Last night students and parents gathered for our tradition of the Evening with St.
Nicholas Prayer Service which 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 75
pairs of shoes at the foot of the altar. All of the shoes collected during the event have
been donated to House of Mercy to benefit the needy in our local community.
Thank you Mrs. Roccograndi, for once again organizing this meaningful event for our
community. I also wish to thank the members of the Schola who led the music under
the direction of Miss McPhilamy; Vincent Olivera for providing beautiful background
piano music for the reception; Mrs. Cole for transporting the donations to House of
Mercy; and the volunteer parents who assisted with the many details surrounding the
reception. It was a wonderful event, both festive and prayerful, that captured the spirit