Advent and Christmas update

Many thanks to Fr Martin for House Advent services and for mass being available for pupils and staff daily. Our thanks also to Monsignor Millar for a lovely Mass celebrating the Feast of the Immaculate Conception which was very well attended. Staff and pupils had the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on 9th December.

As we gear up for Christmas, pupils are looking forward to panto visits and parties, with ceilidh dancing practices being as popular as ever. Our thanks to the Catering staff for a sumptuous Christmas dinner which had the largest ever attendance. The party for staff children was also very successful, and final preparations are underway for the Seniors Christmas Party.

Never content to rest on our laurels, Mr Deans in Performing Arts is organising a Nativity to be performed by S1, entries are coming in fast for the Best Worst Christmas Joke competition dreamt up by Mrs Macfadyen, Miss McShane in Technical has more 1st years working away on Christmas Crafts and a Christmas jumper day is on the horizon!

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Happy Christmas from everyone at OLHS

While some of our annual celebrations have been affected by the weather, Christmas is in full swing at OLHS.

Christmas parties were very successful and S1 went to see Aladdin at the SECC. 6th year held their annual party for the pupils of Clydeview School and pupils and staff have nominated senior citizens to be invited for a special lunch. RE classes have gathered toiletries to create parcels for homeless people and staff have also collected chocolates and biscuits for the elderly.

Our School Chaplain, Fr Frank King, has been celebrating Advent mass in the Memorial Chapel every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and year group services will be taking place in the last week of term. All pupils will have the opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

All the staff and pupils of Our Lady’s High School, Motherwell, wish everyone a peaceful and happy Christmas.

The creator of this year’s OLHS official Christmas card competition is S1 pupil, Wiktoria Betka. For more information please see Ms Steinert’s blog.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

The Sacrament of Reconciliation was celebrated in school on December 9th. Many thanks to all of the local priests who helped out at a very well attended event: Canon James Ashe from St Bernadette’s, Fr Joseph Clements from St Aidan’s, Fr Gerard Chromy from St Patrick’s, Fr Krzysztof Garwolinski from the Cathedral, Fr Michael from the Holy Ghost Fathers at Carfin and our own school chaplain, Fr Frank King, also from St Aidan’s.