I can’t help but notice that our community is taking to heart Father Crispin’s message that “Lent is about joy and happiness.” We are joyously embracing the idea that Lent is about giving more – more prayer, more service, more time for others. How do I know this? I know this when I joined the Middle School students for the Prayer Walk for Ukraine last Friday. I felt the students’ positive energy and their genuine concern for the Ukrainian people.
I know we are embracing “more” when I witnessed our community’s incredible support for the Grade 4 Lollipop Fundraiser for Ukraine. Because of our community’s donations, Grade 4 students were able to send over $1,060 to the Catholic Relief Services Ukraine Fund.
Thank you, Father Crispin, Middle School teachers and students, Ms. Longton and Grade 4 students, and our generous community for acting for the common good. And a preemptive thank you to Grade 1 students and families who are hosting a Cakes and Bakes Fundraiser for Ukraine on Sunday, April 3, 11:30-1:30pm (after the 10:30am Mass). Through good thoughts, good words, and good deeds, we are living our mission.
Speaking of joy, it was wonderful to see the Middle School Musical back in Egan Hall and in-person! Thank you to director, Kari Aguila, assistant director David Benefiel, singing coach, Meghan Villanueva and to all the parents, guardians and caretakers who assisted in this production. It was so exciting to see our talented students performing their hearts out. Based on their enthusiastic reaction, I think the audience had an amazing time!
I encourage you to read today’s Covid-19 update. We have experienced an uptick in positive cases this week. Continue to monitor your child for symptoms.
Before I sign off I do want to remind families that every Friday during Lent, there is a 5-minute silent prayer from 8:25-8:30am. Students who are late should remain outside and not ring the doorbell at this time. At 8:30am, students will be allowed in to get their tardy slips. Tomorrow, we also have Mass for the Solemnity of the Annunciation, so students should be in Dress Uniform. At that Mass, Father Crispin will include the Pope’s request for the Prayer for Peace and the Consecration of Russia and Ukraine.