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Christmas Prayer Service and Sing-along

I’ve been busy helping my friend Santa Hawk with his big toy drive so it’s been a while since my last blog post. The Xaverian community came together yesterday to celebrate the annual Christmas prayer service and sing-along. As any Hawk will tell you, it’s one of the best days of the year at Xaverian.

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The prayer service includes a blessing over the toys we collected during the Santa Hawk Toy Drive (Santa Hawk says thank you, and has headed back to the North Pole to help with Santa’s big day), and reflections from members of the Xaverian community on what Christmas means to them. This year featured reflections from Mr. Cavanaugh, Mr. Dacey, and Jackson Lawlor.

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After the service had concluded, it was time for the annual Christmas sing-along. You haven’t felt the Christmas spirit until you’ve heard a Xaverian rendition of Jingle Bells, Rudolph, and the highly anticipated 12 Days of Christmas.

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Over 100 alumni showed up for this year’s celebration, and following the sing-along, they all headed over to the Bisson foyer for the annual Hawks in College reception. It was great to catch up with these recent grads, and see them reconnect with our current students and teachers. A few of the Notre Dame guys kept talking about a big football game coming up in January.

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The whole day reminded me why I’m so proud to be a Xaverian Hawk. Christmas, like the Xaverian community, is about the people. So next time you get all caught up in the shopping and traffic jams at the south shore plaza, don’t forget to appreciate the people (and Hawks) around you.

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Xaverian Brothers High School Celebrates Christmas Liturgy

The motto of the Xaverian Brothers, Concordia res parvae crescunt  (In harmony small things grow) is the guiding principle of community life at Xaverian. Xaverian Brothers High School is a community of students, faculty, staff, administration and alumni, working together to develop relationships with God, self, and others. Students come from more than 60 communities, but they share a common bond as members of the Xaverian community.

Student Life provides students the opportunity to meet new friends and develop new interests through our extra-curricular activities.  We have a clubs and activities for virtually everyone. To best appreciate your Xaverian education we encourage every student to get involved. For more photos, visit this week at Xaverian.

The Santa Hawk Toy Drive was a success again this year due to the generosity of our students and their families. The toys were distributed to local charities after our Christmas Liturgy.

There was plenty of Christmas spirit during the Christmas Liturgy. Students wore festive Christmas sweaters, Christmas ties, and Santa hats. Santa himself made an appearance to show his support for the Santa Hawk Charity Toy Drive.

Later, the senior class continued the Xaverian tradtion of “singing” (shouting) Christmas carols in the courtyard.