Week of December 5, 2022
Dear Paramus Catholic Families,
As we begin the second week of Advent, we reflect on PEACE. To be at peace means to feel a sense of completeness or well-being. Through our faith in Jesus, we are reminded that He came to be the Prince of Peace and through Him, we are granted peace. Below is a prayer for this second week of Advent.
In keeping with Paramus Catholic High School’s Wellness Program, I am thrilled to announce that there are two new additional layers to the program. One program is the Resume and Interview Workshop which will aid students in their preparation for all post-graduation plans. Students will learn interview skills and explore career options through the use of a Naviance inventory. The second is Empowering Resilience, which will teach students how to maintain resilience during and after unsettling times. Teaching moments will include healthy coping skills, introspection, and reflection. Instrumental in the facilitation was Dr. Lucille Verina, Director of Guidance, and two of PC’s Guidance counselors Ms. Barreto and Ms. Homberg. The Resume and Interview workshop is open to Juniors and Seniors, and the Empowering Resilience support program is open to all students. Additional details can be found on Parent and Student Blackbaud accounts. Both programs do require parental approval. If you are interested please have your child contact Ms. Barreto at [email protected] or Ms. Homberg at [email protected]
Please note that on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, there will be a Student Impact meeting in the Principal’s office directly after school All students are invited to come to the meeting to bring their voices to the administrators.
The school building will be closed on Thursday, December 8, 2022, in celebration of the Immaculate Conception. It is a holy day of obligation.
I wish you all a safe and good week.
Dr. Stephanie Macaluso
Second Week of Advent
O holy, patient, and loving God, in this season of grace-filled longing, we await the coming of your Son and our Savior. It is difficult for us to remember that this is a holy time. There are many distractions: commitments seem to pile up, and expectations are high. In the midst of our busy world, our busy lives, we need your help to remind us of what is important and necessary. While many of those things that we do not need will come to us in packages gleaming and bright, the one gift that will last comes from you alone, gracious God, as we grow in our awareness of your love. Bless us, our family and friends, and the food and the company that we share. Increase in us a growing urgency to celebrate the birth of your Son, in whose name we pray.