February is a very important month for Assumption Catholic School. We will begin this month in celebration of Catholic Schools Week. Assumption’s theme this year is “Faith in Action: Living the Works of Mercy”. We know this is an important theme for our students to encounter in an authentic and meaningful way as Pope Francis has declared this a jubilee year of mercy. We have planned many acts of service this week, as well as given students the opportunity to show their appreciation to those in their life they may not realize help in their growth and development. This is also an important time we take to honor and thank our students, parents, faculty, and staff. From a student appreciation cookout to a special parent coffee talk, we hope our families feel appreciated and loved this week!
After much celebration, we will move into a period of reflection and sacrifice during Lent. Ash Wednesday takes place on February 10th. All students will receive a Lenten box to collect their spare change. These funds will be sent to the Sisters of the Home of the Mother’s school in Ecuador. Each year, the school uses the funds provided by Assumption for a special project. This year they are hoping to pave the dirt path that leads to their playground area.
Assumption parish is also offering many opportunities for families to experience during Lent. On February 8th, come celebrate a night of prayer for families as international Irish tenor, Mark Forrest performs in a faith and family concert at 7:00 in the church. Then, on February 15th at 7:00 in Jordan Hall, families are invited to an original one-woman live drama performance of Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy by Hollywood based actress Maria Vargo of St. Luke Productions. For tickets to both of these events, contact Tony Grado at 509-6461 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The parish will also host its annual mission from February 21-February 25. Finally, I encourage you all to attend the Christ Renews his Parish (CRHP) weekends if you have not done so already. These weekends are a beautiful time for renewal and sacrifice during this Lenten season. The women’s weekend is February 27-28 and the men’s is March 5-6.
God bless you all during this important time in our church.
Peace & Prayers,