As we recognize that Ash Wednesday is Wednesday, February 14th, we invite you to participate and begin our annual journey with Jesus as we prepare for Easter. I invite you to join us for our Friday liturgies, stations of the cross on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m., and our parish fish fries on Friday evening.
The traditional disciplines of Lent are prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Traditionally, as Catholics, we refrain from eating meat on Friday. While this does not include all school-aged children, I realize families honor this tradition. As a result, we will include two non-meat options with our Friday lunches ordered on-line. These options are a cheese pizza and vegetarian sandwich, both from Schlotzky’s Deli.
As we guide our children and young people through life, we want them to make good decisions. Many of our young people are involved in sports. Chris Benzinger, a parent and coach and the director of Mission and Evangelization for the diocese, has instituted a program, Play Like a Champion Today. This program offers practical ways to be a strong athlete on and off the field. The articles are also helpful in developing sound decision making skills even if your child does not play athletics.
Parents, please join us for the opening Mass. Students attending Mass in uniform will earn a casual dress day in the future. We will have a number of students participating, and all are invited to enjoy our Pancake Breakfast and visit the Book Fair following Mass.
Friday Schedule – Grandparents’ Day
8:00 Mass at the Cathedral
9:00 Grandparents Meet in School Gym
9:00 – 11:00 Scholastic Book Fair, Board Games and Activities
Students attending and wearing their uniform will get a Casual Dress Day in the future.
9:00 – 10:30 Pancake Breakfast & Scholastic Book Fair
Monday – Volunteer Luncheon
12:30 Volunteers Meet in the Gym for Lunch and Dessert