As we begin another liturgical year and come to close our calendar year, we enter the routine of reports and finishing up our responsibilities. We know that at times this is nearly impossible with many interruptions in our schedules. What we can control is how we relate with others and with ourselves, specifically in our relationships with our families, our co-workers and our friends. How we see ourselves in our relationships determines how we reflect the face of Christ. This can be difficult task when it involves forgiveness, the ultimate act of love.
In this Advent season, our prayer as a faith community is that the Peace of the Newborn Christ might remind us of the simplicity we are drawn to in practice, one of stillness and quiet. Therefore our real responsibility lies in our relationship with our Creator in love and expressing this love through the humility of God made man and placed in a manger.
In this December Newsletter we want to share about the life and appreciation we hold for the late Father Alberto Avella, our forthcoming Annual Report, and a very special visit from our friend Losang Samten.
Singing with the students is a great joy of the staff and visitors here at St Joseph Mission School. Please enjoy a recorded moment of our students singing the traditional hymn "As I went down to the river to pray" during our field trip to the Rio Grande Nature Center.
A special visit from Losang Samten
Piece written by Nancy Keller
The students at St. Joseph’s enjoyed Losang’s visit very much. St. Joseph’s is hoping that Losang might return next year, as part of the school’s 100th Anniversary celebration events. Stay tuned!
We pray that you and your loved ones have had a safe and restful holiday. We invite you reply to this newsletter, and to let us know how we can pray for you, we would love to hear from you!
Please keep our school in prayer, as we welcome our new Pastor Fr Matthew Keller. We are grateful for the many blessings in the long month of November, and remain grateful for all that is to come forward in December.
Pax Et Bonum,
St. Joseph Mission School
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Since 1923, St. Joseph Mission School shares the gospel of hope through Faith, Academics, Culture, Environment and Service. Through our Catholic Faith and local traditions we strive to encourage the love of learning, with respect and dignity for all, and help students develop their skills to become courageous leaders in our local communities and beyond.
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