Advent At The Springs!
The liturgical season of Advent is a joyful and hopeful time of prayer and preparation. At this special time of year, bright Christmas decorations adorn our homes, streets and workplaces. Christians all over the world pray for peace on earth and goodwill to all, while paying special attention to the most vulnerable. In our Western experience, shopping, gift giving, celebrating special events, and sumptuous feasts mark the holiday. Believers prepare their homes and their hearts to celebrate and share the good news that God is with us: “Come, oh come Emmanuel!”
Like with all seasons of the school year, Advent will be a busy time on the Ledge! This first week of Advent, SMSA has offered the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation to all students and staff. On Saturday afternoon December 4th, SMSA will participate in the Fond du Lac Parade of Lights honoring “hometown heroes.” Together on December 8th, our whole K-12 system will celebrate the Immaculate Conception – our organizational Feast Day – with Mass at Holy Family Church. On December 13th, our choirs and bands will help us celebrate the season with seasonal favorites at our annual Christmas Concert.
At this time of the year and all times, the mission of St. Mary’s Springs Academy proclaims our goal to be a school that is “rooted in Christ’s teaching, academic excellence, and service to Church and community, which prepares students to meet global challenges and become leaders for tomorrow.” During this holy season of Advent, we are reminded that God is always a partner in this mission with us, ever available to be with us, and ever hoping to grow closer to us.
Our Lady of the Ledge, pray for us.
Principal, High School