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WELCOME TO STS PHILIP AND JAMES SCHOOL

A Message from the Principal 

Registration forms for
 the 2018-2019 School Year
are now available!

Application for admission can be found under 
"Prospective Families" -
"Apply for Admission"


Open House
Sunday, January 28th
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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Catholic Schools Week
Calendar of Events

Sunday, January 28th
10:00 a.m. Mass followed by our Open House
11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Monday, January 29th
Student Appreciation Day
and 
Spirit Day


Tuesday, January 30th
Teacher Appreciation Day


Wednesday, January 31st
Sports Fever Day


Thursday, February 1st
Bring a Special Person to Lunch
(Pre-K through Grade 5)

Academy Bowling


Friday, February 2nd
8th Grade Pinning
Afternoon Assembly

For further information on events,
please click 2018 CSW Schedule of Events


A Message from the Pastor 

Dear Friends,

Each year as Christmas approaches we sense changes all around us.  Colder weather has us seeking warmth.  Earlier sunsets have us seeking ways to light the darkness.  And as the feast of the Nativity gets closer, we seek ways to welcome anew Jesus in our hearts.

 The season of Advent helps us on our journey.  Its scriptures remind us to “Stay awake!” and “Prepare the way of the Lord!”  Its starkness of decor - the candles on the simple Advent Wreath - is meant to keep us focused on the miracle we’re preparing to celebrate - that God chose and chooses to dwell among us.

 God chose to be born among us as one of us.  Mary and Joseph welcomed Jesus as a baby, and nurtured him as he grew.  In our time, how do we welcome Jesus among us?  How do we nurture his presence?  First we need to recognize his presence in our world, in neighbors and in strangers, in our families and friends, in ourselves.  Think about what makes you feel welcomed.  Perhaps a friendly greeting, an inviting smile, a helping hand.  Perhaps you feel welcomed by someone spending time with you – listening, sharing, caring.  Perhaps you feel welcomed when someone allows you to listen to them, to share with them, to care for them.

 Jesus chooses to dwell among us in many ways, through many encounters.  My question for you as Christmas approaches is what might our world look like if we really welcomed Jesus as he chooses to dwell among us?  This time of year offers many opportunities to reach out to another, to spread warmth and light through family activities, through providing for others, through service and through prayer.  Let’s share in the miracle we celebrate and truly welcome Jesus among us – and bring the Light of Christ to our world.  

Blessings and peace, my friends!

Father Tom Haggerty

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