Dear Parents and Community of Manhattan Catholic Schools,
Advent is the season of expectation of the Christ. It is four weeks long, or slightly less, the first two focusing on Jesus' final coming as Lord and judge. The final eight days anticipate his coming in history (Christ-mas). Since the tenth century, the first Sunday of Advent has marked the beginning of the Church year in the West. The third Sunday of Advent, traditionally named Gaudete Sunday, expresses a joyful note of anticipation in the season.
Advent Season is upon us! We are having daily Advent services every morning. The students will be lighting Advent candles in the classrooms daily. MCS will participate in an Advent project for Court Appointed Special Advocates and the Riley County Police Department. Our Faith dictates a life of service and giving to the needy. We chose to help our local community where there is a great need. The MCS STUCO typically have a project and they volunteered to help students that have been displaced from their homes.
Our Faith, Our Family, Our Future
We are in the home stretch of the Capital Campaign. We have a long way to go to meet our parish and school goals. If all 800 solicited families and friends of MCS gave $500 per year or $42 per month for three years, we could raise $1.2 million dollars. Please help us accomplish our goals for capital improvements. It is a season of giving and we can accomplish our goals with everyone's participation. Please contribute online with We Share, contribute with a pledge card or call the school or Church offices for more information on how to help us with our campaign.
God Bless You All!
Thursday, December 18, 2014