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December 2, 2014

Advent is my favorite liturgical season.  I wake up on the day after Thanksgiving excited! For me, the preparation and the anticipation for Christ’s coming calls me to action.

Sunday’s gospel told us to watch and wait.  Father Dan said the two most important things to do during Advent are to look for Jesus in everyone we meet and to prepare! We must prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ birth and also for his second coming. Be ready!

The cash raffle is a major fundraiser for the school.  All families are asked to sell four tickets. The cash raffle has the potential to earn a great deal of money for our school. If every family sells four tickets we will earn $14,000. If each family could sell ten tickets we could earn $35,000.  If we could sell 15 tickets per family our gross would exceed $50,000.  If each of us could sell 20 tickets the gross would be $70,000! That is only a total 2800 tickets for us to sell! We can definitely do this!  There will be opportunities for you to sell your tickets at OLV church and other parishes.  In next week’s letter there will be an informational flyer with ideas for selling tickets. Your student was sent home with six cash raffle tickets on Friday, the 21st of November.  If you did not receive your tickets please call the office. Go Rebels!

Have a wonderful week, go in peace and don’t run in the halls!

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Deborah J.V. Nettell

Just because something is impossible
doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it.

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Faith Corner

Saint Nicholas – St. Nicholas has been venerated through out the Church.  Because of his help to the poor he is the patron saint of pawnbrokers.  It is said that St. Nicholas secretly gave to a poor man the money for a dowries for his three daughters.

Pray For– Charlie DeGrange and his family; Monica Blanco-Etheridge as she recovers from surgery; The Lee Family, The Mercado Family and all those who are grieving the loss of a family member.

Thank YouSheri Vetter for chairing the cash raffle!

Volunteers NeededWe need volunteers to help organize the OLV Golf Tournament! Please contact the office if you can help out.

Prayer of the Day I will not forget you. See I have engraved you on the palms of my hands. ~Isaiah 49:16

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Mark Your Calendars!

Third Grade field trip– December 3rd

Saint Nick’s Day- December 5th

Holy Day of Obligation- December 8th. Mass will be at 9:00 am and students should wear their uniforms

6th Grade Christmas Boutique- December 9th through the 11th.

3rd Grade Parent Meeting- December 10 at 7:00pm.  The meeting will take place in the 8th grade.

The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe- December 12.  The students will celebrate with hot chocolate and pan dulce.  They may wear OLV tops and jeans to school.

School Mass- December 14th at the 9:30am Mass.  Choir students should arrive at 9:00am dressed in their formal uniform.

SJM Placement Test- December 15 at 8:30 am.  All 8th graders will take the test and there is no charge.

Don’t forget our school’s online store; students may wear any tee shirt or polo from the online store on Wednesdays. A CHRISTMAS SALE IS GOING ON and 20% of all the sales go directly to the school. The link to the store is: http://b1selfshops.com/dfcsp_our_lady_of_victory_school/.

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