Dear Ateneo Hearter Community,
As the Advent and Christmas Seasons approach, we are filled with excitement as we consider how best we can celebrate the meaning of Jesus’ birth. This school year, the theme for all our Christmas celebrations is Cor Jesu, Lux Mundi (Heart of Jesus, Light of the World). We will focus our resources and our talents on making the Sacred Heart of Jesus more palpable in our school so that we can share God’s light to our surrounding communities.
We will continue our treasured tradition of raising funds for the bundles of joy that we will share with the less fortunate. We will, however, be innovating this year by replacing the Christmas Fair with several other activities that we hope will build community and still generate funds. Thus, Sunday, December 2, 2018, will no longer be Christmas Fair day. Your family will better enjoy the long weekend since Friday, November 30 is a holiday. There will be regular classes on Monday, December 3, 2018. This will also minimize the disruption of classes in anticipation of another major milestone for our school.
I am happy to inform you that no less than Jesuit Fr. General Arturo Sosa will bless the Cor Jesu Oratory on December 12, 2018, feast day of Cebu’s patron Our Lady of Guadalupe. This will be a historic event for us all that will entail much preparation.
We will update you with the details of the other events as soon as we have them. We enjoin you to help us make this Christmas truly about the love of God and of each other.
Fr. Manuel A. Uy, S.J.