From the Principal's Desk (Dec. 2, 2022)

Dear Parents,

This week is the first week of Advent. This past Sunday marked the beginning of the liturgical year. Advent is made up of four weeks. The word "Advent" (Latin) means "a coming or arrival". This period of time in the Catholic Church is not only in preparation for Christ's birth, but also, it is a time to remember the events surrounding our Lord's coming a long time ago, the celebration of his coming among us today, and our looking forward to his final coming.

This first week's candle on the Advent wreath is called the Prophecy Candle; it is purple and represents Hope. Next week's candle, also purple in color, is called the Bethlehem Candle and represents Peace.

As we find ourselves amidst the "busyness" of this time of year, may we all take time to slow down our pace and to reflect on Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. May we find the best in others and have a willingness to be kind and generous in our time, our words, and in our prayers, for the needs of others.

At this time of preparation, Epiphany Catholic Church will be having an Advent Parish Mission December 3rd-8th for adults. You are welcome to attend and to take some time to quietly reflect and pray.

Two of my most favorite events of the year, in anticipation of Christmas, are almost here; the Annual Christmas Program and the Live Nativity!

We look forward to seeing everyone next weekend at the annual Christmas Program on December 9th and our Live Nativity and School and Church Christmas Party, on December 10th. Two wonderful, free events, that will allow us to gather in faith and fellowship.

Plan to wear your favorite Christmas attire for a family picture with Santa at the Christmas Party!

Have a restful and reflective weekend.

Yours in Christ,

Rita M. Klenk