Dear Parents, Guardians, and Corpus Christi Community,
Advent has begun, and we are once again preparing for the birth of Jesus! In past years, during the season of Advent, we have prepared for Christmas by gathering as a school community to light the candles of the Advent Wreath. As we all know, this season looks very different from years' past. However, the Christmas Spirit is alive and well at Corpus Christi School!
This year, the students will continue to prepare for the birth of Jesus by lighting individual Advent Wreaths in each classroom. This adjustment will allow our students, faculty, and staff to continue our long-lived tradition of preparing for Jesus's birth through prayer, thoughtfulness, and rejoicing.
Many memories come to my mind as I think back on this special time of year: Christmas concerts, Saint Nicholas's visits, School-wide Christmas movie screenings. My favorite memory though is witnessing the kindness and generosity of students during Santa's Workshop. I am overjoyed that our students will still be able to participate in Santa's Workshop this year with necessary precautions in place. It is wonderful to watch the children as they go through their shopping lists trying to find just the right present for each person on their list!
My other favorite memory is the Corpus Christi Christmas Outreach Project. This year, we still plan to collect hats, gloves, mittens and sock for Mercy Housing and Shelter. I am always amazed by our School's generosity, kindness, and compassion in providing warmth and comfort to those less fortunate.
These small, yet meaningful events, will continue to keep the Christmas Spirit thriving during a year that has very simply had its challenges! I pray that as we begin our journey through this year's Advent, we are inspired to create special memories that keep Christ in our family's Christmas. Whether it's a heartfelt donation, a student purchasing a gift for a sibling, or an eighth grader assisting a younger student, I look forward to creating my own new special memories this Christmas!
I firmly believe that although physical appearances may look different or events are amended to accommodate safety, the Corpus Christi School's Christmas love and joy are stronger than ever! Our blessings are plentiful! Our Community is truly one-of-a-kind! May God bless you and your loved ones at this special time of year!
Mrs. Ann T. Sarpu