The Advent season begins at CKCS

Christ-King Catholic School students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 had their last day of swimming on Thursday, Dec. 3.

Christ-King Catholic School students from Kindergarten to Grade 6 had their last day of swimming on Thursday, Dec. 3. Everybody who had swimming lessons enjoyed it and had fun. Results will be coming into the school this week.

Christ-King Catholic School celebrated week one of Advent on Monday, Nov. 30. As a school, we lit the first purple candle. The Grade 6 class did a wonderful job leading the first Advent celebration. We celebrate Advent to count down the four weeks until Christmas. There is a candle for each week. The first candle is purple and it stands for hope. We can have hope because God always keeps his promises and is faithful. The second candle is the candle of peace. The rose coloured candle is the third candle, and it stands for joy. The last candle is purple which represents love. At the centre of the four candles is a white candle which is lit on Christmas Day, to celebrate the birthday of Jesus. All of these candles are on a wreath. The wreath is a circle to show God’s love is eternal. The candles are usually lit on the Sunday, because it is the first day of the week. However, since there is no school on Sunday, we have our celebrations on Mondays. Each week a new class leads the celebration.

Christ-King Catholic School is having their Advent concert on Dec. 16. The theme of the play this year is “An out-of-the box Christmas.” It is a musical which takes place at the final dress rehearsal for a Christmas pageant. When the costumes arrive, the actors pull them “out of the box” and see that they are all the wrong costumes. As they work together, the children come up with some unique, different costumes ideas that will tell the same Christmas story. It starts at 7 p.m. at the CKCS gym. Everyone is welcome to attend. Snacks and refreshments will be provided afterwards.

 

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