From the Principal's Desk
This week, albeit a short, three day school week, was jam packed with activities! On Monday, SFCA students came to visit kindergarten and first grade and hosted an Easter egg hunt for them.
On Tuesday, the students in Kindergarten, first and second grades had their Lenten retreat. They talked about Holy Week, and the meaning behind Holy Thursday, Good Friday, the Easter vigil and Easter Sunday, in Jesus' life, death, and resurrection. Students in seventh grade presented their saints to the first and second graders. Each seventh grader had to select one school saint to research and to study to present their lives and the attributes which contributed to their sainthood. Each created an "armor" showing through symbols and words, the life of their saint.
On Wednesday, I attended the Chrism Mass with our altar servers. This is one of my favorite events of the school year. At the Chrism Mass, all of the diocesan priests and deacons present, renew their commitment to their calling into priesthood. The oils that are used throughout the year in the church, the Oil of the Sick, The Oil of the Catechumens, and the The Holy Chrism Oil, is blessed, and the priests take these oils back to their churches to be used accordingly throughout the liturgical year. At Mass on Holy Thursday, the catechumens preparing to enter into the church at the Easter vigil, presented them to Fr. Bob and the church community.
To top off Wednesday, the middle school students assisted the K-2 teachers in a variety of fun and educational activities to celebrate Easter.
On this Good Friday, at the time of this posting of the Weekly Update, we will be remembering the death of Jesus with prayer and Veneration of the Cross.
May the days ahead be filled with the hope and understanding that with Easter comes the culmination of the Paschal mystery: the Resurrection.
Have a very blessed and faith filled Easter. Enjoy the time with your child (children) during our Easter break. I can't wait to see them back here with us on the 17th. They truly are the joy and liveliness that makes Epiphany so special!
Yours In Christ,
Rita M. Klenk
"We adore you, Lord Jesus Christ, here in all your churches throughout the world, and we bless you, for by your holy cross you have redeemed the world."
St. Francis of Assisi