Spring is definitely in the air this week! Our sixth grade is at Camp Hamilton for their environmental education week – exploring the ecosystem, learning about predators and prey, hiking, canoeing, scaling the climbing wall, taking a night hike, and praying and playing in God’s creation! Tomorrow, Fr. Jack and I will go out to celebrate Mass and spend the last day with them. Kindergarten went to Camp Long this week to explore the creatures in the pond and their pond habitat. They listened for birds and animals, checked out mud prints, observed buds on trees, peered at pond life through a magnifying glass, and appreciated the role of a healthy pond within the local environment. Warm, sunny recesses have been a treat here at school!
Each Monday during Lent, we begin the day at school with a bell, calling us to silence, rung up and down the hallway. For five minutes, we pause for prayer and reflection, grounding ourselves in the meaning of this holy season of Lent. Next week, we will enter into Holy Week, and we will begin each day with silent prayer. In each of our classrooms, our teachers and students will enter into the rich faith story and traditions of this special week. On Thursday morning, we’ll come together as Faith Family groups for a special celebration.
I encourage you to enter into the Easter Triduum, the days starting Holy Thursday evening and lasting through Easter Sunday, as a family. Check our parish website for many worship, prayer, and reflection opportunities. Please also consider attending the Soup Supper sponsored by the OLG staff at 5:30 pm next Thursday in the School Hall, just before the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 pm.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for Us!