December at St. Bonaventure Junior High School


excellence. With the first three months of the school year behind us there are certainly plenty of events to highlight and celebrate.

Liturgically, the Season of Advent is upon us. Advent is a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the nativity of Christ at Christmas. One of the most visual symbols during advent is the wreath. The Advent wreath, four candles on a wreath of evergreen, is shaped in a perfect circle to symbolize the eternity of God. During each Sunday of the Advent season, as each of the four candles is lit, we focus on one of the four virtues Jesus brings us: Hope, Love, Joy and Peace. The white Christ candle is lit on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day reminding Christians that Jesus is the light of the world. During advent, the school participates in collecting food for Christmas hampers. This is yet another reminder to students of how they can consciously “light up” someone’s day and bring hope and joy, love and peace to a family in need.

Athletically, the wrestling season will be concluding with city finals being held in mid-December. Many thanks to both the parents and coaches for another successful wrestling season. Basketball follows wrestling on our athletic calendar and will begin a week before Christmas break.

St. Bonaventure will be hosting our annual Winter Fine Arts Gala. The evening will be an opportunity to showcase our instrumental music, art and drama programs. Parents are welcome to celebrate this special evening with us on December 14th starting at 6:30.

Merry Christmas.