What’s happening with Christian Formation?

Welcome to Lent!!  We kicked off Lent with our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and how delicious it was!!

During Lent, we will hear the stories that lead us up to Holy Week and talk about focusing on what we can do better, rather than just sacrificing or giving something up.  The kids have been asked to set a goal for themselves for the next 40 days.  They were given a stone walkway to color in each day and return on Easter Sunday before the Easter egg hunt.  Some of the kids asked that they do their goals on certain days and were asked to color the stone on the day they did their goal a different color.   We are also continuing our annual Lenten project of coin boxes.  The boxes were handed out on Ash Wednesday, as well as the first Sunday in Lent (there are still extra available in the basket on the piano), this is to collect change and bring the box back on Good Friday and they get sent to Jerusalem.  We will also spend time each week during Lent learning the 10 Commandments.  This month instead of collecting food for the Mary Brennan Inn, our donations will go the food drive for the boy scouts that Christian and Donovan are doing to earn the Theodore Roosevelt medal.  Please bring in non-perishable (can goods) on Sunday, March 11th.

We will kick off Holy Week on Palm Sunday with our own blessing of the Palms and a visit from Father Kevin at 10:15am! On Maundy Thursday, we will have our annual dinner starting at 6pm.  On Good Friday, there will be a Children’s stations of the cross at 10:00am and on Easter we will have a special visit from the Easter Bunny following the 10:30am service. (make sure to bring your baskets).

Below is the list of activities for Holy Week:

Sunday, March 25th: Palm Sunday: Regular Services, Regular Sunday School (Blessing of the Palms at 10:15am)

Thursday, March 29th 6pm:  Maundy Thursday Dinner followed by Service.  The youth group will then sleep at the church for night watch

Friday, March 30th 10am Good Friday Children’s Stations of the Cross

Friday, March 30th 12pm Good Friday Service

Friday, March 30th 7pm Good Friday Stations of the Cross

Sunday, April 1st:  Easter Sunday, Regular Services, NO SUNDAY SCHOOL. The Easter Egg Hunt following 10:30am service, bring your Easter baskets!!

We hope that everyone has been enjoying our monthly Children’s Breakfast with Father Kevin, as it is a great opportunity for the kids to learn about the church and be able to see things up close and personal inside the church.  Our next breakfast will be on Sunday, March 4th at 9:30am.

I have attached the monthly calendar of activities.

As always, if you have any questions, please let me know.

Lisa Chiara