All Saints BINGO!

The All Saints PTO present a BINGO NIGHT, on January 26 in the Parish Activity Center (PAC).  Doors open and dinner will be served 5:00 – 5:45 p.m.  Bingo from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  See the Bingo flyer with more information, pricing and dinner Pre-Order Form.

Volunteer opportunities are listed on HelpCounter (including donations of beverages and prizes).

Knights of Columbus Poster Contest

Recently the Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus introduced a Keep Christ in
Christmas Poster Contest for children ages five to fourteen, providing students the
opportunity to showcase their artistic gifts while highlighting the true meaning of the
season.

At last Friday’s school Mass, Grand Knight John Masarick and two of his Brother
Knights presented awards to the following students who participated.

Ages 5-7
First Place – Avila Mantooth
Second Place – Jennifer Baughman
Third Place – Cecilia Duran

Ages 8-10
First Place – Amelia Webb
Second Place – Orla Haggerty
Third Place – Sarah Rennolds

Ages 11 – 14
First Place – Chloe Davies
Second Place – Margaret Horan
Third Place – Christina Santiago

Congratulations to all of these students! We wish the three first-place winners every
continued success as their posters advance to the next level of competition.

Thank you to the members of the George Brent Council of the Knights of Columbus for
sharing this opportunity with our school and for their continued partnership.

March for Life

On Friday, January 19th the students of All Saints will join their prayers with the
thousands who will gather in Washington, D.C. at the annual March for Life.

As a school community we will pray for an increase in respect for the sanctity of life at all stages in our society. While children who wish to attend the March for Life with their
parents or the Youth Ministry Program will be marked as absent, please know that this
absence will not affect a child who otherwise would earn “Perfect Attendance” at the
close of the year.

If your child will be attending the March, please notify his or her teacher via a note by Thursday, January 18th.

5K Registration Now Open

SATURDAY MARCH 24, 2018 – Please join us for this fun family event.  Registration packets will be going home this week or you can easily register online at IMATHLETE.COM and search for Running With the Saints.

This year we are honoring #michaelstrong and giving everyone an opportunity to support the families battling pediatric cancer.  ALL donations directed to team #MICHAELSTRONG will be split designated cancer research groups and pediatric cancer groups that help fight cancer which has touched way too many young children and their families. Pediatric cancer is physically and emotionally devastating, but financially it sinks many families. #MICHAELSTRONG will take all donations and give them to organizations to help these children and these families in addition to funding research! Thank you!  Any questions, please contact Joan Coleman at jcoleman02@comcast.net

RACE SPONSORS NEEDED:  To make the 5K a success, we need your sponsorship!  And each sponsorship supports #michaelstrong too!! If you or someone you know would like to Sponsor our 5K, please contact Joan Coleman at jcoleman02@comcast.net.

All Saints Christmas Pageant

Students in grades kindergarten, 1, 4, 5, and 6 will participate in the annual Christmas
Pageant, The Living Crèche. Over the last several weeks, the students have been
preparing songs in music class to help portray this beautiful story.

Please note the following information:
Date: Monday, December 18, 2017
Time: 7:00PM
Place: All Saints Catholic Church

Due to the fact that Religious Education classes will be in session on Monday evening, students are asked to report to the following classrooms by 6:30 p.m. Sixth grade students are asked to report by 6:25 p.m.

Kindergarten – Kindergarten classrooms located on the first floor of the new wing
1st Grade – 1st Grade Classrooms
4th Grade – Rooms 213 (7th Grade) & 214 (Art) on the second floor
5th Grade – Rooms 221 (8th Grade) & 222 (8th Grade) on the second floor
6th Grade – Rooms 203 (Science Lab) & 230 (Spanish) on the second floor

Students in Grades K, 1, 4, and 5 are asked to wear their school uniforms. Some
students in Grade 6 will be in costume.

Our Lady of Guadalupe

On Tuesday, December 12, 2017,  we will celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe beginning with a Mass at 10:00 a.m. in the church. Immediately following the liturgy, the students will gather around the Statue of Mary in the courtyard where they will learn more about the feast day and pray one Decade of the Rosary.

Students are cordially invited to bring single roses to school on Tuesday to be presented to Our Lady by class representatives. After the ceremony, the students will process to the Parish Activities Center where they will enjoy authentic Mexican treats and the music of the parish Spanish Choir. We look forward to this joyful celebration of Our Lady and hope that many of you will be able to join us for the occasion.

All Saints Wins First Place Prize in Manassas Parade

On Saturday, December 5th, over a dozen students participated in our school float as part of the Annual Greater Manassas Christmas Parade. Dressed in costumes borrowed from our 6th grade theater arts program, the children presented a living nativity scene, winning first place in the sponsored division. I want to thank Mrs. Pereira for coordinating the design of the float and the many details that led to such success. It was a great joy to see our students proudly riding the float and providing such an enthusiastic witness to the true meaning of Christmas – the birth of our Savior.

Service Activities Throughout Advent

Next week we will begin our annual journey of Advent, a time of preparation for the
celebration of Christ’s birth. Through the years at All Saints we have established
several traditions that help to create a tone of anticipation and waiting as we prepare our hearts to celebrate the coming of our Savior.

Advent Wreath Prayer Services ~ On Monday morning the students will assemble in the Parish Activities Center for a school-wide prayer service highlighting the meaning of the Advent Wreath. During the second and third weeks of Advent, each Monday students will gather around three separate wreaths in each of the wings of the school where they will participate in grade level prayer services.
Sacrament of Reconciliation ~ Each of the students in grades three through eight
have already had an opportunity to encounter Christ in this beautiful Sacrament of
healing and forgiveness during two Penance Services that occurred earlier this week.

Bethany Food Pantry Collection ~ Our theme for the December collection
is “Desserts”. On December 20th, students are invited to bring in dessert items (cake mix, icing mix, cookie mix, brownie mix, pie filling, pie shells, etc.). Items should be able to maintain shelf life and not require refrigeration. Collection of these items will occur in the breezeway during morning arrival after which students from the National Junior  Honor Society will then deliver items to the food pantry.

Saint Gabriel Mission Outreach ~ The National Junior Honor Society will be preparing goodie bags containing candy and a coloring book to be distributed to 200 children after Mass on Christmas Day at St. Gabriel Mission.

Mitten Collection ~ The Peace & Justice Players are sponsoring a collection of mittens for the poor in our community. Students are invited to “lend a hand” by donating a pair or two by January 12.

Advent Parish Holy Hour

Please come to the All Saints parish Advent Holy Hour on Monday, December 4 at 8:00 pm in the church. Fr. Noah will give a brief Advent-themed reflection. We will also pray the rosary together, and have time for silent prayer and benediction. All are invited to participate in this time of prayer, as we prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas.

Fr. Noah will also lead a Children’s Holy Hour on Thursday, December 14 at 4:00 pm. Students (and parents) of all ages are welcome! Meet outside the parish library (at the church entrance nearest to the main entrance of the school).

NJHS Thanksgiving Food Drive

Last week our students contributed approximately 1,600 pounds of food during our
annual Thanksgiving Prayer Service. It was a beautiful sight to behold as the children placed all of their donations at the foot of the altar.

Following the prayer service, representatives from the National Junior Honor Society transported all of the food to the Parish Activities Center where they divided it into 75 pre-packaged meals that were later distributed to families in need through the Bethany Food Pantry. Additionally, our school collected several dozen turkeys that were provided directly to the poor in our community. Thank you for your wonderful generosity and for helping your children to experience Thanksgiving as a time of giving.