To thee shall come Emmanuel
Advent is a time of waiting. During this holy season we invite the light of
Christ into our lives and our heart. As we prepare for the birthdate of Jesus
Christ, we use the symbol of light in our celebrations and throughout Advent.
We call our students, parents, and staff to be and to share the light of Christ
for each other during this Advent season.
Advent is a time for preparation in our Catholic faith; a time to prepare for
the busy Christmas season, but more importantly a time to be ready for the
coming of Christ. Our celebrations, prayers, and daily religious themes will
focus more on Preparing for Christ.
Our leadership team and the students, staff and parents of Mary Hanley Catholic
School have been busy creating and carrying out Social Justice projects to
support local and worldwide people in need. Both our leadership teams in
primary and upper elementary provided input and decided on Break a Rule Day, as
well as collecting coins in piggy banks to support relief efforts for the
people in the Philippines. They designed posters, and scripts for MHTV to
communicate to our students the ways in which they can help support these
Our students have found ways to contribute, collaborate, and communicate.
These are essential skills needed in 21st century learning.
Fundraiser for the Philippines
“Break a Rule Day” was an overwhelming success! Students had great fun
“breaking rules” in their classroom and we collected $1438.50. The donation
will now be matched by the government. Thank you to all the students and their
families who supported our fundraiser for the Philippines. We are so blessed to
have such a supportive community!
We wait in Joyful Hope for the coming of Christ.