Congratulations to the eighth grade students on their acceptances to the Catholic schools! Parents, teachers and students should feel very proud of the achievements of the class of 2016! We had 100% acceptance rate and many were accepted with honors and scholarships.
Some of our first grade students looked like they had completely skipped high school, and college and career as they marked 100 days of school by dressing up as centenarians! To celebrate the day, kindergarten students brought in 100 items and first grade completed 100 acts of kindness! The eighth graders joined their first grade buddies to listen to them read a total of 100 books per class! The primary grade teachers and students always find creative ways to remind us that we are over half-way through the school year!
We are seven days into our forty day Lenten journey. Tomorrow, Friday and each Friday during Lent we will have the Stations of the Cross. Join us at 2:30pm in the church. You are also encouraged to come to the Friday Soup Suppers at 6pm in Egan Hall. This week the soup will be provided by families of kindergarten and eighth grade students. There is no cost but we suggest you bring a donation for the Rice Bowl. Pope Francis called on us to “rediscover the merciful face of the Father” during this year of Mercy and Lent is such a good opportunity to act on this call. We can pray more and open ourselves to hear God’s voice and receive His grace. In his Lenten message, Pope Francis writes that “whenever our interior life becomes caught up in its own interests and concerns, there is no longer room for others, no place for the poor. God’s voice is no longer heard, the quiet joy of his love is no longer felt, and the desire to do good fades.” This Sunday, join fellow parishioners to learn more about the power of prayer. Guest speaker Adam Peek, will be talking about how and why to pray. Pope Francis, God, Fr. Crispin, how many more invitations do we need to spend time in prayer? See you at 6:30pm on Sunday, February 21, in Egan Hall.