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Celebration of Advent

During the last two weeks the Church has closed out the last liturgical year celebrating the feast of Christ the King, and ushered in the season of Advent pointing to the Incarnation of Jesus at Christmas.

The colors of our daily life change as we are plunged deeper into dark nights that await new light returning as autumn ends and winter begins.

As students prepare for semester exams, and holiday shopping fills our days and empties pocketbooks we take stock to focus upon the deeper meaning of the Incarnation: how God becomes like us so we may become more like God. The Gospels this week proclaim how Jesus calls, Jesus feeds, Jesus teaches, and Jesus heals in his ministry with the disciples.

In our preparations, then, may we hear, be nourished, learn, and be healed from the afflictions of our time, and the struggles we all endure.

Together we pray: Come, Lord Jesus, Emmanuel.

About Notre Dame Academy: Notre Dame Academy is located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and is a co-ed Catholic high school founded by the Norbertine Order, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and the Diocese of Green Bay. NDA’s distinctive history embraces the more than 120-year foundation of St. Joseph Academy, Abbot Pennings High School and Our Lady of Premontre High School. NDA offers a globally focused education with a leading IB Diploma Program. Its high-caliber educational community is focused on outstanding learning and creating a lifetime of opportunity for all students.