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Advent 2020

Federation of Catholic Schools
United and 
Alive in Christ
News from the North County
Federation of Catholic Schools
Our Federation of Catholic Schools Shared Technology Library (funded by a Beyond Sunday Grant from the Roman Catholic Foundation) includes a subscription to for all families in our North County Deanery.
Sign up today for your FREE family account to access daily bible readings, videos, Advent reflections and more!

This is an easy resource to use with your children to bring some extra peace and prayer into your home this season.To learn more about CatholicBrain visit

To receive details on how to set up your free account, complete this form.


After you create a family account, here are some helpful links (must be logged in to access content):

Your Input is Requested:
Complete Family Survey for Upcoming Speaker Series
Starting in January, our Federation of Catholic Schools would like to schedule a series of speakers that would be of interest to families in our North County Deanery.  Please complete this survey by December 11th to let us know which of the following topics that you would like to hear more about. If you have a suggestion for a topic or a specific speaker that you would find helpful, please share it with us! We will publish a schedule after the Christmas holidays. 
Possible topics include:
  • Raising Resilient Kids
  • Racial Harmony - Joyce Jones
  • Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience (movie viewing and discussion)
  • How to Identify and Address Anxiety in Children
  • Finding Peace in Family Prayer Time
  • From the Classrooms, Hallways and Zoom Rooms - What Teachers and Counselors Want Parents to Know
We welcome your input and additional ideas on what would be helpful!

Other Online Advent Events & Resources:

Daughters of St. Paul Home For Christmas  - Virtual Concert December 3 at 7pm

St. Nick: A Virtual Celebration! – Calling all kids to a virtual celebration for the Feast of St. Nicholas! Join the Sisters at Pauline Books & Media on Saturday, December 5 at 10:30am as we virtually celebrate and prepare for Christmas! Meet St. Nick and learn about the Saint who became Santa! Sing, pray and have fun! To register, email the sisters at 314-965-3512 for more information.

Mercy Retreat Center - Virtual Programs
Embracing the Spirit of Christmas flyer

Lifting As We Climb (1)

A Christmas Carol - Live Reading by Metro Theater Company

Best Advent Ever - Dynamic Catholic

Spread the Word! Follow our Schools and Parishes on Facebook

Many of our Federation schools and parishes are becoming more active on social media, especially Facebook.  Please consider "Liking" these pages on Facebook and sharing their posts when something may be of interest to your network! By "Liking" and "Following" you can also catch a glimpse of the many great academic programs and service opportunities that our Catholic school students engage in throughout their days!

Other North County Catholic institutions are also on Facebook - be sure to follow them, too!
What's Happening in the North County Deanery?
Our Federation of Catholic Schools website features a page that includes a map and links to each parish bulletin/website for the 15 parishes and 8 Catholic schools that are located in the North County Deanery of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis. Visit this link to learn more about each of our unique and active parish communities: 


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