There is only another week of school before we take off for the Christmas break and everyone is very excited about it. Not only that, the joy of the Christmas season has already been overwhelming. Around the school, people can hear our students practicing Christmas theme songs and they truly sound heavenly. This is the best season of the year and it ever will be because Christ our Savior is born for us, who will bring us peace and joy.
We will have a school assembly on Friday, December 23 for a prayer service before we are off from school. During this service, scriptural Christmas stories will be read, Christmas songs will be sung, personal Christmas stories from some of our staff, teachers, and students will be shared, and prayers for peace will be recited in multiple languages.
I hope that everyone of us will have a wonderful and Merry Christmas and a blessed and Happy New Year.
May God bless you all!
Father Philip Phan
Mass of Remembrance
November began with a look back at our Mass of Remembrance. On All Saints Day on Tuesday, November 1, our whole school community gathered to remember and pray for all of those members of the Immaculate family who have passed away. As our choir sang and our musicians played, candles were lit for members of our IHS family who are no longer with us.
Campus Ministry Happenings
Students from Campus Ministry went on a hike at Tarrywile this fall. They hid the "kindness rocks" that the group painted earlier in the month. It was a beautiful day to get outside and enjoy the beauty of God's creation.
Another group of Campus Ministry students met to make paper stars with positive quotes and scripture verses inside to distribute to staff and students throughout the month. Some stars were kept in a classroom jar if anyone needs a pick-me-up during their day!
Theology Class Happenings
Last Month, during Vocations Awareness Week, our senior theology classes at Immaculate High School wrote cards and letters to priests, religious sisters and deacons who have influenced their lives.
Our Religion II class put their faith into action! The group visited Ms. Vill's second-grade class at St. Joseph School in Danbury to share the parables of Jesus. They also put together a Thanksgiving food basket and gift card for a family in need.
Friendship & Advent
A sophomore retreat was held recently, and the theme was 𝘍𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘈𝘥𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵. The students visited Saint Rose of Lima Parish in Newtown, where they enjoyed a lesson from Father Mike Schmitz. In addition to games and songs, they celebrated Mass and made Advent calendars remembering to add small kindnesses like praying for the homeless.