Dear Parents and Friends of St. Peter’s Catholic School,
“For God so loved the world
that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him
shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Advent has begun! The month of December is an incredibly busy time for us all. If you’re anything like me, you’re most likely decorating, planning time with friends and family, and shopping, shopping, shopping! Father Andrew Fryml, Parochial Vicar of The Basilica of St. Peter, shared with us this morning at Mass the importance of keeping Christ in Christmas! As humans, sometimes we become so busy planning that we lose sight of exactly what (and Who) we are planning for.
Despite what our television commercials are advertising or what Starbucks is serving on its seasonal menu, the Christmas season has not yet begun. The twelve days of Christmas are not the twelve days leading to Christmas. The twelve days of Christmas are the days following His birth, culminating on January 6th, The Feast of the Epiphany. Advent is when we ask God to forgive us of our sins. Advent is a time for renewal. Advent is a time for faithful preparation. As Catholics, we are given an opportunity to renew ourselves to be the best Catholics we can be as we fulfill our duties as parents, grandparents, children, and teachers dedicated to His holy word.
On behalf of the staff and faculty, we wish our St. Peter’s Catholic School families all the blessings of this most joyous season.
Thank you for giving your child the gift of a Catholic education and for choosing St. Peter’s.
Sincerely in Christ,
Aubrey Herkert Wall