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-We are just getting into the early days of December, and with that comes concerts, exams, winter sports and so many events. As we we enter a busy time for many of us, let us continue to focus on our relationship with Jesus Christ, who is, afterall, the reason for the season.
During Advent, mass will be held on Thursday mornings at 7:10am. All are welcome. Additionally, the school community will celebrate a Christmas liturgy on Monday, December 17.
Information regarding Marist Youth's Christmas toy drive will be announced soon. Thank you to everyone who supported the Thanksgiving food collection, and congratulations to the junior class on winning the penny wars that supported Marist schools on the East Coast affected by Superstorm Sandy.
-Over the Thanksgiving break, Marist teams had great success.
Girls basketball won the 4th annual RedHawk Thanksgiving Tip-off Classic. The team defeated Homewood-Flosmoor for the title. They play next at Lockport on Dec. 4.
Not to be outdone, the boys basketball team won the District 218 Thanksgiving Tip-off. They also have their next game on Dec. 4 at the Ag School (CHSAS).
Wrestling hosted the Marist Thanksgiving Quad, and went 2-1 for the day, losing by just one point to Oak Park-River Forest. The team heads to Marian Catholic tonight and to Mt. Carmel on Saturday.
Boys bowling did well over the break with a busy schedule, and take on Leo next Tuesday. The girls team was also successful, and next bowls against Lockport on Dec. 4.
Cheerleading is preparing for a competion December 8 at Lincoln Way North. The poms team is also practicing non-stop as competitions near.
-Student Council is sponsoring a new event this month, Mr. Marist. Senior boys, nominated by their classmates, will compete in talent, fashion, school spirit, and question & answer categories in their quest to nab the title of Mr. Marist.
The event will be held on December 11, at 7pm in the RedHawk Theatre. Admission is $1 with all proceeds going to charity.
-The sound of the Christmas season will come alive through the musical talents of Marist students.
The chorus concert will be held on Friday, December 7, in the chapel at 7pm.
The Christmas strings concert will take place on Thursday, December 13, at 7pm in the chapel. The band concert will be held on Saturday, December 15, at 7pm, and Sunday, December 16, at 3pm, in the main gym.
All of these concerts will include sacred and popular Christmas music and will put listeners in the holiday spirit!
Make Marist music a part of your holiday traditions!