a new beginning and an opportunity to grow more in holiness. Our school families have been provided an Advent calendar, where they will be reading a chapter from the gospel of Luke each day of Advent. There are 24 chapters. The Gospel of St. Luke is one of the most beautiful of the Christmas Story.

Our service project during Advent is to support the Sleep In Heavenly Peace with donations. If your schedule allows, there is an opportunity for you and your family to build beds on December 30.

As we navigate through the Advent season, we have many opportunities to prepare with the sacrament of reconciliation. The students will be provided the opportunity during the school days. The opportunity for reconciliation at Our Lady of Lourdes has been expanded during Advent, please see our newsletter for the various dates/times.

While in attendance at mass during Advent, be sure to listen (and sing along) to the songs that were shared during ‘Fr. Jim Jams’.

Learn more about what is happening at our school, in the Lourdes Letter school news for November 29 , available here.