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2023 Advent Season

The Advent season begins on Sunday 

Advent is a time of anticipation and preparation, and what better way to engage in this spiritual journey than by delving into the rich teachings of the bible? 

At Home

This year your child(ren) will bring home an Advent Calendar based on the Gospel Values and Scripture passages to deepen our understanding of the true meaning of Christmas and to foster a sense of unity and reflection. Every other day a new Gospel value will be highlighted on the Advent calendar tree. Find the matching Scripture passage and take a moment to read and reflect on the passage as a family. This can be a beautiful opportunity for meaningful conversations and shared reflections. Use the Christmas magnet to hang the tree and scripture passage on your refrigerator as a reminder of the coming gift of Christmas.

In the Classroom 

Each grade will be having age appropriate, in depth discussions about the Advent wreath, the four candles, and their meaning. The candles represent Jesus coming as the light in darkness. One candle is lit each Sunday until all four candles are lit. Each day of Advent, students at the Resurrection Campus will read a Bible story about someone on Jesus’s family tree and hang an ornament symbolizing the story on their Jesse Tree. At the St. Matthew Campus each classroom will be working on Acts of Christmas Kindness. They will make a class paper chain mobile with their acts of kindness, guided by hope, peace, joy and love. 

We would love for you to share about your family Advent activities at home! You can post a story or picture in the comment section on our Facebook post!

Father Allouez Catholic School is part of the Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE) School System. We are a private Catholic school serving Preschool and Elementary through 8th grade (PK3-8) with open enrollment. Father Allouez provides an individualized education in a faith-based environment. Each child is supported not only academically, but spiritually.

For more information about FACS, browse our website: https://fatherallouezschool.org.