Lenten Greetings to all our Families:
In the season of Lent we have been reflecting on the forty-seven days of sacrifice. Our community focus on prayer has amplified as we prepare for the Easter vigil. During this time we all have our own special prayers. One of our favorites is "the secret to joy is self-giving love." Our students have embraced this as they gather alms for the Chalice program, or as they contribute to the St. Anne's mission trip, or participate in the Jump Rope For Heart to help those who suffer from heart disease. Our students are learning about fasting from those negative thoughts and habits that bring sin into our lives. Teachers are spending time supporting students as they grow in their understanding of better serving Christ by fasting from temptation. Parents can help their children by continuing these Lenten conversations at home. The sacrament of Reconciliation will take place on March 26th in the schools.
During March we also take time to participate in many Board and school events (please see on March calendar) that celebrate dance, the rosary, and exercise! Parents please note that many of these events will be chronicled in our St. Pat's & St. Columban year book that will be on sale in June.
Wishing you a blessed Family time as we approach the greatest feast in the Catholic calendar: Easter.
Mr. John McCarroll, Principal
Wishing all a safe and happy March Break!
Happy St. Patrick's Day from the students of St. Patrick's & St. Columban
"The best gift we can give to any child is to make that child feel wanted, loved and cared for because that child is the greatest gift of God." Mother Teresa