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November 5th Newsletter
November 5, 2015
Dear OLG Families,This morning, as we gathered in church for our November all-school Mass, we were greeted by our very own third grade “saints,” dressed in the attire of their chosen saints, and filled with enthusiasm for the stories they have learned. They have been busy preparing and sharing saint presentations in class – and their confidence, speaking skills, and sense of joy are so wonderful! Ms. Savio prepared them so well to bring the saints to life in our liturgy, and Fr. Jack challenged us to be saints in the world today, sharing the light of Christ’s love. Ann Sager and the chorus made it a real celebration as they led us in song!
Please read the post about updating your parish stewardship commitment for 2016. Take care of it today, and take a moment to check that you are on track to fulfill this year’s commitment! Your support is vital to the ongoing ministries of our parish.
You’ll notice that most of this week’s newsletter has a slightly different format. The data we receive from Constant Contact shows that the majority of our families are reading emails and newsletters from OLG on mobile devices. We’re experimenting with a shorter format, with the opportunity to click to read the full articles. There’s so much happening that we hope you will! Please feel free to share your feedback.
This Week’s Focus: Excerpts from Pope Francis’ announcement about the Year of Mercy Read more…
Signs of Abundance in Our Lives
In celebration of this year’s focus on “Care of Creation”” and the Jubilee Year of Mercy, you are invited to bring a picture of something or someone that you are most grateful for on the Feast of Christ the King (November 28-29) or at our Thanksgiving Mass. Read more…
Shoeboxes of Joy
It is that time of year where we create “Shoeboxes of Joy” for the variety of people served by Catholic Community Services’ Volunteer Chore Services. Read more…
Mateo Messina’s 18th Annual Benefit Concert for Seattle Children’s Hospital
Mateo Messina, a Grammy winning composer and OLG alum will be performing his annual benefit concert at Benaroya Hll on Friday, November 6th, 2015. The symphony of “Firelight” will feature choirs, dancers, Seattle rockers Sweetwater, and lots of unexpected fun. This is not your typical symphony – each year’s performance is different and filled with surprises. Whether it’s famous musicians backed by a full symphony, a marching band coming down the center aisle, or a full audience Neil Diamond sing-a-long, these evenings are one-of-a-kind and not to be missed. For details, click here or check out Seattle Symphony Events!
Fair Trade Advent Sale
This holiday season, choose gifts that change lives! Shop our sale on Sunday, November 22nd for beautiful Fair Trade items made by artisans and farmers from over 18 countries. Read more…
Internet Safety Presentation for Parents & Guardians
November 30, 2015
6:30 – 7:30 pm
School HallLight Up the Night December 4, 2015
Watch for details & volunteer opportunities!
We pray for the souls of those who have died this year and for peace and consolation for their loved ones.
In thanksgiving for the joy that our children bring us each day and for the dedication of our OLG teachers and staff!For those who are lonely or struggling in some way as we enter into the darker days of wintere and the holiday season.
Our Lady of Guadalupe School & Parish acknowledges that we are on the traditional land of the first people of Seattle, the Duwamish People past and present, and honor with gratitude the land itself and the Duwamish Tribe.