Even now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning...for God is slow to anger and rich in kindness. Joel 2:13 Español

Sacred Heart Academy

Parent Letter Faith Reflection

    It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in all of us memories of goodness and thus to open doors of hope.  - Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

    On Sunday nights at 7:30 our parish priests have a short lighting of the wreath prayer service on the parish’s YouTube channel (redlandscatholics). Several people have commented how they look forward to this because it’s such a nice way to end the weekend. If you haven’t already joined please consider it for these last two weeks of Advent

    The Advent candles symbolize hope, faith (or love), joy, and peace. This coming Sunday, Gaudete Sunday, Latin for rejoice, the candle is rose instead of purple. This change in color helps us shift our focus from waiting to the joy that is soon to come. We remember we await the Lord not in fear, but in joyful anticipation. As Pope Francis said in one of his Gaudete Sunday homilies, “the joy of the Gospel is not just any joy. It consists in knowing one is welcomed and loved by God.”

  Showcasing 7th grade’s talents: This week I share a photo I took of this sign on the lawn of the First Baptist Church next door to us.

 

 God bless,

 

Mrs. Alhadef

Campus Minister

4th Grade Aide

Jr. High ELA Aide

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