Friday, December 2, 2016

Advent @ ASA


Advent @ ASA

The season of Advent is a time of preparing our hearts and minds to celebrate Jesus’s birthday and also contemplate Christ’s second coming. We have many preparations, devotions and celebrations underway at ASA! You are welcome to join us physically, or in spirit, for any of these events.  

MS Band Concert - Tuesday, December 6th, 7-8pm @ West Catholic

EL Christmas Program - Monday, December 12th, 6:30-7:30am @ Blessed Sacrament Church

Family Christmas Movie - Polar Express, Sunday, December 11th @ 2pm in Brophy Center

Catholic Charities West Michigan - Needs Drive
We are again partnering with Catholic Charities Foster Care of West Michigan (CCWM)
“The goal of Catholic Charities West Michigan foster care is reunification of the child with the birth family and our foster parents provide the safety and security during the separation that are an integral part to the success of this process.”
Here is the list of items each classroom will be collecting from November 28 - January 9.
Pre - Diapers, Baby wipes
K- Baby Lotion / Baby Powder
1 - Craft kits / activity books
2 - Diaper Rash Ointment
3 - Onesies
4 - Socks - boys and girls
5 - Underwear - boys and girls
6 - Burp clothes
7 - Baby Shampoo / comb/brush
8 - Bar soap / body wash
EL Staff - NEW stuffed animals
MS Staff - board games / cards / games

AND - we will collect donations for CCWM with dollar jeans days on:
  • Dec 9
  • Dec 16

Other Events at ASA  
Dec 7 - Reconciliation for 4th-8th grade
Dec 8 - Mass for the Feast of Immaculate Conception 8:30 both campuses
Dec 9 - Adoration @ the middle school campus
Santa’s Secret Shop
  • Elementary Campus Dec 12 & 13
  • Middle School Campus Dec 14 & 15
Last School Mass of the calendar year - Tuesday, Dec. 20th, 8:30 at both campuses
Dec 20 - Christmas Caroling
  • K-4 Marywood
  • 5-8 Vista Springs
Dec 21 - Jeans Day & classroom Christmas parties

Advent Reflection Email Resources

Dynamic Catholic - Matthew Kelly - Best Advent Ever

Redeemed Online - Andy Lefnesky - #shareJesus

Word on Fire-  Daily Gospel readings and reflection - Bishop Robert Barron

John-Paul and Annie - one novena after another … it’s great!!  They are having an Advent Retreat.

Father Mike Schmitz - daily reflection - he talks fast but brings theology to our level


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