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Archives for December 2016

The Sentinel – December 21, 2016

Principal’s Message On Monday evening the students presented the annual Christmas Pageant, the highlight of which was a beautiful depiction of the Nativity Scene.  As the lights grew dim and the students sang softly, everyone in the church enjoyed a quiet Advent moment that reminded us all of the true meaning of Christmas.  I am so proud of our students and grateful to Miss McPhilamy and Mr. Tessier for all that they did to prepare such a wonderful production. In many of the classrooms the children have been discussing the ways that they have been preparing their hearts during this Advent Season.  In the hallways there are even bulletin board displays of “gifts” that the students have chosen to give to Jesus.  I hope that you enjoy several of these heartfelt sentiments as shared by … [Read more...]

Rejoice the Savior is Born

Students in kindergarten, 1st, 4th, 5th and 6th grades present All Saints' annual Christmas Pageant, depicting the story of Jesus' birth. … [Read more...]

The Sentinel – December 14, 2016

Principal’s Message On Monday morning our community celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  Following the school Mass at 10:00 a.m., the students placed roses at the feet of the statue of Our Lady in the courtyard and recited prayers in Spanish led by Fr. Juan.  With the joyful singing of the parish Guadalupe Choir and delicious donuts for everyone to enjoy, it was a festive celebration of our faith and cultural heritage. These sacred moments that occur in the life of our school frequently touch the hearts of the children in ways unseen.  For example, for years we have established the tradition of the students gathering each Monday morning during Advent for prayer and song.  To see the impact of this ritual repeated year after year, one need look no further than a first grade … [Read more...]

The Sentinel – December 7, 2016

Principal’s Message On Friday evening school and parish families once again gathered to celebrate the Feast of St. Nicholas at a prayer service that began in the church and was followed by a reception in the Parish Activities Center.  Through music, readings and prayer, the children had an opportunity to learn more about the life and legacy of St. Nicholas, culminating in their presentation of new shoes at the foot of the altar.  Thank you Mrs. Sarah Roccograndi and Mrs. Barbra Almond for organizing the event for our community.  I also wish to thank the middle school students who served as ushers and readers, the members of the Schola who led the music, and volunteer parents who assisted with many of the details surrounding the reception.  It was a beautiful occasion, both festive and … [Read more...]

Installation Mass — Bishop Michael Burbidge

Today our hearts and prayers are united as Bishop Michael F. Burbidge is installed as the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington. I am privileged to be attending the Installation Mass at 2:00 p.m. with two of our eighth grade students, Lily Feltman and Aidan Parker. I am delighted that they will represent our school and that Lily will have the opportunity to be part of a group that will officially congratulate and welcome Bishop Burbidge during the liturgy. A Live Stream of the Installation Mass will be offered on the Arlington Diocese home page beginning at 2:00 p.m. You can also listen to the Mass Live on the radio at WMET 1160 AM or watch the Mass in its entirety on EWTN at 3:00 p.m. On the occasion of his Installation, the students have offered many prayers for our … [Read more...]