Advent is coming! December 3-24 is our Advent season and we are preparing to celebrate the Birth of Jesus in many ways. We will kick off the season on Dec. 1 with our tree-lighting ceremony and bazaar. St. Joan of Arc Parish in Phoenix will arrive on December 2 to distribute gifts to local families. Our Christmas pageants will take place on December 14 and 16 at 6pm. Fall semester finals will take place on December 18 and 19 and we will break for the holidays on December 20 at noon. I pray that students will study for exams and get plenty of rest before they make that final effort to do well before the holidays. In order to perform at the top of their game, students need plenty of rest, a proper diet and exercise. Please take this into consideration and enjoy the holidays. I will see you all on January 3, 2018. May God Bless you and hold you safely in the palm of His hand.