We are entering the most important seasons of the church year. As in
previous years, our school community will embark upon the Liturgical
Season of Lent with the distribution of ashes, and by making our own
Lenten promises, and focused on the the three traditional practices of
almsgiving, fasting and prayer as a means to become better followers of
Christ. This year, in preparation for Easter and the resurrection of
Jesus Christ, our students will be given increased opportunity for
prayer. Our school will be represented every day at Church. One
or two classes will attend Mass each Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
throughout the holy season in addition to our usual Wednesday
Mass. On alternating Fridays, Grade 3 through Grade 6 will be
participating in the Stations of the Cross. It is our hope that by
asking the children and teachers to take a little time from their busy
schedules to develop a closer relationship with God, we can use the
Lenten season to develop a greater appreciation of the life that God is
calling each of us to lead.
To help the students focus on the true meaning of Lent as a time of
self-sacrifice, we will be participating in our annual Lenten Service
Project “Walking the Path with Jesus”. This year we will be
supporting Liberty House, a local organization helping veterans in
transition. A representative
from Liberty House will be here on Tto briefly speak to the children about this organization and help
explain how much their lenten sacrifice will be appreciated. Thank you
for your support as we explore the deeper meaning of Lent and how very
important this season can be in preparing to celebrate the joy of the
Betty Ann Beebe
Catholic Lenten Prayer
Almighty and Everlasting God,
You have given the human race
Jesus Christ our Savior as a model of humility.
He fulfilled Your Will by becoming Man
And giving His life on the Cross.
Help us to bear witness to You
By following His example of suffering
And make us worthy
to share in His Resurrection.
We ask this through
our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son.