Thank you for celebrating Catholic Schools Week and our 25th anniversary with us! Please see the story and pictures below. It was great witnessing the students' thinking process about their lives 25 years from now. I am amazed at the generosity of our students with the quarter collection for Feed the Kids Columbus. At last count we have collected over $27,00! Our 8th-grade leaders did a great job encouraging and inspiring our students to give generously to help others.
Our annual Spelling Bee will take place this Friday. The event will be live-streamed for the school and parents. It can be accessed at our parish YouTube channel here. More information can be found in the story below.
On February 17th, our students will be virtually attending the 9:00 am Ash Wednesday Mass. Later that afternoon Deacon Paul Zemanek will be holding a short virtual prayer service and explaining to the children how they will be receiving ashes this year. Under the guidance of Pope Francis we will be distributing ashes just as they do in Rome and most other non-English speaking countries. Please read this article to learn more about this practice.
By Vatican News
The health situation caused by Covid-19 continues to force changes on daily life,
which are also reflected in the Church’s sphere. Ahead of the beginning of Lent,
on Wednesday, 17 February, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the
Discipline of the Sacraments has published a note laying out the procedures
Catholic priests around the world are to follow for the distribution of ashes at the start of Lent.
Following Deacon Paul’s prayer service, each teacher with a pod will receive a container of blessed ashes to distribute to the children in his/her pod. This will be a wonderful opportunity for our children to begin Lent by praying together with their teacher and to witness this age-old tradition.
This coming Friday we will celebrate Valentine’s Day a few days early! Students and staff may have a red dress down day and will enjoy a special Valentine luncheon of heart-shaped pasta and meatballs!