REP Update: Weeks of November 22 and 29
Here is the REP Schedule for the Weeks of November 22 and 29, 2021:
- Tuesday, November 23, No REP classes; Happy Thanksgiving!
- Sunday, November 28, First Day of Advent
- Monday, November 29, Food Drive for Little Sisters of the Poor Begins
- Tuesday, November 30, 1st through 4th grade classes meet
- Tuesday, November 30, 5th and 6th grade classes meet
Students please bring your books and folders to class.
Did you know? There are some historians who claim that the first Thanksgiving was actually a Catholic celebration. More than 50 years before the Mayflower, a group of Spanish colonists celebrated Mass and had a feast with native Timucuans in St. Augustine, Florida. Even if this potential “first Thanksgiving” is not recognized in history, the traditionally held event did have a Catholic attendee — Squanto, the Native American who taught the Puritan settlers survival techniques in their new land. Years prior, he had been captured by the English and freed by Franciscans who educated and catechized him.
Thanksgiving has been on the liturgical calendar for the United States as an optional memorial since 1970. “Of course, we have the Mass, which is thanksgiving. We give thanks to God for everything in our lives,” Father Garrow stated. He stressed that giving thanks to God for His boundless blessings should be a frequent occurrence, “but it’s an important reminder for us of a greater thanksgiving that we should do every day.”#olwparish, #religioused, #religiouseducation, #REP