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Prayer for Advent

November 26, 2019

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Beginning the Church's liturgical year, Advent (from, "ad-venire" in Latin or "to come to") is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas.  The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ's second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord's birth on Christmas. The final days of Advent, from December 17 to December 24, focus particularly on our preparation for the celebrations of Christmas (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops).

In the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board, students and staff engage in a variety of activities to help us to live according to the spirit of this season.

 

Prayer for Advent (Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops):

Lord Jesus, our brother and our saviour,
come into our hearts with your love,
with your joy, your hope, and your peace.

Help us to reflect your love for all
by loving and serving all we meet.

Lord Jesus,
come into our lives,
and share your gifts with all people.
Blessed are you, Lord Jesus,
forever and ever. Amen!

  • Discipleship

    We accept the call to be imitators of Christ by embracing the Beatitudes through authentic witness at the school, community, and global levels. Rooted in our commitment to transmit our Faith and Catholic tradition, we are inspired to build communities dedicated to the formation of young people who recognize their gifts and responsibilities to contribute to the transformation of the world into a more just and loving society for all.

  • Scholarship

    We believe that each student, made in the image and likeness of God and being hope for the future, can be engaged in their learning and achieve at high levels with appropriate supports. We are committed to ensuring that the potential of each student is realized through the achievement of ambitious outcomes and improving in their learning to the highest possible level.

  • Stewardship

    We embrace our responsibilities for the prudent and judicious use of the resources we have been allocated. In our context, we are committed to the development and growth of all employees, responsible and accountable practices and our call to care for all of God's creation.