Monday, December 11th, during period 1, Holy Cross students gathered in the main lobby to celebrate the lighting of the second advent candle. Each Monday from now until Christmas, staff and students will gather to sing a beautiful Advent song that encourages us to “ Ready the way of the Lord”. This Advent season we will have different students and teachers read: the Prayers of the Faithful, a New Testament reading, and the Advent candle lighting. This week student Jacob Ballantyne read from Luke 2. Teacher Mr. Greg Walker read the Prayers of the Faithful. Student Graham Bronkhorst had the honour to light the second Advent candle. Closing the ceremony, HC Chaplain Mr. Forster offered a prayer of blessing for Advent to every member of the Holy Cross community. Every Monday, for 4 weeks leading up to Christmas, an Advent Candle lighting service will be celebrated.
Article and Photography by Emily Pickstock, grade 11 SHSM Comm Tech student.