The Advent of a New Beginning

OAPCE Toronto would like to wish all families an awesome advent season in preparation for a  joyous Christmas celebration.  With the lighting of the purple Candle last Sunday we are encouraged to make straight the way of the Lord. For the next 4 weeks we have an opportunity to bring new meaning to this season for our children and our families.

Through the traditions of the church we have an opportunity to  reflect and take purposeful actions that strengthen the foundations of our faith in a better way. As we consider our new years resolutions we need to prepare ourselves to be the best we can be. This time of year provides an excellent opportunity to take stock of the opportunities available to us to make the world a better place. The first steps are often the most difficult but if well considered they can lead to greater fulfillment and true joy.

When we look through the eyes of faith at curriculum and Board initiatives around policy this season can again be a source of joyful hope. The TCDSB’s advent resources provide parents with pathways to enrich this time of year for all ages. The Board and Ministry initiatives around consulting with parents provide an opportunity to directly impact changes that affect our children and the future. Let your voice be heard to model engagement for your children in the things that matter to us all.

The gifts we share at this time of year with those in need remind us of how fortunate we are and how much we have to be thankful for. Let us aligning home school and church initiatives to reinforce these lessons that our children will use to further their achievements and success. The love we share shines through the darkness to show the way not just for the seasons of advent and christmas but for all seasons to come.