Thank you for your prayers for our second graders who make their First Holy Communion this Sunday at 2:00 PM. We are proud of the preparation, sacrifice and example set by Lori Hamilton, Butch Lang, Peggy Snook and Christine Castleberry and the love and devotion of the students’ parents, grandparents and godparents. As a parish school family, we share in our second graders’ joy as they receive Jesus for the first time. May we all be reminded of the added grace received through Christ’s Body and Blood in this holy sacrament.
In seeking grace and understanding, we look for meaningful projects for our young people. Ms. Shannon Jackson and her Literature/Language Arts classes of eighth graders created a multi-media video showcasing their understanding of poverty in the United States. With the help of their first grade buddies, our older students portrayed how the work of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and the Catholic Church assist people in climbing from poverty to productive, self-sufficient lives. The research, reporting, creativity, editing and technical features of this video led to a great project and contest submission. Praise to Ceci Rush, Ali Hughes, Brynna Walthers, Maria Popson, Bryce Carl, Garrett Martin, Alyssa Evans, Fred Shireman, and first graders, Serafina Smith, Rece Miller, Zahra Butt, Penny Read, Gallagher Cox, Ella Hudson, Cali River, Nathan Olvey, Juliette Foster, and Ian Embry. We will keep you informed as we learn of the winning entry!
Yet another competition is soon to be underway—students in grades 6 and 7 will be campaigning for positions as President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of our Student Council for 2016-17. Permission slips will go home the week of April 18, with campaign posters, slogans and speeches prepared the week of April 25, then campaign speeches will be given on Tues., May 3 beginning at 2:00. Gr. 3-7 students will cast their votes and elect our student body officials!
Dear Our Lady Students,
How do you go about gaining added grace from God? Do you participate in the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist? Do you find ways to help the poor? What are you doing for someone who may be lonely or needing prayers? Let’s make it our campaign to gain grace from God this week by our selfless deeds.
Mary Ann Bennett
Classes Shop April 26 & 27 with Family night from 2:30-6:30 on the 27th
We are still in need of several volunteers to help work the book fair.
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