Dear Parents and Students,
Happy Advent! The entire school community gathered this morning to have our first of two Advent Prayer services before our Manger in the Quad. The
is one of hope and reconciliation. Later this week our SJND community will gather to celebrate the Advent Mass on Tuesday in our beautiful Basilica. Students will also have the opportunity to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation or receive a blessing from the priest on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
Saturday, December 8 will be another special day in the life of the SJND community. At 8:30 a.m. at Crab Cove here in Alameda, SJND will host its
Second Annual 5K Reindeer Run
. Last year we had a great turnout, and we are hoping for an even bigger crowd of runners and walkers this year.
You can also bring a donation of non-perishable foods which will be distributed to the Alameda Food Bank
. Please support this great community event and spread the word.
Click here to register
That same night at 7:00 p.m., our SJND choral group One Voice will be hosting a
Christmas Concert in St. Joseph Basilica
. The program of Advent, Christmas, and holiday music will delight your heart. Bring the entire family to this spectacular night showcasing our marvelous student voices! Prior to the Concert, you can attend the 5:00 p.m. Mass in the Basilica and a Christmas Tree Lighting will follow outside the Basilica. Lite refreshments will be served as well.
Finally, I remind all parents and students to have all tuition payments current by Monday, December 10 in order for your son or daughter to take their Final Exams which begin on Thursday, December 13.
Students will not be allowed to take Exams unless all tuition is paid in full
As always, thank you for your support! Go Pilots!