April marks another wonderful month to be a part of Assumption’s Catholic community. Our students have been encountering Christ as they learn about the Passion, triduum through day to day activities, and last week’s annual Lenten Retreat. Over the last month, 5th and 6th grade students have led us in the Stations of the Cross leading up to 7th grade hosting this week’s stations. Finally, before spring break, our 8th graders will conduct the Living Stations of the Cross next week. They have worked very hard on this performance for several weeks. Students were selected for the various roles after writing essays as to why they wanted to play a certain part. We will also have a special performance of the song “Abide in Me” by one of our 8th graders, Emmett Rice.
The school’s annual play will also take place this weekend. Our performers have worked for many months to prepare for the special show, Esther! Along with our performers, students have also worked on the stage, props, and costumes. Also, one of our own 7th grade students, Annie Goodwin, has worked to choreograph the show! We can’t wait to be blown away by another year of great performances, especially as we have our brand new sound system up and running! Thank you in advance to Mrs. Barnes, Mrs. Gelwicks, and Sra. DeSoto on their dedication to this yearly event.
I hope each of you has a wonderful spring break. As we go through Holy Week, there are many opportunities the church provides to prepare you for Easter. Confessions are being heard April 4th and 11th beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Stations of the Cross will be held Friday, April 7th at 7:00 p.m. At 7:00 p.m. on Holy Thursday, the Mass of the Last Supper, Mandatum, and Procession to Repository will take place. On Good Friday, at 3:00 p.m. the Solemn Liturgical Service will occur with Stations at 7:00 p.m. On Holy Saturday, the Easter Vigil Service will take place at 8:00 p.m. including the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults reception following in Kohl’s Hall. Finally, join us in Easter celebrations at 6:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m., and 10:00 a.m. with the orchestra joining our choir for 12 noon Mass. Happy Easter! We look forward to welcoming you all back on Monday, April 24th!