Week of December 4-8
Monday, December 4: (ACGB) – Reconciliation in the OLP Chapel
Tuesday, December 5: (DFGE) – Reconciliation in the OLP Chapel; 7:00 am Morning Mass
Wednesday, December 6: (ABGC) – OLP/Saints Winter Social 5:00-7:00 pm at OLP
Thursday, December 7: (DEGF) – Christmas At Our House: Ice Skating on Circle Drive 2:00-5:00 pm; A Taste of the Holidays 5:00-7:00 pm; Candlelight Procession 7:00 pm
Friday, December 8: (ACB Special Schedule) – Prospective Student Shadow Day; Parent Breakfast Tour 8:00-10:00 am; Mass of the Immaculate Conception & Junior Unity Mass 11:30 am; Dismissal 12:45 pm; OLP/Saints Art Show 1:00-3:00 pm at OLP
Friday Special Schedule:
Block A: 7:45 - 8:45 am
First Break: 8:45 - 9:00 am
Block C: 9:05 - 10:05 am
Second Break: 10:05 - 10:15 am
Block B: 10:20 am - 11:20 am
Junior Unity Mass: 11:30 am
Dismissal 12:45 pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation
All students will have an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation or to speak with a priest in our Chapel during Religious Studies classes on Monday, December 4, and Tuesday, December 5. Experiencing God’s forgiveness and unconditional love can be a beautiful way to enter into the Advent season!
You’re Invited to Morning Mass and Parents in Prayer on Tuesday
All parents are invited to join us at Morning Mass and Parents in Prayer on Tuesday, December 5 at 7:00 am in the Chapel. We will pray the rosary in English and Spanish. Coffee and fellowship will follow.
OLP Book Club Meeting on Wednesday
Attention all booklovers! The OLP Book Club will be meeting on Wednesday, December 6, in Room 207 during lunch. We will be discussing our most recent book, The Storied Life of AJ Firky by Gabrielle Zevin. All students are welcome!
OLP/Saints Winter Social on Wednesday
OLP and Saints students are invited to a Winter Social on Wednesday, December 6 from 5:00-7:00 pm at OLP. Students can enjoy an evening of fun with ice skating, fire pits, music, delicious food and a hot chocolate bar! Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Price includes food and ice skate rentals. Students must present their current school ID at the door. Buy Tickets
Join Us At Christmas At Our House This Thursday
A Taste of the Holidays begins at 5:00 pm. Join us on campus in partnership with local eateries as we welcome the Christmas Season! Enjoy delicious appetizers, holiday beverages, delectable desserts and the company of friends. Ticket price includes ice skating from 5:00-7:00 pm!
Candlelight Procession starts at 7:00 pm. This time-honored tradition has been around for more than 70 years. Join us as we come together to deepen our experience of Advent and Christmas through words and music, set in beautiful student tableaux that tell the story of the birth of Christ. RSVP required.
Ice Skating! We are partnering with Chill Entertainment to offer ice skating on Circle Drive. All are invited to join for Open Skating from 2:00-5:00 pm. Afterwards, Open Skate closes and Taste of the Holidays guests have the rink to themselves. Tickets are $5 per person and are available here or at the door. Join us for a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience!
(New!) A Catholic Charities Christmas Toy Drive will be happening throughout the evening. Please consider bringing a new and unwrapped toy to place under the Christmas tree. All toys will be taken to a Catholic Charities “Christmas Store” that is created for low-income parents to hand-select gifts for their children. Thank you for your generosity and kindness in serving our Dear Neighbors this Christmas season.
The Class of 2019 Invites You to Their Junior Unity Mass on Friday
Please join our OLP community for a special Mass celebrating both the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary by her mother St. Anne and the Class of 2019 on Friday, December 8. There will be a blessing of the junior class and a reflection by a junior student. Please consider wearing red to honor the students of the junior class. Mass will begin at 11:30 am in the Holy Family Event Center. RSVP Here
Join Us at the OLP/Saints Art Show on Friday
All are invited to our Winter OLP/Saints Art Show on December 8 from 1:00-3:00 pm in Carondelet Library on OLP's campus. Come see what our talented artists have been working on all semester! Light appetizers provided. RSVP Here
Poetry Out Loud Recitation Workshop on Friday
This is a reminder to all Poetry Out Loud contestants that there is a mandatory recitation workshop happening in the Library after school on Friday, December 8. This workshop will be led by a teaching artist from the Poetry Out Loud organization. Please contact Mrs. Turner or Mrs. MacManus if you have any questions or conflicts.
Christmas Spirit Week December 11-15
Get ready for Christmas Spirit Week! Each day we will have fun opportunities to show our Christmas Spirit.
- Monday, December 11: Red and green add-ons
- Tuesday, December 12: Christmas socks
- Wednesday, December 13: Bring a toy or donate $5 to wear your PJ’s
- Thursday, December 14: Elf-inspired add-ons
- Friday, December 15: Ugly Christmas Sweater
Spirit Store Hours and Call for Suggestions
The Spirit Store will now be open on Fridays from 12:45-2:45 pm. Do you have recommendations for an item you'd like to see in the store? Let us know here!
Monday: Soupe du jour - Cream of Broccoli. Plat du jour - Pasta with meat or marinara sauce, Caesar salad, garlic bread, fresh Parmesan cheese
Tuesday: Soupe du jour - Tomato Basil. Plat du jour - Kobe Beef Burger Sliders, oven roasted potatoes, glazed carrots
Wednesday: Soupe du jour - Butternut Squash. Chicken Fajitas, rice, refried beans, corn and flour tortillas, freshly made salsa
Thursday: Soupe du jour - Red Bell Pepper Pear. Plat du jour - Steak, pommes frites, green beans