Throughout the month of December, Ursuline students have various opportunities to prepare for Christmas.  All students will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and partake in daily Advent reflections.  Multiple service opportunities are available for students to join during the holiday month, such as Salvation Army Bell Ringing and Toy Shop, Ursuline PreSchool Holiday Craft Show, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Casa Madre Christmas Decorating, Austintown Farmer’s Market Christmas Festival and more.  Students are also sponsoring needy, local children for Christmas through Catholic Charities.

Join the Ursuline Band and Choir for a showcase of the songs of the season.  The Ursuline Band and Choir will host a Christmas Concert on December 19 beginning at 7:00 PM in the Deibel Morley Arts Center.  A reception will immediately follow. There is no fee to attend the concert.

The Irish Cottage, Ursuline’s store of Irish apparel and gifts, will have extended hours for holiday shopping on December 19 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. The Cottage is also open daily from 11:30 A.M. -1:00 P.M. Please use the Wick Avenue entrance. There are many great stocking stuffers.

Students of Stewardship (S.O.S.) will be holding a Christmas Pajama Party on Thursday, December 20 to benefit Sleep in Heavenly Peace.  For $3 students may wear their school appropriate pajamas to school.  The goal is to raise enough money to purchase three bed sets.  Sleep in Heavenly Peace provides bunk beds and bedding to local families in need.   S.O.S. will also help the organization build the beds.  Read more about the organization by visiting http://www.vindy.com/news/2018/aug/13/building-beds-changing-lives-for-needy-k/.

Before breaking for Christmas vacation, the Ursuline Family will gather at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 21 for Lessons and Carols, an Advent Prayer Service.  Families are encouraged to join us for prayer.