New Program Series for Teens Launches Next Week!

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Food for Thought

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Last Time’s Concept & Meaning: THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: depending on the tradition, they either start on December 25th (Christmas Day) and end on January 5th , or start on December 26th (St. Stephen’s Day), and end on January 6th (Epiphany). Each day celebrates the feast of a specific saint.

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Word of the Week

ABOLITIONIST

Last Time’s Word & Definition: EPIPHANY: moment in which something is revealed or understood in a new or clearer way.  Specifically, a Christian festival observed on Jan. 6th to commemorate the manifestation of Christ to the gentiles in the persons of the Magi.

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Food For Thought

This week’s concept:

THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

 

Last time’s concept & definition:

HYPOSTATIC UNION: the union of divine and human natures in the one person of God the Son, Jesus Christ, who at His incarnation became fully man while remaining fully God.

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Word of the Week

The Word of the Week for January 5, 2015:

EPIPHANY

Last time’s word & definition:

INCARNATION: assuming physical form.  Specifically, the Christian doctrine that God’s Son, Jesus Christ, was born as a human baby.

 

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Food for Thought

This Week’s Concept: HYPOSTATIC UNION.

Last Week’s Concept & Definition:

ADVENT WREATH: garland of evergreen foliage set with 5 candles. Its circularity represents God (no beginning, no end); its foliage, everlasting life; its candles, Christ, Light of the World. The candles are lit cumulatively, on on each Sunday of Advent, with the last one lit on Christmas Eve.

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Word of the Week: Incarnation

Last time’s word & definition:

ADVENT: from the Latin “adventus”, (“coming”), it is the liturgical season of preparation for the arrival of the Christ Child at Christmas.

 

 

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Staff Member’s Father Knighted

By order of the President of the Republic of France Jim has been awarded the rank of Knight of the French National Order of the Legion of Honour. The Legion of Honour is the highest national order of France.

Jim landed at Juno Beach in 1944 on D-Day plus 4 and drove his ammunition truck through the war zones of France, Belgium, Netherlands and finally ended the war in East Germany north of Neurenberg.   He served 1,335 days and 867 were overseas.

Jim is the father of NTPL’s own Tina Brophy pictured below with her dad.

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Jim was decorated at a ceremony in Penetanguishene on December 9th. Details can be found at simcoe.com.

Congratulations Mr. Brophy!

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Spreading Christmas Cheer

The NTPL Staff & Board Christmas party for 2015 was held yesterday (Sunday, December 6th) at Da Grazia Ristorante in Alliston. On top of fantastic food, we enjoyed bidding against one another to raise funds for a very worthy Christmas cause at our first ever Christmas Elves Silent Auction.

It was an opportunity for us to give back a little bit of our good fortune, as we raised funds for the Christmas Elves, an organization dedicated to ensuring seniors in long term care homes receive gifts for Christmas. With partnership from local businesses, who donated wonderful items to the auction, we were able to raise $564 for this cause, helping to ensure that no seniors in care homes go without gifts this Christmas.

We would like to thank the businesses that made generous donations to the auction:

Thank you to all the staff and board who bid generously, as well as to the wonderful community partners who donated the beautiful items we were able to bid on. Thank you also to Da Grazia Ristorante, who prepared a wonderful meal and did a fantastic job hosting us.

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Food for Thought

ADVENT WREATH

Last Time’s Concept:

POLICY OF CONTAINMENT: strategic foreign policy using counterforce to stop the expansion of hostile political influence or military power.

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