Prince George’s Catholic Schools Celebrate Advent and Christmas

December 13, 2007

Prince George’s Catholic schools are preparing for Advent and Christmas with projects and pageants. Among the activities planned:

Mount Calvary School (6704 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747)
(Principal Valerie Carroll, 301-735-5262)

At 10:00 a.m. following Mass this Friday, December 14, the students of Mount Calvary School will fan out into the community in groups to visit and sing Christmas carols. Students in pre-kindergarten through second grades will visit the parish rectory and offices. Students in third through fifth grades will visit Victory Housing residents, an assisted-living residence for low- and moderate-income seniors operated by the archdiocese. Middle school students will visit Bishop McNamara High School. Each group will be led by Mary, Joseph and angels.

St. Mary School of Piscataway (13407 Piscataway Road, Clinton, MD 20735)
(Principal Darcy Tomko, 301-292-2522)

Throughout the week during art classes, St. Mary students are making Christmas ornaments and cards for the local nursing home.

On Tuesday, December 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the parish hall, students will perform the musical “Touch of an Angel” that looks at how God used his angels to fulfill the promise of the Messiah and to help all learn more about the gifts of Jesus.

St. Joseph School (11011 Montgomery Road, Beltsville, MD 20705)
(Principal Michael O’Loughlin, 301-937-7154)

St. Joseph School will perform a choral pageant at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, December 20 featuring first through eighth grades.

The Archdiocese of Washington is home to 106 archdiocesan and independent Catholic schools, educating nearly 32,000 students in Washington, DC and Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland.

Kathy Dempsey
Office of Communications
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