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Monday, December 1, 2014

Advent 2014: Watch. Wait. Wonder. Welcome!

ADVENT 2014: Watch. Wait. Wonder. Welcome!

"The Shepards are asking, 'What have you seen?' and three times the answer is given, 'We saw a Child and the choirs of Angels praising God.' They were the first to give testimony to Him; so the nearest and first to come to our God are the poor and the simple."

Janet Erskine Stuart RSCJ (1857-1914)
6th Superior General of the Society of the Sacred Heart

The above quote is taken from the perpetual spiral-bound calendar "The Life Lived" which celebrates the Centenary of Janet Erskine Stuart, RSCJ - (click here to order). And. to order your very own Janet Erskine Stuart Centenary Memorabilia - click here.

By Ruth Cunnings and Stephanie Hamilton, Formation to Mission Co-Chairs

This year at the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan the school-wide theme for Advent is "Watch. Wait. Wonder. Welcome!"  This theme will be the basis for our reflection and service during the Advent season. We will begin Advent with an all-school prayer service in the chapel on Monday, December 1 at 9:30 a.m. Please feel welcome to join us as we enter into the new liturgical year. 

Additional opportunities for prayer will be offered in each learning community throughout the season as we prepare to welcome Jesus at Christmas. As a whole school, we will also share daily moments of silence during Advent. Please consider joining in these moments of silence as your schedule permits:
  • Week 1 of Advent, 9–9:05 a.m.
  • Week 2 of Advent, 10:45-10:50 a.m.
  • Week 3 of Advent, 1-1:05 p.m.
  • Week 4 of Advent, 2–2:05 p.m. (at home)
In this season of giving, students, faculty and staff will be invited to bring in items to benefit the residents of Grace Centers of Hope in Pontiac. Please see your learning communities eNews for additional details. 

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