News from the Hill - 12/10/21 Dear Parents/Guardians: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at St Mary of the Hills School! The students are celebrating this Advent season and learning about the birth of Jesus Christ in so many special ways. It's an honor to lead a Catholic school and be able to share our faith with the students in the hope of inspiring them to be more like Jesus in their daily lives. Please help us to show the love for our human and animals friends and neighbors by donating to our Student Council's coat and blanket drive. It is so rewarding to help these students in their mission to help those less fortunate especially during this very Holy season. We celebrated the Immaculate Conception feast day together on Wednesday with Mass led by our 5th graders and their teacher, Mrs. Blaho. They ended the Mass by reciting The Memorare. I remember learning this prayer as a young child at Sacred Heart School in Quincy and I have never forgotten it. Hopefully, you can use this prayer if you need to lean on our Blessed Mother in the future. The Memorare Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy, hear and answer me. Amen Have a wonderful weekend with your amazing children! God Bless you. Mrs. Julie Marotta Principal "Put faith in your child's education."