This Advent we await the birth of Jesus, God’s greatest gift to us. Fifth grade religious education classes will learn about the reason for the season on December 5 and 8 meeting in the St. Thomas ministry center during regularly scheduled class time. All home-schooled fifth grade students are invited to attend during regularly scheduled class times. RSVP to the Faith Formation Office. They will begin with an Advent prayer led by one of our St. Thomas’ deacons and will then make ornaments for a tree in the gathering area. All Saints Catholic Academy fifth graders are invited to help decorate the tree by bringing a handmade decoration to the formation office by December 8. First grade RE students will also decorate a tree with handmade ornaments in the gathering area. Together they will gift St. Thomas by creating a beautiful environment to celebrate the gift of Jesus.