Yesterday, with Ash Wednesday Mass, we began our Lenten journey.  During these forty days, we reflect and ponder on the mystery of the death and resurrection of Jesus.  It is a time to nurture our relationship with Him, God our Father, just like we nurture our other friendships and kinships.  As she gave the introduction to Mass yesterday, Samantha reminded us, and Fr. Crispin reiterated, that we should pray with even more intention, give more kindness, and fast from hurtful words and actions.

We prioritize prayer during Lent.  On Friday mornings, we will have five minutes of silence for personal prayer and meditation, beginning at 8:25 am.  Please make an effort to be on time so as not to disturb these special moments.  At 2:30 pm each Friday afternoon, the school will gather for Stations of the Cross.  You are invited to attend and pray with us.

Tomorrow evening, join the community for the First Friday of Lent Potluck.  We are not doing Soup Suppers this Lent, so this potluck is our one opportunity to gather as a community for a meatless Lenten celebration.  It will begin at 5:30 pm in Egan Hall.

Check out the bulletin boards to see what else the children have decided to do during Lent. The teachers have also reminded them that this is a good time to give an offering to their Unbound students.  Let us live Lent attentively and kindly.

Congratulations to St. John alumna, Frannie Allen (Class of 2016) who, along with six members of the class of 2020, has been named Valedictorian at Bishop Blanchet High School.

Some of you have asked about the recent events at Kennedy Catholic School.  I encourage you to come and speak with the administration if you have questions or concerns.


Bernadette O’Leary