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St. David Catholic School Celebrates the Season of Advent

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Picture: Grade 3 student, Adam Dupont, helps light the second advent candle at St. David Catholic School.

December 7, 2015 - St. David Catholic Elementary School celebrated the season of advent with a school wide teaching assembly that focused on hope, love, joy and peace. The grade 2/3 and 3 classes hosted the celebration and taught the school population about the importance of advent and the virtue of patience, especially during this busy time of year. The children and their teachers related "being patient for Jesus' birth" to waiting for an important phone call, waiting for spring to come or waiting for babies to be born.

The assembly was focused on love and how we show love to one another in our everyday lives. The advent wreath was also explained by the students. It is a tradition that began hundreds of years ago in Germany. The wreath is in the shape of a circle covered in evergreen bows, representing eternal life with 4 candles representing hope, love, joy and peace and the four weeks of advent.

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