Celtics Chatter, November 24, 2022


Dear Families,

As we look forward to the beginning of a new liturgical year, let us prepare our hearts for the coming of Baby Jesus.

May the peace of Christ be upon you and your families.

Yours In Christ,

Mrs. Fonseca

Lord Jesus,

Master of both the light and the darkness, send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas.

We who have so much to do and seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day,

We who are anxious over many things look forward to your coming among us.

We who are blessed in so many ways long for the complete joy of your kingdom.

We whose hearts are heavy seek the joy of your presence.

We are your people, walking in darkness, yet seeking the light.

To you we say, “Come Lord Jesus!’


– Henri J.M. Nouwen

Food Bank Collection Masses

We will collect food bank items on December 2nd & 9th for the St. Luke’s Parish local St. Vincent de Paul Food bank. They appreciate your generous donations!

Christmas Concert - Dec. 6th

Christmas Concert – Dec. 6th

We are excited to invite you IN PERSON to our Christmas Concert, “Straight Outta Bethlehem”, on Dec. 6th.

There are two shows a matinee at 1:00pm and an evening performance at 6:30pm.

All students are expected to return for the evening show, as they have been working hard with Mrs. Boronco in music class.

We are asking for a monetary donation, at your discretion, for your entrance. This will help purchase some much-needed equipment for our Arts Program.

Please see the separate email regarding costumes.
Costumes must be sent in to the classroom no later than Wednesday, Nov. 30th.

As a thank you for all their hard work, Dec. 7th is a Pajama and Movie Day for students.

Christmas Hot Lunch

We are thrilled to bring back our traditional Christmas Lunch for the students and staff of St. Patrick’s School! This year we are hosting the December Hot Lunch on Thursday, December 15, 2022. This special event is held in the school gym, where all students and staff are invited to sit together and enjoy a traditional holiday meal.

The Hot Lunch Team is seeking donations of turkeys and/or hams, as well as financial support and parent time in order to keep the costs for this lunch as low as possible.

If you have a contribution, please note that on the form.

There is also the opportunity to donate the “cash value” of a Christmas meal to the Poor Clares, of the St. Clare’s Monastery in Mission.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to either our school office ([email protected]) or our Hot Lunch Coordinator, Jen ([email protected]).

Ordering closes on Friday, December 2, 2022

Please access our form here: https://www.stpatsschool.org/annual-christmas-lunch-order-form/

Free Haircuts and Sports Clips

Free Haircuts and Sports Clips

Sports Clips on Dewdney Trunk Road has donated a lot of free haircuts for men and boys. If you would like to receive one, please email the office so we can distribute the ticket to your family. The tickets expire December 15, 2022.

Fundraising Update

Growing Smiles ordering closes Nov. 25th (tomorrow) with delivery on Dec. 9th, time is T.B.A.


Parish Purdy’s Fundraiser

Pick up date T.B.A. but we are hoping it will be the same day as the Growing Smiles pick up.


Upcoming Events:


25: NO SCHOOL – Pro D Day


02: Mass (Gr. 3) – FOOD BANK DONATIONS

06: St. Nicholas Day (Chocolate treats for students in the morning)

06: CHRISTMAS CONCERT 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm

07: Pajama Day

09: Mass (Gr. 4) – FOOD BANK DONATIONS

13: P.E.C. Meeting

15: Annual Christmas Hot Lunch

16: Mass (Gr. 7)

16: Last Day Before the Holidays – NOON DISMISSAL

Weekly activities

Permissions slips must be handed in prior to attending. These are NOT open to all grades:

R.C. Challenge: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 8:00am (Mrs. Zochowski & Mrs. Steele)

Latin Club: Tuesdays from 3:00 – 4:00 pm (Mr. Brooks)

Games Club: Thursdays at from 3:00 – 4:30 pm (Mr. Brooks & Mrs. Wagg)


  • Gr. 5, 6 & 7 – Liturgy Choir Practice Nov. 30 @ 12:00 – 12:30
  • Gr. 5, 6 & 7 – School Mass Friday, Dec. 2 – morning practice @ 8:10am
  • Gr. 3 & 4 – Liturgy Choir Practice Dec. 7 @ 12:00 – 12:30
  • Gr. 3 & 4 – School Mass Friday, Dec. 9 – morning practice @ 8:10am
  • Gr. 5, 6 & 7 – Liturgy Choir Practice Dec. 14 @ 12:00 – 12:30
  • Gr. 5, 6, & 7 – School Mass Friday Dec. 16 – morning practice @ 8:10am


  • every Wednesday 8:00am – 8:35am in the music room
  • Dec. 7, 14 – No Intermediate Choir Practice


Mom of Ty & Joey.

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